Trouble at the turn-off

 

 

Cars, grog, jealousy, death

 

After a long day’s drinking four carloads of people ended up at the turn-off to Ali Curung on the Stuart Highway, south of Tennant Creek. Most of them lived at Ali Curung and were family or knew one another. Most were a bit drunk, or very drunk. Grog was running low, arguing and jealous fights broke out. And a woman died. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

 

Pictured: A roadside drinking camp. The inscription on the cross-piece reads, “Let there be light in the darkness.” Photo Courtesy Russell Guy.