What sad news. Michelle has made such a contribution to …

Comment on Michele Castagna, 1944 – 2016 by Jonathan Pilbrow.

What sad news. Michelle has made such a contribution to this town in so many ways, and her presence will be greatly missed.

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Review, don’t celebrate Pine Gap: Alice peace group
Here is a very interesting piece from three days ago which comments on the above story.


Words that everyone who lives here should know!
One can also learn to say the words, without reading them, by listening to and working with an Arrernte speaker.

Words that everyone who lives here should know!
The spelling may look complicated, but with practice and persistence, reasonable pronunciation can be achieved.
English has a very complicated spelling system, with many exceptions to rules. The Arrernte orthography actually provides a very consistent system.
It is important to understand that there are sounds in Arrernte that simply don’t occur in the English language, but linguists and Arrernte speakers had to find ways to spell these sounds using English letters.
Myfany Turpin gives a very thorough explanation of why Arrernte is spelt the way it is. Well worth a read. http://www.clc.org.au/articles/info/have-you-ever-wondered-why-arrernte-is-spelt-the-way-it-is/

Youth crime: screams for help
Thanks for a really insightful letter. Really thought provoking. Provides some really good insights into the issues facing many young people in Central Australia.

Experience Aboriginal culture in the heart of the CBD
Fantastic. I hope to be there.
Well done on all involved in making this happen.

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