Katherine Gorge Photos

Tennant Creek has working internet!!! So here are the missing photos for yesterday’s post about Katherine Gorge Imagine being immersed in this majesty, all alone. I was. I think I had the best deal. Raili Tanska

Katherine Gorge

This is the sky that fare-welled us as we drove out of Darwin, heading towards Katherine. Nitmiluk National Park is  244 km southeast of Darwin, around a series of gorges on the Katherine River and Edith Falls. Previously named Katherine Gorge National Park, its northern edge borders Kakadu National Park. The gorges and the surrounding landscape have great ceremonial significance to the … More Katherine Gorge

Goodbye Darwin

The last two and a half weeks have flown by.  The days have been filled with sightseeing, yummy food, good company. Interestingly, we have bumped into two couples from Adelaide here in Darwin! If you knew nothing about crocodiles, by the time you leave, there is no excuse for not being informed. They pose a … More Goodbye Darwin

Darwin Street Art

The Larrakia people are the traditional owners of the Darwin region. Indigenous art work is dotted around in many places – not just in galleries and museums. We unexpectedly came across this beautifully painted silo in the boondocks. Often referring to themselves as ‘Saltwater People,’ they had a vibrant traditional society based on a close … More Darwin Street Art

The Chinese Connection

Chinese migrants have played a big role in the population of Australia.  By 1878 the Chinese population in Darwin outnumbered the European. The Government of the day contracted ‘coolies’  to work in the goldfields and the building of railway lines. They were cheap labour at the time. Discriminated against by the locals, they were forbidden … More The Chinese Connection

Bush tucker and coral in Darwin

The three green ants. (Industry/Government, Aboriginal People and Aboriginal Bush Traders) are working together towards creating a secure and sustainable economic future(The nest) for Aboriginal People. The logo features the racik (cross hatch) which is typically found in Top End cultural art , signifying our regional interest. You can’t build a strong nest without working … More Bush tucker and coral in Darwin