Andrew may be gone but won’t be forgotten – there are plans for an annual writers’ retreat in the town and those of us lucky enough to pass through Larrimah from time to time will be be stopping in to share a drink or ten with Andrew – again. And the NT Writers’ Centre is accepting donations for the Writers’ Retreat …READ MORE
Andrew was one of the Territory’s great eccentrics—but also one of its best contemporary writers,” said Mr Mackinolty.
“He came to the Territory chasing music as a journalist, which led to the influential book Strict rules which covered the Warumpi Band/Midnight Oil tour of the Territory and never looked back as a writer. “He followed this with Death in Dili, Catalina Dreaming and An Intruders Guide to East Arnhemland—the latter led to his being awarded NT Writer of the Year in 2009.READ MORE
Celebrating their 20th anniversary, revolutionary rock journalism act DARWIN’S 4TH ESTATE will be unveiling new songs and old at the Railway Club, Somerville Gardens Rd Parap, from 8pm on Friday April 29. With bass, drums, guitar, sax and ten typewriters driven by some of the city’s finest journalists, writers and broadcasters, guest vocalists will include Shellie Morris, Tracey Bunn and Mary Anne Butler. Other special guests will be announced soon.READ MORE
Chips Mackinolty: “Katherine was isolating in those days. Unless you’d stayed in town for at least two wet seasons people would look at you as an outsider. And if you were crazy enough to do a third wet season they sort of thought, ‘Well, he might be a lunatic but at least he is our lunatic.’ “READ MORE