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Bat of the Week: Little Red Flying Foxes and the invasion of Elliott, NT

Bat of the Week: Little Red Flying Foxes and the invasion of Elliott, NT

Bob GosfordSep 8, 20162 Comments

Bird of the Week: Straw-necked Ibis, Longreach Waterhole, NT

Bird of the Week: Straw-necked Ibis, Longreach Waterhole, NT

Bob GosfordSep 8, 2016

A few of the birds that passed by my lens while I was camped at one end of the Longreach Waterhole just west of the small NT town of Elliott..

Wave Hill, Communists and a Bedford two-tonner. An interview with Brian Manning

Wave Hill, Communists and a Bedford two-tonner. An interview with Brian Manning

Bob GosfordAug 19, 2016

"Dexter [Daniels] died unrecognized and unsung. I learnt that he died on fucking Christmas day the year before ... I reckon that Dexter Daniels achieved a fucking good sight more than Charlie Perkins." Brian Manning, Australia Day, 2011.

Rayella and the Australian Opera Chamber Orchestra, Tennant Creek 1 July 2016

Rayella and the Australian Opera Chamber Orchestra, Tennant Creek 1 July 2016

Bob GosfordJul 1, 2016

That incessant noise ... King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. From Darwin to the Billboard charts

That incessant noise ... King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. From Darwin to the Billboard charts

Bob GosfordMay 16, 2016

Our son's band, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard--named in a fit of fun when they were all playing in other bands and thought they'd be getting together only once to play a friend's party--are in the middle of their fifth US tour.

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.

Nganana tatintja wiya - why nobody should be climbing Uluru*

Nganana tatintja wiya - why nobody should be climbing Uluru*

Bob GosfordApr 20, 20161 Comment

Ask a Red Centre tour guide - you can’t tell Australians anything. During school holidays we would always get a lot of school trips; of the ones I guided 100% of students climbed up Uluru along with most of their teachers. Many had decided even before they departed school grounds that it would be the crowning achievement of the trip.

Camp Dogs of the Week: AMRRIC's Kalumburu Vet and Education Program needs your doggy donations

Camp Dogs of the Week: AMRRIC's Kalumburu Vet and Education Program needs your doggy donations

Bob GosfordApr 14, 2016

Veterinary programs improve the health of dogs, so that they are less prone to parasites and have better body condition. Desexed animals live longer and healthier lives. Through surgical desexing, we prevent unwanted puppies; fewer dogs means less competition for food.

Broken English: Best Heavy Metal Band in the Country

Broken English: Best Heavy Metal Band in the Country

Bob GosfordFeb 23, 2016

"We don’t do that shit ... we just play rock and roll." Vale Mr Thompson

Bob GosfordFeb 23, 2016

What was it about a style of music which migrated from the Delta to the South Side of Chicago and beyond in the forties and fifties, that enabled it to capture the hearts and minds of young men in locations as disparate as Canvey Island and Ngukurr throughout the rest of the century?

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