Tag Archives: Alison Anderson

The Problem of Papunya

Russell Skelton’s King Brown Country: the betrayal of Papunya (Allen & Unwin, 2010) is an aggravating book.  The publisher’s announcement begins with the following statement: Award winning journalist Russell Skelton presents a devastating portrait of Papunya, a Western Desert community … Continue reading

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Gone Troppo: Vultures in the Top End

The weather in Darwin is lovely this time of the year. The late autumn days are warm and bright, but not suffocatingly hot the way they can be at the start of the year; the humidity drops to an imperceptible … Continue reading

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I’m From the Government, and I’m Here to Help…

What were they thinking? Truly?The news from the Government this week on measures relating to Aboriginal art was a mass of confusing, contradictory statements. A Friday trifecta of announcements regarding support for art centres, the long-awaited code of conduct, and … Continue reading

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