Territory Stories

The Wagaitear

Details:

Title

The Wagaitear

Collection

The Wagaitear; NewspaperNT

Date

2013-10-01

Description

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Notes

Date:2013-10

Language

English

Subject

Wagait Beach (N.T.) -- Periodicals; Cox Peninsula (N.T.) -- Periodicals

Publisher name

Anna Greer

Place of publication

Wagait Beach

Volume

v. 12 no. 10

File type

application/pdf

Use

Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

Copyright owner

Anna Greer

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/247421

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/577756

Page content

2 The Wagaitear, October 2013 Whats inside Wagait Shire report ..........................................................4 Vegetable gardening advice ............................................5 Belyuen housing project .................................................6 Wagait Artist group wrap up ...........................................7 Classifieds & letters to the editor ................................8-9 Crossword and On The Hook ........................................10 Bye bye Marilyn ..............................................................11 Tides, from the quarterdeck ..........................................12 Monthly rainfall and temperature Rain for September ........................................................ 0 mm Monthly average ........................................................... 17 mm Rain since October 1 (average 1704) .......................1134 mm Annual average (Oct 1 Sep 30) ............................. 1744 mm Average Wagait Beach rainfall for October ............... 66.6 mm Expect it to rain (maybe) on ..........................................5 days Average min/max temp (Darwin) .......................... 24.9/33.2C The Wagaitear Publisher: Anna Greer Published at: 6 Bray Place Wagait Beach mobile: 0434 873 995 email: wagaitear@gmail.com Published: monthly Deadline 25th of each month Postal address: CMB 1 Wagait Beach NT 0803 Sold at the Wagait Beach Supermarket, Belyuen Store, Mandorah ferry and the Mandorah Beach Hotel. Subscriptions $1.75/edition (post paid), pdf on-line at http://artsandmuseums.nt.gov.au/northern-territorylibrary/collections/page_two. Weather watch A walk on the wild side BY NIGEL WESTON The signs are pointing to an early wet this year. Large flocks of Pied ImperialPigeons (Ducula bicolor) arrived in mid-July. The first raucous calls of the Channel-Billed Cuckoo (Scythrops novaehollandiae) were heard across the estate in mid-August. This cuckoo, like most others, lays its eggs in the nests of other birds. Crows are a common target and they are often seen in pursuit. Another cuckoo relative, the Eastern Koel (Eudynamys orientalis), arrived towards the end of September. The first call of the Koel, or Storm Bird is a sign of the build up in the Top End. An Australian Christmas carol called The First Koel indicates that the birds take a bit longer to get down south! Local residents meanwhile are doing well with the amount of food around. The Little Corellas (Cacatua sanguinea) are feasting on wat tle seeds, especially those of the beautiful, silvery grey-green wattle Acacia holosericea. The leaves of this plant are like velvet to the touch and can be used as bush soap. Like all wattles it is good to have around because it conditions the soil. The stringybarks are also having a good year. Their profuse flowering is attracting the nectar feeders, including Honeyeaters and Lorikeets. Look out for the Varied Lorikeet (Psitteuteles versicolor) it is smaller and much less common than its noisy cousin, the Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus). Their small flocks wheeling around the treetops have been a special September treat. So has watching our Tawny Frogmouth (Podargus strigoides) return to its nest for the third year in a row. In the jargon of the season, thats a threepeat! Phone 0417 002 025 Servicing 6 am, 6.45 am, 7.20 am and 8 am ferry departures from Mandorah and meeting 5 pm, 6 pm and 7 pm weekday ferries. Other times by prior arrangement. Bookings are essential Tawny Frogmouth mother keenly protecting her nest It is quite possible that in the month of September, Dave Collins of Wagait Beach is one of the busiest artists in the Northern Territory. Dave is working on many different projects, the most obvious being the ten bus stop shelters along McMillans Road in the Northern suburbs of Darwin. Dave was awarded a grant to paint the stops that havent had a face lift in close to a decade. Dave and his compadre Jesse Bell applied a patch worked fabric theme to the bus stops and in cluding native birds . When asked if he planned how he was going to paint each stop before he started Dave said that while he planned what he was going to paint there is still a degree of spontaneity involved. Dave has long sung the praises of Jesse Bell saying that despite his many years of experience, Jesse is the better painter of the two because he is so talented. It has been a real pleasure to work with Jesse and learn from him. Stops get lift from Wagait Artist One of the ten colourful bus stops along McMillans Raod painted by Dave Collins and Jesse Bell.


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