Saturday, May 8, 2021

The freedom of the press still furnishes that check upon government which no constitution has ever been able to provide – Chicago Tribune.

Home Issue 9

Issue 9

The stolen child who went to university

2607 Joe Croft, Charles Perkins SM

 

 

After an odyssey in homes for taken-away children, Joe Croft excelled at school and became Australia's first Aboriginal to enter university. He is pictured with Charlie Perkins, right, the first Indigenous person to graduate from an Australian university. By JOHN P McD SMITHPart Two of a series.

West Macs fire mitigation critically inadequate: Scientist

 

 

Fire mapping in 2018 indicates only one or two areas of prescribed burning during the cool months last year, insufficient to prevent the catastrophic bushfire which has swept through most of the West MacDonnell National Park last month, says the CDU's Andrew Edwards. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Photo: Fire in Ormiston Gorge.

Mines near Alice moving to join major Oz exporters

2606 tungsten outcrop SM

 

 

Hopeful producers of tungsten and rare earths pleased with exploration results and are finding high demand as resources make up 72% of the nation's exports in 2018. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Photo shows tungsten outcrop.

Indecent assault, home invasions

A bicycle rider intervened as a 15-year-old girl is alleged to have been indecently assaulted by a man of Aboriginal appearance at about 3pm yesterday afternoon, say police.

Government fails to protect major tourism asset

p1938-Larapinta-Trail-Peter SM

 

 

The West MacDonnell Ranges have now been ravaged by fire for the third time in two decades: Fire scientist Peter Latz (pictured) says the NT Government isn't spending enough money on precautionary burns during the winter, leaving a catastrophic fuel load for the hot months. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Adelaide's Indigenous gallery out of the starting blocks

2606 In Daily art gallery SM

 

 

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

2606 Gary Higgins SM

 

 

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

2606 Pioneer Walk-In old SM

 

 

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.

Police have "grave concerns" for missing man

2606 Harold Morton OK

 

“Accomplished hunter” now in the fourth day missing in bushland north of Alice Springs, and in extreme heat. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

UPDATE February 6: Search suspended.

Make September 8 Australia Day, anthem in Pitjantjatjara

2499 Ted Egan singer SM2605 Matthew Flinders SM

 

 

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).

Man missing north of Alice Springs

Police concerned about his safety because of severe heat.

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.

- Advertisment -

Most Read

Mega-department created from secret report

The regions have been stripped of a say on local health by Labor reversing CLP reforms in 2014 which ensured decision-making isn’t solely driven...

Alice to get more internet speed

Alice Springs and close-by suburbs Araluen, Braitling, Ciccone, Desert Springs, East Side, Gillen, Ilparpa, Larapinta, Ross, Sadadeen and The Gap are getting "ultrafast internet...

Focus on treaty as conditions in the bush remain appalling

PART THREE by ROGER STEELE and DON FULLER Waste and incompetence are rampant. In Part Two we gave as an example Roebourne in Western...