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The Northern Territory news Wed 7 Oct 2015



The Northern Territory news Wed 7 Oct 2015

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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

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WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 7 2015 NEWS 03 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA The kids today, theyre looking at something theyve never seen before, Dotty said. The Bagot communitys Dotty Fejo takes a well-earned breather on one of the murals she has helped create with fellow local artists in the Bagot community. . Picture: ISABELLA MOORE NINE large-scale murals are being painted in Bagot community reflecting its history and celebrating the resilience of its residents. The murals have been created by Melbourne street artist Andrew Bourke with local artists Dotty Fejo, her daughter Dotti, Les Huddleston and local support artists. Murals boldly recount history in all its shades history will be displayed across the walls. Visitors are encouraged to see and learn about the community through the artworks and are welcomed on site by an Aboriginal flag in a palm print covered in hand prints of the local children. On the side of the administration building is a painting of a local child looking through a fence, a reference to the Retta Dixon Home which was established to segregate the children of mixed race. Its quite sad but very important they remember, Dotty said. The children would look through the fence and be told where their mothers were from and where they are from. Project co-ordinator Kieren Sanderson said the Painting Home project was born out of successful projects during the Bagot Festival. We started exploring what home meant to the community and the people who live here, Ms Sanderson said. The history is really complex and controversial. Its part of history we forget this was the site of the stolen generation. Were helping them to change and be proud of their community. TAMARA HOWIE Its quite sad but important they remember Fatality on road leads to charges POLICE have charged the 20year-old driver of a car in which a man died at the weekend following a single vehicle rollover near the Roper-Gulf community of Minyerri. Three other men in the Holden Commodore when it rolled were flown to Royal Darwin Hospital by a CareFlight aircraft following the crash on the Hodgeson River Rd on Saturday about 8am. The mans death took the Territorys road toll for the year to 38. The man, 25, was from Minyerri. After being interviewed by police, the driver of the car has been charged with driving a vehicle dangerously causing harm or death. He has also been charged for driving with a medium range blood alcohol level, driving unlicensed and driving a vehicle with defect notice. The 20-year-old will appear in Katherine Magistrates Court on November 16. Drivers to face court over booze ALICE Springs Traffic Police have seized two vehicles and charged two people with multiple traffic and alcohol offences. Acting Senior Sergeant Michael Williams said the two cars were seized within 24 hours. The first car was stopped on October 1 in a restricted area and a substantial amount of alcohol found. As a result a 50-year-old woman is facing charges of bringing alcohol into, and possessing alcohol in a restricted area, he said. The next day a second vehicle was stopped in another restricted area and more alcohol was located. A 41-year-old man has been charged with bringing alcohol into a restricted area and driving an unlicensed, unregistered and uninsured motor vehicle, he said. Police seized both vehicles. The two will appear in court next month.

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