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The Northern Territory news Tue 1 Dec 2020



The Northern Territory news Tue 1 Dec 2020

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TUESDAY DECEMBER 1 2020 OPINION 21 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA DAILYTELEGRAPH.COM.AU TUESDAY DECEMBER 1 2020 35 V2 - TELE01Z01MA family living in a neighbourhood that was largely Asian. As a child she discovered she had a talent for singing and was encouraged by her mother. She also acted at school to overcome her shyness, studying drama at the University of Hawaii. She dreamt of some day becoming a serious actor. When Hollywood came to town to i in 1965, she joined the Hawaii cast and, with the money she made from the film, went to the US to try to break into theatre. Miss Nefertiti Regrets was an offBroadway comedy musical set in ancient Egypt. She also appeared in a production of Cinderella, for children, that was spiced up in the evening for adult audiences under the title Sinderella. But she believed that to really make it as an actor you had to star on Broadway, so she auditioned for whatever shows she could. She scored a dream role in the first production of The Fiddler On The Roof, playing Tzeitzel in 1966. The show ran for three 1581 Edmund Campionand several other Jesuits rounded up by the British government are hanged, drawn and quartered at Tyburn. 1640 Portuguesenationalists revolt against Spanish control. Portugal becomes independent under a duke who is crowned John IV. 1820 Campbelltown ismarked out and named by governor Lachlan Macquarie. 1864 Rail line fromBlacktown to Richmond opens. To save money, it uses only light rails. 1899 The worlds firstLabor government is sworn in Queensland by Anderson Dawson. The minority regime will last less than a week. 1930 The Labor federalgovernment fills two vacancies on the High Court. Herbert Vere Evatt, 36, becomes the youngest judge of the High Court. Edward Aloysius McTiernan goes on to be the oldest. 1934 Sergei Kirov, atrusted aide of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin but also a possible rival, is assassinated, prompting Stalin to purge the Communist Party. 1955 African-Americanwoman Rosa Parks refuses to relinquish her bus seat for a white person and is arrested, in Montgomery, Alabama. 1990 Bryan GreysCompass Airlines makes its first flight under deregulated Australian airways. 2009 Liberal federalMPs elect Tony Abbott as their leader, deposing Malcolm Turnbull and also rejecting Joe Hockey. 2019 At least 14 arekilled when gunmen open fire on a church in Burkina Faso. 1990 When a film crew cameto Hawaii in 1965 toturn JamesMicheners epic novelHawaii, into a moviehundreds of localslined up to audition asextras. Among them was an aspiring young singer named Bette Midler. She scored a role and can be seen briefly as one of the passengers enduring Reverend Abner Hales (Max Von Sydows) sermon on the deck of a ship bound for the Pacific Islands, before becoming seasick, and later as that same member of his flock greeting Malama Kanaoka the female ruler of the island of Maui. It was hardly going to win her an Academy Award, but it proved to be a good start. Midler, who had grown up in Hawaii, decided to hitch a ride back to the US with the film crew and so kicked off a stellar career. She made her way to New York where she auditioned for the experimental theatre group La Mama, making her professional stage debut in a production called Miss Nefertiti Regrets, by Tom Eyen. Clearly she was destined for big things. The next year she made her Broadway debut in the original production of the musical Fiddler On The Roof. She later went on to become an unconventional cabaret performer and a huge film star. She appeared in films such as The Rose, Beaches and The First Wives Club, won a Tony for her revival of Hello Dolly and was even a producer of the stage musical Priscilla Queen Of The Desert in America. Not bad going, for the daughter of a Jewish housepainter from Hawaii. She was born in Honolulu on December 1, 1945. Her father Fred worked at a naval base as a painter, while her mother worked as a seamstress. They were the only Jewish years. But after years of performing every night, she felt burnt out and disillusioned. When her sister Judy was killed after being hit by a car while visiting her in New York, she knew it was time to try something new. Rejected by other Broadway shows because they didnt like her look or sound, she started singing blues in small clubs. Over time she developed a larger-than-life stage persona called The Divine Miss M and got a gig playing at Manhattans Continental Baths, a gay bathhouse, with Barry Manilow as her accompanist in 1971. She played to packed houses of mostly gay men, many dressed only in towels. The success of her show led to other things, including being cast in the rock opera Tommy on its concert tour, as well as performances on the Tonight Show and a recording deal. Manilow helped produce her first album The Divine Miss M in 1972. Follow-up albums won her a Grammy in 1974 and her live, over-thetop concert extravaganzas through the 1970s won her a special Tony Award. She took her show on a world tour in 1978 that included Australia. It all finally led to a chance to show what she could do in a serious dramatic role. She played Mary Rose Foster, a rock star based on Janis Joplin, whose life is on a downward spiral, in The Rose. It earnt her a Golden Globe for best actress and also gave her one of her biggest hit singles with the song The Rose, written by Amanda McBroom. A live concert film followed, Divine Madness, but her 1982 flop Jinxed threatened to derail her movie career, before she hit cinema gold with comedies including Down And Out In Beverley Hills, Ruthless People and Outrageous Fortune. She returned to serious drama with the much-loved movie Beaches, playing cabaret star C.C. Bloom. It gave her another big hit with The Wind Beneath My Wings. Many of her subsequent films have been hits, although there were some misses. There were also several more hit albums and songs. But in 2017 Midler realised a dream by returning to the Broadway stage as a headliner, as the star of a revival of Hello Dolly, earning her another Tony. Jewish girl from Hawaii became Broadway star TROY LENNON HISTORY EDITOR Bette Midler performing in Australiia in 1978; (inset) at the Tony Awards in 2017. 1945 ALEXANDRE DUMAS DIED THIS WEEK DECEMBER 1 SAINT ELIGIUS French holy man born in 588. Known for converting the pagans of Flanders, he died in 660 and was later venerated as the patron saint of metalworkers and of horses and of those who work with horses. DECEMBER 2 AARON COPLAND American composer born in 1900. He is considered one of the great American composers, distilling an essence of the nation in his distinctive expressive modern style. He died of Alzheimers disease and respiratory failure in 1990. DECEMBER 3 BILLY MIDWINTER Cricketer born in England in 1851. His family emigrated to Australia when he was nine and he made his Test debut playing for Australia in 1877. He also played for England in 1881-82. He died in 1890 after becoming insane. DECEMBER 4 WILLIAM STURGEON English physicist born in 1783. He is credited with inventing the first electromagnet capable of supporting more than its own weight and the first practical electric motor. He died in 1850. DECEMBER 5 ALEXANDRE DUMAS French author born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie in 1802. He began his literary career writing articles and then plays before also turning to writing novels. Among his most famous works are The Three Musketeers and The Count Of Monte Cristo. He died in 1870. DECEMBER 6 WERNER KLEMPERER American actor born in Germany in 1920. His family emigrated to the US in 1933 and he served in the army in World War II before becoming a successful actor on stage, film and TV. His most famous role was as Colonel Klink comedy series Hogans Heroes. He died of cancer in 2000. DECEMBER 7 PETER LELY Dutch painter born in 1618. He studied in Haarlem but later went to England where he became famous for his portraits of famous English people, including Oliver Cromwell. He died in 1680. Bob the CofA build the dual carriage road, with all weather bridges, to Jabiru in the 1970s (when the Stuart and Barkly Hwys were still single lane roads and we drove over the rail bridge at Adelaide River (uranium was strategic, and valuable) rest of the NT not so much. In the interests of long-term export security, the Australian government and exporters need to develop markets that offer alternatives to China. At the moment, we are a country being held to ransom by a dominant trading partner who is dominating our agenda. That cannot be allowed to continue; producers deserve export security and reliance on China is denying that entitlement. Analyst I recently flew (because of medical necessity) on two Qantas flights that were both fully laden with passengers. How I wish a COVID vaccine had been available to help counter any threat of virus transmission occasioned by the absolute crush of people on those flights for hours on end. When the vaccine becomes available, vaccination confirms many residents in care homes lead an almost incarcerated existence. Private ownership of residential care homes seem to be about profit for owners and shareholders, the inmates being regarded as contributors to the lining of wallets. I doubt that things will ever change. Septuagenarian Poor old City Walker. There are dozens of more serious issues to be dealt with in Darwin than worrying about where some blokes are getting their rocks off. Get a life! Peter Major, CBD Jane Wilson, in Orwells 1984, Winston Smith didnt plan to delete people, it was his job to do so: Perhaps the ultimate expression of leftist cancel culture. As the discussion on increasing the dole continues beyond the bonus COVID handout, how about making able-bodied and working age welfare recipients provide something in return? People should not get a free ride at taxpayer expense to fund their poor lifestyle choices. Felix, Brinkin Food Gourmet Our Chief Minster deserves accolades and praise for working to elevate Darwins annual Laksa Festival to an event that is gaining recognition as one of Territory significance. Awareness of this event is galvanising the NT and attracting attention all over Australia. When international travel is restored, the festival will without doubt be one of huge appeal to overseas visitors. prior to travel (unless impossible because of some pre-existing condition) should be a mandated requirement. That should apply for domestic as well as international travellers. GMH On Chinas behaviour on tariffs on wines. There are a lot of products in Oz that are made in China. Time to replace them with made in Oz or another more friendly nation. Roosh It is small wonder that baby boomers are shunning aged care (NT News 30/11). The Aged Care Royal Commission has been presented with an abundance of evidence that .. \-\ERE '-<OU Go ... l(OU NEB> \-\\w\ Moti.E ,Hm 1-ro ... TEXT THE EDITOR ~~ MESSAGE OF THE DAY Have your say: SMS 0428 NTNEWS // Wicking is on leave ON THIS DAY

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