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Every Secret Thing – Interview with Marie Munkara. Part 1

Every Secret Thing – Interview with Marie Munkara. Part 1

Bob Gosford October 21, 2009 8 Comments

Every Secret Thing is one of the best books written about life in the Northern Territory since Xavier Herbert's Capricornia - that's a pretty big call but I reckon this book is just as funny, brave and deadly serious as that grumpy old curmudgeon's masterpiece.

Great Southern on the Tiwi Islands – Timber, Fear, Intimidation and a great tax dodge

Bob Gosford May 26, 2009 11 Comments

Under the Senate's spotlight are the arrangements between the Tiwi Land Council and Great Southern, the promoter of broad-acre MIS forestry schemes on the islands that have seen vast swathes of virgin tropical savanna transformed into a monocrop of the fast growing Acacia mangium.

Mad Mal Brough – goodbye and good riddance

Mad Mal Brough – goodbye and good riddance

Bob Gosford September 26, 2008 5 Comments

I gave up on hate as a waste of time many years ago and it is a very rare moment now that I can be bothered to even strongly dislike someone. Contempt and pity rise a little more easily but are still occasional pleasures. And I don’t like seeing small furry animals in pain and […]