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Adelaide's Indigenous gallery out of the starting blocks

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A $60m project that "will be the first of its kind in Australia and will ... attract both national and international attention” reports the independent online newspaper In Daily today. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Labor government increased NT deficit by a factor of 18

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Opposition Leader Gary Higgins (pictured) says the NT Government "should own up to having a problem". He says the CLP left Labor a $78m deficit. At the reported current deficit of $1.4 billion, that is 18 times as much.

Don't mess with our treasures, says Alice

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The Pioneer Walk-In Picture Theatre is the last of its kind in the Territory. ALEX NELSON recalls battles – some won, some lost – to save places imbued with stories and memories. Now the true believers are gathering again to protect one of the few that are left. Photo: Dark clouds – true to form in The Centre made from red dust, not water – gather when hapless pollies or greedy developers are trying to get their hands on one of the town's treasures.

Make September 8 Australia Day, anthem in Pitjantjatjara

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Bring the remains of Matthew Flinders (at right) to Australia as a hero in Australian history, and rename Australia Day Foundation Day, suggests singer and historian TED EGAN (at left).

Kids from The Alice: When Malcolm met Menzies

2602 St Francis (Cooper 1) SMOur new series about high achievers from The Centre begins with the story of Malcolm Cooper who headed up a group of activists instrumental in the historic 1967 Referendum. He is pictured third from right, with a delegation of Aboriginal representatives who met with Prime Minister Robert Menzies in 1963. The author of this series, MARK J SMITH, is the grandson of Father Percy Smith who was the first resident Anglican priest in Alice Springs from 1933 and founder, with his wife Isabel, of St Francis’ House, home for Aboriginal children.

Planning another plan

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The entrée served this week is dodging the hard questions. Alice can only hope the main course will not give us indigestion. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

UPDATE 2.30pm.

Horses to be culled, dead ones left for sun to 'do its work'

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Management plans will be drawn up seeking to prevent "horses and other feral animals ... dying of thirst and hunger because water sources are depleted and overpopulation has led to erosion and vegetation loss," says the Central Land Council.

Council listens to traditional owners on Anzac Oval

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The Town Council unanimously affirms community ownership of Anzac Oval, refusing the NT Government's offer to buy, after considering a resolute letter from traditional owners who want the town to get a National Aboriginal Art Gallery – but not in the Anzac precinct. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

Make Oz Day a celebration of the future, not the past

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We have other holidays for the past, Anzac Day being the main one, writes Hal Duell (pictured).

Our big achievers give Oz Day its special meaning

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Their acknowledgement makes January 26 a day to remember. Pictured: Sydney (Syd) George Kinsman.

Australia Day: Alice's role in it

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While our country endures another round of self-flagellation over the suitability of January 26 as Australia’s national day, it will probably surprise many to learn that Alice Springs and the Northern Territory played prominent roles in the history of this public holiday. ALEX NELSON reports. Photo: Dominant Folk Society performers (Evans, Barford, Balfour and Foran) founded their band “Bloodwood” (pictured) and were part of the local Oz Day debate.

Central Arrernte formalise alliance

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Central Arrernte Alliance Aboriginal Corporation aims to "assist in the relief of poverty, sickness, destitution, helplessness, distress, suffering, and misfortune, among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, through the process of supporting social and economic development". KIERAN FINNANE reports.

Updated, 25 January 2019, 11.36 am.

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