STORIES

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When the Ryan family moved to Darwin in 1970, life was filled with lemon cordial, coconut tree-climbing and Nightcliff neighbourhood play dates. Four years later, Cyclone Tracy struck. Kathy was seven at the time, but her memories of the night don’t fit with commonly told terror and trauma tales. 

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Phil Carson arrived in Darwin in 1981 to take a job at the Royal Darwin Hospital. During his 40-year career, he completed more than 15,000 operations. For the most part, surgical life, while demanding, was routine, but a call after dark signalled something altogether different ... 

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T’ara is a sovereign tribal woman on a journey of self-exploration. Throughout her pilgrimage she explores the nature of life and the light and dark it encompasses. T’ara is passionate about speaking truth and holding space for others to do the same. She shares a story about a recent moment of truth. 

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Lisa moved to Darwin from Melbourne in the 70s to be a teacher, seeking a fresh start after a lifetime of carrying an ... read more 

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In the late 1990s, Fred was embroiled in hot topics and community issues, discussing them daily as a local radio presenter ... read more

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Varunika Ruwanpura had an unusual childhood. Her father worked in hotel management and as a result ... read more