Along with Father Smith I agree with Ntharipe Observer that …

Comment on Architect of Katherine’s masterplan to be Alice council CEO by James.

Along with Father Smith I agree with Ntharipe Observer that there are Aboriginal dignitaries who are worthy of having sites named after them in Alice Springs and environs.

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Architect of Katherine’s masterplan to be Alice council CEO
There is a proposal before the Town Council and endorsed by the Deputy Chief Minister of the NT to have a park in Alice Springs named after Father Percy Smith.
Perhaps the new CEO will take this up as a matter of priority?


Recent Comments by James

Quietly lending an ear, or saving a life
Very interesting story about a group of people who obviously render a very important service to Alice Springs and environs.
Supporting people in times of trauma is so necessary and obviously these people render this service free. This is the type of story that needs to be widely acknowledged.
Well done Canon Jeffries.


The Kennett tragedy
What a tragic story yet still a powerful account of human endurance. I take my hat off to Dr Riley and Father Smith.


St Francis House: Excellence sought and achieved
What an inspirational series. I’m sad that it’s come to an end. My unconditional admiration goes to Father Percy Smith, Mrs Isabel Smith, the St Francis’ House boys and their mothers.


‘I shared my mother with the Aboriginal children’
Love the picture of Millie Woodford with Albert Namatjira.
What amazing guys the St Francis House boys turned out to be!


First Aboriginal doctor: Gordon Briscoe AO, BA (Hist), MA, PhD
The service rendered by Father Percy Smith to Aboriginal children is truly profound.
He obviously dedicated himself to serve some of the most destitute children in Australia at a time when very little was being done to give them a chance in life to which they as Australians had a right.
Such a kind and humble man stands as an example to us all as to what is really of value in life.
Like the Aboriginal children he served, who have achieved so remarkably well, Father Smith will be long remembered, admired and hopefully emulated.


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