THE NT News and NT Government are celebrating 42 years of self governance by revisiting some of our most memorable milestones. In 2013, a daredevil risked his life on a makeshift raft racing down the flooded, crocodile-infested Daly River in the nude – all for a bet.
WHAT the croc!
In 2013 a daredevil risked his life on a makeshift raft racing down the flooded, crocodile-infested Daly River in the nude – all for a bet.
NT News headline, “Surf’s Up, Nude”, set the cheeky tone of the yarn about the fisho, who tackled crocs and flood in the buff for two cases of bourbon.
This year also saw Territorian Nova Peris become the first Aboriginal woman elected to Federal Parliament.
The Olympic hockey gold medallist represented the Northern Territory in the Senate.
She stepped down at the end of her first term in 2016.
Catching up with the rest of the country, towns including Alice Springs and Tennant Creek were among the last in Australia to have the analog television switch flicked off as the 13-year digital television switchover reached its final stage.