Henley-on-Todd: day of the kids, big and small

The annual madcap caper in the Todd River, Henley-on-Todd, launched yesterday with a Mermaids’ Picnic and concert on the river banks, followed this morning by its traditional parade down Todd Mall.


Nautically-themed floats and costumes were  in prominence, with extra dash added by local children, coached in schools by artists in a project overseen by Red Hot Arts and sponsored by the Town Council. The event, in a new collaboration between the arts organisation and Rotary which runs the Henley-on-Todd,  also inaugurates this year’s Desert Festival.


Racing in bottomless boats is underway.


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Above and below: A drumming band from Ltyentye Apurte (Santa Teresa) entertained the crowd at last night’s Mermaids’ Picnic.


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  1. James T Smerk
    Posted August 20, 2017 at 9:38 am

    Great event for the town! We need more of this.

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