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Ways of being: beyond the beauty of Papunya paintings

 

Men, whose lives in so many ways were under the thumb of Native Affairs, found the means to assert a profound expression of who they were in their own terms and sent this out into the world, writes KIERAN FINNANE.

Cyclone Trevor to head south after landfall tomorrow

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Tennant Creek can expect heavy rainfalls on Sunday. At this stage the bureau is making no predictions for Alice Springs specifically.

Canberra billions: Is there anybody out there?

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Alice Springs is slow off the mark getting a slice of the $5bn in the kitty of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility. ERWIN CHLANDA spoke with Mark Coffey (pictured), Head of the Office of Northern Australia.

Gas, oil royalties: 10% of what?

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After the agonising, divisive fracking debate we can be safe in the knowledge that we're getting in royalties 10% of an amount of which we have no idea. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Two injured in rock throwing

Six alleged offenders aged under 10 were taken home by police, and three aged 11, 12 and 13 issued with Youth Diversion written warnings. Police report.

Gallery: The Gunner spin goes on

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Non-answers for Lambley and passing the buck to the Town Council: Gunner's gallery fumbling continues as Adelaide scores $85m from the Feds. ERWIN CHLANDA comments.

Private forecaster tips massive rains for Alice

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Up to 50mm of rain tipped which may cause the Todd to flash-flood. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Massive gas reserves close to being tapped

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But the red tape is still a mile long. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Photo: Alister Trier, Chief Executive of Department of Primary Industry and Resources, addressing some 250 mining personnel at the AGES conference in Alice Springs this morning.

 

UPDATE Wednesday 10.50am: Tourism not fracking should be promoted, says the Protect Country Alliance.

Mineral exploration on the way up

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NT mineral exploration annual expenditure is recovering from a trough of $78m in 2016 reaching $123m in 2018, but is still way below the 2011 peak of $228m. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Thinking about Dreaming

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Usage and meaning of the words 'Dreaming' and 'Dreamtime' have moved a long way from original understandings, reflects DICK KIMBER.

Home-coming for the foundation works of Western Desert art

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The foundation works of the Western Desert art movement have returned home, perhaps not to West Camp at Papunya where the spark was lit in the song, dance and body painting of prolonged ceremonies starting in the warm months of late 1970, but to Alice Springs where the first paintings on board arrived, beginning their journey to international renown, writes KIERAN FINNANE.

A student should have led the chants: Jimmy Cocking

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Arid Lands Environment Centre staff are "highly distressed" by social media posts following the School Strike 4 Climate Action, says Jimmy Cocking (pictured).

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