Tag Archives: Hermannsburg

Hermannsburg Mission: questions of survival



“This massive work is bound to be labelled contentious, but there is no doubting its quality and value,” writes TED EGAN AO of John Strehlow’s  The Tale of Frieda Keysser, Volume II. FULL STORY »

$3m boost for Hermannsburg historical precinct

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More visitors are expected following the completion of the Inner Loop road sealing, writes Lauren Moss, Minister for Tourism and Culture. PHOTO: Building in the precinct needing repair. FULL STORY »

Hermannsburg historic precinct gets cash injection

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Government cash will go to Hermannsburg for restoration, development, writes Lauren Moss, Minister for Tourism and Culture. FULL STORY »

Loop Road heading towards jobs

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The kind of jobs Aborigines and inclined towards – working as rangers and interpreters – will mesh in well with the opportunities in the tourism industry enhanced by the new Mereenie Loop Road. ERWIN CHLANDA speaks with Stuart MLA Scott McConnell (at right)PHOTO: Palm Valley.


Iconic Mereenie Loop open by autumn – at last!




Conquer the magnificent West in two-wheel-drives. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


Widow cities and rural bliss: a diverse electorate




With a foot in each camp, Namatjira candidate Heidi Williams wants all kids to have a chance. She spoke with ERWIN CHLANDA.


Territory democracy, Rest In Peace



Transparency and public interest get ground up in the wheels of the Giles Government’s spin machine. Part of the puff are projects with little substance behind them: It is a proposed wilderness lodge (pictured) near Hermannsburg the latest example? ERWIN CHLANDA comments.


Jazz greats to play in Hermannsburg




Hermannsburg is likely to be one of the venues for the “biggest jazz and blues festival in the world” featuring James Morrison (pictured). ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


‘Old Mission’ at Hermannsburg open again


Following the signing of an MOU at Hermannsburg (Ntaria) this morning, the community’s historic precinct and tearooms are open again, under the management of Finke River Mission. The precinct, a popular destination for tourists, has been closed since late last year. KIERAN FINNANE reports.


Hermannsburg making its own bread again

The Aboriginal community of Hermannsburg (Ntaria) is once again baking its own bread – an example of small business enterprise on remote communities that is so often talked about. For the last 10 months or so a bakery at the back of the Finke River Mission store has been producing loaves and rolls, building up to production of 100 loaves a day, sometimes more. KIERAN FINNANE reports.