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Traynor's Alice Springs: more than tale of heroic white men

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This new book drives home just how heavily imprinted on the present town map is its colonial history, but author Stuart Traynor tells a more multifaceted story. KIERAN FINNANE reviews.

Time to remember 'who luv's ya!'

 

The descendants of Myrtle McDonald have gathered in town this week
for a family reunion. For once it was supposed to be just for joy, not
for a funeral.
At the Telegraph Station on Sunday family members focussed on that even
though last Friday they'd again had to bury one of their menfolk dying
before his time.

Ronda Ross, Myrtle's daughter, was the chief organiser. She and her
sister, country singer Auriel Andrew OAM, are the last survivors of
Myrtle's seven children. Pictured: Above –  Reuben Andrew, Auriel's son, plays the didge; at right – Daughters of Myrtle McDonald, Ronda Ross (nee Andrew) and Auriel Andrew reminding their family of "who luv's ya".

Slide show: Ronda and Auriel reminding their family
of "who luv's ya". • Auriel with grandson, Jake. • The Woodbury-Kellys,
descendants of Jean McDonald, from left, Frances, her father Timmy
Kelly, Ray Woodbury (son of Jean), his son Damien, Billy-Jo Hudson,
Gillian (wife of Alan), Margaret Woodbury (daughter of Jean), mother of
Alan and Billy-Jo, and Alan Henderson.  • Bob Nardoo, husband
of Ronda's and Auriel's sister Lorraine (deceased) with Alan Henderson
(right) and Ray Woodbury. • Brian McDonald (centre) with, from left,
Reuben Andrew, Hamish McDonald, Edward (Ned) Kelly, Paul Ross (Ronda's
and Graham's third-born). • Graham Ross spins a yarn. • Reuben Andrew
plays the didge. • Ronda with her eldest son, Cameron Ross.
KIERAN FINNANE reports.

 

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