Father Percy Smith and Lucy Britain who worked for the Anglican Church in 1953 became concerned that Aboriginal children who lived in the town area of Alice Springs did not have access to a preschool. So the started one. By JOHN P McD SMITH. PHOTO: Aboriginal children being helped off the government truck at St John's Hostel Pre-School. Mrs Lucy Britain (right) and Ms Marie Burke (left).
The business case for the national Aboriginal art gallery, one year overdue, is "based on the development of a CBD-based" institution, a location in direct conflict with the wishes of the town's Aboriginal custodians. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Minister Wakefield.
UPDATE 4pm: The cost of the business case report is $224,121 excluding GST.
A surprise a minute with the town's biggest project on the drawing board. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Arts Minister Lauren Moss is pictured with Namatjira MLA Chansey Paech and Phillip Watkins, CEO of Desart.
UPDATE: Minister Moss provided a statement at 5.17pm, explaining the role of the two galleries.
The public debate about the proposed Aboriginal gallery keeps running into dead ends: Now Acting Tourism Minister Natasha Fyles (pictured) fails to answer questions from the Opposition Leader but instead spruiked the same old, same old in Parliament yesterday.