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Katherine, Northern Territory

Katherine, Northern Territory

Crossroads of the north

WireMC and student in the workshop
WireMC and student in the workshop

Often called the 'crossroads of the north', Katherine is the fourth largest town in the Northern Territory and is located 312 km south-east of Darwin on the Katherine River.

Katherine's stunning scenery led to the team taking a helicopter ride and shooting some spectacular aerial footage.

To the local Aborigines, Katherine was the point where the traditional lands of the Jawoyan (sometimes spelt Djauan), Walpiri, Dagaman and Wardiman met and consequently the river and the nearby gorge were popular meeting places.

We recorded two great tracks by kids from the region where you get the sense of what it's like to be young and living in a small town that is fairly isolated. It's a place where you need to make your own entertainment.

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