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Spotlight travelnt.com 11 WHAT Barkly Ladies Day WHERE The Barkly Homestead Join the ladies of the Northern Territory outback for a day of jam packed fun and entertainment. Mingle with the wives, mothers, jillaroos, governesses, locals and visitors as they come together to discuss the hot topics of the Barkly. In the grip of drought, this event is a welcome chance to get off the Barkley stations and away from the hum-drum of everyday life for a day of learning and laughter. Spend the morning listening to speakers from the literary and health professions then take the afternoon to relax and chat over a delicious spread of tea and scones. LOCATION The Barkly Homestead is 210 kilometres east of Tennant Creek, at the junction of the Barkley Highway and the Tablelands Highway. Tales from the Territory, October 2008 contact: email@example.com www.travelnt.com WHY A biannual event for the women of the Barkly this occasion is an opportunity to break up the vast distances and isolation associated with living on remote stations. More than just a gossip session, women will leave refreshed and rejuvenated ready to tackle their duties back home. HOW Ladies Day begins with morning tea at 9.30am. A sumptuous lunch will be provided as will morning and afternoon tea with yummy cakes and bickies baked in station kitchens across the Barkly. Located at the Barkly Homestead, in the heart of the NT, this is sure to be an event that will rattle the rafters with laughter. Lunch is served from 1.30pm to 3.30pm and will give the ladies a good chance to have a chat. The ladies are required to bring along their own table for any saleable items they have. SIDELINE Margie McLean is the Manager of the Elliot Community Health Centre. Margie has worked tirelessly for the health of people in the Northern Territory, especially those in the Barkly for over 35 years. Margie will speak about her years in outback nursing Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. Margie is a staunch advocate for Aboriginal Health and has a thorough working knowledge of cultural and community issues. Margie has previously been a member of the Womens Advisory Committee and Menzies School of Health Research and has presented papers at both national and international conferences. CALL 08 8964 4522 CONTACT Bernadette or Kimberley August Di Morrissey, Australias best selling female author Occupation therapist, Terese Carson