Saturday, December 10, 2011

Thursday, November 3, 2011

House in Herberton

Open day at House in Herberton Sunday 30 October 2011
Some pictures






Sunday, September 25, 2011

Northern Territory Anthem




Congratulations to Stephanie Harrison for her winning entry for the Northern Territory anthem competition.


"Standing as one, Northern Territorian!


Strong and free from the desert to the sea


Red sand, blue sky, our spirit will never die


We're proud to be from the Northern territory


From the sea of Arafura


To the rocks of Kata Tjuta


From the centre to the Top End


We have many faces


We have come from many places


That's what it means to be


From the Northern Territory


Stand as one, Northern Territorian!


Strong and free from the desert to the sea


Red sand, blue sky, our spirit will never die


We're proud to be from the Northern Territory


From our dreamtime stories


To the pioneer's glory


This place is full of history


So we will stand together


Endeavouring together


That's what it means to be


From the Northern Territory


Stand as one, Northern Territorian!


Strong and free from the desert to the sea


Red sand, blue sky, our spirit will never die


We're proud to be from the Northern Territory"

Monday, August 29, 2011

Series of Lectures to Law Society of the Northern Territory

In recent years I have given a series of lectures to the NT Law Society.  The 5th of these lectures was delivered in September 2011, entitled:

The Revival of Proposals for a Grant of Territory Statehood:  Some Unresolved Constitutional Issues.

Previous lectures were on:

Litigation Based on Northern Territory Self-Government Arrangements

Sources of Law in the Northern Territory

The Relevance of International Law to Australian and Northern Territory Domestic Law

Legal Aspects of Judicial Review of Northern Territory Governmental Decisions

These lectures will be compiled by the Nt Law Society in a single booklet soon.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Hidden Words Bookshop Kuranda North Queensland

Hidden Words Bookshop

If you are in north Queensland and are a lover of good books make sure you call in to the Hidden Words Bookshop, new and used books for thoughtful readers.  Our prices are low and we can take orders.  Try us for a low price if you are searching for a book.  We have books in many categories and because of our expertise we may well beat the price you find by searching the net yourself.  Or just come in and browse.

We can also prepare reading lists and other materials.  We can help with your writing or research.  First consultation and net research is free. We offer a range of services, so drop in for a free tea or coffee and a chat.  From where the ordinary bus stops in Therwine Street Kuranda, opposite the park and small oval in the centre of Kuranda, just walk down the hill a short distance to the last shop in Therwine Street (on the right), or  ring 07 40937120 or email nicholsonmandalay@msn.com first to make sure we are open.

Servas

Servas
This is a world wide travellers and host organisation designed to build peaceful relation between different peoples.  You can join as a host or a traveller or both.  Applicants are interviewed first and there is a membership fee.  If they become members they may request and receive a Servas passport for travel purposes.  This must be produced in order to stay with hosts.  Travellers can also obtain a confidential host list for the country they wish to visit with details of hosts and can request to stay with hosts for 2 nights.  Travellers live with hosts for this time and become part of their normal daily routine.

Terrie and I have been hosts for many years and have had many travellers.  We have also been travellers a few times and stayed with some Servas hosts.  We recommend the organisation.

Passing of my brother Stuart Nicholson

My second eldest brother, Stuart John Nicholson, passed away after a lengthy illness in Mandurah last year. He had been in much pain. He is survived by wife Lois and son Ross & his wife; daughter Diane and husband and one grandchild. The funeral was held on Wednesday 29 September 2010 at Karrakatta Cemetery Shenton Park. I will miss him.




Thursday, April 7, 2011

Trip to Bali

Trip to Bali 2011

My wife and I travelled to Bali from 4 to 14 April this year (2011) for our daughter's 40th birthday.  We first of all stayed in Ubud on our own before moving down to Legian for the celebrations.
Having been to Bali many times before and been entranced by this magical place, its culture, religion and scenery, I was a little disappointed with some changes - more pollution, rubbish, crowding, traffic jams etc.  We saw little of women with heads piled high with offerings for the temple (see above) and other exotic sights.  But we still had a nice time, particularly with family members including 2 grandchildren.

For an article I wrote on Bali see:

From Kuranda to Island Paradise.docx - on May 22, 2011 8:45 PM by Graham Nicholson (version 1) 14k View Download

Monday, January 10, 2011

Ron Price on a new Website

Pioneering Over Four Epochs - www.users.on.net


My dear friend Ron Price has now set up up his own new website to handle his voluminous web writings, commentaries and poetry.   He is a long time member of the Baha'i Faith whom I first met with his wife Chris when they lived in Katherine, Northern Territory of Australia some decades ago.  They now live in Tasmania.

This is a voluminous net site, with writings on POPULAR CULTURE, PHILOSOPHY, SOCIOLOGY, HISTORY, PSYCHOLOGY, MENTAL HEALTH, RELIGION,  PHYSICAL SCIENCES, BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, PRINT & MEDIA.  There is room for comments.

Ron is a frequent contributor to other net sites on a wide variety of subjects.