“Much of modern religion is a side show. The better your pitch, the more freakish your display, the more likely you are to get an audience.”READ MORE
Johnny Lee Clary on the KKK: “Wherever there are white people, they go and recruit,” he said. “They go to areas wherever there are any types of racial problems, for instance, where there have been problems between Aborigines and white people.”READ MORE
“The fucking cops are chasing me down the main street of Katherine with a summons. I can’t go to fucking Berrimah [jail]. I can’t read or write.”READ MORE
A guest post from Darwin historian Kerry Gardiner about a big man, who came from big-sky country and made a big and glorious noise.READ MORE
Great fun, music, sport and culture under northern skies at the Northern Territory’s annual Barunga Festival. My report from day one.READ MORE
Police operations like Thumper in Katherine and other towns of the Top End do not stand unsupported. Thumping is now big business.READ MORE
A look back at some of the more curious entries in the death records of the Northern Territory from the early years of last century.READ MORE
That head stockman and my father had a good go in the yard. He wanted to beat my father but my father been too good for him. After my father knocked that bloke out he got a rope and jammed that bloke in the bronco panel – made that head stockman squeal. (laughs) My father and I pulled out from there. Got his swag, put me in the saddle-bags and we went walking towards Larrimah way.READ MORE
Olga Havnen Almost a year ago I wrote here of the magnitude of Olga Havnen’s job as the replacement for Bob Beadman in the key role of Northern Territory Coordinator-General for Remote Service Delivery: The most challenging part of Havnen’s new job will be to renew the shattered faith and trust in governments as service [...]READ MORE
The Tjanpi Desert Weavers have a whimsical and very often funny approach to their art and I’m sure more than a bit of that rubbed off on their northern counterparts, where often weaving is more utilitarian.
You can see some of the Tjanpi Weaver’s wonderful work at their website.Yesterday the Tjanpi’s whimsy won over the practical.