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Smoke signals

Image: Alf van Beem By Mark Butler “YOU’LL smoke and drink and wear sandals, grow a beard and be a beatnik, you won’t believe in marriage and you’ll bring your children up the same way [...]

By |June 29th, 2023|

A fantasy weather competition for the Top End?

Photo: University of Arizona Recent news that the good folks at the University of Arizona’s Institute for Resilience have extended their Southwest Monsoon Fantasy Forecast game for a third year got me thinking about how [...]

By |June 23rd, 2023|

Spoiled Sports

By Mark Butler  This is the second of an occasional series of articles by contributing authors under the general title of FARRAGO*. MY initiation in 1956 as a seven-year-old into the realities of sporting fervour was [...]

By |June 14th, 2023|

Memoir of a footnote

Tranter’s death came out of the blue and, to the ABC’s undying shame, was not noted by its gutted and gutless news service.

By |May 7th, 2023|

Tribute. Yunupingu, 30 June 1948—3 April 2023

I have lived my song cycle … In remembering this extraordinary Aboriginal leader it is difficult to forget the meaning of his family name—Yunupingu—which in the Gumatj dialect of the Yolngu Matha language family means [...]

By |April 3rd, 2023|
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