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The drum : the Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services magazine



The drum : the Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services magazine


Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services


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The DRUM Magazine | August 2009 | 9 Australia. We were then given a tour of the township and welcomed by the locals. Once the tour was over we headed back to the police station, where ACPO Hill was cooking some Barra and wallaby for us to taste, and one of the traditional owners shared lunch with us and answered any questions we had, again a real eye-opener for our interstate recruits. Our stay there was cut short due to the river rising at Cahills Crossing so we buckled up and headed for Jabiru where we had a quick tour of the police station and Senior Constable Nowak gave an overview of the station district and responsibilities. Overall the trip was a great insight into what a remote community is like and how communities in a broader sense differ to the majority of places within Australia. Recruits perceptions regarding community work and lifestyles were challenged and by the end of our trip many appreciated the unique challenges of working with indigenous Australians in remote localities within the Northern Territory. A special thanks to Superintendent Fuller and his staff at Indigenous Police Development Department for making this trip possible and truly remarkable. Brigadoon Lands in Nyirripi Students at the Nyirripi Primary School improved their knowledge of other cultures recently, when Senior Constable Astley Tually of the Nyirripi Police Station was asked to speak to them about his Scottish heritage. So, wearing a kilt, sporran and bonnet, Astley attended the school and spoke about the clan system in Scotland and about his ancestral connections to Clan Stewart of Athol. The class viewed pictures of Scotland on the internet and Astley played them a selection of bagpipe tunes from a CD. Astley said it was gratifying to see how enthusiastic the students were to learn about another culture and country from so far away. The kids were really taken with my kilt, they had never seen one before and Im glad to say they loved the bagpipe music which obviously shows good taste said Astley. Students from the Nyirripi Primary School were intrigued with Scotsman Senior Constable Astley Tuallys outfit. This page top left Escarpment of Ubirr Rock. Top right Trainee Constable Garry Humphries takes in the view. Right Goanna Park camping grounds.