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  • Firefly Episode Guide

    1. Serenity After a flashback to Zoe’s and Mal’s days in the wars six years previous, we cut to the modern day where the Serenity crew is running a salvage operation on a deserted ship and are forced to flee with the cargo when the Alliance show up. Their buddy Badger refuses to buy the […]

  • Deep Space Nine – Season 7

    DEEP SPACE NINE Season 7:October 3, 1998 – May 31, 1999 151. Images in the Sand Three months after a possessed Gul Dukat killed Jadzia Dax and sealed the wormhole, life on Deep Space Nine has changed. Kira, the acting commander, is upset when Admiral Ross informs her that the Romulans will set up a […]

  • First cell phones arrive in Darwin

    Sometimes it appears that mobile phones have been with us always, yet in 1988 the arrival of a cellular phone network in Darwin was big news.

  • Journalist of the year 1987

    In 1987, primarily through a body of work surrounding the world heritage listing of Kakadu National Park, I was the joint winner of the Electronic Journalist of the Year award for the Northern Territory. I shared “The Eric” with my colleague Phil Smith, who had a reputation for the quirky stand-up.

  • Pine Gap protests

    In 1987, the lease on the satellite monitoring base, Pine Gap, near Alice Springs was up for re-signing by the Federal Government.

  • Barra classic

    It wouldn’t be the Top End without a bit of barramundi fishing. While a keen fisherman myself, in 1987 I covered the annual Barra Classic, on its return to Corroboree Billabong.

  • INXS newser

    One of the benefits of working in smaller TV newsrooms is that you do get to do a bit of everything. In August 1987, I was heading for an early finish to my day when asked to cover a media conference with Australian band INXS, and songstress Jenny Morris.

  • Victoria River murder

    In June 1987 I was asked to take a camera crew and helicopter to Victoria River to cover the search for two Western Australian fishermen who had gone missing. The two men, father and son Marcus and Lance Bullen, had left their wives at the Victoria River Roadhouse to go fishing. They had spent the […]

  • Gurig National Park

    Sometimes as a reporter you get to go to those beautiful, out-of-the-way places most only dream about. One of these is Coburg Peninsula, the original European settlement in the Top End.

  • Manbulloo mangoes

    One of the countries largest mango plantations was established on Manbullo station. The plan: to take advantage of an earlier growing season to get mangoes on supermarket shelves before the Queensland crop arrives.