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Community reacts with anger to NT Government backflip on Gas2Gove


NHULUNBUY residents have expressed their disappointment with the current government for reneging on a gas deal which was proposed in February. Pictured here are Nhulunbuy Newsagency co-owner Judy Carter and colleague Catherine Morar, who vocalised their disapproval with a sign of the times.

Deputy Chief Minister David Tollner faces the scrutiny of the media at Ski Beach.

GOVE community has reacted with anger to a NT Government announcement that there was never a signed Gas-to-Gove agreement and the previous deal is now off the table. And they are demanding answers - and immediately. Locals have said that they have had enough of shallow promises by governments who have failed to materialise any certainty in getting Gas-to-Gove, and don’t want to go through the stress all over again. Chief Minister Adam Giles’s office released a statement last Friday which said a new “winwin” deal was now on offer to Pacific Aluminium which slashed the amount of the previously promised gas. The original proposal put forward by Pacific Aluminium involved the Territory giving up 25PJ of gas per year for 12 years, totalling 300PJ. Under the planned new model, the Territory Government would sell Pacific Aluminium 13PJ of gas per year for up to 15 years, totalling 195PJ. Chamber of Commerce President David Suter said the business community want concrete answers now. “We want answers now, and

I would urge Pacific Aluminium and the current NT Government to get together as soon as they possibly can.” Chief Executive Officer of YBE Glenn Aitchison said the regional community has at best been treated with contempt. “It is time for genuine shared and visionary leadership that looks to sustain the now, builds for tomorrow and future proofs the territory and its regions.” Co-owner of Nhulunbuy Newsagency Judy Carter said it was a stressful time for all people in town who have been through it already. “Not just for the refinery workers, but for people who have investments here and have had them here for a very long time. “We’ve already gone through it, and it impacted on everybody’s business. “It’s very difficult to have to go through this again. “Our fate is out of our hands; its in the hands of Rio and the government.” Mr Suter said the business community don’t want to go through the stress and strain of the pre-Christmas issue again. “People are very tired and very concerned.” A community meeting was held on Monday afternoon at

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the Walkabout, attended by Deputy Chief Minister David Tollner, who said he planned to deliver the people a good news announcement. “This is about jobs in Nhulunbuy; this is about regional development and seeing people get a go like they do in any other part of the country.” A press conference was held in Gove on Monday, featuring members of the NT Government and the head of Pacific Aluminium’s Gove Operations

Ryan Cavanagh. Mr Cavanagh said Pacific Aluminium were disappointed with the announcement. “It creates uncertainty for our employees, which we are trying to manage at the moment, and it creates uncertainty for everyone in the community. “We’re just keen on resolving that uncertainty and getting a long-term energy efficient solution for Gove.” Continued Page 2 >>

ARMED AND READY FOR THE LOCALS: Djawa Yunupingu showed politicians Ian MacFarlane and David Tollner some woomeras being made in the Gumatj workshop.

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Also present at the conference were Shadow Federal Minister for Resources Ian MacFarlane and Liberal candidate for the seat of Lingiari Tina MacFarlane. Gravelly-voiced Mr MacFarlane said it was

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ship would have to wait until they get elected - if they do get elected.” On the same evening, a Federal Liberal fundraiser was held in town, to promote candidate Tina MacFarlane. When asked if Nhulunbuy residents had been treated as political pawns by the Northern Territory Government over the gas issue, Ms MacFarlane said she didn’t think people had been used. “I feel that it was always going to be subject to due diligence, and that’s normal

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above politics to keep the refinery going in Gove - then proceeded to give an election pitch that the Liberal government would do so if voted in. “I’ll put together a consortium to ensure that the gas gets here.” Mr Suter said: “I’m disappointed with the fact that the announcement that MacFarlane made wasn’t any more than; ‘if you vote for me, and we get elected, we’ll do something about it’. “That means the town-

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General Manager of Gove Operations Ryan Cavanagh said the announcement was “disappointing”.

Cartoon by Gil Avila.

business, and in normal business that’s just carried out. “Due diligence was completed and an announcement carried out, I don’t believe there was ever any intention to mislead anyone.” Mislead or not, the people of Gove have been thrown into uncertainty

once again. Pacific Aluminium and the Northern Territory Government will now try to work out a solution to keep Nhulunbuy’s refinery open, with no promised deadlines other than maybe after the Federal election. The Federal election date has yet to be announced.

How the new deal went down IN the middle of Darwin Show Day, Chief Minister Adam Giles released a bombshell - there was a new deal for Gas-to-Gove. “We are talking to Pacific Aluminium about them using a dual fuel option that would see the Gove Alumina refinery operate on a combination of heavy fuel oil and natural gas for 15 years. “We understand the importance of the refinery to the local com-

munity and the Territory economy and we are confident this is a better, longer-term solution for the town offering a 15 year energy solution, instead of 12.” Mr Giles said the original proposal by Pacific Aluminium was always conditional on a rigorous due diligence process. “Unfortunately the results have revealed unacceptable risk to the NT economy and taxpayers,” Mr

Giles said. Member for Nhulunbuy Lynne Walker has said the government were playing games and putting politics before the people of Gove. “The continued claims from Adam Giles that no deal was ever done are arrogant and dishonest. “It is completely insensitive to the people of Gove who were guaranteed that a deal was done.”

Gove pharmacy assistant to represent NT A NHULUNBUY pharmacy assistant has been chosen to represent the NT in the National Pharmacy Assistant of the Year Award, in part due to her “gentle and caring demeanor”. Shenayde Martin will head to Queensland in October, to have a crack at winning the Pharmacy Guild of Australia/GSK National Pharmacy Assistant of the Year Award 2013. Ms Martin, who is employed by Gove Amcal Pharmacy, was selected from a field of eight finalists in Darwin last Tuesday. She beat out finalists from Palmerston, Alice Springs and Darwin. Owner of Gove Amcal Pharmacy Darryl Stewart said it was great to see Shenayde had been recognised for all the hard work she’d done. “We’re very proud of her, she’s worked immensely hard to be where she is.” The judging panel noted Shenayde’s enthusiasm for her

Vice President of the NT Pharmacy Guild Branch Nunzio Meta with Gove Amcal Pharmacy’s Shenayde Martin. job, her professional attitude, a pharmacy assistant. outstanding product knowledge “Her passion and enthusiasm and her gentle and caring de- for her job was wonderful to see.” meanor. Shenayde will represent the Kylie Clark, who was one of NT at the Gold Coast in October, the judging panel, commented where she will be competing that Shenayde was inspirational against a finalist from each of the when she spoke about her role as other states and territories.


Manhunt after 18-year-old escapes custody including two four-wheel-drives, three iPhones, mobile phones, wallets and cash, as well as a $2000 mountain bike, a bottle of bourbon and a packet of cigarettes. Nine victims reported crimes relating to theft or trespassing over the night. Just after 9am on Tuesday, Mr Robertson was found sleeping inside a gold Toyota LandCruiser that had been reported stolen the night prior. He was arrested and taken to the police station, where the next day he participated in a police interview. Mr Robertson admitted he had been sniffing paint and drinking alcohol over the night of the spree, and couldn’t recollect the allegations put before him. He was later charged and remanded in custody, before being flown back to Darwin, where he will appear in the Magistrate’s Court on July 29. Senior Sergeant Erica Sims said catching Mr Robertson was a resource intensive job, but police were happy to have a successful outcome. “All praise to the efforts of the officers in recapturing the alleged offender.” She urged residents to always be vigilant in ensuring their property was safe and secure.

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ABOVE: An 18-year-old was arrested in Nhulunbuy last Tuesday, after escaping police custody. Photo courtesy: Nhulunbuy Police. INSET:18-year-old Eric Robertson escaped police custody on July 22. “Even though it is a safe town, incidents such as this do occur.”

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Four days of peace, love and damper

ABOVE: Looking out from the Garma site. BELOW: Garma’s Tent City, constructed by prisoners and volunteers for the event.

HUNDREDS of people from all races coming together as one spirit, one mind; sounds like Garma is on again. The site of Gulkula, 40km from Nhulunbuy, is in the process of being transformed into a giant cultural hub, where from August 9-12, a huge celebration of Indigenous culture will take place. Senior Cultural Advisor Dopieya Yunupingu, who will be teaching basket weaving at Garma, said it is one of the best opportunities in the country to learn how Yolngu people live. “We love for everyone to come here, and we open our hearts. People can come and learn from us Yolngu, and we show how we live. “We live by our own traditional culture.” New Facilities Guests to this year’s Garma will be the first to view upgraded facilities now on offer at the Garma

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From 9am until around 10pm, guests can be treated to a range of free activities including musical performances, a cinema screening and be a part of the final steps of the Journey to Recognition. Continued Page 4 >>


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A ONE-MAN crime spree hit Gove last week, after 18-year-old Eric Robertson allegedly escaped police custody and went on the run. Mr Robertson was in the region to undertake a 12-week rehabilitation program, as part of his parole conditions from previous break and enter charges in Darwin. On July 19, he walked out of Nhulunbuy’s rehabilitation facility, sparking a police hunt to locate his whereabouts. In the early hours of Monday morning, Mr Robertson was discovered sleeping in a tent at Ski Beach, and was arrested for breaching parole. He was taken to Nhulunbuy Police Station. At around 1.20am, the alleged offender was being escorted by police officers from their vehicle to the entrance of the watch house. Two metres from the entrance, he turned and without warning bolted to the front gates, which he managed to scramble over and escape into the night. A police manhunt for the escapee then ensued, as the alleged offender began to leave a trail of crimes around the township. Between 1.30am Monday, July 22 and 9.16am Tuesday, July 23, numerous thefts were reported

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POWER OUTAGE “Garma is something for the future generations,” said Senior Cultural Advisor Djunga Djunga Yunupingu (far right) - with Angie Guyla, Nigel and Gary Yunupingu. site, including a new stage, ticipate in cultural activities, a refurbished kitchen, a such as yidaki workshops new Key Forum area, cafe, and jewellery-making, or library and ablutions. just sit and listen to talks in Entertainment the Key Forum. There will be perforKey Forum mances by Circus Oz, music This year’s Key Forum is from Warren H Williams and titled A Bi-Partisan Project: Coloured Stone’s Bunna Partnerships, Reconciliation Lawrie and much more to and Future Prosperity, and captivate audiences through- looks at the experiences, out the festival. wisdom and vision of AboGarma attendees can par- riginal people from around Australia, mixed together with contributions from political leaders and policy makers. Speakers including Federal Minister for Indigenous Affairs Jenny Macklin will enlighten crowds to their visions for the future of Indigenous Australia. Free Community Day On Sunday, August 11, there will be a Community Open Day, free for residents of Nhulunbuy.

Date Friday, August 9, 2013 Time 0830 – 1430 Areas affected: SUB 10 and 29 Banyan Road 27 to 89 odds, 34 to 64 evens Cassia Close Corallita Avenue 3 & 5 to 14 Ferntree Close Gungunnu Close Jasper Road 57 to 61 odds, 42 to 50 evens

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Buffalo danger around town

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ABOVE: Buffalo can be surprisingly difficult to spot. INSET RIGHT: Buffalo tracks in the sand.

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Public Notice To contribute to improving the economic viability of Gove Operations prior to the arrival of gas in Gove, the operation is increasing its bauxite export capability. The increased bauxite will be sourced from the existing mine lease and exported by ship through the existing port facilities. Additional bauxite in excess of the conveyor’s capacity will be transported by haulage trucks from the mine site along the existing haul road adjacent to the overland conveyor belt and will cross Melville Bay Road at one intersection just east of the overland crossing. Traffic management plans have been finalised and traffic lights will be installed at the Melville Bay intersection, east of the overland crossing. This is to ensure minimal disruption to traffic on Melville Bay Road and the safety of the community is maintained. Public information sessions will be advertised in the coming weeks which will provide community members with information about the project including details of the traffic management plan and the upgraded intersection on Melville Bay Road. Details of the information sessions will be provided closer to the date. For enquiries please contact Gove Operations Community and Observations Feedback line 1800 996 508 or email

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BUFFALO posing a danger in and around Gove have been culled recently in the town lease area. Dhimurru have culled three buffalo in the past two weeks, in and around the town lease. Chief Executive Officer Steve Roeger said they had some difficulties disposing of one of them near Galuru. “We would like to thank people using the area for their patience while we got it sorted.” Dhimurru works closely with Police, Parks and Wildlife, and the Nhulunbuy Corporation to opportunistically cull buffalo found around built-up areas. In such instances, every effort is made to remove them safely, quickly, and humanely. Apart from its own patrols,

Dhimurru relies on alerts from members of the public and urges anyone who encounters a buffalo to call their office and/or after hours number (8939 2700) or (0408 512 589). Please call immediately or as soon after the event as possible, to help maximise their chances of intercepting the buffalo. It’s a good idea to ring the police as well, particularly if you think the buffalo poses an immediate or imminent threat (8987 1333). Buffalo are extremely dangerous and should not be approached under any circumstances. They are a wild animal, they can be aggressive, and they are often unpredictable. It is a fact that more people have been killed and injured by buffalo on

the Gove Peninsula in the past 25 years than by crocodiles. Buffaloes are feral animals and have a significant impact on the environment. Even one buffalo can do a lot of damage, as they wallow in water holes and trample vegetation. Dhimurru also undertakes regular culling operations throughout its management area. If you would like more information and to keep up to date on sightings please contact Dhimurru or go to Dhimurru’s facebook page.

How to deal with the buffalo threat In order to minimise your chances of having an uncomfortable interaction with buffalo, Dhimurru has provided the following recommendations: 1. Be extra careful at dawn and dusk when buffalo are at their most active. 2. If you are out walking, it is best to be noisy, as buffalo are less likely to attack if they have heard you coming and have the option of moving away. 3. Buffalo have a strong and distinctive odour and often you will smell them before you see them. Use your nose and try to organise your walk so that you have the breeze in front of you if you can. 4. Walking in the town area and with other people around will be safer than walking alone and in the bush.

5. Keep your eyes peeled as buffalo are surprisingly hard to see until they make a move. 6. Keep your dog(s) in close control. 7. As you’re walking keep an eye out for big trees where you can take refuge if you need to hide behind one. If you are unlucky enough to encounter a buffalo, try to stay calm; keep your eyes on it, and start backing away quietly. Do not let your dog chase the buffalo; keep it under as tight control as you can without multiplying your own exposure. If the buffalo charges then try to get behind a tree or other obstacle as quickly as possible. If you take reasonable precautions when you’re out and about you will be just fine, just don’t take buffalo for granted and stay well clear.

Four days of peace, love and damper << From Page 3 A Lifetime Experience Yothu Yindi Foundation Senior Cultural Advisor Djunga Djunga Yunupingu said Garma was the perfect opportunity to open up dialogue between Yolngu and Balanda. “We’re doing this for the future generations. “So when they grow up they can still stand on their own two feet, firm and on common ground.”

Important Information for Locals For residents of Nhulunbuy, a four-day pass, which includes camping and three meals per day, costs $385. One-day passes for the Friday, Saturday or Monday costs $130. The one-day passes include food, but not camping. Sunday will be a free Community Open Day; no food will be supplied on this day, so guests are encouraged to bring a picnic.

The above prices are only for residents of Gove, and do not appear on the Garma website. Tickets will be available at the door; guests are required to provide proof of local address (licence or addressed utility bill plus ID). Guests will only be offered the special fares if they can provide this identification. For the full Garma program 2013, please visit the Garma website at www.


Yarn Bomber strikes again GOVEITES might have wandered into Endeavour Square last Tuesday morning and noticed things a little more colourful. The town’s elusive Yarn Bomber has struck again; this time crocheting the town’s clock tower (left) to kingdom come. (Yarn Bombing is a type of street art that uses colourful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn rather than paint or chalk). The pretty design of rainbows and stars has been stitched up there in the name of Relay for Life, an event happening in Nhulunbuy on August 17 and 18, to raise money for cancer research. The Arafura Times puts out a challenge to the Yarn Bomber; if you reveal yourself for an interview and photo, we will donate $200 towards Relay for Life. You can get in touch with us to have a yarn on 8987 1798.



RIGHT: BEFORE: Boring. And where is the clock? FAR RIGHT: AFTER: Colourful! Creative street art for Relay for Life.


Backbone of Nhulunbuy Police station, administration officer Maree Weymes, showingoff the Thin Blue Line’s jellybean jar.


Letter to the Editor Relay For Life team hots up LAST Sunday morning, our small Relay for Life team had the opportunity to host a BBQ in front of Woolworths. What a wonderful experience that was, made easy by the helpful staff from Woolies. Thank you Woolworths, especially to Jarrod Ferguson and Maree Phelps.We are grateful to Woolworths for supplying everything we needed to make the event a huge success. Our stall was very well supported by the unselfish and giving people of Nhulunbuy. Only two weeks to go to the big Relay for Life event at the Oval, and we cannot wait! Go Gove!! From the Team Previously Known As



Testing your limits for cancer research FOR once in a lifetime, Gove residents can blow over the limit on a breathalyser, and only have to pay a gold coin donation. Nhulunbuy Police are putting the fun back in fundraiser, when they attend local clubs and pubs this Thursday, August 1, and offer breathalyser tests to members of the public to raise some cash for Relay for Life. Relay for Life is a nation-wide event held to raise money for cancer research, and it will be happening in Nhulunbuy on August 17 and 18. More than 20 teams will be participating in Relay for Life, where they will try to keep a team baton moving around Hindle Oval continuously over 18 hours. The police team, The Thin Blue Line, have come up with this unique idea to raise funds for the cause, carrying one or two breathalysers around local pubs for locals to try and guess their reading. A police spokesman has said that a card will be issued stating that the reading will only be an indication, and is not to be used in making a decision to drive a motor vehicle. “This is a unique way to carry out fundraising and one way that will increase community engagement by police.” The Thin Blue Line also have a jellybean jar competition going, so pop into Nhulunbuy Police Station, have a crack at guessing how many there are and donate generously for a deserving cause.




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NEWS NORFORCE’s Arnhem Squadron left Nhulunbuy in mid-July for a two-week patrol along the coast of Arnhem Land and the islands to the north. The men and women embarked from the Perkins boat ramp aboard a Landing Craft on July 16. They conducted six-man patrols in Zodiacs and tinnies throughout the islands. Groups of soldiers also set up land-based observation posts. Officer Commanding Arnhem Squadron Major Tim Robinson said the soldiers were drawn from throughout East Arnhem Land and beyond. “They are modern warriors protecting country.” The patrol was part of the Australian Army’s contribution to the government’s effort in protecting Australia’s borders and offshore maritime interests. NORFORCE soldiers were looking for signs of any illegal or unusual activity on the islands. If they find something, they report it to the relevant agency, such as the NT or Federal Police, Australian Quarantine Service, or the local rangers. The soldiers are armed with semi-automatic rifles - the F88 Austeyr - mainly to protect themselves against unfriendly wildlife, like buffaloes or saltwater crocodiles. They don’t use them for hunting, but they are allowed to make traditional weapons to help supplement their rations. NORFORCE was established in 1981 to protect Australian sovereignty in the remote regions of northern Australia. It conducts surveillance and reconnaissance patrols across the Northern Territory and Kimberley region of Western Australia as part of multi-agency border protection operations. Its 600 soldiers include 540 Reservists, half of whom are Indigenous men and women from remote communities who bring to the Australian Army their traditional knowledge and networks. Around 80 per cent of Arnhem Squadron’s soldiers are Indigenous. BELOW: Arnhem Squadron soldiers Vinnie Rami, Danny Daniels and Jonah Thingle cleaning their weapons.

Modern warriors protecting country

ABOVE: PROTECTING THE REGION: NORFORCE’S Arnhem Squadron at the Perkins boat ramp in Gove. RIGHT: Lance Corporal Danny Daniels hunting to supplement his rations.

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LOCAL publican John Tourish (right) has been selected to represent Nhulunbuy on a new Business Advisory Council that will help frame policy and provide a voice for the Northern Territory business community. Responsibilities of the council will include advising the minister on issues such as business reform, reducing regulations and red tape, the latter of which Mr Tourish has said was high on his agenda. The independent advisory body is made up of 11 members, and will be chaired by the Anglican Bishop of the Northern Territory, Greg Thompson. Minister for Business David Tollner appointed the new council, that he said would provide policy direction and be able to advise on the services provided by the Department of Business. Mr Tourish, owner of Gove and Beyond Pty Ltd and publican of the Walkabout, was selected partly due to his “solid background in tourism and hospitality”. Local MLA Lynne Walker recently said

she was pleased to see Mr Tourish would be representing the region. “John brings with him a wealth of knowledge and business acumen, and is a former chair of the East Arnhem Regional Economic Development Committee.” The East Arnhem Chamber of Commerce also voiced their approval of Mr Tourish representing the region’s business sector on a Territory-wide level.

NORTHERN Territory Treasurer David Tollner has offered to send a DVD of the 2013-14 Budget to Nhulunbuy, in lieu of him being here to give a budget presentation himself. In a response to a recent request by local MLA Lynne Walker asking him to bring budget presentations to rural hubs including Gove, Mr Tollner said an unhealthy level of debt prevented the government from doing so. “The CLP Government has been saddled with an unhealthy level of debt from the former Labor Government and this has led to cost-cutting measures in a number of areas, including regional budget presentations in smaller communities. “I am happy to forward the DVD of the 2013-14 Budget, to make available to the people of Nhulunbuy.” Ms Walker said bringing budget presentations to Nhulunbuy would be affordable. “The exercise, for what was always a

day trip, would have cost the price of three airfares ($2100 total - Treasurer and two public servants) plus catering for 40 people at $15 per head. $2700 all up - peanuts in the scheme of things.” Recently installed Business Advisory Council Member and local publican John Tourish said he can’t see the value in bringing the budget roadshow to Gove. “We’ve had previous treasurers bring the budget presentations here, and they have been reasonably well-attended, but I don’t think there’s much value in them. “Those roadshows are lovely if you’ve got something to announce to us out here, but I don’t think there’s anything particularly fantastic for us in this year’s budget anyway. “There are a lot of things which could be brought out here other than the budget.” Mr Tollner did visit Gove this week, on Monday, July 29, on a non-budget related trip, to try to keep locals updated on progress with getting gas to the town.

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What’s On

EDITOR’S NOTE: If you have an upcoming event, please let us know by email to or phone Matt Garrick on 1300 088 000.

Sunset over Nhulunbuy. PHOTO MATT GARRICK

WEEKLY Every Wednesday. Barefoot Bowls at the Arnhem Club, from 5.30pm, followed by Jam Session. Every Wednesday. Jam session/open mic night Walkabout Tavern from 8pm. Every Thursday. Badge Draw, Arnhem Club, from 5.30pm, followed by Karaoke. Every Friday. Jag the Joker, Arnhem Club, tickets from 5-6pm, draw 6-9pm. Every Saturday. Goose Club (tickets on sale from 11.30am), and Jam Session from 1pm at the Arnhem Club. Every Monday. Trivia at the Arnhem Club, from 6-8pm. Every Tuesday. Pool Comp at the Arnhem Club, from 5.30pm.

 letters to the editor/comment CLP Government betrays Gove CHIEF Minister Adam Giles’ announcement last Friday that the Gas-toGove deal committed to by his government in February was off and that a new “exciting” offer is on the table is as destructive as it is dishonest. This is pure politics from an incredibly ambitious, amateur and arrogant politician who was sworn into Territory parliament on the same day as me in 2008. Adam Giles’ bid to embroil the Federal Labor government in a stoush with a Federal election just around the corner smacks

of a political fix which is unforgivable. Clearly he is out of his depth and not to be trusted. Our community is literally in a state of shock and disbelief that a deal with one of the world’s largest multi-nationals to secure a commercial deal to convert the Gove Operations energy source form heavy fuel oil to gas no longer stands because the CLP government has done a political backflip. What is abundantly clear to me since this shocking news was announced, and on a public holiday, is that people in

this region - from kids, to business people, to company workers, to traditional owners - are furious and feel they are being treated as political pawns. It’s a very valid reaction! Consequently, Gove is now back where it was in January. Plunged back into uncertainty and anxiety about what the future holds. On the strength of the certainty of the deal secured by former Chief Minister Terry Mills with Pacific Aluminium in February, individuals, families

and local businesses have made decisions about their lives, livelihoods and financial investments which are now all at serious risk. Let’s be very clear about one thing. The Commonwealth has committed to support the pipeline which Pacific Aluminium will fund and construct - but only if the NT Government provides the gas they promised. Gas which will be sold at a commercial rate, not at taxpayers’ expense, and nor with any risk to the Territory’s future energy needs. Adam Giles must be

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held to account for his reckless actions. He must attend a public meeting in Nhulunbuy immediately and hear first-hand the concerns of locals who he has treated with contempt. No one but Giles and the CLP can see the “win win” in his train wreck of an offer.

days like these in East Arnhem Land LIVING in remote East Arnhem Land, we are often at the mercy of Mother Nature. When heading out camping, fishing, sailing

or hunting, mishaps can and do happen, and like true Territorians, when they do people try and take them with a smile and a sense of humour.

Here a couple of recent doozies where those affected found this principal is sometimes easier said than done.

Not bogged, just sinking Sailors get a bit tipsy

AUGUST Thu 1. One-off cooking class by a qualified chef. $50. Info: Sat 3 - Sun 4. Rotary Cricket Tournament. Mon 5. Picnic Day Ambrose, Gove Country Golf Club, 10am for a 10.30am tee-off. Mon 5. Circus Oz performance, Gapuwiyak, 6.30pm, FREE. Wed 7. Circus Oz performance, Yirrkala, 6.30pm, FREE. Fri 9. Circus Oz performance, Garma Festival, 6.30pm. Fri 9. Telstra Indigenous Art Awards Opening Night, Museum of the Northern Territory, Darwin. Sat 10. Holden Scramble at Gove Country Golf Club, from 10am. Callaway Golf Prizes to be won. Register at Clubhouse. Sat 10. Sail training, Boat Club, 9am - 11.30am. FREE. Fri 9 - Mon 12. Garma Festival, held at Gulkula (40km from Nhulunbuy). Info: Fri 16. Skills, Employment and Careers Expo, Town Hall, 10.30am - 2.30pm. Sat 17. Gove Barras sign-on, 9am-12pm, Gove Aquatic Centre, new members welcome. Sat 17. Sail training, Boat Club, 9am - 11.30am. FREE. Sat 17 - Sun 18. Relay for Life. Sat 31. NCL Art and Craft Market, 9am-12pm, Gove Aquatic Centre, hosted by Gove Netball. Sat 31. Sail training, Boat Club, 9am - 11.30am. FREE.

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Camper Kade McDonald viewing the tough task ahead. WHAT could’ve been a disastrous camping trip to Goanna Lagoon turned out to be a bonding session with new friends... over our bogged beast. After trying to get the LandCruiser across a river and over ing. an embankment, We had to drop the trailer and with the camper trailer attached so we could avoid some other get logs underneath the wheels, people’s camping spot, our car got and with a high-lift jack, and the stuck in river sand and the trailer help from the McDonalds as well as three lads who were also camping jack-knifed. The other campers at the site, in the area, we were finally able to locals Kade and Annie McDonald, get free. A big thank you to our humble luckily came to our rescue. They spent four hours of their helpers, next time the beers are restful day out bush helping rescue on us. Jane and Tom Shields our 60 Series from the river cross-

A CREW of sailors were at the mercy of the tides last week, stuck in Gove after their yacht became grounded in shallow water. The captain of the yacht, Robert Burns, apparently misjudged the water depth, trying to bring the boat in to tie it to mooring poles, when it ran aground and tipped far to the right. Crewed by a bunch of backpackers, the yacht was on its way from Darwin to Cairns, and just hoping to stop briefly in Gove to

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pick up fresh water. The crew sat on the sand and sank a few coldies while they waited for the high tide to return so they could right their boat in the deeper water and sail onwards. Mr Burns said he hoped nothing was too badly damaged. “I just hope it hasn’t broken too much of the railing off.” The tide came up after dark, and the crew of yacht Wai-O-Tira were able to continue on their voyage.

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Too Deadly: Vote for East Journey LOCALS are urged to get their mouse-finger clicking, and vote online for East Journey to win Band of the Year at the 2013 Deadly Awards. The finalists for the coveted national awards were recently announced, with a number of East Arnhem Landers making the final cut, including our homegrown musical heroes, East East Journey performing at the Bark Petitions Journey. Acoustic guitarist Arian anniversary concert. Pearson said he wanted to months ahead, starting with a concert thank the community for their full support in Port Douglas, then up to Darwin for during their musical journey so far. the National Indigenous Music Awards “And we would love the community to on August 10 and the Garma Festival at continue to follow our journey, and vote Gulkula on August 11. for us to win a Deadly!” he said. The Deadly Awards will be on SepBand-mate and fellow guitarist PJ tember 10, at the Sydney Opera House. White said it’s been a slow process, but the Plenty of other deadly Arnhem Landers band feels like they’re getting somewhere. have also been picked as finalists for “Now we’re slowly getting places the awards celebrating indigenous arts and gaining good support in our journey and culture, including Gurrumul, actor following in the footsteps of Yothu Yindi. David Gulpilil and Lionel Dulmanawuy “Also, it’s showing young indigenous Garawirrtja (lead dancer of the Chooky people the possibility of following a Dancers). musical pathway, and being involved in To vote for East Journey and other something creative.” Arnhem Land acts, head to the website, East Journey have a busy couple of


Countdown on for Telstra Awards GANGAN artist Yumutjin Munungmurra has had his work shown across the world, from London to China and beyond. Now he’s up for the main $40,000 prize in the country’s prestigious 30th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards, to be announced in Darwin on August 9. Yirrkala Art Centre artist Mr Munungmurra is up for the prize for his bark painting entry, entitled Gangan to Baraltja. His painting depicts the flow of water between the mangroves and sand banks, manifesting the lightening snake. Yumutjin practices his art with a precise manner, with particular emphasis on spiritual and intellectual elements rather than aesthetics. The new curator of the awards, former Gove resident Allison Thatcher praised the 77 artists shortlisted for this year’s exhibition, stating that this year’s awards have attracted high quality artworks across a range of mediums.

“The Telstra Art Award is a great opportunity for Indigenous Australians to express and celebrate their culture, beliefs and society,” Ms Thatcher said. Finalists are in the running for six awards; the $40,000 Telstra Art Award, and five $4000 category awards; the Telstra General Painting Award, Telstra Bark Painting Award, Telstra Work on Paper Award, Wandjuk Marika Memorial 3D Award and the Telstra New Media Award. Well-known Indigenous artists Destiny Deacon and Bruce McLean, Curator of Indigenous Australian Art at the Queensland Art Gal- UP FOR THE BIG ONE: Gangan artist lery, along with Museum Yumutjin Munungmurra has been and Art Gallery of Northern shortlisted to win the $40,000 Telstra Award. Territory (MAGNT) Direcprize. tor Pierre Arpin, will commence Winners will be announced at judging on Wednesday, July 31. a public award ceremony on the Six artists from the East Arnhem MAGNT lawns on Friday, August region will be vying for the major 9, from 6.30pm.

Beard-to-beard: Allen Ginsberg meets Wandjuk Marika IN 1972, a rare and rather weird meeting occurred, between a famous American poet and a senior tribal man of the Rirratjingu clan. Author of 1950s literary classic Howl, Allen Ginsberg, travelled to Yirrkala where he managed to get involved in one of the great expressions of Yolngu culture, as writer Shane Maloney explains.

ABC DIGITAL TV STARTS ON GROOTE EYLANDT The Australian Broadcasting Corporation advises that it will start broadcasting its new terrestrial digital TV service on Groote Eylandt on 1 August on VHF channel 7. At the same time the ABC’s analog TV service will be switched off. If you are watching ABC TV through terrestrial signals and live on Groote Eylandt, you will require a digital TV or digital set-top box to continue to watch ABC TV from 1 August.

This article originally was published in, and re-published here, with permission from The Monthly, May, 2010. ALLEN Ginsberg saw the best minds of his generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the streets at dawn looking for an angry fix. Then he went to the Northern Territory. There, on a rainy evening in April, 1972, the nudist, Buddhist, New York Jewish Beat poet came beard-to-beard with a man with 100 names, the ritual leader of the Rirratjingu clan of northeastern Arnhem Land. Ginsberg was bound for India, by way of the Adelaide Arts Festival. Since arriving in Australia, he’d been itching to hear Aboriginal music in its cultural context. Equipped with Tibetan finger cymbals and a pair of clapsticks, he flew to Nhulunbuy and headed south. The object of his journey was Wandjuk Marika, the famous song man, painter and cultural ambassador. Reaching Yirrkala at dusk, the hipster bard found a funeral in progress. As his clan’s mortuary man, Wandjuk was responsible for the correct

conduct of the ceremony. He told the balding American - a man whose name meant nothing to him - that he was welcome to stay and observe. “Our funerals are as public as yours.” Ginsberg probably did not realise it, but he had stumbled upon one of the great expressions of Yolngu culture. Extending over a period of days, burial rites bring together a range of arts - coffin painting and body art, regalia of feathers and string, powerful dancing and sacred song cycles. Sitting quietly on the sidelines in the darkness, Ginsberg hummed along with the didgeridoo chorus. The next morning, rain pelting down, Wandjuk and Ginsberg huddled in a hut on the beach at Yalangbara, the site where the ancestral beings first landed on the mainland of Australia. Wandjuk had been singing all night. His voice was almost gone. He was exhausted. It was Ginsberg’s turn. G i n s b e rg c h a n t e d “Hare Krishna” and tinkled his finger bells.

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Artwork by Chris Grosz. He made no mention of Kaddish. To Wandjuk’s amusement, he sang a song in Pitjanjatjara, which he had memorised. That afternoon, he returned to Darwin and departed for the Ganges. His subsequent published writings make no mention of Australia. The following year, Wandjuk Marika helped establish the Aboriginal Arts Board. In 1984, he played a leading role in Werner Herzog’s cinematic mishmash Where Green Ants Dream, an experience that left him angry and disappointed. When he found his designs printed on tea towels, he stopped painting for ten years. He died in 1987, aged 60, of undetermined causes. Ginsberg died 10 years later, burning, perhaps, for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night.


Advance Personal Planning Bill and other Justice legislation – Public consultation You are invited to a public forum to discuss the draft Advance Personal Planning Bill 2013 that has recently been released for public consultation and comment. The Bill deals with how health and other personal issues can be managed when a person is no longer capable of making their own decisions and seeks to allow individuals to make plans for any future care they may need. An update will also be provided on other Justice legislation. Gulf Room, Walkabout Lodge 12 Westal Street, Nhulunbuy, Northern Territory There will be two sessions: 12.00pm - 2.00pm, 5.00pm - 7.00pm, Thursday 1st August 2013 For more information and to register your interest for a session, contact David Creeper on 8935 7655 or at To access the discussion bill and issues paper visit Arafura Times

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GRACE KNIGHT CONCERT, SURF CLUB, JULY 27 PUNTERS rocked into the Gove Peninsula Surf Club last Saturday, for an evening of smooth jazz with Grace Knight, presented by Gove FM. Grace Knight, who rose to fame in the 1980s as lead singer of the Eurogliders, now travels the country with her jazz combo, playing new spins on old favourites. The audience was lulled with incredible jazzy renditions of songs by Patsy Cline and Hank Williams, and kept amused by the singer’s witty anecdotes. Everyone erupted in cheers when in her encore she performed big hit by the Eurogliders, Heaven (Must Be There). The evening was opened by local band Leash and the Dusty Boots, who were backed by a spectacular sunset over the Arafura Sea.

Grace Knight belting out a tune.

PHOTOS: MATT GARRICK Grace Knight with guitarist Sam Lemann.

Grace Knight and band playing on the world’s coolest stage.

TICKETS, PLEASE: Door staff Rod Watts, Lisa Stewart and Rebs.

ABOVE: Gemma Rossiter and Kay Fleming. BELOW: Jenn Slater and Maree Merrett.

Suzanne Esterhuyse, Laura Butler, Katherine Howison and Peter Harrington.

Support band Leash and the Dusty Boots soothed the audience, backed by the sounds of the sea.

Hospitality students and waitresses on the evening, Hannah Reardon, Bella Marrable, Zoe Bailey and Tayla Edwards.

Smokin’ hot couple Kayan and Michael Simpson. ABOVE: Tireless Rotarians Pino, Leanne, Erica, Brett, Rose, Jill, Sharon, Steph and Ocker manned the bar throughout the evening. FAR LEFT: ALL CLASS: Master of Ceremonies Rob Stewart. LEFT: SHINE YOUR DUSTY BOOTS: Jenny Heath and Gove FM Station Manager Mick Stimpson. RIGHT: Karen and Craig McMahon. FAR RIGHT: Bernie Neukirchen with Surf Club caretaker Pete Richards.

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MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR PETER McCUE, JULY 27 RIP Peter McCue - September 27, 1958 - July 18, 2013 ON Saturday, July 27, guests gathered at Gove Boat Club to honour the life of much-loved local, Peter McCue. Family and friends paid tribute to a man described as “a champion among men”, “gorgeous” and a “dynamic and dedicated loving father”.

Peter’s cousin Gerry McCue said he had lost one of the big constants in his life. “Now it will be like looking up at the diamond of the Southern Cross, and seeing one of the stars is missing.” Peter grew up in Brisbane, and,

after working and travelling for a few years, gained employment in Gove in 1981. In 1988 he established KP Carpentry in Gove with his wife Kathy. His family wrote in a memorial program that Peter was the epitome of the Gove lifestyle.

“Family, friends, boating, camping, fishing - these are what made the fabric of his life.” He passed away following a short illness on July 18. He is survived by his sons Connolly and Liam, daughter Ella and wife Kathy.

LEFT: Peter’s cousins Gerry and John McCue, with his sister Therese Ray. FAR LEFT: Ella McCue (Peter’s daughter) with Terri McCubbin, Debbi Webb and Chris Betts. BELOW: Erin Keeley, Maddi Barnett and Sarah Pearce.

ABOVE: Clarry and Anna Ross.

ABOVE: Steve Pickup, Peter Cislowski and Vic Crowley. BELOW: Michael Sandford, Denise Marrable and Spike Piro.

Nicola and Simon Gallagher, who drove from Mount Isa to be at the memorial, with Peter’s widow Kathy McCue.

ABOVE: Chris and Sally Putland with Marco Briceno and Melinda and Matilda Blackney. LEFT: School-mate of Peter’s, Steve Pickup with Maria Pickup and Michelle Finnan. BELOW: Lyn Percic, Debbie Webb and Anne Byrne.

ABOVE: Liz Urbano with Peter Barnes. BELOW: Bernie Carter and Greg Hanslow.

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6:00 Rage 10:30 Rage: Guest Programmer 11:30 7.30 NT 12:00 Australian Story 12:30 Catalyst 1:00 The Bionic Vet 1:30 At The Movies 2:00 Football: SANFL: Round 18: West Adelaide Vs Sturt 5:00 Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple: Ordeal By Innocence 6:30 Gardening Australia 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Father Brown: The Eye Of Apollo - When the Church of Apollo comes to Kembleford, Susie is drawn to their charismatic leader Kalon. After Kalon’s wife is murdered, Father Brown must break his spell over Susie or risk losing her forever. 8:20 Audrey’s Kitchen: Mango Chicken Salad 8:30 Midsomer Murders: Echos Of The Dead - When a young woman is dressed like a bride and drowned in a bath, it triggers a spate of ghoulish wedding-themed murders in Great Worthy. Could history be repeating itself? 10:00 Adam Hills Tonight 11:00 Rage: Guest Programmer 5:00 Rage

5:30 Bubble Guppies 6:00 Dora The Explorer 6:30 Weekend Today - Saturday 9:30 Mornings - Saturday 11:30 The Bottom Line Icon Series 12:00 Danoz Direct 1:00 Movie: “Funny Farm” (PG l) 3:00 Movie: “Ocean Giants” (PG s) 4:00 Discover Downunder 4:30 4WD TV 5:00 Getaway - India Special Part 3 5:30 National News Saturday 6:00 The Great Australian Bake Off 7:00 TBA 11:30 Movie: “Clubland” (MA s,l) 1:30 Movie: “The Holcroft Covenant” (M v,n,l) - Successful New York architect Noel Holcroft has lived his life harbouring a grim secret. His father was the notorious Nazi SS General, Heinrich Clausen, who perished amongst the rubble of Hitler’s crumbling Reich. When Holcroft discovers a letter left by his father informing him of a vast sum of money in a Swiss bank account, he decides to make amends for Hitler’s crimes against humanity and use the money for a good cause. 3:30 Brand Developers 4:30 Life Today With James Robinson 5:00 Wesley Impact

5:30 Saturday Disney 6:30 Weekend Sunrise 9:30 The Morning Show - Weekend 11:30 TBA 12:30 V8 Xtra 1:00 TBA 2:30 2013 AFL Premiership Season Round 19: GWS Vs Melbourne 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Air Crash Investigation 7:00 2013 AFL Premiership Season Round 19: Brisbane Vs St Kilda 10:00 Happy Endings: The Butterfly Effect Effect - Some people wait for the groundhog to signal the end of winter. Instead, the friends wait for Brad and Jane’s annual spring smackdown, their yearly blowout of a domestic squabble, to let them know when Max will come out of hibernation and when winter will end. 10:30 TBA 11:30 Movie: “Rebound” (G) - When an unruly coach reluctantly accepts an offer to train a basketball team, he finds something he lost long ago: a love of the game. 1:30 Special: Mediterranean Magic 2:30 Harry’s Practice 3:00 It Is Written Oceania 3:30 Home Shopping 4:30 Dr Oz

5:00 World News 1:00 Mahler 9: Lucerne Festival Orchestra 2:35 Piano Notes: Mozart, 12 Variations in C 2:50 Simon Schama: Shakespear And Us: Hollow Crowns 3:55 Photo: Altered Photography 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Who Do You Think You Are?: Monty Don 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Walking Through History: The Tudor Way 8:30 RocKwiz: Jens Lekman / Sophia Brous / Gurrumul 9:30 Movie: “Four Lions” (M s,a,l) - Tells the story of a group of British jihadists who push their abstract dreams of glory to breaking point. As the wheels fly off, and their competing ideologies clash, what emerges is an emotionally engaging (and entirely plausible) farce. Four Lions is a comic tour de force, which shows that - while terrorism is about ideology - it can also be about idiots. 11:25 Movie: “The Host” (M v,h,l) - In Korean. The highest grossing South Korean film of all time. A dysfunctional family fights to rescue their daughter snatched away by a huge, mutated amphibian monster. 1:30 Shameless 3:25 Weatherwatch Overnight

6:00 Rage 6:30 Children’s Programs 9:00 Insiders 10:00 Inside Business 10:30 Offsiders 11:00 Asia Pacific Focus 11:30 Songs Of Praise: Portsmouth People 12:00 Landline 1:00 Gardening Australia 1:30 Vet School 2:00 Shamwari: A Wild Life 2:30 Meerkat Manor: The Next Generation 3:00 The Whitlams & The Sydney Symphony Orchestra 5:00 Deadly 60: Nepal 5:35 South Pacific: Strange Islands 6:30 Compass: Whatever Happened To The Girl Guides? 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Dream Build: Link House 7:40 Grand Designs: Isle Of Wight 8:30 The Time Of Our Lives 9:25 First Footprints: The Biggest Estate: 9,000 Years Ago To 1788 - By now, people in Australia were learning to manipulate the available plants and animals to increase their food resources. 10:25 Soundtrack For A Revolution 11:45 Trumbo 1:20 Death In Brunswick 2:30 Pilot Guides: Barcelona 4:00 The New Inventors 4:30 Catalyst 5:00 Gardening Australia / 5:30 Travel Oz

5:30 Children’s Programs 6:30 Weekend Today 9:30 Financial Review Sunday 10:00 Wide World Of Sports 11:00 Sunday Footy Show 1:00 Broncos Insider 1:30 2013 Intrust Super Cup 3:30 Imparja’s Sunday Football: Gold Coast Titans Vs Wests Tigers 5:30 National News Sunday 6:00 TBA 7:00 60 Minutes 8:00 Underbelly: Squizzy: Squizzy Takes Charge - Squizzy starts a deadly turf war and becomes the undisputed king of Melbourne’s underworld. Dolly is heartbroken when Squizzy leaves her for a startstruck waitress. 9:00 The Mentalist: Red Sails In The Sunset - Jane thinks Lorelei will lead a trail to Red John if she’s no longer incarcerated, so he seeks Brett Stiles’ assistance in springing her from prison. 10:00 CSI: Miami: Friendly Fire 11:00 Southland: Heat 12:00 What Would You Do? 1:00 Spyforce 2:00 Danoz Direct 2:30 Brand Developers 3:30 Good Morning America - Sunday 4:30 National Early Morning News / 5:00 Today

5:30 Fish Hooks 6:00 Jake And The Never Land Pirates 6:30 Weekend Sunrise 9:30 AFL Game Day 11:00 The Amazing Race 1:00 Footy Flashbacks 2:30 2013 AFL Premiership Season Rnd 19: Adelaide Vs Port Adelaide 5:30 Seven News 6:00 TBA 7:00 TBA 9:00 Castle: Scared to Death / Vampire Weekend 11:00 Fairly Legal: Shattered - Determined to do right by a nurse accused of negligence and facing deportation, Kate digs deeper into the case between a retirement facility and one of its residents, and discovers something surprising. 12:00 I Just Want My Pants Back 12:30 Special: In The Wake Of The Vikings 1:30 Home Shopping 2:30 NBC Today 3:30 NBC Meet The Press 4:30 Sunrise Extra 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 1:00 Al Jazeera News 1:30 Living Black: Sport Special 2:00 Speedweek 4:00 FIFA World Cup 2014 Magazine 4:30 FIFA Futbol Mundial 5:05 ADbc 5:35 Inspector Rex: Brudermord 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Lost Worlds: Life and Death in the Valley of the Kings 8:30 The Observer Effect: What are Australia’s mavericks, powerbrokers and celebrities really like? In an age where 30 second sound-bites and social media dominate our view of the world, host Ellen Fanning uses the news events 9:30 Better Man: This compelling true story, filmed on location in Australia and Vietnam, looks at the remarkable life and death of Van Nguyen, a Vietnamese-Australian man who was convicted of drug trafficking in Singapore and executed for his crime in 2005. 11:30 Movie: “Sounds Of Sand” (MA v,a) - In French. Follows a sub-Saharan family’s journey across drought-stricken lands and war zones in search of water, and survival. A commanding European score blended with African orchestration creates a stirring atmosphere. 1:15 Weatherwatch Overnight

6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Landline 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 As Time Goes By 1:00 Agatha Christie’s Poirot 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Restoration Man: Medieval Mansion 6:55 Wallace & Gromit’s Cracking Contraptions: The Turbo Diner 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Australian Story 8:30 Four Corners 9:20 Media Watch 9:35 Q&A 10:35 Lateline 11:10 The Business 11:35 Dalziel And Pascoe: Under World - The discovery of a man’s body in a deserted mine shaft throws a Yorkshire mining community into turmoil as it is forced to re-live some dark events from the past. 1:10 Movie: “Fort Apache” (G) - A demoted cavalry commander is sent to Fort Apache to fight Indians. 3:30 Rugby Union: Shute Shield: Round 16: Teams TBA 5:30 Eggheads

5:30 Today 8:30 Mornings 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Danoz Direct 1:30 TBA 2:30 National News Now 3:30 Extra 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 TBA 9:00 The Big Bang Theory: The Stag Convergence 9:30 The Big Bang Theory: The Launch Acceleration 10:00 2 Broke Girls: And The Slip Tip - Caroline’s father, asks Caroline to go on a talk show to defend him when a former employee threatens to defame him in a tell-all book. 10:30 2 Broke Girls: And The Martha Stewart Have A Ball - Part 1 11:00 Episodes 11:30 Nikita: Innocence 12:30 Extra 1:00 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 1:30 Danoz Direct 2:00 Brand Developers 3:00 Good Morning America 4:30 National Early Morning News 5:00 Today

5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 Movie: “Seduced And Betrayed” (M a) 1:30 City Homicide 2:30 The Daily Edition 4:00 Seven News At 4.30 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Home And Away: Ricky and Brax try to get through to Casey about his drinking. Roo is worried about Casey and Maddy’s friendship. Sally’s concerned she’s pushed Roo and Harvey out of their home. Meanwhile, April and Dex practice conflict resolution techniques to combat Bradley’s dislike of April. 7:00 TBA 11:30 Celebrity Juice 12:30 Home Shopping 3:00 Sons And Daughters: The intruder flees the scene and to Patricia’s utter frustration, her identification of him/her is not believed by the police. Andy and Lynn sort out their differences, and he enlists her help in ‘getting’ Wayne. 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra / 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 1:00 Back From The Dead 2:00 Do You See What I See? 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 FIFA Futbol Mundial 5:00 Massive Moves: Titanic Townhouse 5:30 Global Village: Insect Traffiking 6:00 A Year At Kew 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Mythbusters: Painting With Explosives / Bifurcated Boat 8:30 Pain, Pus and Poison: Poison - Dr Michael Mosley tells the extraordinary story of how scientists learnt to use the world around us to heal our bodies and conquer the common afflictions of pain, pus and poison. Poisons in the natural world kill thousands of people every year. They attack our bodies, leading to a ‘short-circuit’. Yet some poisons are now being used to improve the way we look! Today the hunt is on for other poisons that can actually help to cure us. 9:30 Housos: Dazza The Bikie 10:00 Bogan Pride: The Maths Olympaid 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 The Life And Times Of Tim: Mugger / Cin City 12:00 Shorts On Screen: Dave’s Dead 12:35 Dave In The Life: Punter / Survivalist 1:40 Weatherwatch Overnight

6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Compass 1:00 Q&A 2:00 Last Of The Independents 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Restoration Man: Reeds Windmill, Kent 6:55 Australian Encounters: Billy Hughes & Woodrow Wilson 1919 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Kitchen Cabinet: Doug Cameron 8:30 New Tricks: Magic Majestic 9:30 At The Movies 10:00 The Book Club: August 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:30 Four Corners 12:20 Media Watch 12:35 Movie: “Witness For The Prosecution” (G) - An exceptional courtroom drama about a young man on trial for a wealthy widow’s murder after he suspiciously profits from her will. 2:30 Football: VFL: Round 16: Teams TBA / 5:30 Eggheads

5:30 Today 8:30 Mornings 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Danoz Direct 1:30 TBA 2:00 National News Interest Rate Decision 2:30 National News Now 3:30 Extra 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 Big Brother 8:00 The Great Australian Bake Off 9:00 The Bible: Survival - The Jews are enslaved in Babylon; Daniel is thrown into the lions’ den, he must trust in his faith in God if he is to survive the ordeal; the Jews, after decades of enslavement, are allowed to return to Jerusalem. 10:00 The Mentalist: Black Cherry 11:00 Weeds: Fingers Only Meat Banquet 11:30 Nothing Trivial 12:30 Extra 1:00 Danoz Direct 1:30 Brand Developers 3:00 Good Morning America 4:30 National Early Morning News / 5:00 Today

5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 Movie: “Going Underground” (M v,a) 1:30 City Homicide 2:30 The Daily Edition 4:00 Seven News 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Home And Away: Casey and Maddy’s friendship becomes increasingly destructive. Tamara faces her memories returning. Alf comes up with a new plan for Pippa. Meanwhile, April gets the chance to prove herself to Dr Bradley. 7:00 TBA 8:00 Winners & Losers: In An Instant 9:00 TBA 11:00 Go On: Dinner Takes All 11:30 Always Sunny In Philadelphia: Frank Reynolds’ Little Beauties 12:00 Harry’s Practice 12:30 Home Shopping 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 1:00 Movie: “Tired of Kissing Frogs” (M l,s) 2:45 Madagascar, a Journey Diary 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: Calcutta Tramway 6:00 21st Century Railway 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Who Do You Think You Are? June Brown 8:30 Insight 9:30 Dateline 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 The Killing: Following the kidnapping of Robert Zeuthen’s daughter Emilie, Copenhagen Police put every effort into tracking down the perpetrator and finding the little girl. 12:10 Gonzo: The Life And Work Of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson: Narrated by Johnny Depp, this is a probing look into the life of gonzo journalism inventor Dr. Hunter S. Thompson. The film looks at the major touchstones in Thompson’s life, including his intense and ill-fated relationship with the Hell’s Angels, his near-successful bid for the office of sheriff in Aspen in 1970, the notorious story behind the landmark Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and his deep involvement in Senator George McGovern’s 1972 presidential campaign. 2:25 Weatherwatch Overnight

6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:05 Children’s Programs 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 National Press Club Address 1:30 At The Movies 2:00 The Jonathon Ross Show 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Restoration Man: Water Tower, Congleton, Cheshire 6:50 The Checkout: Snack Size: Energy Crisis 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 QI: House And Home 8:30 Adam Hills Tonight 9:30 Wednesday Night Fever: The 100% topical live sketch comedy show where anything is possible, from viewer outrage and studio audience riots to outright attempts on the life of the entire cast. 10:00 The Hollowmen: A Waste Of Energy 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:30 Spooks 12:30 Movie: “Platoon” (M) 2:30 Football: SANFL: Round 18: West Adelaide Vs Sturt 5:30 Eggheads

5:30 Today 8:30 Mornings 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Danoz Direct 1:30 TBA 2:30 National News Now 3:30 Extra 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 Big Brother 8:00 Arrow: Vertigo 9:00 Embarrassing Bodies: Luton - Dr Christian asks what a transistor radio, a light bulb, a tropical spider, a 12-inch salami and a complete tool set all have in common, as he warns of the dangers of inserting foreign objects into intimate places. 10:00 Embarrassing Bodies: Scarborough 11:00 20/20 12:00 Extra 12:30 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 1:00 Danoz Direct 1:30 Brand Developers 3:00 Good Morning America 4:30 National Early Morning News / 5:00 Today

5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 Movie: “As Time Runs Out” (M a,v) 1:30 City Homicide 2:30 The Daily Edition 4:00 Seven News 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Home And Away: Tamara realises she still loves Casey, but her feelings for Kyle have not changed. Harvey seeks to find a way to right his wrong with Sally and Pippa. Bianca struggles to get Heath excited about wedding planning. Meanwhile, Spencer and Sasha navigate their way around the rules of their newly resumed relationship. 7:00 TBA 8:00 Criminal Minds: Nanny Dearest 9:00 The Mole 11:15 I Shouldn’t Be Alive: Lost In The Mayan Jungle 12:00 Harry’s Practice 12:30 Home Shopping 3:00 Sons And Daughters 3:30 NBC Today / 4:30 Sunrise Extra / 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 1:00 Insight 2:00 Dateline 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: Door Of No Return 6:00 21st Century Railway 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Predators In Your Backyard: Across the world, scientists have been releasing top predators back into their old environments. In Yellowstone National Park, wolves have been reintroduced 70 years after they were exterminated in that area. 8:30 Australia With Simon Reeve 9:30 The Killing 10:40 World News Australia 11:10 Movie: “Bronson” (MAV l,n,v) - The notorious life of the UK’s ‘most violent prisoner’ serves as the subject of director Nicolas Winding Refn’s brutal biopic. Nineteen-year-old Michael Peterson, who was sentenced to seven years in prison for robbing a post office, ends up spending 30 years in solitary confinement. During this time, his own personality is supplanted by his alter ego, Charles Bronson. 12:50 Movie: “Darling” (M d,n,s,l) / 2:30 Weatherwatch Overnight


6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 World’s Greenest Homes 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 My Family 1:00 Museum Of Life 2:00 Mastercrafts 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Restoration Man: Field House 6:55 Clarke And Dawe 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Catalyst: Graham Phillips looks at what ancient teeth reveal about our dental health and Ruben Meerman sounds out who is really doing the composing - musician or machine. 8:30 Ten Bucks A Litre: Dick Smith explores Australia’s options as the era of cheap and abundant energy is replaced by an age of scarcity and high cost. 9:30 The Grumpy Guide To Food 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:35 Three Men Go To Scotland 12:30 Pilot Guides: Nigeria 1:30 Movie: “Road Agent” (G) 2:30 Football: WAFL: Round 19: South Fremantle v East Fremantle 5:30 Eggheads









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SUDOKU No. 159

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LEO (July 24th - August 23rd)

A few unexpected upheavals could threaten to spoil the good atmosphere at home. The solution will be right in front of you. Don’t waste your time looking for it. Romance. You need to spend some time away from your partner this week. It’ll give you something to talk about later.

VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd) You will be able to get a great deal done this week, so long as you steer clear of arguments. A petty dispute at work may slow you down. Romance. The rather difficult aspect between the Moon and Mercury may make communications with your partner uncomfortable and strained.

LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd)


You may not have gotten the recognition you deserved for a recent completed project, but remain confident in your work and you will be congratulated soon enough. Romance. A call from an old lover may cheer you up. This person will want to reminisce about all of your good times.

SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd) A person that you met unexpectedly will eventually become a good friend. However, it may be a little difficult to trust them at first. Romance. A meeting with a person who is from a different cultural background than you will open your eyes to the options available to you.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st) A colleague who has been irritating you must be dealt with as sensitively as possible. Try to find out the reason for this person’s hostile attitude. Romance. Your partner may be behaving a little strangely at the moment. Try to find out what is going on before making any accusations.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th) You need to be more modest with some of your friends. They may feel that you have become materialistic and it’s not flattering. Romance. Your partner may feel closer to you than you do to them. Don’t worry if your feelings don’t match up at the moment. Everyone is different in relationships.


AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th) A friend will try to get you to do something that you may not be ready for. Think about their offer for the duration of the week and then admit your true feelings. Romance. Don’t get too wrapped up in the details of a travel suggestion from your partner. Allow them to plan the trip this time.

PISCES (February 20th - March 20th)

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You may be upset to find that a friend has recently taken advantage of you. Confront them about the issue so that you may move on from this. Romance. A double-date might not be a bad idea. Have familiar faces with you on an upcoming date will calm your nerves and let you be yourself.

ARIES (March 21st - April 20th) Your job may be a little unpredictable at the moment. Early preparation will help you to be ready for any upcoming surprises. Pack you bag before morning and make a schedule. Romance. This would be an excellent time for you and your partner to think about building up a nest-egg.

TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st) Events this week may take you by surprise. Try to adapt as far as you can, even if you feel you are on a losing wicket at times. Romance. Your partner may secretly be jealous of a relationship you’ve developed with someone of the opposite sex. Reassure them that it’s only platonic.

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st)


Eighty percent of seccess is showing up.

– Woody Allen


An accidental remark may have had more truth in it than you realise. You don’t need to ask for clarification; especially if you agree with the comment. Romance. Something you did has impressed your partner. Let you skills be known a little at a time in order to keep them intrigued.

CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd) You may feel that certain family members are taking advantage of your good fortune. Don’t be so generous with your belongings. Not everyone will take as good care of them as you do. Romance. Your partner may secretly be wishing you would change certain aspects of your character.

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Land-owners take battle to Sydney

FOR months, U.S. oil and gas company Paltar Petroleum appears to have ignored the protests of a group of Arnhem Land traditional owners asking them not to mine their land. The company could ignore them no more, after the land-owners travelled to Sydney to set-up shop outside the firm’s Australian headquarters. The group performed traditional dances and songs outside Paltar’s office in Sydney’s Martin Place on July 19, to help bring attention to their mission. In February this year, traditional owner Eddie Mason appeared on Page 1 of Arafura Times, after he voiced his anger and concerns about mining and gas exploration on his country at a public meeting in Darwin. Mr Mason’s Homelands lie out near the community of Milingimbi, in the remote Crocodile Islands. He was one of five traditional owners who visited Sydney. While there he talked of how mining exploration will destroy his country. “All of these blackfellas all around Arnhem Land will be starving because that’s their natural tucker, that’s their

ABOVE: Arnhem Land traditional owners Elston Maxwell, Alice Eather Williams, Ross Brian, Rosita Ankin and Eddie Mason in Sydney’s Martin Place. RIGHT:Traditional owner Eddie Mason (far left) and other Arnhem Land land-owners protesting in Sydney. food, that’s their life. corporate citizens and “You’re killing him, withdraw their permit the black man.” applications. The traditional ownThe company has ers have begun to make applied for about 30 a bark petition to oppose permits to drill for Paltar’s exploration - just oil and gas along the as Yolngu land-owners length of the Arnhem from Yirrkala did 50 Land coast. years ago, to oppose a They also have mining development plans to use the and start the land rights controversial fracking movement. technique to split the Paltar did agree to bedrock, which envimeet with the traditional ronmental groups say owners while they were will risk groundwater in Sydney. In the meeting sources that Aborigithe traditional owners nal communities need asked the firm to be good for fresh water.

Hoax emails threat WITH hoax emails claiming to be from high profile brands becoming increasingly common and sophisticated, Telstra is warning Gove residents to be wary of the latest string of emails asking for sensitive or personal information. Telstra Country Wide Area General Manager for the NT Brian O’Keefe said Telstra has received several reports from customers concerned about these emails, which in some cases requested customers to enter personal information into a malicious website. The frequency of hoaxes is also growing and it’s estimated that each year billions of hoax emails are sent around the world, designed to target customers of various brands and services. Mr O’Keefe said hoaxes often evoke a sense of urgency to catch customers off-guard and that there were some common types of email hoaxes customers should watch out for. There are a few key things customers should remember if they believe they’ve received a hoax email. If residents suspect they have received a hoax email: • Do not reply to it. • Do not open any attachment or click on any embedded links. • Delete the email. Other steps residents can take to protect themselves include: • Beware of unsolicited requests for sensitive information - don’t follow suspicious links from senders or sites you don’t know or trust. • If in doubt, visit trusted websites by typing the internet address (URL) into the browser address bar rather than clicking on a link embedded in an email. • Save frequently used links in your favourites or bookmarks. • Never respond to requests for personal information in an unexpected email or pop-up window. If in doubt, always contact the institution that claims to be the sender of the email or pop-up window. • Use a spam filter to help block unsolicited and unwanted email. • Report the email to: customer/general/surveys/Report_misuse_of_service. • Contact the ACCC/ Scamwatch at https://www. People can also visit Telstra’s Internet and CyberSafety page, for other tips to stay safe online - no matter what age, online interests or skill level.


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Former Origin Greats are helping kick career goals Words and Photos By ALF WILSON ARNHEM Land youths learnt how to kick goals in their careers last week, from former State of Origin greats including legendary half-back, Allan ‘Alfie’ Langer. Eleven students from Arnhem Land attended the fifth FOGS (Former Origin Greats) Careers and Employment Expo in Townsville on July 23. FOGS who were there inspiring students to gain a good career included Gene Miles, Greg Dowling, Colin Scott, Sam Backo, Steve Price, Gary Belcher, Steve Renouf and Allan Langer. The event featured a diverse range of prominent Queensland employment, education and training providers with exhibits on mining and construction, business, hospitality as well as government and health. The Arafura Times was there and spoke to five of the Elcho Island youths who were boarders at Shalom Christian College in Townsville. Merryl Nyikalawuy, 19, Troy Wunungmurra, 19, Merinda Gondarra, 18, Andrea Dhurrkay, 17, and Bethany Gondarra, 16, all said they got to check out potential careers. “Myself and Troy are looking at becoming mechanics,” Merryl said.

Gaining such a job would enable the pair to return home and seek permanent employment. Merinda said she would love to become a teacher whilst Andrea had her mind set on working for Centrelink. Bethany said she would like to get a job as a nurse which would also allow her to find work in Arnhem Land. Merinda, Andrea and Bethany were delighted to have their pic taken with FOGS Greg Dowling, Colin Scott and Alfie Langer. FOGS media coordinator Lucy Cooper said the expo was focused on building the aspirations of local Indigenous school leavers and mature-aged job seekers. “It aims to assist them into career pathways, employment opportunities and training placements,” Ms Cooper said. FOGS executive chairman Gene Miles said since the inception of FOGS expos in 2008, these events have presented an array of employment and training opportunities for attendees across the state. “(It allows) individuals to talk to real people who can provide guidance and an idea or direction for their future,” Mr Miles said. More than 55 exhibits provided information at the expo, including Bechtel, Woolworths, Aurizon, Defence Force Recruiting and Holiday Inn to name a few.

MEETING THE GREATS: Merinda Gondarra, Andrea Dhurrkay and Bethany Gondarra at the Expo with former State-of-Origin greats Greg Dowling, Colin Scott and Allan Langer. LOOKING TOWARDS TOMORROW: Merryl Nyikalawuy, Troy Wunumurra, Merinda Gondarra, Andrea Dhurrkay and Bethany Gondarra at the Expo.

If you have a change of contact details for your organisation or group, can you please email thru to

Nhulunbuy Community Guide Community organisations Arafura Dance Assoc. Contact: President Lesley Tankard P: 8987 2136 A/H.

Nhulunbuy Toy Library Contact: Lorretta Peirce M: 04130913 127 E: Lodge Arafura Contact: Secretary P: 0418 831 120 or 0437 272 210

Arnhem Early Learning Centre Contact: Director 8987 1004 E:

East Arnhem Land Tourism Association Contact: John Tourish P: 8939 2000

Arnhem Gun Club Contact: President, Grub Stevens E: Arnhem Land Bowls Club Contact: Isobel Murray P: 0435 822 107, 8987 2120

East Arnhem Rugby Union Contact: Eddie P: 0407 002 357

Arnhem Writers Contact: Ian Maclean P: 0417 601 490 Australian Breastfeeding Assoc. Contact: Meaghan Kennedy P: 0438 175 260 Helpline:1800 686 2686 E: Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre P: 8987 1701 E: Captain Cook Comunity Centre Captain Cook Community Centre President: Richard Webb M: 0404 351 839 E: Endeavour Room Bookings: Contact: Lorretta Peirce M: 04130913 127 E: Gove Arts Theatre Contact: Chris Andrews P: 0428 856 392 E: Nhulunbuy Playgroup Contact: Cassie McIllree P: 0418 322 719 E:

8EAR Community Radio (Gove FM) Contact: Michael Stimpson P: 8987 1500 E: Gove 8 Ball Contact: Adam White P: 0438 809 620

Gove Peninsula Festival Contact: Ian Maclean P: 0417 601 490 E: Gove Peninsula Surf Life Saving Club Contact: Chris Putland P: 8987 8083 Gove Peninsula Tennis Club Contact: Nicky Mayer P: 8987 2640 Gove Touch Footy Contact: Bec Thomson E: Gove Volleyball Assoc. Contact: Fred Rowe - Pres P: 0417 080 579 E: Junior 8 Ball Contact: Marian Richter P: 0402 355 499

Nhulunbuy Child Care Centre P: 8987 3311 E: Nhulunbuy Child Care Services Inc. Contact: Tracey Chrzanowski P: 8987 3311 Nhulunbuy Speedway Contact: Ben Hurst P: 0410 833 292 Northern Territory Emergency Service P: 0427 392 264

Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga Hala Tupou – Ph: 8987 3553

Oasis Play Time Contact: Nisha, P: 0437 141 291

Nhulunbuy Baptist Church Sundays 9.30am at Town Hall – Ph: 8987 1256

Old Codgers: Contact: Shane Ogg P: 0423 172 139

Uniting Church: Sunday Service 9.30am Hazel Trudgen – Ph: 8987 3545 Mobile 0413 536 877

Queens Bus (Variety NT) Contact: Angie Moyle P: 0408 838 498 or Facebook us at: Queens - Variety NT Runners North Contact: Vanessa Drysdale P: 8987 8005

Gove Country Golf Club & Gove Country Golf Club - Juniors Contact: Jamie Henderson E: P: 8987 3191

Nhulunbuy Amateur Swimming Club Contact: Steve Dowzard P: 0417 833 060

Rotary Club Nhulunbuy Contact: Stephanie Freeman P: 0400 172 599 E:

Nhulunbuy BMX Club Inc Contact: Donna Leahy, Secretary P: 0409 173 562 Nhulunbuy Community Neighbourhood Centre Contact: Maria Akapita (NCNC Director), P: 08 8987 2191 E:

Scouts Nhulunbuy Contact: Group Leader E:

Gove Netball Assoc. Contact: Helen Clark - Pres P: 8987 3728 M: 0438 873 728

Nhulunbuy Regional Sport Fishing Club Contact: Ian Shepherd P: 0412 892 703

Thu 01

Fri 02

Time 0236 0841 1446 2129

Time 0341 0928 1536 2230

Time 0507 1026 1634 2336

Ht 2.20 0.93 2.53 0.75

Ht 2.00 1.14 2.43 0.78

Sat 03 Ht 1.90 1.30 2.36 0.77

Time 0638 1138 1739

Ht 1.94 1.39 2.34

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Tue 06

Time 0046 0747 1302 1846

Time 0145 0834 1408 1946

Time 0233 0912 1455 2036

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Ht 0.62 2.18 1.29 2.47

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Total Per head Total Per head Total Per head Kilolitres of Pop: Lt Kilolitres of Pop: Lt Kilolitres of Pop: Lt







Squash Club Contact: Donna Marie, P: 8987 1272

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Tae Kwon Do Nhulunbuy Contact: Paul Macloy P: 0407 106 525

Thursday 18/07







Friday 19/07







TourDeArnhemland Contact: Des O’Sullivan P: 0418 840 957 E:

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T.S. Melville Naval Cadet Training P: 8987 2562

Ht 0.53 2.30 1.17 2.58

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W/E July 21 W/E July 21 Variance Actual Usage Target Usage Monday 15/07

Tide times – Gove Harbour (Melville Bay) Wed 31


RSPCA: Contact: Sarah Howland P: 0437 526 502

Nhulunbuy Motorcycle Club Contact: Maria Akapita P: 08 8987 2191 E:

Gove Junior Rugby Contact: Jon Regan P: 8987 8094

Forward in Faith Ministries Sunday: 10am – 12.30pm. Library at the Nhulunbuy Christian College. Ph: 0434 059611 or 8987 8268. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Brother Forbes 0428 767 616 – Sunday 10am.

MOPS Contact: Katie Hovenden P: 8987 1607

Gove Junior Football Club Contact: David Hill P: 0438 861 599

OASIS Christian Assembly Pastor Phil Sampson – Ph: 8987 1522 / 8987 1369 Seventh-Day Adventist Church Ph: 8987 2375 / 0419 465 045

Gove Astronomy Club Contact: Ian Maclean P: 0417 601 490

Gove Golden Oldies Contact: Ria Ngamoki P: 8987 3530

Church services

Sacred Heart Catholic Church Vigil Saturday 6.00pm, Sunday Service 8.30am


Other Cities Av. Consumption / Head of Pop. Brisbane 270 • Darwin 1100 • Perth 340

Weather details o

Temperature ( C) Max Min Rainfall Monday 22 28.9 23.7 NIL Tuesday 23 26.8 22.7 NIL Wednesday 24 26.1 22.3 NIL Thursday 25 27.2 21.6 NIL Friday 26 28.2 21.5 NIL Saturday 27 28.8 21.2 NIL Sunday 28 29.0 21.1 1.8 Monthly total rainfall to date: 7.6 mm

Weather details supplied by the Bureau of Meteorology – Gove Airport from Monday, July 22 to Sunday, July 28

Mean sea level pressure Max: 1017.3 hPa on Tuesday Min: 1012.0 hPa on Monday Averages for the month of July Max temp: 27.7 Min temp: 20.2 Rainfall: 18.4 mm


School’s back, and so are sports vouchers

AS GOVE school students get stuck into the new school term, parents have been reminded to redeem their Sport Vouchers for the second half of the school year. The Vouchers can be redeemed right up until November 30.

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Minister for Sports and Recreation Matt Conlan said thousands of children around the Territory have already redeemed their Sport Vouchers and benefited from $75 to help cover the

Another change on top of NRL leaderboard

ONLY Graham Hughes could manage all seven winners after the weekend’s games in round 20 of the Arafura Times/Arnhem Club NRL footy tipping competition. A further eight were on the ball with six winners - Luke Cole, broccoli, Tanya Hoffman, Kaffir, Shaun Dennis, Travis Dehnert, Marlinman and Malkzok1. Monday night’s game between the Tigers and the Sea Eagles was not completed by the time the Arafura Times went to press, while others struggled with the Warriors’ victory against the Storm. Most tipsters got off to a poor start with the Broncos’ win against the Cowboys on Friday night, with only Graham Hughes, Luke Cole, Tanya Hoffman, Forbsey, Waggy, KaRon1 and

Morgstar on the winner. There has been a change on the top of the leaderboard with Kaffir (6) taking sole ownership of top spot with 105, but the field behind Kaffir is very congested. Andres Hoffman (5) and Marlinman (6) are both on 104, with one further back to Graham Hughes (7) on 103. Wayno (5) is on 101, with Malkzok1 (6) on 100. 99: Jez (5), doodlesuckernobagchc (5). 98: Putty (5), Travis Dehnert (6). 97: Halwes (5). 96: grimmus8u (3), Killer (4), Tanya Hoffman (6). 95: Jeremy 4X (2), VanDam (4), Broccoli (6), Luke Cole (6). 92: Duggie (5). 91: Shaun Dennis (6). 90: aaron tilley (4), waggy (5). The winner of the Arafura Times/Arnhem Club NRL tipping competition wins $500.

Dogs bite tipsters PLEB has opened up a commanding four-win break after round 18 of the Arafura Times/Arnhem Club AFL footy tipping competition on the weekend. No one got all nine winners correct, with crackers standing alone in tipping the Bulldogs to down the Eagles. Until that result there were 12 tipsters with seven from seven, and finally 13 finished with eight winners - pleb, Travis Dehnert, Woodsgal, Spudly, Jendj, Graham Hughes, David Gibson, Kaffir, Crackers, Aussie_Joe, Wayno, 43 and renae forbes. Pleb (8) sits commandingly on top with 121, four ahead of hayden4x (7), crackers (8) and David Gibson (8) on 117.

Darren Nunn took a hit to get five to be on 116 where he is joined by Waggy (6). 115: Duggie (7). 114: Travis Dehnert (8), Kaffir (8), Aussie Joe (8). 113: Woodsgal (8), Wayno (8), Forbesy (7). 112: Tanya Hoffman (7), WestAussieGirl136 (6). 110: Spudly (8). 109: Jeremy 4X (7), Marlinman (7). 108: Andres Hoffman (7), Jendj (8), 107: 43 (8), KaRon1 (7), Dobbo (7), Maggie May (7). 106: Graham Hughes (8). 105: Agron (5). 104: Tracey xxxx (5). The winner of the Arafura Times/ Arnhem Club AFL tipping competition wins $750.

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Celebrating 70 years - Elder looks back over an extraordinary life

Laklak Marika - the first Yolngu born in Yirrkala. As told to TRACEY PATTERSON by LAKLAK MARIKA at modern day Beach Camp in shelters I AM a senior Rirratjingu woman. On June 30, 2013, I celebrated they built themselves. Everyone lived together and shared my 70th birthday at Banu Banu, on everything. Bremer Island. But I was born where the modern I was the first Yolngu born in day boat ramp in Yirrkala is now Yirrkala in the Northern Territory. White settlers and missionaries located. My mother had left beach camp hadn’t been in the region long, World War Two was underway and the and walked up to the boat ramp site Mission in Yirrkala had only just been to give birth by herself. My grandmother - my father’s established. The first missionaries were Fijian, mother - followed the footsteps from and they were busy clearing the land the camp and found me already born. My grandmother cut the umbilical in Yirrkala ready to build the first cord and cleaned me up, then carried mission houses. Back in 1943, Yolngu lived down me back to beach camp and introduced

me to my father, Mawalan. My father was a senior Rirritjingu and one of the five brothers who stood up against the mining company and fought for land rights. He had two wives and I was raised by both until I was five years old. Yindhirra was my mother and I had four siblings from her and two from my other mother. We all lived together under the big fig tree at beach camp. My other mother died when she was about 50. This was very sad for everyone especially me, because she had raised me in my early years. My proper mother, Yindhirra, took over raising the children from then on. I remember as a child playing with my brothers and sisters at beach camp. Once we were a little older though, girls would play by themselves and so would the boys. I remember as a child my father would sit me in his lap and he would call his brothers to (open) ceremony. It was unusual for a child to be part of this, but my father loved me very much and so did all my uncles. The men would sit singing and talking as I lay in my father’s lap. I would listen and learn. This was how I learnt so much about ceremony and my culture. In those days, no one moved around much. Men hunted and fished, women collected yams, oysters and berries. I used to go hunting for turtles with my father. My brothers and I would paddle the canoe while my father caught the turtles. The men also caught crocodile down at Arnhem Bay. Everyone would go together, they would cut the crocodile up and the meat would be divided. The skins were sold to the mis-

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Elder Laklak Marika’s 70th birthday cake at Banu Banu. sionaries, and then on-sold to be made I worked in the Yirrkala clinic for into wallets and handbags. many years. I never saw any of the wallets or One of my jobs was to travel handbags finished though. with patients from Yirrkala to the When the first mission house, on Nhulunbuy hospital to see the doctor. the hill behind the mission church in The Nhulunbuy hospital was Yirrkala, was completed, a temporary originally located where Birrtijimi school was set-up. (Wallaby Beach) is today. When I was about five or six I I would act as an interpreter, helpstarted school in the mission house ing patients understand their diagnosis on the hill. and to reassure them. School was only from eight until I loved my work and I took it 12, so in the afternoons the girls would very seriously because it was very go collecting food with the women. important. When I was nine or 10, the proper However, I had to resign in 1983 school was built. because my husband and I decided It was located down where Rika to move to Bremer Island and start a Park is today. Homeland community. I finished school in 1960 and This was very sad, because I had started work straight away. been working with Sister Cynthia I always wanted to work so I could Green as her assistant helping train learn more English and learn more new health workers. about ngapaki (white people). My husband and I at first lived on My first work was as a housekeeper Bremer Island at a community we for the missionaries. established called Ruwak on the south I cleaned their houses and washed side of the island. clothes mainly. But in 1989, my husband decided Then I went to work in the Yirrkala to move to establish a new Homeland community farm, where the current on the northern part of the island IGA store is located today. called Gutjanean. I helped plant potatoes, cassava, This is where I still live today with peanuts, paw-paws and bananas. about 20 family members. I married in the 1960s, but never Even when I moved to Bremer had any children of my own. Island, I would still use my skills I I have, however, adopted many learnt as a health worker. nieces and nephews. In 1984 or 1985, Laynphapuy When my father died in 1969, I Homelands started servicing the decided to work in the community Bremer Community. hospital, where the Art Centre (BukuThey built two bedroom houses, Larrnggay Mulka Centre) is today. which we would all cram into when I was a cleaner at first, washing the it rained. floors, making beds and other things. We had a two-way radio which we Then one day the senior nursing used to talk to community members sister came and asked me if I wanted about problems, or they would come to be a health worker. and visit by boat, and I would use the I said, “yes!” and began my train- skills I learnt as a health worker. ing in 1973. Today I am an old lady, but I am In 1973 and 1974, I travelled to still strong, proud and able to use my Darwin for training. skills. I stayed in a hostel at East Arm On December 6, 2012, I delivered for trainees. a baby in the middle of the night when Every afternoon, Dr John Har- my niece, Celina, went into labour greaves would come and talk to us. prematurely. He was a very senior doctor and I have worked hard for my family knew all there was to know about and my family company, Rirratjingu leprosy. Aboriginal Corporation. I left Darwin two weeks before I was here before the minCyclone Tracy hit, but came back on a ing company, I have seen many special permit to finish my last month changes and I continue to fight for of training. my family.

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Nguykal on the mark

PASS THE PARCEL: Nguykal gets it away in time. Nguykal player Daryl Lacey comes down with the ball behind him. Photos: GRAHAM HUGHES Victory just an arm’s reach away.

IT was another cracking afternoon of footy last Saturday. In the centre-piece match, Nguykal defeated Djarrak by 15 points at Town Oval.

Both teams are vying for a place in the GAFL Grand Final on September 28. Finals of the GAFL kick-off in the first week of September. Next weekend’s footy will get started Saturday, 12pm on Nhulunbuy’s Town Oval, then 2pm in Yirrkala.

Carnival attracts international/interstate players EARLY in July, competition players took to Gove’s tennis courts to try and land their share of $3000 prize money in the 2013 Kowhai Construction Gove Open Carnival. The carnival attracted players from Darwin, Brisbane, Tweed Heads and New Zealand; a first for the club to have an international player compete at the annual event. Approximately 90 athletes competed over the eight days, with the juniors playing the first four days. In the last four days, almost 50 players contested for the 2013 Kowhai Construction Gove Open titles in the seniors event. Alex stretches over Nick In the men’s social singles, Nick O’Callaghan and Alex Brennan were winners of their pools and played off in the final. Alex’s height and long arms made it difficult for Nick to get the ball past him and Alex went on to win 6-3.

Donna-Marie notches another win Catherine Jones and Donna-Marie Grieve made it into the ladies social singles final. It was a very close final for the ladies, with Donna-Marie that got up in the end taking the title 7-5. Young gun Eighteen-year-old young gun Joseph Gersbach, the Number 1 seed with a ranking of 157 in Australia, never dropped a game for the whole four days in the singles even taking the title from the New Zealand competitor Howard Ho, and winning the final 6-0, 6-0. The locals were hoping to at least have a win in the doubles, but the combination of Joe Gersbach and his coach Nick Hughes, proved to be too strong for all other competitors taking the final over local lads Christo Esterhuyse and Damian Butler in a 6-0, 6-3 final score. Not completely disappointed, the local guys were happy that they got those

2013 Kowhai Construction Gove Open Winners Caitlyn Mitchell and Joe Gerbasch. three games. member, met Caitlyn in the semis. Caitlyn returns Eytahnyia was competitive on the In the women’s open, local girl Caitlyn court and had a great game with Caitlyn Mitchell returned from Brisbane from her with some big hitting. studies and training schedule to represent Caitlyn was too consistent and took the club. the semi 6-2, 6-1. Eytahnyia Scott, also a local club In the opposite semi, two local ladies

played off in windy conditions. Club manager and head coach Nicky Mayer played Simone Gianelli. Mayer just snuck in, with a close win 6-4, 6-4 to get through to the final. Caitlyn had to play Mayer, her original coach in the final. Mayer knowing she could not beat Caitlyn, got excited when she broke serve in the first game, but it was short lived losing the first set 6-1. Big serves and hard hitting returns saw some great rallies, but Caitlyn was too strong for her old coach taking the second set 6-2. Big thanks Gove Peninsula Tennis Club puts out a big thanks to: A huge thanks to Robbie Ronganui of Kowhai Construction, for his continued sponsorship for the event. Also thank you to Referee Warren Martin, Court Supervisors in training, Hot Shots Umpires and the BBQ and Canteen helpers.

ABOVE LEFT: Men’s Open Doubles Winners Joe Gerbasch and Nick White with runners-up Damian Butler and Christo Esterhuyse. ABOVE CENTRE: Women’s Social Singles runner-up Catherine Jones and winner Donna-Marie Grieve. ABOVE RIGHT: Mixed Doubles players Sharon Mery and Joseph Mayer. LEFT: Men’s Open Winner Joe Gerbach, from Tweed Heads, with runner-up Howard Ho from New Zealand. RIGHT INSET: Umpire Reuben and court supervisor Nick O’Callaghan.

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