Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Last post on this blog?

I have now left Darwin for good it seems..

To follow my blog head to my new blog: from South Australia and Meadows
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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Mindil Beach market on a balmy sunday evening

Even though it was a V8 motor racing weekend,it was suprisingly quiet at Mindil Beach market, but I did not mind as it was easy to park and walk around.
I got a bite to eat and had a chat and came away early as I am packing to leave town next weekend
This UK busker had a large crowd with a very funny patter entertaining.

Great sunset as usual
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Mindil Beach Sunset

Side show alley clown
Mindil Beach Magnet stall

World Refugee Day, Malak, Darwin

To raise the awareness of refugee-related issues, World Refugee Day events are held worldwide on 20 June each year.Darwin's World Refugee Day event was held at
Holzerland Park, Malak. Jeanette called in the afternoon to see if I was interested in going. I joined her in going although she was quickly asked to help with face painting the big queue of children.
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Jeanette with young boy she had face painted
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Kids at World Refugee Day
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It was a really great afternoon and evening with great dancing, food and colour and some sobering refugee films. It was organised by the local Melaleuca Refugee Centre and other organisations such as the Multicultural Council of the Northern Territory
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There was a Citizenship ceremony as well,Jeanette chatted to this gentleman,
New citizen with jeanette
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World Refugee Day Films

Friday, June 12, 2009

A slight detour

Having left the Northern Territory for a few weeks I am heading back to packup and leave Darwin and am heading to.....?
Meanwhile recent blogging is at which I created for my time in Adelaide.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Breakfast meeting at the Adelaide Zoo for ALIA Specials SA

At the invitation of Philip Keane, I joined the ALIA Special SA Group for a breakfast meeting at the new library at the Zoo,
Philip Keane and Dagmar Cookes
Zoo Library
It was good to chat to librarians and new and old Zoo Directors ( Chris West with Ed McCallister)
New and old directors of the Adelaide Zoo
Lots of excitement building at the Zoo as they prepare for the Pandas to arrive
Coming soon...
I then took the oppotunity to take a walk around the Zoo with a volunteer guide after the meeting
Wombat Sculpture

SA History week talks for Law Librarians

I accompanied Barbara to her talk to the Australian Law Librarians Group.
Barbara gave an excellent presentation on the history of law librarianship in South Australia.
She was proceeded by a fascinating talk by Master Lunn on the life of Justice Jeffcott in the colonial era.
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Judge Lunn and Peter Ivkovic.
Judge Lunn and Peter Ivkovic

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Mothers Day at Ironbank

With her family I visited Barbara's mother on Mother's Day at Iron Bank

Valda on Mothers Day

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

"Triple J" Dinner in Darwin

Last Monday evening,in what was to be my last night in Darwin for a while, Hugh and I entertained three friends for dinner who by coincidence all have first names starting with "J".
stephen and hughie
They were Jayshree, James and Jeannette. I served one of my regular dinner offerings of Chicken Wellingtons and we enjoyed the "Keyneton Estate Euphonium 2006" given to me by the staff of the Health Library at Royal Darwin Hospital as a parting gift
Stephen with Henscke red
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Some hours later I flew out of Darwin for a few weeks at 2:20 am
Ps Thanks Jayshree for the images you shot and sent.

Monday, May 04, 2009

My last Mindil for a while

After the trip bush to the Daly, James and I took a quick walk around Mindil Market
 Mindil Sunset
Benny @ Mindil
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After this it was off to Jeanettes for a pleasant al freco meal