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What was the first name for grasswrens?

What was the first name for grasswrens?

In Pitjantjatjara country we know that the local name for Rhipidura leucophrys is tjintir-tjintirpa. Even if you’re unfamiliar with the scientific name, if you’re musically inclined and have an ear for Australian bird songs, you might recognise tjintir-tjintirpa as an onomatopoeic rendition of the ratcheting call of the Willie Wagtail.

NT Cops with sidearms at a grog-free One Night Stand in Alice Springs. Why?

NT Cops with sidearms at a grog-free One Night Stand in Alice Springs. Why?

We don't talk much about the role of fully-armed police much these days - but maybe it is time to have a closer look at whether the presence of deadly weapons is necessary at community events where there is no - or little - risk of violent conduct or any threat to life.