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Issue Details: First known date: 2008... 2008 of Northern Territory Literary Awards est. 2002 Northern Territory Literary Awards 2008
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* Contents derived from the Darwin, Darwin area, Northern Territory,:Northern Territory Library , 2008 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
South-Asia by Crutch, Anne Fitzpatrick , single work short story travel (p. 5-11)
Outside, Kim Aikman , single work short story (p. 12-19)
Java Magic, Robbie Wesley , single work short story travel (p. 20-24)
Way of the Pundit, Barbara Eather , single work short story travel mystery (p. 25-29)
It's Tea Towels for Me, Barbara Eather , single work short story travel (p. 30-33)
Psyche and the Crocodile, Dael Allison , single work essay
Dael Allison examines attitudes to the crocodile in Australia's Top End, ranging from respect to disregard. The essay aims to evoke deeper thinking about human responses to the wild.
(p. 35-42)
Bogged Policies and Barefoot Mayors, Charlie Ward , single work essay

This essay charts the life of Old Man Wodidj who established his own cattle station in the Top End named Palumpa. This station is not far from the more notorious Wadeye Aboriginal community. The essay goes on to consider the inepitude of government management of Aboriginal communities with a strong focus on the failures of communities such as Wadeye but a lack of recognition of the success of communities such as Palumpa.

(p. 43-48)
Bird Watching, Helen Smyth , single work essay
Synopsis: 'Bird watching is a narrative essay and has been written both to entertain and to inform. It is written in a slightly humorous, self effacing style with the ultimate point being made by the author that all life is connected and the final act of death is universal'.
(p. 71-74)
What a Fright, David C. Curtis , single work short story (p. 75-76)
A Recipe for Now, Keisha Palmer , single work short story (p. 77-80)
In Whose Best Interest?i"From these people coming we've lost everything,", Veronica Pierik , single work poetry (p. 81-82)
Plain Indians, Jennifer Mills , single work short story (p. 83-87)
Privacy, David Jagger , single work short story (p. 88-90)
Bell, Bruce Hocking , single work short story (p. 91-96)
Min Min, Rebecca Nelson , single work short story (p. 97-101)
Josh's Story, Leni Shilton , single work short story (p. 102-109)
Intervention Pay Back Intervention Pay Dayi"I love my wife she right skin for me pretty one my wife young one", Ali Cobby Eckermann , single work poetry (p. 111-113)
The Shooting Gallery : After Sidney Nolan's 'First-class Marksman' from the Ned Kelly Seriesi"dusk squeal of parrots", Michael Giacometti , single work poetry (p. 114)
Unlikely Honeymooni"It was never going to be an easy pregnancy.", Michael Watts , single work poetry (p. 115-117)
Defining Scarleti"I drive the Stuart Highway", Dael Allison , single work poetry (p. 118-119)
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