Home' Tennant and District Times : 2015-0417 TDT Contents 4 TENNANT AND DISTRICT TIMES FRIDAY 17 APRIL 2015
24-hour Crisis Accommodation,
support and referrals for
women and children.
Too many troubles?
Need someone to talk to?
Call our Counsellor
1800 114 904
We provide private & condential
service for all women.
38 Paterson Street, Tennant Creek.
Phone 8962 3907 Fax 8962 3127
TRADING HOURS: Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday and Fridays: 9am - 5:30pm
Thursdays: NOW OPEN 9am - 7pm
Saturdays: 9am - 12 noon.
Call Peter Kittle Toyota Alice Springs
on 8955 4200.
46 Stuart Highway, Alice Springs, 0870 NT
Australia, 08 8955 4200, LMVD 098
PETER KITTLE - TOYOTA
Your Toyota Partner for
new vehicles and parts.
AFTER spending four months in jail
on remand, a Tennant Creek man was
set free on a suspended sentence for
stealing a bow and arrow, Samurai
sword and a Kauri knife.
Dallas Campbell, 21, was spotted by police
as he carried the weapons along Davidson
Street soon after he had broken into a Windley
Street home in November last year.
The Supreme Court in Alice Springs heard
Campbell was drunk and stoned when he
wandered into the front yard of the home
looking for cigarette butts.
Curiosity got the better of him and he broke
into the house - by forcibly opening a rear
window - and stole the weapons.
When he was spotted by Police, Campbell
threw the Samurai sword into the front garden
of a house, but was apprehended and later
charged over the theft.
Campbell, who was working at the Jula-
likari nursery at Karuguru at the time of his
arrest, told the court he had started drinking
when he was 17-years-old and would like
to attend BRADAAG for substance misuse
Sentencing Campbell, Justice Stephen
Southwood said while he must be punished
for what he had done, his sentence must not be
so crushing as to preclude his rehabilitation.
He sentenced the offender to 18 months
imprisonment, backdated to November 2014
to take into account time already spent in
The sentence was suspended on condition
that Campbell be supervised by a probation
and parole officer while he undertook a resi-
dential rehabilitation program at BRADAAG.
He was also banned from drinking alcohol,
dangerous or illicit substances during his
12-month supervision order and put on a good
behaviour bond for two years.
Samurai man set free by court
SIX terracotta planters painted by local Indigenous artists
are a proud new addition to the council chambers.
In a special ceremony at the Barkly Regional Council chambers
President Barb Shaw welcomed the six Tartukula artists and thanked
them for their beautiful designs.
“I wanted to include imagery, such as the painted terracotta planters,
so the chambers could reflect the diversity in the community and its
people, and not only government,” she said.
“Tennant Creek is very much a multi-cultural town with a high per-
centage of Aboriginal people living and working here. In managing
our business, council shows acceptance of all cultures in the Barkly
region and practices and this includes how we physically portray the
President Shaw approached the artists, who work for Barkly Regional
Arts (BRA), late last year about painting the pots.
“I invited the ladies over to the council chambers for morning tea
and to get a feel for the place, and from the beautiful work produced
it shows they were truly inspired,” she said. “The pots have really
brightened the place up.”
One of the artists Mary Napangardi/Napanangka James, a Warlpiri
woman, said her painting represented the colours of the desert in the
Barkly region, while Susannah Nelson and Gladys Anderson focused
on bush tucker.
Lindy Brodie painted scenes of her grandfather and grandmother
cooking damper, collecting wood and drinking tea on country with
Warumungu woman Rosemary Plummer depicting scenes from Ten-
nant Creek and Ruth Dawson painting Karlu Karlu (Devil’s Marbles).
Barkly Arts Artistic Director Kathy Burns said the project enabled
the artists to experiment with a different medium.
“It’s given the ladies thoughts and ideas which they can continue
working on and hopefully this might inspire other organisations in
town to start putting Indigenous art in their establishments,” she said.
Painted planters brighten up council chambers
Photo courtesy of BARKLY REGIONAL COUNCIL.
Links Archive 2015-0410 TDT 2015-0424 TDT Navigation Previous Page Next Page