Thanks for the explanation, Erwin. Somehow, though, I tend to believe …

Comment on Zachary Rolfe prosecution: possible hearing in September by John Bell.

Thanks for the explanation, Erwin.
Somehow, though, I tend to believe that a great number of Alicians will be most reluctant to express their views publicly. Alicians on all sides of the issue.
Good people, people of conscience and integrity. Alicians who love their town. Alicians who are in despair and are losing hope.

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Zachary Rolfe prosecution: possible hearing in September
So many Alicians are refraining from making any comment whatsoever on this most important social matter. Their silence is significant. Their reasons for remaining silent would be most enlightening.
[ED – No surprise there, John. The matter is sub judice, that means “under the judge,” and publishing any fact relating to evidence, unless having been mentioned in court, is in contempt of court and subject to significant penalties. We will have a thorough coverage of the court case.]

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The Territory is too big for them to grasp
I read somewhere once that Australia is the most over-governed country in the western world. The highest ratio of politicians per head of population.
Bob’s argument certainly conforms with that line of thinking.

NT to become just one Federal seat of Parliament
Before Warren has to toss the coin, I have a unanswered questions about the expenditure of Commonwealth Department of Health grant funds in 2010-2012 in the Indigenous Marathon Project on his watch.
Simple questions.
No reason why simple answers cannot be forthcoming

Person offences up, property down, in lock-down month
I would think these stats have been replicated in all the states and territories during the lockdown.
Easy to see why home break-ins and car thefts were down. People have been at home. Thieves and robbers aren’t particularly known for their bravery when they know they may face an angry family member with a baseball bat.
But it doesn’t really explain why commercial break-ins have been down. No trading, no cash on the premises perhaps?

The first Aboriginal preschool in Alice Springs
@ Alex Nelson: “Incredibly (to my mind, at least), Rona Glynn was only 16 years old and still studying as a student herself!” Alex.
Interesting that you raise this fact of Rona teaching at sixteen, such a young age.
My mother Doreen McArdle began teaching at the age of 16 at St Joseph’s primary school run by the Sisters of Mercy in Emu Park Central Queensland in the early 1930s.
Mum told me that the nuns selected teenagers to teach young children classes and supervised them as they taught before they went off to teachers’ college.
My mum went on to the Range College in Rocky and then worked as a governess on a Central Queensland station.
Mum said the nuns at Catholic schools selected and supervised a number of Aboriginal teenagers (all girls) who went to college with her and taught later as governesses.
So it seems that this may have been the accepted practice those days.
Teenagers given practical on the job experience in classrooms before going off to teachers college for formal qualification, at least in Queensland.

A touch of light: Artityerrityerre, willy wagtail
Wonderful article Mike. In yesterday’s The Australian there was an article about the night parrot.
As you probably well know, Shane Parker lived in the Alice in late 60s early 70s. At Stott House and Melanka.
Shane’s sighting and hearing the night parrot while riding a camel down near Oodnadatta is well recorded.
The Alice has been fortunate to have such great ornithologists such as Shane and your good self. Keep up the good work, mate.

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