Katherine, Northern Territory
Crossroads of the north
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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WireMC and student recording the lyrics. It took quite a bit of courage to get up in front of everyone and record yourself.
Getting the lyrics to sync with the rhythm of the pre-recorded music was one of the biggest challenges. Students would have several goes at it to get it right.
Jumping into a helicopter the team surveyed some of the most spectacular country in Australia's top end.
It was a challenge to decide which pics to use on this website! Each image was another stunning shot of Australia's awesome landscape.
Local searching for lunch. A crocodile's eyes and nostrils are on the top part of the head so that they can lie in the water almost completely hidden. They do not chew their food - they swallow it in large chunks. Crocodiles grab their prey and move to deep water where they roll over to drown the animal (or human!). They can leap high out of the water to reach their prey if necessary.