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In Deus ex Dynamita. A Kalymnian Easter in Darwin

In Deus ex Dynamita. A Kalymnian Easter in Darwin

Bob GosfordMay 3, 2016

In Darwin, the Kalymnian dynamite ritual signifies the collective will of a small people defying the global trend towards homogenisation and celebrating their collective individuality with a bang, not a whimper.

Frydenberg’s nuclear waste dump - between an Adnyamathanha rock and a hard place

Bob GosfordMay 2, 20161 Comment

The choice of Barndioota—a scratch on the map with more dingoes and emus than people—as the most likely candidate for the dump has more than a few scratching their heads. I’ll bet Barndioota-to-a-brick that the Flinders Ranges will not be the site of the next nuclear waste dump.

La ricchizza di la terra - Mustra di stampi di Chips Mackinolty.

La ricchizza di la terra - Mustra di stampi di Chips Mackinolty.

Bob GosfordMay 1, 20168 Comments

Ancora s’usanu i cascittìna e cascìtti ca vennu aggiustati sempri ‘nfina a chi nunni ponnu cchiù. Quannu su assai vecchi si portanu o furnu pi ligna d’abbruçiari, e u furnaru fa pani, sfinciuni e avutri cosi. Inveçi, quannu sunnu novi, hannu i targhettina belli culurati ca parinu tanti quatretti di sissant’anni ‘nnarreri.

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Chips Mackinolty: La ricchizza di la terra

Chips Mackinolty: La ricchizza di la terra

Bob GosfordApr 30, 20161 Comment

This collection, mostly from Vucciria but also from Ballarò, as well as the monthly organic food market in Palazzo Steri, is a tribute to those “objects of beauty”, but also to the men and women who have grown them, who bring them into markets across Sicily, as well as to those who vie with each other to sell them from street stalls, big and small.

Never mind the quality, feel the disclosure. The CLP's Foundation 51, the AEC and electoral funding law reform

Never mind the quality, feel the disclosure. The CLP's Foundation 51, the AEC and electoral funding law reform

Bob GosfordApr 29, 2016

Senator Wong may be a patient and thorough interrogator but she cannot match the forensic inquisitorial skills of Labor's bad cop-bad cop team of John Faulkner and Robert Ray, now both unfortunately retired from the Senate.

Top of the ABC pops ... almost

Bob GosfordApr 27, 2016

"We've just got through the numbers for all the ABC FB sites around the country and your photo has come in at number 2 ... The post beat 4 Corners, ABC News, The Drum and Rage. Crazy!" Rohan Barwick, ABC Alice Springs.

"Gaunt POW lookalike" - the Sunday Territorian on Foreign Minister Julie Bishop

Bob GosfordApr 25, 2016

Has Darwin's Sunday Territorian indulged in a little "thin-shaming" by calling Foreign Minister Julie Bishop a "POW lookalike"?

Moonrise, Alice Springs. 22 April 2016

Moonrise, Alice Springs. 22 April 2016

Bob GosfordApr 22, 20161 Comment

On a cool April night in Alice Springs ... this I saw.

Frontiers of feminist advocacy in the NT: cowboys, missionaries and some modern ladies

Frontiers of feminist advocacy in the NT: cowboys, missionaries and some modern ladies

Bob GosfordApr 22, 2016

Here’s the news - women risk their health and wellbeing every day by simply managing their fertility though contraceptive, pregnancy, birth and menopause options. All are risky. It is women who experience teenage pregnancies, hormonal related illnesses and cancers, maternal sickness and death so please give us some credit.

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Website redesign latest ... Crikey and The Northern Myth are upgrading ...

Bob GosfordApr 20, 2016