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Street names, statues: why change matters

 

 

Concerns with contemporary social problems should not be used as an excuse for not reckoning with the wrongs of the past, says Joel Liddle Perrurle. He spoke with KIERAN FINNANE. 

Stuart statue should have King Charley as opposite

 

 

Back in 2015 many people were opposed to yet another celebration of John McDouall Stuart, this figure of colonial history. Now there is an even greater aversion to the constant claiming of time and space by white culture; as well as a desire for truth-telling and to commemorate the unsung Indigenous heroes of our nation, write Joel Liddle Perrurle, Jason Gibson and Myfany Turpin.

Town still upset with Stuart statue, say researchers

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A public arts engagement project that centred on a statue of the explorer has tapped into a vein of powerful emotion and resulted in the production of a collection of thought-provoking artworks, say Dr Judy Lovell and Dr Al Strangeways.

Stuart statue came to life – in peace

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There wasn't a murmur of disapproval when gun-toting explorer John McDouall Stuart came to life in a play last weekend: in fact he got a standing ovation. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

New Stuart statue plaques get it wrong

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Council should now pay for monument acknowledging Arrernte, writes DAN MURPHY.

 

Where to now for council and Stuart statue?

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What should the Alice Springs Town Council do about the clearly expressed wish by Arrernte people associated with Akeyulerre Inc, an Arrernte healing centre on Stuart Terrace, to remove the statue of explorer John McDouall Stuart just across the road? Should they begin by responding to an open letter, addressed to Stuart but forwarded to the Mayor and elected members in the hope of a "very respectful discussion"?  KIERAN FINNANE reports.

 

Home at last?

 

 

 

Two years after the debacle over the erection of a giant statue depicting explorer John McDouall Stuart, the Alice Springs Town Council and McDouall-Stuart Lodge no.219 announced this morning that they have agreed to locate the statue "which was gifted to Council by the Lodge" at the western end of Stuart Park on Stuart Terrace. Further, council has made an an application to the Heritage Committee for approval of the placement, required because Stuart Park is part of the town's Heritage Precinct. That committee will next meet in October.

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