Posts Tagged ‘mike gillam

Save the coolibahs, save the town.

Nov 02, 2010 | Discuss

Save the coolibahs, save the town.

(continued from November 1 2010) Mike Gillam’s connections with Alice’s endangered coolibahs go back several decades. “Custodians has been begging us for as long as I can remember to save this swamp,” he recalled in his recent public talk with custodian Doris Stuart  . “They stood their ground when Transport and Works put through a road that mimised the damage to surviving coolibahs. “I don’t think it’s any accident that that is the most beautiful...Read more

Honouring the mongrel

Aug 15, 2010 | Discuss

Honouring the mongrel

In a post a couple of days ago Craig San Roque described  Alice Springs as a “mongrel town”, a description that I suspect holds a mixture of affection and exasperation for him. The term came up again in Craig’s memorable introduction to a congress of the Australian Association of Group Psychotherapists  held in Alice Springs on the weekend: Alice Springs as a location is known also in Arrernte as Mbantua. It is a ‘mongrel’ town, a hybrid site of arrangements and derangeme...Read more