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Strange Fruit. The Dingo trees of Western Queensland

The “War on the Dingo” approach to population ‘management’ is a punitive, uncoordinated, expensive and devastatingly ineffective folly. There are better ways of managing Dingoes in the landscape. We just haven’t worked out what they are and how to apply them yet.

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Bird of the Week: Yilingkirrkkirr – the White Throated Grasswren

Applied ethno-biology at its best. This guest post from Peter Cooke examines the benefits that Aboriginal fire management regimes can have on fragile landscapes and vulnerable –literally — bird and mammal species.

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Borroloola Campdraft, Gymkhana and Rodeo 2014. Part 1 – “in the camp … “

Borroloola in the 1880′s: “This town and district are in a state of terror for want of police protection. All the outlaws from Queensland seem to flock here, knowing there is no law to limit them from committing crimes. Horses are stolen, forgeries are committed , all kinds of robberies, debts refused to be settled, all sorts of acts of violence, even a case of sodomy on a drunken man is reported … “

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The warbirds of Pitch Black 2014

My first look at the warbirds flying over the NT skies during Exercise Pitch Black 2014.

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La morte di un altro giornale?

“The journalists say they are satisfied with the good reception given to the special issue in June [this year], which recalled the death of former Secretary of the Communist Party Enrico Berlinguer. It happened thirty years ago, when l’Unità had a circulation of almost two hundred thousand copies.”

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A call to prayer at the Brunette Downs Campdraft

Bob Gosford travelled to Brunette Downs in the heart of the Northern Territory’s Barkly Tablelands for the 104th ABC Amateur Race Club meeting.

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Church of the Week: Christ the King Catholic Church, Tennant Creek NT.

An early morning visit to the Christ The King Church in Tennant Creek.

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Ruckus in the red dirt – the battle for control of the NT’s Sherwin iron ore mine

Bob Gosford looks at the impact of external global forces, local regulatory compliance concerns and internal turmoil on the future of the Northern Territory’s junior iron miner, Sherwin Iron.

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Melbourne nights walking*

My somewhat cheeky acknowledgement of one of my favourite photography books, Summer Nights Walking, by one of my favourite photographers, Robert Adams.

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Barfing in your shirt at 10,000 feet

Nausea is caused by a disagreement between your eyeballs and your inner ear. If you curl up … you look inside the aircraft, and your eyeballs tell your brain that you aren’t moving, but your inner ear disagrees and you barf.

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