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The Australian’s version of NT politics – bizarre, misleading & eccentric

Bob Gosford August 25, 2009 9 Comments

The Australian maintains it's bizarre position that Alison Anderson was a visionary that could do no wrong and was now a victim of a dastardly conspiracy by a manipulative Gerry Wood and the forces of absolute evil behind NT Chief Minister Paul Henderson.

Teling peple howe too spellr rite…

Teling peple howe too spellr rite…

Bob Gosford July 9, 2009 2 Comments

The folks over at the oddly named spellr.us really do have a point - if the biggest and brightest universities can't get it right - who is left that we can trust? Governments? Though you would think that spellr.us would at least have a typo-free public face.

A Ssssh*tload of free music from Paul Kelly’s A to Z!!

A Ssssh*tload of free music from Paul Kelly’s A to Z!!

Bob Gosford June 30, 2009

Over the last few years, Paul Kelly has performed a series of unique shows under the banner ‘A to Z', whereby he sings 100 songs from his catalogue in alphabetical order over 4 nights.

Nicolas Rothwell, The Red Highway launch and “implausible nonsense”

Nicolas Rothwell, The Red Highway launch and “implausible nonsense”

Bob Gosford June 4, 2009 5 Comments

Country Liberal Party stalwarts Dave Tollner, John Elferink, Peter Murphy were in attendance, as was of course Terry "the man who may soon be King" Mills, who waxed lyrical about Nicolas's observations of country and his ear for recording conversations.

A Letter from Darwin – Sue Stanton’s view of the NT Intervention…and more

Bob Gosford May 25, 2009 5 Comments

Colonialism has an insatiable appetite - it is forever hungry, it can never be satisfied, and it recruits both unwitting as well as willing emissaries from the vast ranks and ever-growing number of colonised Aboriginal people.

Eye of the Storm – Alice Springs Writers’ Festival – 3 & 4 May 2009

Eye of the Storm – Alice Springs Writers’ Festival – 3 & 4 May 2009

Bob Gosford May 5, 2009

No words - only fotos!

Roadkill of the week – Kangaroos & Wallabies of the NT

Roadkill of the week – Kangaroos & Wallabies of the NT

Bob Gosford May 3, 2009 5 Comments

Maybe instead of blaming the animals we should be saying "I committed a murder of a kangaroo today", "I was driving too fast to let the Wedge-tailed Eagle get enough height to get off the roadway" or "I didn't slow down to let that Goanna cross the road safely".

Eye of the Storm – Alice Springs Writers’ Festival – first two days – 1 & 2 May 2009

Eye of the Storm – Alice Springs Writers’ Festival – first two days – 1 & 2 May 2009

Bob Gosford May 3, 2009 2 Comments

The Natural History of Selborne – Gilbert White and a dead Moose

The Natural History of Selborne – Gilbert White and a dead Moose

Bob Gosford April 29, 2009

...sometimes it seems from White's journal entries and from the letters in Selborne that just about everyone abroad in the Hampshire countryside was armed and looking to shoot something.

Penny Olsen & François le Vaillant’s Histoire Naturelle des Perroquets

Penny Olsen & François le Vaillant’s Histoire Naturelle des Perroquets

Bob Gosford April 19, 2009

The latest edition of the National Library Magazine, from the Australian National Library in Canberra has a fascinating article by Penny on the life and works of the French naturalist and ornithologist François le Vaillant.