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Wagait Beach

Wagait Beach

We drove more than 110km today to see a beach that's only about 7km from our Darwin home. Wagait Beach is on the western side of Darwin Harbour on Cox Peninsula. Much of the hinterland in that area forms part of the recent Kenbi land claim settlement. A small township exists with a population of 370 people, who are served by a regular 15-minute [...] Read more

Crash site evokes wartime reflection

Crash site evokes wartime reflection

A drive to Cox Peninsula today, just across the harbour from Darwin but 100km by road, led to the wreckage of a WW2 American bomber. Known as "Milady", the B24J Liberator aircraft crashed on 17 January 1945 when returning from a training exercise, killing all six men aboard. A bumpy track through dense bush takes visitors to where metal parts lay [...] Read more

Rambox message aggregator

Rambox message aggregator

It's not new to wrap a web service such as Gmail in a standalone browser window to create a desktop app. I don't really see the point in this however, because tabbed browsing makes it easy to switch between sites and services, even if more than one browser is required. Rambox takes it to a higher level by specialising in email and messaging sites. [...] Read more

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

Today I visited the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. It was my first time there, despite its proximity just 3km away, past the high school at Bullocky Point. There is an excellent collection of Aboriginal art, especially from Arnhem Land and the Tiwi Islands. We were also fortunate to see this year's entrants in the National [...] Read more

Tribute to Aboriginal sportsman Harry Hewitt

Tribute to Aboriginal sportsman Harry Hewitt

History has a way of turning up unexpected treasures and I feel fortunate to have discovered one such gem accidentally. Fortunate in the sense I now know something about an unsung South Australian sporting hero of the 19th century; sad however at his tragic end. I discovered Aboriginal sportsman Harry Hewitt while researching West Adelaide’s [...] Read more

Linux Mint 18

Linux Mint 18

Linux Mint 18 (Sarah) using Cinnamon desktop is the best operating system I've had the pleasure to use. I had a previous KDE version of Linux Mint on my Lenovo Z50 laptop and forgot about it for several months after moving from Alice Springs to Darwin and buying a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 in the meantime. The Surface Pro is great for mobility and [...] Read more

Steven Bradbury

Steven Bradbury

I had the pleasure today to meet 2002 Winter Olympics gold medallist Steven Bradbury. He's an entertaining speaker and there's much more to his inspirational story than cruising over the finish line as an accidental champion. Bradbury was in the twilight of his career when he won Australia's first Winter Olympics gold. He had suffered many [...] Read more

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