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    Territory Flag of the Northern Territories

    by xuessium Written Apr 1, 2005

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    AustraliaNorthernTerritoriesFlag

    Favorite thing: Extracted:
    ..."The Northern Territory doesn't have a 'blue duster' like all other Australian states. It was the first internal or external Australian territory to adopt a flag post-Federation (1901) in 1978 upon the granting of self government. The main device is a stylised local flower - Sturt's Desert Rose with the seven petals forming a seven pointed star symbolic of the Territory as potentially the seventh state. The Southern Cross represents NT's location. The colour Ochre represents the NT earth and the black panel is regarded by some as representing the aboriginal people"...

    (http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/au-.html)

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    The Alice river

    by chris_i79 Updated May 21, 2004

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    Favorite thing: One sight you will see while in Alice springs is the river.....or least the river bed. Although I have been told it briefly flows every couple years. I saw at it as a sandy path beside the city. It was quite odd to see bridges with no water underneith them.

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    View of Alice Springs

    by Kate-Me Updated May 15, 2003

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    Alice Springs

    Favorite thing: Alice Springs had its beginnings in 1871 when a water hole was discovered there. Soon a Telegraph Station was established and began transmitting signals.

    I didn't get to spend much time in Alice Springs, but I visited some Date gardens, wandered a bit in the mall, and saw the dry River bed in town with the bridge that the Aborigines often sleep under (that is, till it often floods in the wet season)!

    Fondest memory: I enjoyed the aboriginal locally made souvenirs in the more quality Arts/Crafts shops.
    When you've been only visiting small 'one horse towns' in the NT because that's all there is apart from Darwin, arriving in Alice Springs is like coming to a Metropolis in comparison, and is more exciting than it otherwise would be to be in a settlement again (if that makes sense!)

    It's a reasonably sized city and has some very nice hotels and resorts, and of course other types of accommodation like Backpackers.

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    Alice Springs Telegraph Station

    by Kate-Me Written May 15, 2003
    Old Telegraph Station

    Favorite thing: The Telegraph Station is an interesting collection of historic buildings with history of the station, which began transmitting signals in 1871.
    It was closed in 1932 and the Post Office relocated. Later it was restored and opened to the public.

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    View from Chicken Rock

    by Kate-Me Written Apr 9, 2003
    Surrounding desert

    Favorite thing: This photo is taken from what is commonly known as Chicken Rock (ie, when you are too scared = chicken to climb any higher, to the part where the climbing chain starts).
    This is as high as I got! There are no certificates for making the climb to Chicken Rock as far as I know! :-(

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    View of Ayers Rock

    by Kate-Me Written Mar 12, 2003

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    View from the Resort

    Favorite thing: Here's a nice view of the Rock from the Oasis of the Yulara Resort.

    There are a few shops and restaurants here at the resort, and I remember the Information Centre is very good and informative about Aboriginal culture and desert life.

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    Dining at 2010 VT Meet and Greet

    by AlbuqRay Updated Apr 21, 2011

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    Help Yourself!
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    Favorite thing: For those 2010 VT Alice Springs Meet and Greet attendees who had not already died of frostbite, there was plenty of delicious food (except for carmelized onions).

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    Enjoy the nature

    by Lunaina Written Aug 19, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Wow, what a surprise, in the area of Ayers Rock we enjoyed some beautiful nature. Look at the picture: Sturt's Desert Peas. Don;t just vist the rock, but explore the area!

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    View of Rock approaching from the Desert

    by Kate-Me Written Apr 9, 2003

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    Ayers Rock

    Favorite thing: Ayers Rock can look so different, depending on the time of day you see it, and depending on the weather. Here's a nice weather shot.

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    Caves around Ayers Rock base

    by Kate-Me Written Apr 9, 2003

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    Caves and overhangs

    Favorite thing: Walking around seeing the caves at the base of Ayers Rock was a good alternative to climbing the Rock for me. There is some cave art to be seen.

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