Sunday Territorian 31 Jul 2016
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SUNDAY JULY 31 2016 SOCIAL SCENE FRONTIER 23 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Snapped Its the dry season, which means theres no shortage of events in the Top End Check out whos been out and about this week Dagwood dogs, flying pigs, cat contests and more... it must have been the return of the Royal Darwin Show. This year was the 65th show, and it was as colourful as ever with a range of stalls, rides, shows and competitions to suit all ages. The show began life in 1951 as an exhibition put on by the Maranga and District Progress Association. Later that year The North Australian Show Society Inc was formed and the following year the first official Royal Darwin Show was held. The show has grown enormously since that first year, when it took up 16 hectares at present it covers around 24 hectares. It is also longer now what started as a two-day event has grown to three and attendance has grown from around 20,000 to more than 50,000. Pictures: JUSTIN KENNEDY Leah Sedan and Maddy Mitchell Maddison Pledger Steven and Jasmine Proud, Arun and Yuma Strauss Christopher Brumby and Inaya Derrington Victoria and Charlie McGuire Jane and Sara Godsen Michael Stewart Bobby Jeffrey IT is one of Darwins most-loved dry season venues, and its easy to see why. Great food, interesting films and an amazing alfresco setting see Deckchair Cinema fans return time and time again every Dry. A recent screening of Sherpa had the audience enthralled. What started out as a documentary about the role of Sherpas on Mount Everest from their point of view turned into something much more tragic when the film crew got caught up in the avalanche of April 18, 2014. They saw a 14,000 tonne block of ice come crashing through the Khumbu Icefall climbing route, killing 16 Sherpas along the way. Pictures: JUSTIN KENNEDYJigme Tshering Clint and Nina Harrison Di Koser and Anne Link Tom Davidson and Terrence Wilfred Mirella Greena and Kathleen Snipes Sophie and Luke Jones Dinesh Pariyar, April King and Larissa Potter Kaitlyn De Castro ROYAL DARWIN SHOW Darwin Showgrounds SHERPA Deckchair Cinema Stay tuned to the NT News to see all 200 Best Dressed in 2016 and find out how you can vote for your favourite. The NT News annual 200 Best Dressed Competition is back this year with great prizes up for grabs. First Prize: $750 Casuarina voucher Second prize: $500 Casuarina voucher Third prize: $250 Casuarina voucher 200 BEST DRESSED RACEGOERS 2016 Get your photo taken at the Darwin Cup NT News tent on Monday so you can feature in this years 200 Best Dressed.