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One Year On
11:26am on 4th, September, 2007

It has been a year since our much loved Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin, died.

I encourage Steve Irwin fans and mourners to continue using the website and promoting it's cause; to remember Steve Irwin, his work, and dedication.

The Steve Irwin Memorial will be 1 year old on the 5th of September, 2007 and will continue to be an actively used and updated Steve Irwin Memorial and Fansite.

New Steve Irwin Media
11:28pm on 3rd, June, 2007

Just a heads up that there are new shows coming on air that are made by Bindi Irwin.

'My Daddy the Crocodile Hunter' will air at 8pm on Animal Planet in the States.

'Bindi the Jungle Girl' will play on Discovery Kids on Saturday at 5pm and again on Sunday at 8pm.

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2:11pm on 2nd, October, 2006

There are new pictures in the gallery of Steve and his children.

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In the celebrity world, there have been marriages, break ups and accusations bandied about from nearly angle.  But the most serious story of the year from the world of entertainment celebrities was a serious one according to In Touch Weekly's year end list.  The tragic death of the Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin shocked millions all over the world and was a tragic end to a man that led a very good life.

The weekly entertainment magazine voted the Croc Hunter's death as the top celebrity story of 2006 and deliver this caption with the report.

Steve Irwin was in his element on September 4 while he was filming the documentary Ocean’s Deadliest in the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Queensland, (Continued..)

SOMETIME on Christmas Day, Terri Irwin will have a quiet word with her husband."I'll just tell Steve how much we love him and miss him and how much we wish he were here with us," Terri said. "But I'll also let him know that he is still very much a part of our Christmas Day and very much a part of our family." It has been three and a half months since the death of Steve Irwin from injuries caused by a stingray barb, and as the Irwin family faces its first Christmas without him, Terri is determined to make it a happy one.
"It's very important to me that Bindi and Robert have a wonderful day, that they feel very comforted, very loved, and very happy on this most special of days," she said.
"We know Steve won't be with us this year physically, but I'm sure he'll be sharing it with us in spirit."
Terri said she would be taking a break from Australia Zoo and official duties before travelling to the US with her children in January as part of the "G'day USA" Australia Week festivities.(Continued..)

Footage of Australian naturalist Steve Irwin's death will never be broadcast, his widow Terri has said in her first interview since his 4 September death.
"What purpose would that serve?" she asked presenter Barbara Walters in an interview with US programme 20/20.
"Crocodile Hunter" Irwin was killed by a stingray during a diving expedition off the Australian coast.
His wife, however, insisted his death was just a "stupid" accident - "like running with a pencil".
The American-born Irwin said she would continue to work in the field of wildlife conservation and was coping with her grief "one minute at a time".
The pre-recorded interview will be broadcast in the US and Australia on Wednesday. (Continued..)

Australians who earn their living-taking tourists to see the Great Barrier Reef were agonising over fears the death of Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin will take its toll on the billion-dollar industry.
Irwin, 44, died September 4 after a stingray plunged its barb into his chest when he was snorkelling off Cairns in far-north Queensland.
'It's a fantastic experience and don't let this accident put you off,' said Col McKenzie, chairman of the Association of Marine Park Tourist Operators. 'I think the vast majority of people have just taken it, and accepted the fact that it's just one of those very rare occurrences.'
McKenzie compared the risk of being killed by a fish while snorkelling to being hit by lightning. 'Most of the animals that we see in the water are fairly happy just simply to ignore humans, and if they feel at all pressured they'll swim away,' he told the ABC. (Continued..)

CROCODILE Hunter Steve Irwin's eight-year-old daughter Bindi could make an emotional public tribute to her father at tomorrow's memorial service.
While details of the service at Irwin's Crocoseum in Beerwah's Australia Zoo will be kept under wraps until it begins at 9am, it is understood widow Terri may be too distraught to make her first public statement since her husband died after a stingray barb pierced his chest while diving on the Great Barrier Reef on September 4.
His memorial service follows today's Melbourne state funeral for motor racing legend Peter Brock, who died on September 8 when his car crashed into a tree during a rally northeast of Perth.
While flags across Queensland will be flown at half-mast tomorrow for Irwin, his best mate and business manager John Stainton said there would be no order of service for the memorial.
"We'll just roll without anything pre-empting it," he said.
He said the service would be a salute to Irwin's life, though parts of it would be a little sad.
"Some parts will make everyone a bit down, but hopefully not too down," he said, adding that while there would be singing, it would not be turned into "a variety show". (Continued..)

STEVE Irwin's manager says he is concerned the public memorial service for the Crocodile Hunter could turn into a circus.
Irwin, 44, died on September 4 when a stingray's barb pierced his chest while he was diving on the Great Barrier Reef.
The TV naturalist's family and friends held a private funeral for him at his Australia Zoo last Saturday week.
Millions of people around the world are expected to watch live television coverage of the hour-long memorial service for Irwin at his family's wildlife park, north of Brisbane, on Wednesday.
More than 5000 people will attend the service from 9am (AEST) at Australia Zoo's Crocoseum, the venue for live crocodile shows.
Irwin's business manager and close friend John Stainton said today details of the service are being kept under wraps.
"I really don't want to make a publicity spectacle out of who is going to be doing anything or who is going to be appearing and turn it into a circus," he said.
"It's not a circus big top thing and it's been hard enough just getting it together without having to use publicity to make it work, it doesn't need it." (Continued..)

Dead stingrays with their tails cut off have been found in Australia, sparking concern that fans of naturalist Steve Irwin may be avenging his death.
Mr Irwin, a TV personality know as the "Crocodile Hunter", was killed while diving in Queensland when a stingray's barb stabbed him in the chest.
Since then, 10 stingrays have been found mutilated on Queensland beaches.
Government officials said they were investigating the deaths and there could be prosecutions.
Two stingrays were found at a beach north of Brisbane with their tails cut off, while eight were found on another beach on Monday, The Australian reported. Wayne Sumpton of the state fisheries department said it was not clear if the incidents were connected to Mr Irwin's death.
He said fishermen who inadvertently caught stingrays sometimes cut off their tails to avoid being stung, but such a practise was uncommon.
Michael Hornby, a friend of the late naturalist and executive director of Mr Irwin's Wildlife Warrior fund, condemned any revenge killings.
"We just want to make it very clear that we will not accept and not stand for anyone who's taken a form of retribution. That's the last thing Steve would want," he said. (Continued..)

The funeral of TV naturalist Steve Irwin has taken place in Queensland, Australian media has reported.
Family and friends of the man known as the Crocodile Hunter reportedly joined the low-key ceremony in Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast.
It is believed that afterwards Mr Irwin was to be buried at Australia Zoo, the Queensland zoo dedicated to Australian fauna owned by Mr Irwin's family. Details of the funeral service are expected to be made public on Monday.
Public memorial
"(The) service was a service for family and good friends, people who were close to Steve in recent years," the Brisbane-based Sunday Mail newspaper quoted an unidentified family friend as saying.
"The council gave the family permission to bury Steve at the zoo and we think they're going to erect a monument there so visitors can continue to pay their respects," the person added.
Mr Irwin's friend and manager John Stainton told CNN that a memorial service open to members of the public would be held at a later date.
The Australian government had offered a state funeral for the much-loved TV presenter who died in a stingray attack on Monday, but the family chose a small, private ceremony instead.
"He's an ordinary guy, and he wants to be remembered as an ordinary bloke," Steve Irwin's father Bob said. (Continued..)

Fans of the Australian conservationist have also been urged to wear his signature khaki colour tomorrow as part of what a chain email has dubbed "International Khaki Day".
Meanwhile, a team handpicked and trained by Mr Irwin today returned to work for a crocodile feeding performance at the wildlife park.
"Today is the first show I've done since, since we all know what's happened - it's very, very difficult," croc feeder Toby Millyard said.
"Steve pretty much taught myself and the boys everything we know and there's no one as good as Steve."
People wishing to make online donations to Wildlife Warriors, the charity founded by Mr Irwin to fund conservation, were warned to watch out for three fake overseas websites.
"It just disgusts you, you know. I guess out of this you see both sides of humanity ... there's always those select few who are parasites," said Michael Hornby, the executive manager of Wildlife Warriors.(Continued..)

Steve Irwin knew if he made one false move around dangerous animals he could end up dead, but he told New Idea he was more afraid of being killed in a car crash.Irwin, 44, died last Monday after he was pierced in the chest by the barb of a stingray while filming a documentary off Port Douglas in far north Queensland.
In the interview, which was conducted last year but has never been published, Irwin said he often thought about the dangers of his work.
"All the time, mate, like when I'm swimming with Tiger Sharks," Mr Irwin said. 
"So yeah, one false move and I'm dead."
But having lost his mother in a car accident, fast cars were what he feared most.
"Driving here this car came screaming up to the traffic lights, hit the brakes and nearly creamed us," Mr Irwin said.  
"And my mum was killed in a car crash, so although I can get killed by a wildlife, I do live in fear of fast cars." (Continued..)
The family of “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin has decided on a private funeral to be held within a week, and a public memorial service will be held within two weeks, with thousands expected.
The 44-year-old Irwin was killed Monday by a stingray while filming a documentary on the Great Barrier Reef.
In a short statement Thursday, Irwin’s father, Bob, said the family and “closest friends” would attend the private service, confirming that the “generous government offer” of a state funeral had been turned down.
No details were given on the possible location for a public memorial to the boisterous TV star, although the Irwin family’s 60-acre Australia Zoo and a 52,000-seat sports stadium in the nearby state capital of Brisbane have been mentioned.
The elder Irwin said his son would not have wanted a formal state funeral because “he’s an ordinary guy, and he wants to be remembered as an ordinary bloke.”
Prime Minister John Howard had said a state funeral would be appropriate for Irwin because he was so well-loved and because of his services to Australia as an unofficial tourism ambassador. (Continued..)
AFTER Germaine Greer boasted about the venomous wildlife on her secluded Queensland property as part of her acerbic criticisms of Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, Premier Peter Beattie and the controversial feminist's neighbours have rounded on her.
Clearly in election mode, Mr Beattie said he wished he could triple her taxes on the idyllic property at Natural Bridge, in the Gold Coast hinterland.
"If I could do it I would double it or triple the taxation on it," Mr Beattie said yesterday.
Greer purchased the 57ha of rainforest and abandoned dairy farm about five years ago, with the aim of revegetating the land.
Her criticisms of Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin came with attempts to paint herself as a sort of female equivalent - she wrote in Britain's Guardian newspaper about "those of us who live with snakes, as I do with no fewer than 12 front-fanged venomous snake species in my bit of Queensland rainforest".(Continued..)
Bob Irwin, the father of "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin, has spoken publicly for the first since his son's death to thank the millions of fans of the adventurer for their support and wishes.
In an impromptu press conference held at Australia Zoo, which Irwin Sr. had started and built an empire around, he spoke with admiration of the son he described as his "best mate."
"Steve and I weren't like father and son, we were good mates. I'll remember Steve as my best mate ever," Mr Irwin said.
"Over the years Steve and I have had a lot of adventures together and there's been many occasions when anything could have gone wrong. Steve knew the risks involved with the type of work he was doing and he wouldn't have wanted it any other way."
"There's never been anybody else that I know of that had the personality Steve had and the strength and the conviction of what he believed in and his message was conservation," Mr Irwin said of his son.
Steve Irwin developed his love of wildlife and nature from his father, and it was this common interest that was the basis of the strong bond between father and son. (Continued..)

MARK COLVIN: Steve Irwin's family may be wanting to deal with their grief privately, but they're well aware of just what a public figure he was and the extraordinary outpouring of emotion from his fans.
With that in mind, his father Bob Irwin today made the tough decision to face the media scrum outside the Australia Zoo where his son lived and worked for most of his life.
He was thankful for the support, but he asked people - and especially the media - to give his daughter-in-law Terri time to mourn.
Lisa Millar joins us now from outside the zoo on the Sunshine Coast.
(to Lisa Millar) Lisa, Bob Irwin's been there a lot himself working at the zoo, he was its original owner. Did he talk about the dangers that he and his son had faced together?
LISA MILLAR: Well he did, I mean the two of them have been knocking around, as it were, this zoo since Steve Irwin was nine-years-old. And in fact Bob Irwin today promised to try and do whatever he could to keep the zoo operational and to continue the work of his son. (Continued..)

The father of Australian "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin has spoken out against a state funeral for his late son being offered by the government.
Bob Irwin said the popular naturalist had been an "ordinary bloke" and would not have wanted a grand funeral.
However Mr Irwin added that the final decision on the matter would be made by Steve's widow Terri.
The TV star died on Monday in a stingray attack while filming sea creatures off the Australian coast.
Speaking to reporters outside his son's zoo in the north-eastern state of Queensland on Wednesday, Bob Irwin thanked all those who have been paying their respects.
But he made clear that if it was up to his son a state funeral would be refused (Continued..).

BRISBANE, Australia (CNN) -- Videotape of Australian "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin shows him pulling a deadly stingray barb from his chest just before he died on Monday.
Irwin's manager and close friend John Stainton said Irwin was being videotaped diving on a reef off Australia's northeast coast for a television show.
Stainton said he would not want the tape released. "It should be destroyed," he told CNN's "Larry King Live" on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Irwin's father said the family would refuse the offer of a state funeral for the popular TV naturalist, because his son was an "ordinary guy."
"He's just an ordinary bloke and he wants to be remembered as an ordinary bloke," Bob Irwin said at a news conference Wednesday outside the Australia Zoo in Beerwah, Queensland where his son was the director.
Queensland Premier Peter Beattie said a state funeral would be held if the family desired one. "We will honor Steve Irwin in whatever way his family wants," he said. (Continued..)

The family of Australian "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin is to reveal whether it will accept a government offer to give him a state funeral.
Thousands of people have been visiting Mr Irwin's zoo in Queensland to pay their respects and leave flowers.
Mr Irwin died in a stingray attack while filming sea creatures off the Australian coast.
Film footage of the ebullient TV naturalist's final moments should never be shown, his manager has said.
The tape was currently in police custody and should be destroyed, John Stainton told the CNN television network.
The tape apparently shows Mr Irwin pulling the barb left by a stingray's tail from his chest moments before his death.
"It should be destroyed," Mr Stainton said. "When that (tape) is finally released it will never see the light of day, ever.
"I actually saw it and I don't want to see it again," he said.
(..Continued on BBC News) (Continued..)
Steve Irwin died doing what he loved best, getting too close to one of the dangerous animals he dedicated his life to protecting with an irrepressible, effervescent personality that propelled him to global fame as television's "Crocodile Hunter."

The 44-year-old Irwin's heart was pierced by the serrated, poisonous spine of a stingray as he swam with the creature Monday while shooting a new TV show on the Great Barrier Reef, his manager and producer John Stainton said.

He said Irwin removed the barb from his chest but lost consciousness. "He pulled it out and the next minute he's gone," said Stainton, who saw videotape of Irwin's final moments.

News of Irwin's death reverberated around the world, where he won popularity with millions as the man who regularly leaped on the back of huge crocodiles and grabbed deadly snakes by the tail. (Continued..)
Videotape of the moment Steve Irwin was hit by a stingray's tail shows the Australian naturalist pulling the barb from his chest, his manager has said.
"The tail came up, and spiked him here [in the chest], and he pulled it out and the next minute, he's gone," Mr Irwin's manager, John Stainton, said.
Queensland state police have now taken the tape to be used in an inquest into the incident on the Great Barrier Reef.
The much-loved TV star could be given a state funeral if his family agree.
Throughout Monday and Tuesday thousands of fans gathered at Mr Irwin's zoo in Beerwah on Australia's sunshine coast to lay flowers and write messages of condolence.
"Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin was videotaped pulling a poisonous stingray barb from his chest moments before losing consciousness forever, a witness said Tuesday.
The tape of the final moments Monday of the man known by TV audiences worldwide for his infectious enthusiasm in hosting wildlife program "The Crocodile Hunter" has been secured by Queensland state police as evidence for a coroner's inquiry.
Irwin, 44, was snorkeling and shooting footage for a new wildlife project he was making with daughter Bindi, 8, for airing next year in the United States when he was fatally wounded off the north Queensland coast.
Irwin's manager and producer John Stainton described the footage, which he had seen, as "shocking."
"It shows that Steve came over the top of the ray and the tail came up, and spiked him here (in the chest), and he pulled it out and the next minute he's gone," Stainton told reporters in Cairns, where Irwin's body was taken for an autopsy.
"That was it. The cameraman had to shut down," Stainton said. (Continued..)
On 4 September 2006, shortly after 11:00 a.m. local time (01:00 UTC), Irwin was killed by a stingray barb while filming an underwater documentary in the Great Barrier Reef off the Low Isles near Port Douglas, north of Cairns, Queensland, Australia. News reports say he was stung either through his heart or through the left side of his chest by a stingray, causing a fatal wound. After he was stung, his crew called for medical help and the Queensland Rescue Helicopter responded. However, Irwin was immediately pronounced dead at the scene. The Queensland Police Service notified his family and released a statement for the media concerning the event. In a statement released to Australian media, Foreign Minister Alexander Downer expressed his sorrow and said that he was fond of Irwin and was very appreciative of all the work he had done in promoting Australia overseas. (Continued..)
Australian environmentalist and television personality Steve Irwin has died during a diving accident.
Mr Irwin, 44, was killed by a stingray barb to the chest while he was filming an underwater documentary in Queensland's Great Barrier Reef.
Paramedics from the nearby city of Cairns rushed to treat him at the scene but were unable to save him.
Mr Irwin was known for his television show The Crocodile Hunter and his work with native Australian wildlife.
Police in Queensland confirmed the naturalist's death and said his family had been notified. Mr Irwin was married with two young children.
It gets its name from the razor-sharp barb at the end of its tail, coated in toxic venom, which the animal uses to defend itself with when it feels threatened. (Continued..)

A DOCTOR has told of the desperate efforts to save Australian icon Steve Irwin after the Crocodile Hunter was struck in the chest by a stingray barb today.
Irwin, 44, died this morning after being fatally injured while filming a nature documentary off Queensland.
The news has shocked the nation and prompted a rush of tributes from politicians and the public alike.
Irwin's wife Terri was in Tasmania at the time of the tragedy and had to be contacted by police with the terrible news.
The couple's daughter Bindi, 8, was with her father in north Queensland, Irwin's director and producer John Stainton said from Cairns.
Mr Stainton said Irwin had gone “over the top of a stingray and a stingray's barb went up and went into his chest and put a hole into his heart”. (Continued..)

Mr Irwin died soon after being hit by the barb while he was filming a documentary at Batt Reef, near Low Isles off Port Douglas in north Queensland.
Ed O'Loughlin was aboard the Emergency Management Queensland Helicopter which was called from Cairns at 11.21am (AEST).
"It would be highly unusual for a stingray to cause this type of injury," Dr O'Loughlin said.
Irwin, 44, was being given CPR at Low Isles as the helicopter arrived less than one hour after the incident but Dr O'Loughlin said nothing could be done to save him.
"It became clear fairly soon that he had non-survivable injuries," Dr O'Loughlin said.
"He had a penetrating injury to the left front of his chest."
"He had lost his pulse and wasn't breathing."
Dr O'Loughlin said it appeared Mr Irwin had suffered a "form of cardiac arrest" but a post-mortem examination would be conducted in Cairns. (Continued..)