February 14 to 17, 1936 in Alice Springs were days of unbelievably searing heat in the middle of an Australian summer. It was against this backdrop that one of the Northern Territory’s saddest dramas unfolded. ByJOHN P MD SMITH.
Tomorrow, March 26, a Last Post Ceremony at sunset (5.30pm) will be held at the Alice Springs Cenotaph, Anzac Hill, in honour of Private Alexander McKinnon. He is pictured as a child with his with his paternal grandfather, also Alexander, writes Jonathan Pilbrow, Convener Alice Springs Peace Action Think Tank.