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She lived where life is what you make it

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Mining, nursing, delivering babies, shopkeeping and reading bureaucrats the riot's act – it was all in a day's work for Joan Johannsen (pictured). From information provided by husband Lindsay Johannsen.

The turning point: Marshall Perron’s rise to power

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Trouble in the ranks of the Country Liberal Party isn't new, writes ALEX NELSON in part one of a series, on the 30th anniversary of Marshall Perron becoming Chief Minister, arguably the most significant leadership change in the political history of the NT. Mr Perron (at right in the photo) at the CLP Annual Conference “Galah Ball” at the Verdi Club in August 1988. From left: Unknown, Cherry Perron, Mike Reed, Federal National Party leader Ian Sinclair.

Two escape from youth detention centre

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It is believed Arnold Walker, 17 (left) and Tony Gibson, 13 (right) escaped the centre around 11pm, police say.

 

UPDATE 11.50am.

 

UPDATE 4.30pm.

 

UPDATE 3.30pm, July 18, 2018: 2nd escapee arrested.

Turf Club mounts have humps

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Bigger crowds may mean the new venue may become the home for the Camel Cup, one the town most celebrated annual events, and run by volunteers. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Artist's Woomera warning: live bombs

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"Like most Alice Springs residents, I suspect, I have travelled the south Stuart Highway for years without knowing that the Woomera Prohibited Area (WPA) is still a live weapons testing range, open for business." KIERAN FINNANE reviews Kristian Laemmle-Ruff's exhibition, Woomera.

Because of eight grandmothers we can

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Eight feisty grandmothers pulled no punches when they declared, at yesterday's rally to end NAIDOC Week, that out of control kids and NGOs more interested in chasing public money than doing their jobs need to be on top of the town's agenda. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Pitchi Ritchi: Nobody home

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Cross promotion with a sister sanctuary in the Dandenongs would be a good idea, writes Lee Kidman.

Red Dirt Poetry Festival turns international

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It will include a heat for the Australian Poetry Slam, writes director Laurie May (pictured).

Visions from the Centre to light up the Sydney Opera House

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Western Arrernte watercolourist Mervyn Rubuntja (work at right) and Central Arrernte/ Mudburra painter Patricia Ansell Dodds are among six First Nations artists whose art work will be projected onto the Sydney Opera House every night for the coming year.

Tourism, pubs, history and today's Alice Springs

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The world over, hotels and pubs can enhance a town – or destroy it. By RUSSELL GUY. The historic Lutetia Hotel in Paris is pictured.

Torrent of toxic Facebook posts after Mall melee

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Upstairs – downstairs: While the high and mighty celebrate the Aboriginal flag flying on Anzac Hill, at its foot kids continued to riot, sparking a toxic social media outburst. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

National Aboriginal art gallery in the wide open spaces?

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As the government's top-down attitude is causing uproar, is the solution to our town's make or break project on our doorstep? ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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