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The citation : Northern Territory Police Museum & Historical Society



The citation : Northern Territory Police Museum & Historical Society


Northern Territory Police Museum & Historical Society


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Northern Territory Police Historical Society; Northern Territory Police Force; History; Police; Periodicals

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Northern Territory Police Museum & Historical Society

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v. 6 no. 5

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1839-3918; 1839-390X


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Northern Territory Government



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Inside the room, where a display of Bob Darken memorabilia was on hand, an old 78 rpm record player was delivering old favourites bearing the Regal Zolaphone label. A minor hiccup was experienced when the projector had to be replaced. While that was being carried out, the crowd was entertained by two of our local musicians, Ted Egan and Bob Barford. The latter also doubled as master of ceremonies. The progranune was changed slightly to accommodate the unexpected. As well as Ted and Bob stepping in, Ian Builder auctioned off several donated items that included a new novel titled "The Keeper of Dreams" by Peter Shann Ford. The author, Lee Robinson, Vicki and Sondra all signed the book. Another item for auction was a tanned Hereford hide donated by Peter Seidel. The hide came from a Centralian property and of very good quality. It was branded on the evening using the old Simpsons Gap BTV brand and the police broad arrow insignia. BTV is currently the property of Bill and Val Moon of Mount Ringwood near Adelaide River and we are extremely grateful to them for entrusting us with their property for this special night. Thanks also to Neil McDonald of the Police Mounted Section who provided the broad arrow brand. In all, it was an excellent evening with many people lending a hand to ensure its success. All these people (too many here to mention individually) but the man at the centre of it all who spent many hours making his dream become a reality was Alex Sherrin. He was determined the night would be a success and I know Vicki and Sondra were delighted with the result. We thank them for allowing us to pay homage to their late husband and father in the service of a worthy cause. Atthe end of the day, well over $5,000.00 was raised for Palliative Care. This also included a number of donations from people who were unable to make it but wanted to assist. This has been a classic example ofTerritorians getting together and making something work. To all those who contributed in some way, thank you very much. A SINCERE THANKYOU To all those who extended their hand to help, or offer donations, please accept our many thanks. This night not only paid tribute to a wonderful man, Bob Darkin, but also honoured the presense of a true pioneer of the film industry. Through this great effort and the support of our comnmuWty it has been made possible to further support a very worthy organisation, Paliative Care. A very special thankyou goes toAlex Sherrin for his inexaustable effort and enthusiasm, that helped make this night the success it was. l'idt V~ Md~. SOKdIt4. add ditteaM. Lee ili?~ at tk 5-4 '!<IideJ<. '7'k.t. ~rl/iu Sfmi94 11-- 17)...t4 ~) 0/'" 7. 1_ SS ~ 16ti 2000 Volume 6, No 5 - October, 2000, Page 2

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