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Debates Day 1 - Tuesday 23 May 1995



Debates Day 1 - Tuesday 23 May 1995

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Parliamentary Record 11


Debates for 7th Assembly 1994 - 1997; ParliamentNT; Parliamentary Record; 7th Assembly 1994 - 1997




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DEBATES - Tuesday 23 May 1995 in history. This interesting matter should be noted because it indicates that the member for Goyder has other claims to fame apart from being the Speaker of this House. Whilst I am talking about the museum, I would like to comment favourably on the change of management at the eating establishment there. There is a marked improvement on what was there before. It has more appeal for the general public. It may not be as up-market as it was previously, but the standard of food that was offered when I was there appeared to be very good, as indeed it was previously. However, the clientele seemed more numerous than had been the case in the past. That is one improvement that I noted. I went to see the Cyclone Tracy exhibition when it was opened. I will not go again. For people who were not here during Cyclone Tracy, I suppose it is quite good. Visitors do not know what really happened and the exhibition will be of interest to them. It is probably the best that could be done under the circumstances. Perhaps I do not have arty-crafty tastes. Indeed, perhaps my tastes are rather mundane. I would have preferred a more everyday presentation of what actually happened during and after Cyclone Tracy rather than the more artistic presentation of events seen through the eyes of artists. I am not saying that these have no relevance, but they do not perhaps to the extent that they have been presented in the display. Once again, I am not alone in holding these views. They are also the views of others. They may not accord with the views of everyone else in the community, but we are all entitled to our views. Those happen to be my views in relation to the Cyclone Tracy exhibition. Motion agreed to; the Assembly adjourned. 3609