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    Aboriginal Darwin: A guide to exploring important sites of the past and present

    Aboriginal Darwin shows the rich heritage and complex cultures of Aboriginal people, both before and since colonisation. To most visitors and locals, Darwin is a vibrant, tropical city in the Top End, but it is also a living Aboriginal cultural landscape. The book includes contemporary and historical sites that range from the harbour to the beaches, monsoon forests, gardens, parks, camping places, exhibitions, cultural displays and buildings in the CBD, supplemented by information about sites not accessible to visitors.

    Beautifully illustrated, Aboriginal Darwin’s easy-to-use layout allows users to explore at their own pace.

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    The compelling and very human story of the first foreign assault on Australian soil since settlement - the attack on Darwin by the Japanese in February, 1942.
    Darwin was a battle Australia would rather forget. Yet the Japanese attack on 19 February 1942 was the first wartime assault on Australian soil. The Japanese struck with the same carrier-borne force that devastated Pearl Harbor only ten weeks earlier. There was a difference. More bombs fell on Darwin, more civilians were killed, and more ships were sunk.

    The raid led to the worst death toll from any event in Australia. The attackers bombed and strafed three hospitals, flattened shops, offices and the police barracks, shattered the Post Office and communications centre, wrecked Government House, and left the harbour and airfields burning and ruined. The people of Darwin abandoned their town, leaving it to looters, a few anti-aircraft batteries and a handful of dogged defenders with single-shot .303 rifles.

    Yet the story has remained in the shadows. Drawing on long-hidden documents and first-person accounts, Peter Grose tells what really happened and takes us into the lives of the people who were there. There was much to be proud of in Darwin that day: courage, mateship, determination and improvisation. But the dark side of the story involves looting, desertion and a calamitous failure of leadership. Australians ran away because they did not know what else to do.

    Absorbing, spirited and fast-paced, An Awkward Truth is a compelling and revealing story of the day war really came to Australia, and the motley bunch of soldiers and civilians who were left to defend the nation.
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    Kriol Language Version with English Language guide. A puppetry project and book by Wugularr children and community. BuwaBori (River Boy) is the story of a boy and a river. One day the river became dirty, so the boy decided that he needed to find out why. So he walked and he walked, following the water. As he walked animals and spirits appeared to help him and guide him on his way.
    The artwork for River Boy was created at Wugularr School with the 5/6 class and at Ghunmarn Culture Centre with members of Djilpin Arts.

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    The bestselling story of a real-life Crocodile Dundee. the bestselling story of a real-life Crocodile Dundee. In this remarkable memoir, tom Cole tells the stories of his life in the outback during the 1920s and 1930s. With great humour and drama, he recounts his adventures as a drover and stockman in the toughest country in Australia and later on as a buffalo shooter and crocodile hunter in the Northern territory before the war. First published in 1988 and having sold over 100 000 copies, Hell West and Crooked is perfect for anyone who enjoys a classic outback yarn. 'A real-life story of the pioneering days of the top End that out-adventures anything fiction writers could hope to produce.' - tHE WESt AUStRALIAN 'tom Cole is a living legend, a real-life Crocodile Dundee. His stories paint a vivid picture of wild and exciting times in the Australian outback.' - MELBOURNE SUNDAY EXPRESS 'A story of the outback and cattlemen and women, stripped of glamour, that will become an Australian classic to rub covers with authors like Ion Idriess.' - GOLD COASt BULLEtIN
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    "Kakadu" DVD

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    "Kakadu" DVD

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    KAKADU is a world television first: a unique innovation in nature documentary. Driven by the passion and dedication of traditional owners and park rangers, you embark on a first time journey behind the scenes of a natural universe. Through the eyes of the rangers, the scientists and traditional owners who give their lives to KAKADU comes a new understanding of living things, but also a deep insight into the elemental power of nature at dramatic extremes.
    Filmed over 12 intense months KAKADU is powerful, primal action in a world beyond time. It’s where man meets wild and nature calls the shots.

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    Limited edition volume celebrating 20 years of the Alice Springs Beanie Festival. Gorgeous full colour images show the fun of the festival and the details of fabulous beanies. Understand how the beanie has developed into a regional artform. Enjoy some of the beanies who won the People's Choice. Read snippets from some of the organisations and Central Desert communities with whom we work. Read about the beanie story and the gentle reconciliation possibilities that the festival offers.
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