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To set the record straight - there is no "Marion Dam" at Tennant Creek. There is however, a "Mary Ann Dam" (known as Tingkkarli to the Warumungu traditional owners and native title custodians) situated just through the gap north of the town. Construction commenced in 1979 and Mary Ann Dam was opened by local MLA (and later NT Chief Minister) Ian Tuxworth in 1981.

Too smart by half at the Sunday Terror - the Berrimah Line still rules ...

To set the record straight - there is no "Marion Dam" at Tennant Creek. There is however, a "Mary Ann Dam" (known as Tingkkarli to the Warumungu traditional owners and native title custodians) situated just through the gap north of the town. Construction commenced in 1979 and Mary Ann Dam was opened by local MLA (and later NT Chief Minister) Ian Tuxworth in 1981.

Essential documents from Aboriginal Australia: 9 - The Original Wave Hill Mob Letter of 1967

The Original Wave Hill Mob Letter of 1967 To: His Excellency The Right Hon. Lord Casey Governor-General of Australia 10 April, 1967 We, the leaders of the Gurindji people, write to you about our earnest desire to regain tenure of our tribal lands in the Wave Hill – Limbunya area of the Northern Territory, of […]

A tale of two Presidents ...

This is an excerpt of a speech given by the President of the United States of America on January 19, 1989. The full text of the speech can be viewed at https://www.reaganlibrary.gov/research/speeches/011989b Now, tomorrow is a special day for me. I’m going to receive my gold watch. And since this is the last speech that […]

This book is about the fall of an empire – about the power struggles and missteps and flawed characters that took the CLP from the Northern Territory’s dominant political force to near extinction, from an election win in 2012 to holding just two seats in Parliament four years later: Ben Smee and Christopher Walsh.

Crocs in the Cabinet: The CLP, politics as farce and farce as politics

This book is about the fall of an empire – about the power struggles and missteps and flawed characters that took the CLP from the Northern Territory’s dominant political force to near extinction, from an election win in 2012 to holding just two seats in Parliament four years later: Ben Smee and Christopher Walsh.

So far, Trump has relied largely on the media to get his message out. As one experienced Donald-watcher explained: “It’s not that he hates the media – he doesn’t like investigative reporting about himself. Hillary hates the press. She’d be fine if the press never covered her again, but Donald Trump wouldn’t.”

Lord Ashcroft’s Republican Convention Diary: Days One and Two

So far, Trump has relied largely on the media to get his message out. As one experienced Donald-watcher explained: “It’s not that he hates the media – he doesn’t like investigative reporting about himself. Hillary hates the press. She’d be fine if the press never covered her again, but Donald Trump wouldn’t.”

Website redesign latest ... Crikey and The Northern Myth are upgrading ...

A thank you for your patience, and a request to send feedback concerning the redesign to the designated email address. Work will continue over the coming days and weeks to bed down the very major overhaul that Crikey has undergone, in terms of both its appearance and backstage architecture. I’m told the most glaring bugs […]

"I ask them ‘I got a problem with my water and I got a problem with my house, can I get someone to help me’? “They say ‘sorry, come back next week’.”

“I’m sad for my house" - Five case studies in decay and neglect in remote NT Housing

"I ask them ‘I got a problem with my water and I got a problem with my house, can I get someone to help me’? “They say ‘sorry, come back next week’.”

It is almost impossible to keep count on how many iterations of the CLP government (under coup victim Terry Mills from August 2012 to March 2013) and Adam Giles (from March 2013 to date) - the ABC is today reporting the tally at fifteen but others are pitching sixteen, so I'll go for the higher number until proven otherwise.

New NT Government lineup - the 16th* CLP reshuffle since August 2012

It is almost impossible to keep count on how many iterations of the CLP government (under coup victim Terry Mills from August 2012 to March 2013) and Adam Giles (from March 2013 to date) - the ABC is today reporting the tally at fifteen but others are pitching sixteen, so I'll go for the higher number until proven otherwise.

Strider will be missed by an enormous network of friends, students and fellow campaigners across the Northern Territory, Australia and indeed the world. Strider passed away on Tuesday night in his home in the Solar Village, Humpty Doo, surrounded by loved ones after a long journey with cancer and associated illnesses. He dealt with this journey over the last year with the same dignity and grace in which he lived his full and purpose filled life.

Strider: The loss of an extraordinary environmental elder

Strider will be missed by an enormous network of friends, students and fellow campaigners across the Northern Territory, Australia and indeed the world. Strider passed away on Tuesday night in his home in the Solar Village, Humpty Doo, surrounded by loved ones after a long journey with cancer and associated illnesses. He dealt with this journey over the last year with the same dignity and grace in which he lived his full and purpose filled life.

Felco No. 2 secateurs. My favourite thing no. 1,278.

One of my favourite things ... Felco No. 2 pruning shears.