Thanks Kieran, great article and great pictures. Will keep an …

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Thanks Kieran, great article and great pictures. Will keep an eye out for the book. Puzzled by the comments though, we are a weird lot. PS: Tholstrup, what is it you are thinking we did to Vietnam returned soldiers? “Bad welfare”?

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Another great read from the Alice Springs News Online. Takes us back to a different world.


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I remember joining the staff at Alice Springs Highschool in ’86 and being surprised to find there was a school cop.
We had a couple of good ones, including Kym Davies, did a lot for the kids, including a boating expedition on the Roper. And kept the staff in line too.


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Well said John Bell. I look forward to reading Tatz’s book now.


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I think there are tight restrictions imposed by international treaties that make this difficult. Also a problem in the US as detailed in a 2014 article which outlines some of the hurdles.


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Well said Alex Nelson, Russell and Blair are great additions to the Liquor Commission.


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