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Phonebooths of the remote Northern Territory

These phonebooths provide a place to record thoughts, alliances, wishes and important information. And despite the rise of mobiles and the internet — both enthusiastically adopted in the bush — phonebooths remain an important means of communication for those who’ve run out of credit or can’t afford or can’t access a mobile.

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In memory of Eric Brown. A tribute to a life well-lived, by Liam Campbell

Liam Campbell’s loving tribute to his friend Eric Brown. “Eric and Isobel dropped round. Eric is always jovial. I hope he lives a long time yet. The memory of him and Isobel will be with me always.”

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Sei isole in un mare di morti. (Six islands in a sea of death)

Chips Mackinolty writes from Palermo on the Sei isole in un mare di morti. The six islands in a sea of death refer to Sicily and Lampedusa, but as well to Christmas Island, Nauru, Manaus and Australia itself.

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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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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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Night flying and fireworks at the US Marines Cherry Point airshow

Some of my photographs from the 2014 night air show at the Cherry Point Marine Base.

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Tragic confrontation in the desert

I find Nicolas Rothwell’s bald assertion that the APY women are “ritually subservient to the men” – and therefore should bow to their will in such matters as the Ngintaka Tjukurpa – so powerfully denied by the Story itself.

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Ngintaka’s long road to Adelaide

The “mortal threat to traditional law and culture” to Aboriginal culture posed by the Ngintaka exhibition appears to have evaporated into the thin desert air.

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For shame, Nicolas Rothwell

Nicolas Rothwell shows extreme disrespect of Anangu governance by referring to the traditional owners of the Ngintaka songline who have led the project as ‘plausible-seeming desert leaders’. Who is he to judge their traditional knowledge or status?

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