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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • Waratah breaks the drought

    Today I visited the picturesque Gardens Oval in Darwin to watch my first Northern Territory Football League game between Waratah and Southern Districts. Gardens Oval is Waratah's home ground, and...

  • Magpie geese

    I'm told the arrival of magpie geese in Darwin heralds the beginning of the wet season, just as dragonflies are said to be harbingers of the dry. The birds became...

  • Survival tips for the Darwin build-up

    The build-up to the wet season is everyone's least enjoyable time of year. The "build-up" stretches from September to December, sometimes longer if it's a poor dry season or late...

 

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