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Why Camp Dogs matter – introducing the NT’s new Animal Protection Act

Why Camp Dogs matter – introducing the NT’s new Animal Protection Act

"Lupo was a very large bull mastiff looking dog that was white, except when as kids one time decided to dye him blue or purple with gentian violet ... Maybe he was the Boundless Possible dog": Scott McConnell MLA

Word of the Day: Mantharre (Death Adder)

Word of the Day: Mantharre (Death Adder)

If the death adder bites you on the leg it holds on for good and you die, the snake as well.

Vale Judy Napangardi Watson, 1925 – 2016 – Warlpiri artist and force of nature

Vale Judy Napangardi Watson, 1925 – 2016 – Warlpiri artist and force of nature

Many Warlpiri, like Judy Napangardi, elected to use the wildest, most inventive of palettes to represent their country and as a means of re-affirming their relationship with it

Vale Jangala Robertson

Vale Jangala Robertson

Jangala's childhood memories consist of stories associated with the Coniston massacre of Aboriginal people and the shooting of families at Wantaparri, which is close to his birthplace at Jila. Jangala had virtually no contact with white fellas during his youth but remembers leaving Jila for Mt Theo 'to hide' from being shot. After his father died at Mt Theo, Jangala moved with his mother to Mt Doreen Station, and subsequently the new settlement of Yuendumu.

“I will have the Police shoot your Dog” – animal management in the NT

“I will have the Police shoot your Dog” – animal management in the NT

This brings us back to the Notice at the Nyirripi Store and begs the following question. Has anyone bothered to ask the locals if they want the Police to shoot their dogs? No? I thought not.

Desert Mob 2010 – 20 years on and great art still struts it’s stuff in Alice Springs

Desert Mob 2010 – 20 years on and great art still struts it’s stuff in Alice Springs

Erica Izett: "Success, especially too much success, always conceals within it dangers. In the case of Desert Mob, for example, its very success hails it as a prime event for the commercial sector to identify the cream of the crop...[which] has made it easier for unscrupulous dealers to profit without due recompense from the enormous work of the arts centres to nurture artists."

Campdog of the week – “Stripe” aka “Buckley”

Campdog of the week – “Stripe” aka “Buckley”

This is “Stripe“, who ended up with Gloria Morales, an animal carer that works at the Warlukurlangu Artists cooperative in Yuendumu – a remote community about 300 kilometres north-west 0f Alice Springs.

Get a dog up ya – and take it to work!

Get a dog up ya – and take it to work!

Ceciia Alfonso told me that ā€œI take my dog Maliki to work every day ā€“ and Iā€™m glad that the artists do as well. The only days that I leave Maliki at home is when he has a bad dose of the farts ā€“ they are truly horrible."

Bird of the week – the Night Parrot resurfaces…again…maybe

Bird of the week – the Night Parrot resurfaces…again…maybe

With the recent claims that the elusive Night Parrot has (again) been seen this 2010 summary of past sightings and Aboriginal knowledge of Australian ornithology's own 'holy grail' bird might help those struggling with the significance of those claims.

Interview with Jan Allen, AMRRIC Program manager

Interview with Jan Allen, AMRRIC Program manager

AMRRIC is covering a wider field now in that we are trying to help out with not only facilitating vets into communities but also to help the local Shires with legislation, trying to increase awareness at the Federal government level of the problems with animal management nationally and we are also trying to increase education of the community.