Dear Alice Springs News. Thank you for this comprehensive and …

Comment on Haunting excursion into Alice’s psyche by Craig san Roque.

Dear Alice Springs News. Thank you for this comprehensive and enthralling review of a local work. It makes me want to go and read the book.
I will tell Josh to do the same.

Recent Comments by Craig san Roque

Volunteers are beating buffel
It was helpful to read all those comments on poisons and methods and hope … and big pictures, but when it comes down to it, all I do most mornings around 6.30am is go out through the back gate into the Coolabah Swamp with a hoe or mattock and a dog and chip out a buffel or two.
I don’t argue with the dog, I don’t instruct the buffel. I don’t see anyone else, much, doing so.
In a population of 24,000.

Volunteers are beating buffel
Erwin, thanks for running this story.
Readers might like to know that the same thing is happening in the Coolabah Swamp / Ankerre Ankerre.
A handful of local land care people under the watchful eye of the local TO family are clearing back buffell and invasive saltbush (originally planted for dust control in the 1970s).
Look around the Sturt and Stott Terrace corners and back of Mueller and Lindsay Avenue.
You will see the clearing and new growth. Once upon a time the Coolabah Swamp was overgrown, trashed and seen as wasteland. Now, with the support of the group it’s safe to rest and walk though some of it.
Anyone can see how its getting to be a happier part of the fertile native bush spaces of Alice – like Spencer Hill – and some of the riverside.
Maybe next on the list would be cleaning up the buffel from the heritage site of Billy Goat Hill / Alkeyule. Take a walk up there and see for yourself.

Desert ‘mysteries’: start by asking the locals 
It is great to see a local scientist at work, Dr Walsh breaking ground with a 10kg crowbar. Thankyou Alice News for making this story known.

‘Anyone who held violent opinions could always be trusted’
Thanks Evelyne for adding the next lines from Mt Thucydides observations on political behaviours.

Bashings, break-ins, robberies, car thefts: teen girls guilty
There could be many comments to make, but the first is to thank the reporter for taking on this matter in a balanced, intelligent and fearless manner.
This is the kind of careful reporting that sets a national standard.
The complicated facts of life in our region can only be done justice to by such balanced, intelligent and careful reporting.

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