In this moment when, in the Western world at least, the tide is turning on what is permissible in men’s sexual approaches to women, it is fascinating to be taken into ancient scenarios in exactly these gender borderlands, writes KIERAN FINNANE, after her visit to the National Museum of Australia’s major exhibition, Songlines, Tracking the Seven Sisters.
The museum will “showcase what it means to be a Territorian”. Its Darwin site is chosen, architects are on board but otherwise it's pretty much a $50m blank canvas. A small public meeting in Alice pondered if and how it can serve Central Australia. KIERAN FINNANE reports.