another year, another century, even another millennium goes by but not
before we manage to sneak one more Barkly News Pictorial onto the bookshelves.
Tennant Creek and the Barkly are poised for action and ready to roll -
which is positive-spin speak for not much happening at the moment. Never
mind, the mining scene looks promising and there are people with blueprints,
digital networks, incubators and good intentions roaming about everywhere.
It is my new year's resolution to make the BNP less irregular so any budding
journalist out there who would like to work on this magazine should drop
by in the new year.
On a sadder note, we are losing one of our staunchest supporters. Kim
Rowe was the first person to send a letter of encouragement when we launched
the BNP in March 1998. He is also the only person who can communicate
with Spinifex, our reclusive writer of bush yarns.
Mr Rowe is leaving for more northerly pastures and we wish him well but
he's a right bastard nevertheless for making Tennant a tamer and less
All the best folks, drive to arrive and have a good holiday.
See you round,
headmaster youll be a hard act to follow.