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The Northern Territory news Sat 31 Jul 2021



The Northern Territory news Sat 31 Jul 2021

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SATURDAY JULY 31 2021 OPINION 19 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA 30BCThe forces ofAntony and Cleopatra achieve a minor victory over Octavians forces at the Battle of Actium. But fearing defeat is inevitable, most of Antonys army deserts. He and Cleopatra later commit suicide. 1893The first peoplesconvention on federation begins at Corowa, NSW. 1900WA referendumon federation: 44,800 in favour and 19,691 against. 1914On the eve ofWorld War I, Labor opposition leader Andrew Fisher declares Australians will defend Britain to our last man and our last shilling. 1919The GermanNational Assembly adopts the Weimar Constitution, which comes into force on August 14, marking the birth of the era of the Weimar Republic. 1924Voting in federalelections becomes compulsory as the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1924 gets assent. 1956NSW Cabinetdecides to legalise poker machines in clubs. Fee money is to go into the Hospitals Fund. 1991The US and USSRenter the START treaty to reduce stocks of nuclear warheads by about a third. It is signed by US president George Bush and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in Moscow. 2018The touristattraction replica of Uluru at Tea Gardens near Newcastle, built by the Leyland brothers, burns down. 2020Hong Kongleader Carrie Lam announces the government will delay elections for its legislature for a year due to rising cases of Covid-19. 2018 Disney obsessed with Oxford dons Alice Walt Disney with Kathryn Beaumont as Alice. road to make his 1951 film, rejecting scripts, songs and artwork over the 1930s, and a version he commissioned Aldous Huxley to write in the late 1940s. In the end, despite the reviews, the film became known as one of his greatest animated classics. It had been a long time coming for animator Walt Disney. The movie that had its US premiere on July 28, 1951, was one that had been close to his heart since he was a boy and first read Lewis Carrolls Alices Adventures in Wonderland. Disneys animated film Alice in Wonderland had premiered in London two days before and the British had given the film scathing reviews, saying it had Americanised the original material. Unfortunately, even Disneys own countrymen did not take to this version of Carrolls whimsical tale. The film was a flop. Disney later tried to distance himself from the production, claiming he felt like he had committed himself to the project and youve got to fight it through. You cant turn back. But Alice found new life when it aired on the TV show Disney started in the 1950s to promote his theme park. It all began with an Oxford mathematics don with a literary bent, named Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. On a rowing trip on the Thames with colleague Henry Liddell and his children, Dodgson amused Liddells daughter Alice with a story about a girl going down a rabbit hole. He worked the story into a book, published in 1865 as Alices Adventures in Wonderland, under his penname Lewis Carroll, with illustrations by John Tenniel. It was followed by a sequel in 1871, titled Through the Looking-Glass. The books were immensely popular and influential. Dodgsons tale was a more whimsical approach to childrens literature than the usual didacticism and morality tales of the era. In 1886 Henry Savile Clarke became the first person to adapt the Alice stories to another medium, as a kind of musical pantomime. It was the only adaptation to which Dodgson would agree. But his death in 1898 cleared the way for more. In 1923, Disneys Laugh-OGram Studio produced his mostly animated take on the books. But Disney took a long Dom Wundke of Doms Bar will be at the Cocktail Festival at the Ski Club. Picture: Glenn Campbell Who said crime doesnt pay. Angry Doo Re: the unreliable post. I placed an order on the 2nd April 2021 from the UK and to date I have not received it. After many emails a second item was mailed 4 weeks a go by airmail and still has not arrived. May be it is coming by snail mail. Catherine Beal Gunn NT Oz POST, my Foxtel remote was on its way to be delivered for three weeks after it landed in Darwin, yesterday I was told I could pick it up on Cav St. Why couldnt I pick it up three weeks ago. Furious. The pandemic, and all the hassles it involves exposes the major (cooperation) flaw in the way the Australian population has been rapidly expanded in recent decades: there are now a lot of people and communities in major population centres who havent had time to develop strong allegiance to this country: They live here. Systemic PC prevents the extent of non-allegiance being publicly revealed. Angry protests, open defiance, disobedience, abuse, give some indication (but then a lot of loyal times each year. This keeps our key decision-makers in touch with the wider context of the Territorys electorate and ensures our government is of all people for all people. Patriotic Voter All the best to all horses and all horse owners for the universal birthday of these wonderful animals on Sunday, August 1. Horse Whisperer The Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children took into account many elements pertaining to the issue of judicial and custodial responsibilities for children. The report was long and made many recommendations. However, the one key area scantly touched upon was that of the familys (especially parents) responsibilities for the management and upbringing of their children. Why was this area of need almost completely overlooked? POH Congratulations to Joel Jeffrey for making his AFL debut with the Suns. Good to see the Gold Coast getting the best NT talent and giving them a chance to shine on the codes biggest stage. PRINGLE Neuron Mobility wonderful initiative in offering people free e-scooter and ebike rides to Covid vaccination clinics in Australian cities where it operates (NT News 30/7) is to be lauded and praised. Maybe taxi companies and Uber operators could match this with their support. Getting people vaccinated is an absolute priority. Aussies can only take so much repeated officialdom controlfreakery, surveillance, tracking etc.) Interesting to note project sea dragon in the NT News did not mention gun point as the government told us the road was built to there for that purpose. Concerned citizen Anti-vaxxers its my choice, the only way gov is going to inject a Covid vaccine in me is over me dead body. VNM It is wholly appropriate that the NT Gunner government cabinet continues the Clare Martin government initiative (established in 2002) of meeting within community areas of the NT several

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