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Safety Seminars are being held in Darwin,
Katherine, Tennant Creek, Alice Springs
NT WorkSafe is a proud supporter
of October Business Month.
Free Safety Seminars
during Safe Work Week
For a full list of Safe Work Week events visit
of October Business Month.
26 October to 1 November 2014 is Safe Work Week
NT WorkSafe is hosting a range of Safety Seminars for
businesses and workers across the Territory, offering information
and advice on a number of health and safety topics.
Tennent Creek Seminars
Tue 28 Oct Review of the Work Health and Safety Legislation -
Have Your Say
Tue 28 Oct Safe Work Australia Virtual Seminar Series: Safety
on outback stations – A snapshot of the Northern
Territory’s cattle industry
Wed 29 Oct Managing Safety - A Small Business Approach
“You know, I’m fairly sure most Territorians don’t realise that we use our own natural gas to fuel the
turbines that generate over 95% of the electricity we use every day.”
It’s been a part of our lives for almost 50 years. By maintaining a balanced approach and working hand in
hand, oil and gas will continue to be a vital part of all of our lives for many years to come.
OIL & GAS.
it’s for the future
Northern Territory Government
THE site of Australia’s last Aboriginal massa-
cre was handed back to its traditional owners
Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion delivered
the deed of grant to the Yurrkuru Aboriginal Land Trust
at Brooks Soak - where the infamous Coniston Mas-
sacre occurred in 1928.
The killing of dingo trapper Fred Brooks by three
Aboriginal men, triggered a series of revenge killings
where up to 110 innocent Warlpiri, Kaytetye and An-
matyerre people were slaughtered by a posse led by
Barrow Creek policeman, Constable William Murray.
Minister Scullion said the land had been the subject of
a land claim since 1984 and in 1992 the then-Aboriginal
Land Commissioner recommended that the whole of
the claim area be granted to a land trust for the benefit
of Aboriginal people entitled by tradition to use or oc-
cupy the land.
“Since the recommendation in 1992 Anmatyerre and
Warlpiri people and the Central Land Council have
worked to negotiate the handover we are here to cel-
ebrate,” he told the gathering.
Mr Scullion said the Yurrkuru Aboriginal Land Trust
plans to build a shelter to harvest rain water and provide
shade for visitors as well as feature interpretive materi-
als about the events that led to the massacres on the land.
At the handover, Minister Scullion also delivered a
deed of grant to the Central Land Council for the final
outcome of a long standing agreement between the
Northern Territory Government and Aboriginal people
in the Tennant Creek area.
“The pastoralists of Tennant Creek Station agreed to
relinquish their ownership and rights over the portion
of land to the Warti-Yangu Aboriginal Land Trust in
exchange for a right of way,” he said.
“This is the first grant of Aboriginal land that has
been progressed by the Abbott Government and we
are keen to build on this significant achievement and
work closely with the Territory land councils to prog-
ress further outstanding claims as quickly as possible.”
handed back to
BLOOD MOON: Stages of the lunar eclipse were caught by our
resident photographer BARRY NATTRASS.
LOCAL cosmic junkies
loved the solar spectacle
on Wednesday night as the
moon turned blood red dur-
ing an eclipse.
While we weren’t the only lucky
ones to witness the lunar display -
which could be viewed from all over
Australia, the Americas and Asia -
the perfectly clear skies placed the
Barkly in an enviable position.
The perfect alignment of the sun,
Earth and moon causes the Earth’s
shadow to cast over the moon with
sunlight scattering off the atmo-
sphere creating the rusty glow.
The next lunar eclipse will be in
April but if you miss that one you’ll
have to wait until 2018 as we’ll be
on the wrong side of the Earth to
catch the other eclipse next year.
Locals stargaze at blood moon rising
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