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When pot was king in the NT: Chapter One – the Batchelor crop of 1976

When pot was king in the NT: Chapter One – the Batchelor crop of 1976

Darwin has always been a haven for desperados, chancers, carpet baggers and those trying to run away from the dark shadows of a previous life. I'll admit to being one of the latter when I turned up in mid-1984. From the long-lens-view of the populated south-east of the country, Darwin was an attractive bolt-hole, not least because it was about as far away as you could get from your southern ghosts. Not that there was any lack of opportunity for new troubles in the Top End.

Locum nullius: what’s in a name?

Locum nullius: what’s in a name?

This is a guest post by Chips Mackinolty, an artist and journalist based in Palermo and Darwin.  On 9 August 1974, eight years almost to the day after the famous Wave Hill Walk Off, a group of largely Mangarrayi speaking families walked off Elsey Station. Yes, the place of the colonialist pastoral fantasy of We […]

Water rights in never-never land: Tina Macfarlane denies report Stylo Station sold for $4m

Water rights in never-never land: Tina Macfarlane denies report Stylo Station sold for $4m

A report of the sale of a large freehold cattle station in the NT to the country's largest grower of sandalwood is denied by the station owners but questions remain over the future of the station's controversial water allocation.

Is this the cheapest hotel deal in the country? Elliott Hotel, NT.

Is this the cheapest hotel deal in the country? Elliott Hotel, NT.

A bargain at $45 bucks a night! The rooms at the Elliott Hotel might be a little rustic, but they are the cheapest beds in a town that the Territory, time, Tripadvisor, Trivago and the rest of the country forgot.

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.

Muckaty: Legality confronts morality

Muckaty: Legality confronts morality

“I’m not sitting here and reflecting on the morality,” said Justice Anthony North of the Federal Court. “If it was so, I would have an easy answer.”

Ruckus in the red dirt – the battle for control of the NT’s Sherwin iron ore mine

Ruckus in the red dirt – the battle for control of the NT’s Sherwin iron ore mine

Bob Gosford looks at the impact of external global forces, local regulatory compliance concerns and internal turmoil on the future of the Northern Territory's junior iron miner, Sherwin Iron.

On the road with white supremacist David Duke.com in the NT

On the road with white supremacist David Duke.com in the NT

Johnny Lee Clary on the KKK: "Wherever there are white people, they go and recruit," he said. "They go to areas wherever there are any types of racial problems, for instance, where there have been problems between Aborigines and white people."

Roadkill of the Week: Spectacled Hare Wallaby. Carpentaria Highway, NT

Roadkill of the Week: Spectacled Hare Wallaby. Carpentaria Highway, NT

Apart from all-to-frequent roadkill there isn't much to see along the 400 or so kilometres of the Carpentaria Highway that runs from the Stuart Highway at Daly Waters to the coast just east of the small town of Borroloola.

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.