Sunday Territorian 5 Nov 2017
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SUNDAY NOVEMBER 5 2017 NEWS 07 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA me its like a whole other world its a 4WD drivers mecca theres so much untouched country. The Territory is a place where Simon and I feel at home. Andrews is urging Territorians to explore more of their backyard describing it as one of the most harsh and beautiful terrains on the planet. Their latest series explores the Northern Territorys unique and ancient culture, taking the travellers to places rarely seen. We love the landscape, we love the people, we love the way of life, Andrews said. Weve got big respect for this land, and we know that its capable of throwing you in the deep end real quick, which just adds an exciting element of danger to this season. The new season premieres tonight on Channel Ten. Mauboys tribute to Dr G Jesss last collaboration with Yunupingu to appear in Secret Daughter Jessica Mauboy as Billie Carter and David Field as Gus Carter in a scene from The Secret Daughter, and bottom right, an iconic picture of Dr G. Yunupingu Picture: CHANNEL 7 ANNA BRAIN EXCLUSIVE The NTs 4WD paradise on show THE Territory is a unique part of Australia, says 4WD enthusiast and TV host Jase Andrews. It seems to be a lot more open and free, he said. Anything goes in the Territory and people are friendly and its got these remote little pockets its the home of Indigenous Australia its the heart of Australia. Andrews and Simon Anderson drove from the Red Centre to remote Arnhem Land, filming season nine of adventure series All 4 Adventure. Theres places in Arnhem Land that are 4WD paradise, Andrews said. The Northern Territory for Co-stars Jase Andrews and Simon Anderson THERE are few challenges Jessica Mauboy has not conquered in her young, but wildly successful, career. Ask her to nominate the most recent highlight and the star of Sevens returning season The Secret Daughter talks reverently about the privilege of recording a haunting new version in language of Amazing Grace with the late Dr G. Yunupingu. Mauboy and the internationally renowned Indigenous artist, intended to work more together but their only opportunity came just weeks before his death in July. The 46-year-old suffered years of ill health, having contracted hepatitis B as a child, leaving him with liver and kidney disease. Born blind, Dr Yunupingus musical talent for mixing Indigenous sounds with the rock, gospel and soul genres saw him perform for audiences around the world including the Queen and former US president Barack Obama. His death rocked the community and sent the Territory into mourning. In September, friends, family, colleagues and leaders paid tribute to him at a state memorial service at the Darwin Convention Centre. The Queen was among those who paid their respects to the famous 46-year-old musician. Friend and Skinnyfish managing director Mark Grose said at the memorial that his friend was a quiet, humble person with an incredible sense of humour. The country has lost the greatest voice this country has ever recorded, he said. Now, one of Dr Yunupingus final collaborations will be showcased in The Secret Daughters season two launch episode, to air this Wednesday night with Mauboy singing the song as a lullaby to a long lost baby cousin of her character, Billie Carter. The actor and shows coproducer said the experience of recording the track with Dr. G is a memory she will treasure. It was a privilege Ill forever keep in my heart and my mind, she told NewsCorp Australia. It will take me a really long way, for sure. He was down the line on the phone and I was in the studio. I was doing a cover of his version that he had made in Yolngu (language). He helped me through with the dialect and the pronunciation of the song and how to sing it. I was moved, kind of more speechless that I was in that moment with him, talking down the line. It was all very surreal to me that it was finally happening. And then we got the sad news (hed died). But with that track were able to honour him, one of his last recordings. Mauboys vocal artistry has proved an essential part of the TV dramas success, with the shows season one soundtrack debuting at number one on the ARIA charts. A third season of the series was confirmed by Seven last week, at the networks programming reveal for 2018. EDITORS NOTE: Channel 7 has delayed broadcast of its planned season return of drama series, The Secret Daughter. The scheduling change was made after TV guides printing deadlines. It will now air on Wednesday instead of the advertised Tuesday start time. We apologise for any inconvenience. 1300 STJOHN www.stjohnnt.org.au Congratulations Lesley King NT Volunteer of the Year 2017 winner Ambulance more First Aid for all Territorians