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Vale Helen Ester. 3 December 1944 to 31 October 2015

Vale Helen Ester. 3 December 1944 to 31 October 2015

Helen Ester led by example, her belief in social justice and equal rights for all people never wavering while she kept kicking against the pricks to the very end. Her affiliations were with those consigned to the margins: working-class men and women, immigrants and refugees, and especially Indigenous peoples, who she considered her greatest educators and mentors. We champion you now, Vale Helen.

The Northern Myth’s “Leak of the Week” competition

The Northern Myth’s “Leak of the Week” competition

Darwin is very much a public service town and the sense of dread of the arrival of the long white envelope is palpable - particularly among those who (a) may have had the temerity to vote for that other mob at some time, or (b) may be married to; was married to; is thinking about getting married to ... you get the drift ... someone who has voted for that other mob at some time.

Notes from the Australasian Ornithological Conference 2009

Notes from the Australasian Ornithological Conference 2009

I long ago gave up going to conferences where I'm not presenting a paper and my presentation was in the first session of the first day...