Wednesday, May 3, 2017


What  was  that  drone  doing  flying  about  the  Darwin  CBD  on  Sunday  not   far  from   the  Chinese  Temple ...surely not a  North Korean  spy plane  ?  If so , watch  out  for  disintegrating  space  junk  over the  Mitchell Street  nightclub launch pad  at the weekend . From   our Kiwi  mates  across  the Tasman  this  morning  arrived  the   following angry  message :
Prominent  Darwin archivist  and   historian  Dr  Mickey  Dewar , 61 ,   died  in  Melbourne on April 23    from  motor neuron  disease.  Her  strong involvement with  the Territory included    teaching   at  Milingimbi in Arnhem Land. At the  Museum  and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory she was  curator of history  and  in  charge of heritage management at  Fannie Bay Gaol and  Lyons Cottage .
In 2011 she won the Northern Territory History Book   Award   with   Darwin-No Place Like Home  . A thesis   she  wrote  was entitled  In Search of the Never-Never : the Northern Territory  Metaphor  in Australian  Writing . She was also a recipient of  the  Jessie Litchfield  Award   for  Territory  literature
Just as  Darwin was  flooded  with  southern tradesmen seeking work   after  Cyclone Tracy ,  many  Territorians  have  headed   to  or  are  planning to  go  to   Queensland  in  the hope of  finding  employment  rebuilding  areas  shattered  by Cyclone  Debbie .