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Australia Day: Alice's role in it

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While our country endures another round of self-flagellation over the suitability of January 26 as Australia’s national day, it will probably surprise many to learn that Alice Springs and the Northern Territory played prominent roles in the history of this public holiday. ALEX NELSON reports. Photo: Dominant Folk Society performers (Evans, Barford, Balfour and Foran) founded their band “Bloodwood” (pictured) and were part of the local Oz Day debate.

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