The Northern Territory news Thu 13 May 2010
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18 Northern Territory News, Thursday, May 13, 2010 www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 1 3 -M A Y -2 0 1 0 P A G E : 1 8 C O L O R : C M Y K e r4 6 0 4 0 1 The Northern Territory News is presenting an exciting new environment giving readers great ideas on what to see and do around Winnellie and have a chance to Win Big. This full colour feature is designed to give advertisers consistent exposure and to encourage people to visit and revisit businesses in Winnellie. If you are looking to increase your trade for the Dry Season and want an attractive advertising package that covers both Print & On-line, then Win In Winnellie is for you! Publication Date: Friday 28th May Booking & Material Deadline: Wednesday 19th May Advert Size: H 6.1cm X W 10.6cm Advert Cost: Only $330 Per Edition for 6 weeks $1980 Total (Print & Online) Telephone & Fax: T 8944 9809 F 8981 8392 Be Quick! Spaces filling fast, so call Tony today! e r4 6 0 3 0 3 NOW SHOWING ENTERTAINMENT History wars denied in NT NOTALLOWED:Author AnneMarie Inghamwith former stockmanRonnie Booth ByBEN LANGFORD Prize an insult but back onTHEChiefMinisters History Book Award has been plunged into controversy after reportedly refusing to name awinner this year. But after objections fromone of the publishers and questions from the media, the awardwill go ahead today at Parliament House. PublisherMatthew Richardson said a judge told him the awardwould be held back because no entriesmet the criteria. His company, Halstead Press, published amajor historical work on the Outback cattle industry, calledWild Cattle, Wild Country andwritten by AnneMarie Ingham. Richardson said leading judgeDiana Richards told him the oral histories relied on in the bookwere not acceptable research. She said that all the books had been disqualified because they didnt satisfy the criteria for the judges, and that nothing had even been shortlisted, Richardson said. She said thered been six entries, five of which had been eliminated because they failed the depth of research criterion. She said the judges couldnt take into account oral history research because they were following a classical interpretation of historical research. Richardsonwrote to ChiefMinister Paul Hendersonwarning him the decisionwould be noticedwell beyond the Territorys borders. He said Aboriginal histories would be excluded if theywere not written down. Its an insult to the cattlemen, and the Aboriginal people on the stations, he said. But, late yesterday, theNorthern Territory Newswas told the award was on andwould be announced today. Diana Richardswould not comment on the saga yesterday, referring questions to Department of Natural Resources, Environment, the Arts and Sport mediamanager James Pratt. But Pratt would not discuss the judging process other than to say the awardwas on. He said there had probably been some water under the bridge since Richards spoke to Richardson. He denied there had been intervention from the ChiefMinister or the upper echelons of his department. The publisher Richardson was surprised by the news the awardwas back on. He said if the oral history rule was applied to all history then some of the founding historians of ancient Greecewould not be counted as valid. Narrowlymanaged awards have away of haunting prizes, he said. This is an issue that matters well beyond 2010 and the borders of the Territory. TheNT Literary Awards will be announced today at 5.30pmat theNT Library in Parliament House in Darwin. Stylish Nic thanksmum SYDNEY: Nicole Kidman says her wonderfully opinionated mother encouraged her to find her voice. Kidmanwon two gongs at the InStyleWomen of Style Awards on Tuesday night, where she triumphed over Claudia Karvan and Jessica Rowe to be votedwinner of the news or entertainment category and the readers choice award. In a recorded videomessage, Kidman (pictured) paid tribute to hermum. I grew up in a family of womenwho are very strong andwonderfully opinionated, said Kidman, whose sister Antonia andmother Janelle were at the event. Mymother was such a huge influence onme ... she encouragedme to have a voice and ultimately to give back, so to be recognised for thatmakesme very, very proud.