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Kieran Finnane

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A touch of light: kangaroo clans

By MIKE GILLAM All photos © Mike Gillam Like a great many preschool children of 1950s Australia, my early interest in wild animals was primed by...

The queen of desert fruit

By Dr FIONA WALSH Quandongs are one of the first bush foods my Mum gave me. When a skinny kid I met the skinny trees....

A touch of light: whispers in pollen, amber and stone

By MIKE GILLAM All photos © Mike Gillam We walked in the shadow of the range for six hours, our path slowed by numerous gullies...

A touch of light: Ilwempe Aperrtye, Twin Gums

By MIKE GILLAM All photos © Mike Gillam When people ask, I describe myself as a refugee from Melbourne, and my teenage years in horizon stretching...

Pat Turner AM: Australian Government is kicking the can down the road on the Voice to Parliament

For Australia to have a strong human rights leg to stand on when it comes to engaging with other countries on their records –...

Policing Alice Springs: the missing links

By KIERAN FINNANE At the end of a long deputation by senior police to the Town Council on a recent uptick in crime and antisocial...

Vote for Deputy Mayor, a matter of allegiance not record

By KIERAN FINNANE For the first time, the Town Council has an Indigenous woman serving in the position of Deputy-Mayor. This would have been so...

A touch of light: ghost gums and fire beetles

By MIKE GILLAM All photos © Mike Gillam  Our fire hoses wouldn’t reach beyond our boundary so we ran a relay of water buckets to the...

Zachary Rolfe: is there a case to answer?

By KIERAN FINNANE The shooting of Kumanjayi Walker was “justifiable defensive conduct” on the part of Constable Zachary Rolfe, the Alice Springs Local Court heard...

Desert Mob in the year of Covid

By KIERAN FINNANE Updated, 23 September 2020, 11.13am: This version contains some factual corrections regarding the configuration of the exhibition and the subject matter of...

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