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Crews from the Australian and Japanese navies have held a joint memorial service for the captain and 79 sailors onboard a Japanese submarine sunk by an Australian warship in World War II. On 20 January 1942 it tried unsuccessfully to attack a convoy and sink a US oil tanker, which gave away its position.
Traversing 2979 kilometres over three days and two nights on a magnificent and almost 1km-long snake of a train from Darwin in the Northern Territory to Adelaide in South Australia is a wondrous experience. Within half an hour of our departure from the lush greenery of Darwin I am talking to fellow punters in the Outback Explorer Lounge over a fine wine or beer.
A Pakistani sailor, serving on a navy vessel, has appeared to jump ship into crocodile infested waters, while participating in war games off the Northern Territory coast. It's believed the man was last seen hiding in the bushes on the mainland, spotted by a local YMCA worker, after he was reported overboard in Darwin Harbour early yesterday.
Crocodiles have long ruled the waterways of the Top End, but now there's a new predator on the scene, and its teeth are just as sharp. At Fogg Dam, an hour east of Darwin, a new machine, operated by prisoners, is cruising the flood plains and ripping up everything in its path.
Whatever you decide, our dynamic population has claimed us as having the highest number per capita of interethnic couples than any other Australian city, according to research from the University of Wollongong's Australian Centre for Cultural Environmental Research.
There has long been talk of the need to more densely populate Australia's north, and Lake Argyle, on the border of Western Australia and the Northern Territory, has been earmarked as the ideal location.
Updated: Sat Sep 13, 2014 09:37 pm
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