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VOLUNTEER WORK AND RECOGNISE THEIR INVALUABLE
CONTRIBUTION TO COMMUNITIES IN THE NORTHERN TERRITORY.
NOMINATIONS FOR ALL CATEGORIES
CLOSE SUNDAY 17 APRIL 2016.
Award winners will be announced by the Chief
Minister in partnership with Volunteering SA&NT
in July 2016 as part of Territory Day celebrations.
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO NOMINATE GO TO:
Chief Minister’s Medal for Volunteering Achievement
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KARGURU is celebrating 40 big years this week.
Established as a primary school to cater for the expanding
needs of the town during the mining boom of the 1970s,
it was officially opened on 9 March 1976.
Primary students transferred from the Tennant Creek
Area School which became a dedicated high school until
a second primary school was opened back at the original
Constructed as an open-space school - a progressive
development at the time - thousands of children completed
their primary school education at Karguru.
After 15 years, Karguru Primary School was closed in
1991 (along with several others throughout the NT) after
the Northern Territory Government rationalised public
service expenditure, leaving just one primary school in
Karguru was transformed into the Northern Territory
Open College which opened in 1992, hosting several
education outlets offering training and learning oppor-
tunities. Later, it became known as the Tennant Creek
Over the years, these have included TAFE, the Institute
for Aboriginal Development, Batchelor Institute, Charles
Darwin University, Central Australian Rural Health Devel-
opment Services, Play Group and the NT Crafts Council.
Currently, Karguru is home to Training NT, Charles Dar-
win University, Barkly Regional Arts, Winanjjikari Music
Centre, National Disability Services, Group Training NT,
Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education and
the Remote Schools Support Unit - Barkly which manages
about 17 remote schools.
It is also used on an occasional basis by Anyinginyi,
Barkly Regional Council, Department of the Chief Min-
ister, RMIT University, Alzheimers Australia, St John
Ambulance, Julalikari Council the Department of Educa-
tion and many other training and professional development
groups for conferences and public forums.
The centre is managed by Angelika Herzog who has been
in the role for around 17 years.
Now officially named the Department of Business
Training NT Regional Centre, it will always be known as
Karguru - a Warumungu word meaning ‘east’.
So happy birthday Karguru - Tennant Creek’s education
hub for 40 long years.
Karguru celebrates 40th milestone
An outside view of the
Training Centre in 1996.
An aerial view of Karguru taken in 1976. PHOTO: KARL HERZOG.
Prince Charles and Diana Princess of
Wales visited Karguru in March 1983.
PHOTO: CHRIS AFIANOS
The current team at the Tennant Creek
Training Centre (l-r): Rocky Prostrak -
Administration Officer - Remote School
Support Unit, Barkly, Emma Rush - Finance
Manager - Remote School Support Unit,
Barkly, Chris Rothery - Indigenous Support
Officer - Charles Darwin University, Kath
Zochling - Instructional Leader - Remote
School Support Unit, Barkly, Kate Young -
Team Leader - Charles Darwin University, Meg
McGrath - Training Coordinator – Training
NT, Angela Teasdale – National Disability
Service, Alan Murn – Executive Officer - Barkly
Regional Arts, Rowena Verdillo - Finance
Manager - Remote School Support Unit,
Barkly, Shaun Bahr-Kelly - Media Mob - Barkly
Regional Arts, Malcolm Nott - General Support
Officer - Training NT and Angelika Herzog -
Centre Manager Training NT.
CONVICTED murderer Bradley Murdoch
(pictured), could spend the rest of his life in
jail if he doesn’t tell authorities where Peter
Falconio’s body lies.
Legislation to be introduced into the NT Parliament
would prevent convicted killers from becoming eli-
gible for parole if they don’t reveal the location of the
body of their victim. Attorney General John Elferink
said the ‘no body, no parole’ legislation means that
murderers would be accountable for their own lack
“A contrite human being is one who seeks redemp-
tion by word and action. A person who does not dis-
play that desire for absolution after committing such
a heinous crime is not a person that society wants
walking amongst them,” he said.
“Victims’ families have every right to closure and
this will impress upon murderers that victims’ rights
are superior to theirs.”
No body, no parole
legislation for NT
TWO new preschools at Al-
purrurulam and Ampilatwat-
ja and a refurbishment for
the Tennant Creek Primary
School are part of the NT
Government’s investment in
Minister for Education Peter Chan-
dler said $5.5 million would be
invested into the region as part
of the $100 million Boosting Our
“The package is aimed at providing
a pipeline of works for local busi-
nesses and ensuring the economy
receives a much needed boost,”
“This is a great investment into
new and upgraded education facili-
ties, giving Territory students a great
learning environment to achieve
high quality results.”
Mr Chandler said the investment
to develop and renew schools right
across the Territory would bring
forward works identified as current
Ampilatwatja Principal, Katrina
Georgiou, said the community was
excited at the news.
“A new preschool will allow us
to provide a pathway from our
Families as First Teachers program
to preschool and then onto school,”
The news was also welcomed by
principals from Alpurrurulam and
Tennant Creek Primary schools,
Michael Alderman and Tony Fahey.
Refurbishments at Tennant Creek
Primary School will include re-
painting parts of the school and
“The refurbishments will really
brighten the school, creating a fresh
and more welcoming learning space
for students, teachers and the school
community,” Mr Fahey said.
Education boost for Barkly
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