AFL in the tropics

Darwin AFL

Football in the tropics doesn’t seem natural, especially when you have the privilege of watching from inside an air-conditioned corporate box. I went to Marrara in Darwin tonight to see Melbourne play Fremantle. At 7.10pm when the game started it was 27 degrees, with a high humidity of 57 per cent. The humidity was unusual for July and unfortunate for… Read more »

Darwin Glenti Festival

Darwin Glenti Festival

The Darwin Glenti Festival is a colourful, noisy and vibrant celebration of Greek culture in the Northern Territory. This was the second year I called in at the popular feast of food and dance on the Esplanade overlooking Darwin Harbour. According to this article, the Northern Territory’s first Greek arrival appears to have been a crewman aboard the Moonta, George… Read more »

New hologram tells old story

Alice Spring shologram

A new mist-based hologram was launched this week at the historic Telegraph Station in Alice Springs to tell an old story of how the telegram once dominated communications. The construction of the Australian Overland Telegraph Line in 1870-72 from Port Augusta to Darwin connected Australia to the rest of the world. This important part of Northern Territory and Australian history… Read more »

Boatwood furniture

Boatwood table and chairs

Our new dining set comprises a recycled boatwood table and chairs. I love the colour, timber quality and simplicity of this furniture. It was purchased at a Darwin outlet which specialises in importing such items from Indonesia. The cost was comparable or cheaper with more conventional styles of furniture, but in my view the character makes it more valuable. The… Read more »

Muslim heritage recognised

Unveiling of a sign to mark the grave of Goolam Rasool Nazar.

I’m pleased to follow up my post of June 2, 2015 regarding the grave of “Afghan” cameleer Goolam Rasool Nazar in Alice Springs. A sign was unveiled yesterday to mark the grave and explain its historical significance. History, whether it’s of a family, a group of people or a town, can help us understand who we are today. Local historian… Read more »

Moving to Darwin

March 20, 2016   2 Comments on Moving to Darwin
Libby and Michael

Someone once told me they used to check the employment ads every weekend to make sure their own job wasn’t being advertised! That was before the internet. Most things which used to be advertised exclusively or mainly in newspapers are now also (or instead) advertised 24/7 on the web. Such it is that my position as Editor of the Centralian… Read more »