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The Stars, Baby. The Stars*. One night at Longreach Waterhole, NT.

The Stars, Baby. The Stars*. One night at Longreach Waterhole, NT.

Earlier this week I spent a night at the Longreach Waterhole on the massive Newcastle Waters station. I took some pictures. The photo above is the sunset … looking east over the water. I hope you like them.

Bird of the Week: Straw-necked Ibis, Longreach Waterhole, NT

Bird of the Week: Straw-necked Ibis, Longreach Waterhole, NT

A few of the birds that passed by my lens while I was camped at one end of the Longreach Waterhole just west of the small NT town of Elliott..

Elliott, NT. The town the Northern Territory forgot …

Elliott, NT. The town the Northern Territory forgot …

"This is just bullshit; it’s all gone backwards. Everything goes to Tennant Creek (headquarters of Barkly Council). We want to get Elliott going again, but Tennant Creek just shoots us down in flames," Councillor Ray Aylett.

“Sometime we bin get extra salt on the beef.” Heroes of the Northern Territory

“Sometime we bin get extra salt on the beef.” Heroes of the Northern Territory

In December 1961 an important meeting took place in the sand hills at Lee Point in Darwin that led to the formation of the Northern Territory Council for Aboriginal Rights. Its first President was Jacob Roberts and first Secretary Davis Daniels, two Roper River (now Ngukurr) men. Two well known Darwin members of the Communist Party Brian Manning and Terry Robertson were also elected as Assistant Secretary and Vice President respectively.