Territory Stories

Submission Sessional Committee on the Use and Abuse of Alcohol by the Community PH3 of 1 June 1990 Papunya



Submission Sessional Committee on the Use and Abuse of Alcohol by the Community PH3 of 1 June 1990 Papunya

Other title

Tabled Paper 281


Tabled Papers for 6th Assembly 1990 - 1994; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT




Tabled by Eric Poole


Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory under Standing Order 240. Where copyright subsists with a third party it remains with the original owner and permission may be required to reuse the material.




Tabled papers

File type




Copyright owner

See publication



Parent handle


Citation address


Page content

L A " T r P I A A V i - ; S T 3 E C G N S A T A TO G J T v " A : G ..:-.tA O G L Y ALCOHOL ABUSE COMMITTEE - Friday 1 June 1990 PAPUNYA MEETING still bring grog in the back way round and the policemen cannot do anything unless they catch you. If they catch you, they confiscate your car and they charge you for bringing the liquor in. That is the only thing that the police can do. But, even though it is a restricted area, a dry area, they still bring the grog in. Speaking in Aboriginal language. Persons speaking in Aboriginal language. Mr BELL: Alison, could you put that in English for us so that Fred and so on can hear. i Ms ANDERSON: I am just explaining to these people that you mob did not come here to close any of the pubs down in Alice Springs. You have come to! hear from these people what it was like in this community when Glen Helen was open and what it is like now, being a restrictedi area. I am asking the people who have been here for years, and who know what went on when Glen Helen was open, to get up and have their say. ! ' C Speaking in Aboriginal language. Persons speaking in Aboriginal language, including Ms Yanwinka Gladys NAPANUNGKA, MsTANDERSON, Mr LIECHTLEIGHNER and Ms Topsy NAPALJXN^ LiiS!E ' ^ Ms ANDERSON: Until we are crying for people who are dying from grog now, you know. !j ; Ms NAPALJAN speaking in Aboriginal language. Mr BELL: That lady was saying that, after people have been drinking, there are a lot of accidents with people coming1 back. (Aboriginal language). They were keen to keep the dry area. She said also that (Aboriginal language)? Ms ANDERSON speaking in Aboriginal language. ; I Mr BELL: She said that if people want to drink, they should go to town. The other part of what she said was that (Aboriginal language) her sons! have become few and people i (Aboriginal language) and peoplie are still crying because of; grog and its effects. ii Do you want to ask any questions, Fred? Mr FINCH: I think we had a message about the back of the dry area ... (inaudible). Mr BELL speaking in Aboriginal language. G lk O FL I N E ON L Y FIVE WORE LiNEC.- CA Y 5E A A - ' ) + Persons speaking in Aboriginal language, including Ms ANDERSON, Ms NAPALJAN, Mr Murphy ROBERTS and Mr NOLAN.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this website may contain the names, voices and images of people who have died, as well as other culturally sensitive content. Please be aware that some collection items may use outdated phrases or words which reflect the attitude of the creator at the time, and are now considered offensive.

We use temporary cookies on this site to provide functionality.
By continuing to use this site without changing your settings, you consent to our use of cookies.