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The Poinciana Woman of Darwin’s East Point. By Roland Dyrting

The Poinciana Woman of Darwin’s East Point. By Roland Dyrting

There was once a beautiful brown-skinned Asian woman who long ago was raped by a group of Japanese fishermen out on East Point. She became deranged after this event and when she discovered that she was pregnant she hanged herself from a branch of a Poinciana tree near where she’d been assaulted. She has since become a wraith who stalks and kills men at night. She entices them by initially appearing as a beautiful, white-robed, long-haired young woman but then transforms into a hideous wild-haired eagle-clawed hag just before she eviscerates her victims and feeds on their still-steaming guts.

Reporting From Arnhemland

Reporting From Arnhemland

Another day in the office for a journalist on the Arnhemland beat. "The corrugated iron is covering a litter of dead puppies ..."

Darwin Art stories day 2 – the Telstra NATSIAA awards category winners

Darwin Art stories day 2 – the Telstra NATSIAA awards category winners

It is clear, to me at least, from looking at the winners above and the impressive works by all the finalists on display at the Museum and Art Gallery, that this show reveals the true strengths and immense value and integrity not only of the many art centres scattered around this country, but also of the artists and their arts practices.