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Sunday Territorian 24 Aug 2014



Sunday Territorian 24 Aug 2014


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

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10 NEWS SUNDAY AUGUST 24 2014 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 ALSO known as Hugh Winterflood, Skank MC is a Central Australian rapper and music promoter. In his early 20s, he and his girlfriend have been carers for a young indigenous man on whose life the song Northern TerrorStory was based. He regularly brings popular rap acts from the big smoke to Alice. 50 As part of our ongoing Top 50 series, today we reveal some of the NTs most intriguing characters the territorys PEOPLE TOP {most interesting} PART 2 KNOWN as The Rubbish Warrior, Jenkins is one of the Territorys more controversial characters. The sometimes long grasser, best known for his rubbish sculptures that litter Top End roadsides, has been part of several art exhibitions. He ran for Darwin mayor in 2012 using the slogan Vote One Homeless Bum, and came in third out of four candidates. Jenkins is also quite a fine poet and rapper. Trevor Jenkins HE might be a real estate agent, but hes certainly a character. Known for always wearing a bright red pith helmet, Trippe is also a champion spearfisherman who fishes in the harbour among the crocs and sharks. Rick Trippe THIS Darwin mother has managed to turn personal tragedy into something positive. She lost her daughter to suicide, then her son in a drowning accident. But instead of losing herself in grief, Turner works with Royal Life Saving, Sids And Kids in the Territory and is a founding member of the Darwin Regional Indigenous Suicide Prevention Network. Along with Valda Napurrula Shannon, she was invited to attend the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues held in New York earlier this year. Julie Turner THE Farrands opened the now-closed Rabbit Flats Roadhouse, 558km northwest of Alice Springs on the Tanami Hwy, in 1969. It was the most remote roadhouse in Australia until it closed in 2010. They now operate a tourist shop and weather station. They shot to fame in 1975 with the unexpected birth of twin boys, leading to the much-repeated famous quote from the Royal Flying Doctor Service pilot Graham Winterflood, along the lines of: The population of Rabbit Flat has just doubled overnight. Bruce and Jacqueline Farrands M U L T I - t a l e n t e d Darwinite Amy Hetherington is a name that if you dont know you should. The young Top Ender is a comedian, filmmaker and Music NT marketing manager making a name for herself in the Territory and beyond. Amy Hetherington THE Territorys first female administrator was also our first female Judge of Court. In addition to a long history on the bench, Thomas has also been involved in the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, was chairwoman of the Legal Aid Commission, and was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for her service to the community. Sally Thomas STARLADY is a true Queen of the Desert and has starred in a documentary of the same name. Based in Alice Springs, Starlady is a t r a n s g e n d e r youth counsellor and conducts hairdresser training and other programs in c o m m u n i t i e s throughout the central deserts. Starlady THE Forscutt name is well known in the Katherine region and none more so than its longserving Mayor Jimmy Forscutt. A resident of the town for 67 of his 73 years, Jimmy wore the mayoral robes for 16 years and became a walking billboard for the town and its people. The former railway worker has been a landowner, soft drink manufacturer, storyteller and virtual town crier in a full and colourful life. Jimmy Forscutt Skank MC A PROLIFIC newspaper correspondent, Dunstan says he first had an inkling to write my view back in 1986 and hes been writing letters to the editor ever since. The former lawyer and doctor of political science has also written a couple of books. Dunstan has been in a wheelchair for 55 years after a being hit by a drink-driver. He also spent many years living and working in Fiji and Vanuatu one of his career highlights being negotiating with rebels in Vanuatu. Ted Dunstan THE daughter of well-known Aboriginal activist Charlie Perkins, Arrernte woman Rachel Perkins has forged her own path to become a respected Aboriginal filmmaker in Australia. Rachel has worked with and nurtured some of Australias biggest Aboriginal talent including the likes of Deborah Mailman and Jessica Mauboy. After growing up in Canberra with her parents, Rachel returned to her country Mbantwe (Alice Springs) where she completed a traineeship at CAAMA (Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association.) She eventually moved to Sydney to become the executive producer of SBSs Aboriginal television unit, and also founded her own production company Blackfella Films. Through that company, Rachel went on to direct the groundbreaking Radiance in 1998, Bran Nue Day in 2010 and television movie Mabo in 2012. The company also produced the award-winning ABC1 television drama series Redfern Now. Rachel has also been a board member of Screen Australia since 2009 and was the Australian Film Commission commissioner from 2004 to 2008. Rachel Perkins IN his early 20s, Beasley lives in Tennant Creek and is well known across the Territory as the artist behind the muchloved T-shirt brand Cheeky Dogs. His artistic talent is particularly remarkable given he has muscular dystrophy and is profoundly deaf. Dion Beasley

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