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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.

New Stuart statue plaques get it wrong

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

 

McDouall Stuart, aboooouuuut turn!

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The controversial John McDouall Stuart statue has done an about-turn, and is now facing south where he should be going, as one local wag puts it. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Stuart is holding the wrong rifle

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Just as you thought the row over the Stuart statue is all over, gun enthusiast Des Nelson has discovered the weapon the explorer is holding – the subject of so much criticism – is the wrong one.

 

Council: Stuart statue back, feral trolleys tamed, CDL in limbo, 'no' to higher fines, WiFi for mall, dropped BDR empties river

 

 

The CDL saga goes on, a hike in fines is dropped, feral shopping trolleys are brought partly under control, and the statue of the explorer John McDouall Stuart (pictured during its unveiling followed by immediate removal) finally has a home. These were some of the issues discussed at last night's meeting of the Town Council committees. ERWIN CHLANDA 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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