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News Values

Although the big news of the day was the Victorian election, the headline which caught my attention today was the banner headline of the “NT News”: “Woman falls out of paddy wagon”. Isn’t… Continue reading

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Cruising in Darwin

I was seated on the top deck of the boat on the “sunset cruise” on Darwin Harbour when the woman next to me asked me where I was from. I told her my… Continue reading

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Another Sunset

Yes, I know what you’re thinking. “It’s another bloody photograph of a sunset. First it was Cairns and now it’s Darwin. There’s got to be more to Darwin, surely?”, I hear you saying.… Continue reading

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Hello from Darwin

“Is it hot enough for you?”, my niece asked me as we embraced on my arrival at her place in Darwin tonight. “Surprisingly, it’s not as bad as I expected”, I told her.… Continue reading

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Hello from Cairns

This is a somewhat unexpected post from Cairns Airport. Although it would have been great to have a direct flight from Sydney to Darwin, economics, timezones, and schedules have necessitated a four-hour stop-over… Continue reading

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Lazy Saturday

“Do I put some underwear on under my trackpants?” I wondered to myself as I left the house tonight to pick up a pizza. That one thought gives you an insight into my… Continue reading

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Balibo Movie

I went to a sneak preview today of the new movie, Balibo. Although much of the film’s narrative focuses on the death of five Australian journalists at Balibo, I thought the film balanced… Continue reading

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Darwin in Hindsight

I have been to Darwin twice. The first time was with Damien in 1998 when we visited Declan and Penny and went on a four day tour of Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks.… Continue reading

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Back Home

It’s Tuesday night and I have been back in Sydney for over two weeks. Darwin seems like a million years ago. I can scarcely believe I have spent three and a half months,… Continue reading

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Bocce in Kakadu

It’s Tuesday night and “summer” has returned to Darwin. After last week’s “cooler” weather, the warmer temperatures are back with us. I spent the weekend in Kakadu National Park and really noticed the… Continue reading

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Dagwood Dogs

It’s Sunday afternoon and I’m back in Sydney, albeit briefly. I had to come to Sydney for a workshop on Friday and decided to extend my stay, so I could enjoy my annual… Continue reading

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East Timor in Darwin

It’s Thursday afternoon and I’m just about to finish work. The last few days have been pretty flat-out and I haven’t had much time to think about writing in this online diary. Sunday… Continue reading

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Dutch Backpacker

It’s Saturday morning and I’ve come to work to update the diary. The last few days have been pretty full on, and this weekend promises even more. On Thursday night, Penny and I,… Continue reading

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It’s Mariel

It’s Wednesday night and I’ve just had McDonalds for dinner. A bit sad? Maybe, but quite enjoyable. I spent a couple of hours at the pub after work today (4-6pm) and after a… Continue reading

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Darwin Tourist

It’s Monday night. I’m at work updating this Online Diary. And I’m having a few beers… so if there are some typos, please understand. Since I last wrote I’ve done some amazing things.… Continue reading

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Knock Shop

It’s Thursday night and I’m convinced the building in which I’m staying contains a knock-shop. More on that shortly! The last few days have been just work, work and more work, which is… Continue reading

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Katherine

It’s Sunday night and, having just had a couple of hours asleep, I feel a little bit “wired”. I needed the sleep after the weekend in Katherine for the Country Music Muster –… Continue reading

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Darwin’s Gay Bar

After work last night I wandered home and watched television for a while. After having dinner at the “Happy Garden” Chinese restaurant (which has an outdoor area with fans, where you can have… Continue reading

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Gotta Work

It’s almost lunchtime Friday. After my first day at work, I paid a visit to Woolies to buy an alarm clock and some wine to take to Penny’s. Penny is living with two… Continue reading

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Arrived

I arrived in Darwin late last night. The four-hour flight was surpisingly empty and I had a doubleseat to myself, so I slept most of the way. A glass or two of red… Continue reading

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