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Erwin Chlanda

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Alice Springs


v. 15 issue 25

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Erwin Chlanda



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Advert isement To protect our economy, we must act now. We're developing a Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme to tackle climate change, putting a limit on carbon pollution and encouraging cleaner energy solutions. Because by acting today, we can protect tomorrow. We want to know what you think, so to find out more and to have your say, call 1 8 0 0 0 5 7 5 9 0 or visit www.c l imatechange .gov .au Think Climate. Th ink Change. We can't afford not to. Ihinkclimate. Lli change. n & Australian Government cchapi/c6 Authorised by the Australian Government. Capital Hill. Canberra. A B O V E : G r a h a m F e l t o n ( r i g h t T a n d J o h n S inc la i r head ing out o f A l i c e S p r i n g s t h r e e w e e k s ago." B E L O W : G r a h a m F e l t o n at the D e v i l ' s M a r b l e s back in 1958, s h o w i n g of f his s u n t a n , al l he w o r e f o r most o f his s ix w e e k a d v e n t u r e . .... Age no barrier for adventure T w o age ing a d v e n t u r e rs c o m m e m o r a t i n g a n 11,500 k i l o m e t r e m o t o r c y cle r i d e t h r o u g h the C e n t r e they m a d e o n a H a r l e y outf i t 50 y e a r s ago h a v e m a d e it b a c k h o m e . J o h n "Sassy" Sinclair and G r a h a m Fel ton set out f rom Sydney on M a y 17 and returned on M o n d a y , t w o months later, on theirtrusted 1940 U model Har ley D a v idson w i t h side box . B a c k i n 1958theymade the j o u r n e y t h r o u g h the gruel l ing summer , leaving S y d n e y on B o x i n g D a y and returning in the early weeks o f February . T h i s year 's was "a c o m pletely different t r ip" , says M r Fe l ton . , A p a r t f r o m d o i n g it in the coo ler months , in 1958, west o f Hughenden in Queensland, they could ride f o r a day or t w o at a t ime wi thout seeing anyone. T h i s was diff icult , e v e n dangerous, w h e n the bike broke d o w n , as it did some where east o f F r e w e n a , a l i t t le roadhouse be tween C a m o o w e a l a n d T h r e e W a y s that has since disap peared. T h e heat on the treeless p la in w a s "pene t ra t ing" , their water was contami nated, t h e y both became dehydrated. "It was a bit o f a w o r r y , " says M r Fe l ton . I n 2008 the dangercame f r o m different quarters: the roads are sealed, people do h igh speeds, there are grey nomads e v e r y w h e r e . T h e pair used their latest adventure to raise aware ness about A l z h e i m e r ' s , a special concern for M r Fe l ton since caring for his mother , w h o suffered f r o m the disease. Funds raised on the tour, estimated b y M r Fe l ton to be some $7000, w i l l go to the U n i v e r s i t y o f S y d n e y ' s A g e i n g and A l z h e i m e r ' s Research Foundat ion. Donat ions can be made at w w w . a a r f . u s y d . e d u . a u The Australian Government is committed to setting up a national Indigenous representative body to give Abongmal and Torres Strait Islander people a voice in national affairs and policy development. The aim is to build a partnership based on cooperation, respect and mutual responsibility so that we can work together to improve the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This is the start of a public consultation process with workshops being held in urban, regional and more remote locations across Australia. You can also make written submissions. For more information about workshops being held in your area and to register your interest call 1800202 366orv is i twww. fahcs ia .gov .au / ind igenousrepbody We invite written submissions by 1 9 S e p t e m b e r 2008 . T h e submission form can be downloaded from the website and faxed to 02 6264 5069, or emailed to indigenousrepbody@fahcsia .gov.au or p o s t e d t o : Nat ional Ind igenous Representat ive B o d y Unit , F a H C S I A , P O B o x 7576 , C a n b e r r a Business Cent re A C T 2 6 1 0 You c a n t a k e ac t ion a n d share your v i e w s on this impor tan t p rocess . http://www.climatechange.gov.au http://www.aarf.usyd.edu.au http://1800202 http://366orvisitwww.fahcsia.gov.au/indigenousrepbody mailto:indigenousrepbody@fahcsia.gov.au

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