Tag Archives: Alice Springs

Visitor from afar to Alex’s backyard

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The Pheasant Coucal’s home is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests, but it clearly enjoyed his visit to the Old Eastside, writes ALEX NELSON. FULL STORY »

‘Lost’ man survived on bush food banquet

2612 echidna SM2612 Bush Passionfruit SMBush passionfruit (at right), sugarbag and echidnas (at left) are likely to have been on the menu for Harold Morton who walked out of his community with just the clothes he was wearing, and survived in the bush for more than two weeks in blistering heat. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Our bushfire fighting: Up in the air?

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Water bombers, the big ones carrying more than 15 tonnes of fire fighting fluid, were used in the Tasmanian bushfires but were not available to the fire fighters battling in the West Macs under horrendous conditions in January. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Ryan to run in Braitling for the CLP?

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The Mayor (at right) is not confirming nor denying it, and we’ve now asked fellow town council member and CLP vice-president Jamie deBrenni (at left) for a response. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Crime statistics horrendous, says Lambley

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The town needs a circuit breaker to stop this crime wave, an emergency youth curfew or the police tactical response unit coming, writes  ROBYN LAMBLEY, Independent Member for Araluen. FULL STORY »

Iconic restaurant closes after 40 years

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It was bad luck rather than bad management, says its co-owner with her husband Mark, Jennifer Schrader. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Finke film: Race, pilgrimage, danger, skill, fun

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Alice Springs film makers put the desert race on the big screen with amazing results. ERWIN CHLANDA reviews. FULL STORY »

I never found my mother

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Race horses are given a universal birthday of August 1 in the Southern Hemisphere. Stolen children were getting the same treatment in Australia: “At Mulgoa, because no-one knew our real birth dates, the girls were all given the birth date of December 1 and the boys January 1,” recalls Millicent “Millie” Glenn (at right in the photo). She tells her story to JOHN P McD SMITH.  FULL STORY »

Centre of attention: Glory days of Anzac Oval in the 1950s

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1952 was a year of consolidation for the newly grassed oval but its reputation began to spread far and wide. The recreation reserve became a venue of many firsts during the 1950s, reports ALEX NELSON in Part Two of this series, backgrounding the now embattled former Alice Springs sporting and social venue. FULL STORY »

Future in law, international development: Alex walks the talk

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A stint helping an East Timor women’s centre made it crystal clear for Alexandra Rosewarne (pictured): “This is what I want to do.” She is this year’s winner of the Paul Harris Scholarship awarded by the Rotary Club of Alice Springs. FULL STORY »