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australia / Northern Territory

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Australia's Northern Territory borders Western Australia to the west (129th meridian east), South Australia to the south (26th parallel south) and Queensland to the east (138th meridian east). It covers one-sixth of Australia's land mass and has a fairly low population.

FYI - @AustraliaGreat spotlights NT on Fridays. More info on Google+
Twitter list: https://twitter.com/AustraliaGreat/lists/ntgreat

Time



Planeta.com

http://planeta.com/garma2017

Headlines

labor-wins-nt-election-in-landslide
Indigenous corporation wins $65m bailout over Ayers Rock Resort
Crocodiles to weather events: The long list of potential killers awaiting you in the Northern Territory
Push for private resorts in Northern Territory parks to attract more visitors
'Nothing is impossible to those who see the invisible'
Greater consistency needed to protect sacred sites
http://blogs.crikey.com.au/northern/2013/03/31/mucking-about-with-planes-and-light
http://www.afar.com/travelers/ethan-gelber/wanderlists/australias-northern-territory
http://www.musicnt.com.au/program/bush-bands/bush-bands-live-stream

Aboriginal Arts Funding Cuts

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-11-15/nova-peris-takes-on-fund-cuts-to-aboriginal-art-centres-as-firs/5095870
http://www.theage.com.au/national/indigenous-arts-faces-bleak-future-after-funding-cut-20131115-2xm70.html

Recommended listening

Territoriana: Flag - There are many things that set Territorians apart, and somewhere up the top of the list is their flag. It’s both well-designed and really progressive, and incredibly popular too.
Teenage years of the Northern Territory - Andy Bruyn remembers the good old times—and the not so good old times of the NT. The place has passed its teenage years, so he says, and is well on the way to maturity.
Yuendumu Men's Museum - A unique museum in central Australia has been restored and re-opened after being abandoned for many years.
Centenary of the Northern Territory - Historian Jack Cross and journalist Nicolas Rothwell discuss the history of the Northern Territory.
NT Centenary: race relations - On the first day of 1911, the Commonwealth took control of the Northern Territory. The town we now know as Darwin was founded in 1869. A few years later with the completion of the Overland Telegraph line Darwin was linked to Adelaide and the southern part of the continent. It's estimated that around this time the population ratio of Aboriginal people to non-Aboriginal people was 20 to 1. The relationship between the two groups over the past 100 years created a distinct chapter in Australia's history.
Red dust travelers - outback travel has become now a rite of passage for young and old, an adventure from which many people define their Australianness.
No ordinary piece of bush: the high price of Coronation Hill - The fight over mining at Coronation Hill was fought by Aboriginal people and mining interests, politicians and environmentalists, lawyers and anthropologists.
Tales from the Tinny - Looks a bit fishy, sounds a bit fishy ... smells? Very fishy! (Facebook )
The rivers project - We're winding our way today along two kinds of river: the real river and its environment and people, the Daly River in the Northern Territory; and the imagined or remembered river.
The Northern Territory - growth without development - download
Fairweather's Darwin - In 1952 artist Ian Fairweather built a raft from post-war rubble he found on Darwin's Dinah beach. Three aircraft drop tanks gave his alarming contraption just enough buoyancy to make it across the Timor Sea. It was a completely bizarre journey that captured the imagination of a generation and marked Darwin forever.
Arnhem Land women welcome tourism to country - Welcome to My Country is a positive tale of cultural richness and learning

Shellie Morris and the Borroloola Songwoman - Shellie Morris has completed a new album with the Borroloola Songwoman sung in the threatened Yanyuwa language

Gawurra - Gawurra is the latest singing sensation from the Northern Territory. His brand new album is Ratja Yaliyali.

Recommended Viewing

No Accounting - The Jawoyn people of the Northern Territory own and manage some of Australia's most picturesque and archeologically rich landscapes. Granted a history-making land title claim centred on the famous Katherine Gorge, the Jawoyn Association set up tourist ventures and negotiated mining royalty deals. For many it was seen as a role model for self determination in action. But three years ago the Association's financial position began to crumble. Last year it came close to insolvency. The question is why?

Facebook

http://www.facebook.com/northernterritoryaustralia
https://www.facebook.com/AustraliasOutbackNorthernTerritoryUS

Periscope

https://www.periscope.tv/CrocCoveDarwin

Twitter

@AusOutbackNT
@AndyRalphKakadu
@Darwinfestival
@1057darwin
@YothuYindiFound
@MTB_TheAlice
@InjalakArts
@WestArnhem
@TheNTNews
@munupiarts

Hashtag

#NTAustralia

Moments
⚡️ #garma2017


YouTube

Australia's Outback
Kakadu Culture Camp

wikipedia

Northern Territory
Top End
Todd River
Gulf_of_Carpentaria
Barkly_Tableland
Albert_Namatjira
Geoffrey_Gurrumul_Yunupingu

Editing

Alice Springs
Kakadu
Uluru

ITBW Award

Kakadu Culture Camp (2010 finalist)

Tourism Portals

http://www.tourismnt.com.au
http://en.travelnt.com - Facebook
@AusOutbackNT
https://plus.google.com/u/0/103524656954521269772

Travel Companies

https://www.nitmiluktours.com.au - @AusNitmilukNT

Government

http://www.nt.gov.au

Aboriginal Art

http://injalak.com - @InjalakArts

Parks

Indigenous Protected Area in the NT is the largest piece of land ever put aside for conservation in Australia.
http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/journal/tanami-desert-indigenous-reserve-bigger-than-tasmania.htm
Huge national park declared in Northern Territory

Umbrawarra Gorge
http://www.parksandwildlife.nt.gov.au/parks/find/umbrawarragorge

Butterfly Gorge
http://www.parksandwildlife.nt.gov.au/parks/find/butterflygorge

Nitmiluk National Park
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nitmiluk_National_Park

Events

July 1 Territory Day #TerritoryDay

August 7-24 Darwin Festival - @Darwinfestival (Darwin)

July 31- August 3 Garma Festival is a leading cultural exchange event, held annually at remote Gulkula, a traditional meeting ground in Arnhem Land. The Garma Festival has been described as a "nationally significant, intimate, spectacular celebration of cultural traditions and practices – dance, song, music, and art – and the annual venue for a major Key Forum on Indigenous issues."
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garma-Festival/184426024908729
http://www.youtube.com/user/TheGarmaFestival
Garma_Festival_of_Traditional_Cultures
@YothuYindiFound
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/garma-festival/id1006396674?mt=8

Alice Springs

alice springs

Davenport Range National Park

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/06/03/3234731.htm

Indigenous Peoples

http://www.tourismnt.com.au/industry-resources/indigenous-tourism.aspx
http://www.environment.gov.au/indigenous/workingoncountry/projects/nt/woc-nt.html
http://bininjgunwok.org.au

Australians lack Indigenous knowledge: survey
A new survey shows most Australians feel they do not know anywhere near enough about Indigenous culture. The research, commissioned by Tourism NT, indicates 80 percent of adults admit they know little or nothing about Indigenous culture. It also reveals that almost all parents with children under 18 want their children to learn about it. The Northern Territory Government is promoting home-grown Indigenous tourism

Yothu Yindi's Tribal Voice - In 2001, Yothu Yindi's 'Treaty' was named one of the top 30 Australian songs of all time. But how much do we know about the song and its many layers of meanings? Aaron Corn from the Australian National University has worked closely with the band, and he explains the sacred Yolngu traditions of northeast Arnhem Land that underpin many of Yothu Yindi's songs.

Yothu Yindi
Yolngu
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yolngu_people
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yol%C5%8Bu_languages
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/arnhem-tourism-plan/4120596
http://www.yolngutourism.com - https://www.facebook.com/Lirrwi

http://www.aapant.org.au

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yanyuwa_language

http://www.cdu.edu.au/laal
The Living Archive of Aboriginal Languages is a digital archive of endangered literature in Australian Indigenous languages of the Northern Territory.
This is a living archive, with connections to the people and communities where the books were created. This will allow for collaborative research work with the Indigenous authorities and communities.
Click on the map to enter the archive.

https://www.facebook.com/laalanguages
https://twitter.com/living_archive


Arnem Land

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnhem_Land
http://www.injalak.com - Facebook
Northern Land Council
tide times for Cahill's Crossing
http://en.travelnt.com/explore/kakadu-arnhem.aspx
http://pool.abc.net.au/media/mt-borradaile-arnhem-land-nt

Bilingual education using Aboriginal culture and language
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-01/trail-blazing-aboriginal-bilingual-maths-program-revisited/8134998
@AnnaSalleh2011@RadioNational



Barunga

The Barunga Festival is a community festival celebrating community life through sport, music, traditional arts and culture.

Booroloola

850 kilometers southeast of Darwin.
Singing Saltwater Country
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borroloola,_Northern_Territory
http://www.borroloola.nt.gov.au
http://www.tourismtopend.com.au/regions/borroloola-a-the-gulf-region

Cape Crawford

http://www.capecrawfordtourism.com.au
http://www.capecrawfordtourism.com.au/lost-city
@lostcity
https://plus.google.com/106842984077167962517/posts
http://www.youtube.com/capecrawford
Lost City - Flickr

Brochure Update

Djelk Indigenous Protected Area

Aboriginal groups short-changed on conservation funds
The Djelk Indigenous Protected Area will cover close to 700,000 hectares. One of the largest conservation areas anywhere in the world has been created in the Northern Territory. This globally significant conservation corridor adjoining Kakadu National Park links the Stony Inland Escarpment of the Arnhem Land Plateau to the coast. It's part of a Federal Government plan to spend $50 million over the next five years increasing the spread of Indigenous Protected Areas by 40 percent.

Finke Gorge National Park / Palm Valley

http://www.nt.gov.au/nreta/parks/find/finkegorge.html
http://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/australia/3042932/Palm-Valley-Australias-Jurassic-Park
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palm_Valley_%28Northern_Territory%29
http://www.palmvalleytours.com.au

Jabiluka uranium deposit
http://www.riotinto.com/ourapproach/17194_features_4252.asp

Kakadu

kakadu

Coronation Hill
Guratba ( Coronation Hill) is a sacred site of importance to the Jawoyn peoplewho believe it to be the resting place of the creator being Bula.
13.58774º S 13º 35' 15.86" 132.6051º E 132º 36' 18.31
Gagudju Cooinda Lodge
Gagudju Dreaming Home Page

Karlu Karlu Conservation Reserve
The site is known as Karlu Karlu to the land's Aboriginal traditional owners and is located south of Tennant Creek area of Northern Territory. The other name is the Devil's Marbles Conservation Reserve

Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve
http://www.abc.net.au/tv/messagestick/video/2010/May2010.htm?pres=s2913627
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karlu_Karlu_/_Devils_Marbles_Conservation_Reserve

Katherine

Katherine is located 320 kilometers (200 miles) southeast of Darwin and 1185 kilometers (736 miles) from Alice Springs. Often called the 'Crossroads of the North' because of its location, Katherine is the fourth largest town in the Northern Territory and is located 312 km southeast of Darwin on the Katherine River , which flows down from the Katherine Gorge (Nitmiluk National Park).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katherine,_Northern_Territory
Katherine Town Council
The Katherine Regional Tourist Association
http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/averages/tables/cw_014903.shtml
http://www.katherine.nt.gov.au
http://en.travelnt.com/explore/katherine.aspx
http://www.visitkatherine.com.au
http://www.abc.net.au/katherine

Katherine Gorge


Lajamanu

Indigenous students create their own podcast featuring Warlpiri language
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lajamanu,_Northern_Territory

Maningrida

Maningrida is located 500 kilometers east of Darwin and 300 kilometers north east of Jabiru. It is on the North Central Arnhem Land coast of the Arafura Sea, on the estuary of the Liverpool River. Maningrida is one of the only Aboriginal communities that didn't begin life as a mission station. It's about 300 kilometres east of Darwin and is nestled right on the edge of the Arafura Sea. It has an Aboriginal population of about 900 in the dry season, which increases to 1200 in the wet and there are at least 8 language groups at Maningrida; in fact some would put the estimate at 16 language groups. The community at Maningrida has a long history of trade with Indonesia and its' art gallery features some of Australia's best artists.
CLASSIC LNL: Maningrida
http://www.maningrida.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maningrida,_Northern_Territory
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnhem_Land

Melville Island

http://munupiart.com
https://www.facebook.com/munupi.arts
https://twitter.com/munupiarts

Palmerston

http://www.palmerstonmarkets.org.au

Papunya

Papunya is located about 250 kilometers west of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory.The principal language spoken at Papunya is Pintupi-Luritja, with Warlpiri, Arrernte and English being widely used as second languages. Papunya is well known as the birthplace of the Western Desert painting movement and is one of the most Lutheran towns in Australia. Papunya is on restricted Aboriginal land and requires a permit to enter or travel through.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papunya,_Northern_Territory
http://www.aboriginal-art.com/desert_pages/papunya_intro.html

Tiwi Islands

Footy on the Tiwi Islands
In the Tiwi Islands (80 km north of Darwin) they say that football is a religion.
Tiwi_Islands
Tiwi art and culture - The people of the Tiwi Islands, just off Darwin, are famous for two things: a strong sense of identity, and an extraordinary artistic capability and output.


Uluru

uluru

Uluru and Kata Tjuta

Willowra

Willowra

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/10/27/time_warp_technology_in_a_remote_aboriginal_community/


Eco Links

The Territory Government's $34 million Northern Territory Climate Change Policy is a comprehensive action plan to combat climate change.
http://www.greeningnt.nt.gov.au

Tourism Industry

Indigenous Tourism Development
The development of indigenous tourism products and experiences is a core part of Tourism NT’s overall approach to tourism development. Indigenous people make up one third of the Territory’s population, own approximately half of the land in the Northern Territory and own a majority of the national parks that are jointly managed between government agencies and traditional owners. As such, indigenous people are essential stakeholders in developing tourism in the Northern Territory.

Indigenous Tourism
In 2007, Tourism NT and Tourism Research Australia commissioned Nielsen Research to investigate visitor experiences and expectations of Indigenous culture in the NT. The following report looks at the expectations, issues and experiences of visitors that participated in this market.
Indigenous Cultural Experience Research 2007 (PDF, 521 KB)
The following report provides an overview of the market for Indigenous Cultural tourism to the NT.
Indigenous Cultural Tourism In Focus (PDF, 447 KB)
In March 2009, Tourism NT commissioned Galaxy research to undertake research on Indigenous culture in Australia. The following report looks at people's knowledge of Indigenous culture, to the importance of indigenous experiences and its relation to reconciliation.
Indigenous Cultural Education (PDF, 241 KB)
http://www.tourismnt.com.au/tourism-strategies/indigenous-tourism.aspx
The Northern Territory Indigenous Tourism Strategy provides a framework for maximising that competitive advantage. The Strategy is being implemented by a team of Indigenous Destination Development staff overseen by an Indigenous Strategic Tourism Reference Group that meets quarterly to discuss progress.


Green Tourism
Growing consumer awareness about the contribution of travel to climate change means tourism businesses need to consider ways to become more environmentally sustainable and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. The following report investigates how these goals can be achieved.
Green Tourism (PDF, 217 KB)
Volunteer Tourism
International Volunteer Tourism (PDF, 296 KB)
Wildlife and Birdwatching
Looks at wildlife and birdwatching tourism
Wildlife and Birdwatching In Focus (PDF, 258 KB)

http://www.denisegoodfellow.com.au

The Brolga Northern Territory Tourism Awards (Brolga Awards) is the official tourism awards program for the Northern Territory. The Brolga Awards recognise and encourage tourism businesses that strive for excellence in every area of their operation.

News

http://www.ntnews.com.au -
@TheNTNews

Markets

http://www.australiasoutback.com/en-US/Search-results?keyword=markets

Wildlife

Salt-water crocs ('Salties) of the Northern Territory are the largest of all living reptiles

References
Current time in Darwin

Sports

http://www.cricketfootball.com.au

quotes

If you respect the land, then you will feel the land. Your experience will be one that you cannot get anywhere else in the world.
Brian Baruwei, Kakadu National Park

We're born in Kakadu, we live it. We want to share it with you!
- Slogan: Kakadu Culture Camp

Territory Trails Podtours

Explore the Northern Territory at your own pace with ABC Local Radio's Territory Trails. Download your free podtour (podcast with a tour!) and immerse yourself in the landscape, history and culture of this unique part of Australia. @783Alicesprings

Stone Country Festival

The community of Gunbalanya (Oenpelli) in western Arnhem Land, through its traditional Aboriginal owners, welcomes visitors to spend the day in their community and share in the many activities taking place. Gunbalanya is located 320 kilometres east of Darwin and can be accessed via Kakadu National Park.

The Stone Country Festival is an annual event including cultural dancing, scenic flights, painting and weaving demonstrations. Other highlights are a tour of Injalak Hill to view ancient rock art, some of which have been dated at 20,000 years old, and a concert of contemporary Aboriginal music in the evening.

The normal permit that is required to enter Arnhem Land is waived for the Festival and visitors are invited to camp the night, as long as you depart on Sunday morning. Please note that no alcohol can be brought into the community and an entry fee is charged for each vehicle.
http://stonecountryfestival.com
http://www.travelnt.com/kakadu-and-arnhem-land/events/stone-country-festival.aspx
http://www.australiasoutback.com/kakadu-and-arnhem-land/events/stone-country-festival.aspx

Darwin

Darwin, Northern Territory

Recommended reading

Top End tourism threatened by climate change

Tales from the Tinny

Filing

http://www.nailsma.org.au
http://www.musicnt.com.au/program/bush-bands/bush-bands-live-stream

http://www.rripanguyidaki.com
http://www.nyinyikay.com
http://gattjirrkfestival.ning.com
http://www.goveonline.com
http://www.yirrkala.com

Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu
http://www.abc.net.au/rn/musicdeli/stories/2008/2424045.htm
http://www.gurrumul.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geoffrey_Gurrumul_Yunupingu

Litchfield National Park
Litchfield National Park is100 kilometers southwest of Darwin and each year the park attracts over 260,000 visitors.
http://www.nt.gov.au/nreta/parks/find/litchfield.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Litchfield_National_Park
http://www.australiantraveller.com/litchfield/litchfield-national-park-a-photographic-odyssey

Plastic

The NT Government introduced a ban on single use plastic bags. They are the second government in Australia to introduce such a ban.

Previous Events

March 2012 Pacific-Asia Indigenous Tourism Conference - Blog (Darwin)
http://www.ntnews.com.au/article/2012/03/28/296195_ntnews.html

Larisa Lee

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larisa_Lee
http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/documents/JAWOYN2013/Larisa-Lee-Response.pdf

Buzzword Bingo

Red Kangaroo
Sturt's Desert Rose
Top End
Wedge-tailed Eagle
Wet Season

Google Hangout

March 11 Northern Territory Webinar
https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/crl233ls0u0t8cd2bjg4b04khts
http://www.keenecomms.com/2013/03/keene-achieves-world-first-uses-google-hangout-on-air-to-help-nt-tourism-minister-engage-with-uk-travel-bloggers
http://www.keenecomms.com/our-work/tourism-nt-uses-google-hangout-to-engage-with-travel-bloggers
#NTLive




March 3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMo6t7_bBK8



Fishing


Tales from the Tinny - Looks a bit fishy, sounds a bit fishy ... smells? Very fishy! (Facebook )

Recent Events

October 2-4 Snake as Sister Wildlife Tourism Workshop, Facebook
(Darwin)
http://www.parksandwildlife.nt.gov.au/parks/find/foggdam#.Uks1VWQ4Xbx
Get Adventurous (PDF)
May 26-31 Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Land and Sea Managers Network
Facebook - @C4oC

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Screenshots


Sustainable Tourism Seminars

Embedded Tweets



http://artsandmuseums.nt.gov.au/northern-territory-library/collections/johnston