A murder trial in Alice Springs holds up a mirror to the town’s dealings with issues of race, and the inter-racial dynamics turn out to be not nearly as clearcut as might be expected, writes KIERAN FINNANE.
Councillors are none the wiser, following last night’s committee meetings, about the circumstances of a skateboarder copping a hefty fine for failing to show proof of identity. Councillor Chansey Paech, who is championing a more inclusive approach towards skaters and cyclists in the CBD, asked for clarification from CEO Rex Mooney. KIERAN FINNANE reports. Also of interest: councillors considering a proposed Register of Pecuniary Interests; financial reports disclosed in open.
Pictured: Plenty of 'NO' signs at the entrance to the mall; no welcome sign.
Specialist subjects will taught mostly online instead face to face by teachers of the Centralian Senior College, and its Centre for Excellence, of which the school and its students are hugely proud, will also take a hit from NT Government austerity program. COMMENT by ANNA MIERS.
Centre for Excellence students (pictured left to right): Jessie Cutts, Dylan Moffat and Willis Lee, and straight A student Lucy Blom.
Above: Women and children from Papunya. Below: Jessica Mauboy with fans.
“Follow your dreams, work hard, explore the world! Run with your goals, take the opportunities, you can do it!” All of the Mbantua Festival stars had the same message for their fans, particularly the adoring youngsters. From Aaron Pederson to Jessica Mauboy, they had their stories to tell of being one of “you mob” but of nurturing ambitions that have taken them out into the wider world. KIERAN FINNANE and ERWIN CHLANDA were there.
VIDEO (click FULL STORY): Jessica Mauboy sings while ladies from Yuendumu and Laramba dance, in the festival where the worlds meet.
Bush Mechanics was a quirky, funny, cheeky, surprising and very successful TV show. The live spectacle based on it, expected to be one of the highlights of the Mbantua Festival, didn't live up to the legend. Story and pictures by ERWIN CHLANDA.
Dedicated property crime investigators work closely with crime scene examiners to scrutinise every unlawful entry and use forensic evidence to target those responsible for this type of offending, writes Peter Malley, Detective Acting Superintendent.
The living past spoke to us last night. It is there every day, held in the trees, the hills, the river but with Bungalow Song we heard its human voice, multiple human voices. Arrernte chant reached us as if on the wind through the trees. The priceless photographs and film footage – of individuals, men, women and children, of family groups, of ceremonial groups – taken at this very spot at the end of the nineteenth century was projected onto the tin roof of the Old Telegraph Station building in front of us. It was a riveting experience of the people and culture prevailing in this place before the ravages of European settlement. KIERAN FINNANE reviews. Photos by ERWIN CHLANDA.