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Rayella – angels whisper in my ear and send shivers up my spine

Rayella – angels whisper in my ear and send shivers up my spine

Ear-worm of the week: The song that has been on high rotation in my head for the past two weeks is the first track on Rayella's eponymous debut album, "Wrong Kind of Man", a love-gone-so-wrong-but-feels-oh-so-right kind of tale.

Church of the Week: Aborigines Inland Mission Church, Newcastle Waters, NT

Church of the Week: Aborigines Inland Mission Church, Newcastle Waters, NT

The Australian Evangel, July 1965. "Prayerfully commit Mr. and Mrs. W. Fejo to God as they take up their work in oversight of the church at Elliott and at Newcastle Waters. Pray that the Christian will pray with them so that the church may grow."

Birds of the Week: Raptors of the Barkly Stock Route

Birds of the Week: Raptors of the Barkly Stock Route

If you like Australian raptors and a big sky there is no better place to get both at the same time than the Barkly Tablelands in the heartland of the Northern Territory.

A call to prayer at the Brunette Downs Campdraft

A call to prayer at the Brunette Downs Campdraft

Bob Gosford travelled to Brunette Downs in the heart of the Northern Territory's Barkly Tablelands for the 104th ABC Amateur Race Club meeting.

Farewell to a tableland drifter. Joe Davey, 1965-2013

Farewell to a tableland drifter. Joe Davey, 1965-2013

A guest post from Darwin historian Kerry Gardiner about a big man, who came from big-sky country and made a big and glorious noise.

The Tableland Drifters – from the Barkly Tablelands to the cover of the Rolling Stone

The Tableland Drifters – from the Barkly Tablelands to the cover of the Rolling Stone

Now based in the regional centre of Tennant Creek Lex and Joe were instrumental in the establishment and continuing development of the Winanjjikari Music Centre that has grown to become one of Australia’s leading Indigenous music studios in the country. And it is from that studio that the latest Tableland Drifters, “Land Down Under” album has come.

Hats off at the Brunette Downs races and rodeo

Hats off at the Brunette Downs races and rodeo

One easy way to pick a real ringer - rather than the wanna-be's, usedtobe's or nevercouldbe'sbuttryinghard's - in a crowd is to look for the amount of cow shit stains on his or her hat - if it has a generous spray of shit from brim to brow then they are most likely a real ringer - or stole the hat off one.