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Encyclopedia > Alice Springs, Northern Territory
Alice Springs
Northern Territory

Population: 26,486 (2005)
Density: 178/km² (461.0/sq mi)
Postcode: 0870-0872
Elevation: 576 m (1,890 ft)
Area: 149 km² (57.5 sq mi)
Time zone: ACST (UTC+9:30)
Mayor: Damien Ryan
Location:
LGA: Alice Springs
Federal Division: Lingiari
Mean Max Temp Mean Min Temp Rainfall
28.6 °C
83 °F
12.9 °C
55 °F
279.3 mm
11 in
Alice Springs Landsat image
Alice Springs Landsat image

Alice Springs is the second largest town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Popularly known as "the Alice" or simply "Alice", it had a population of 26,486 in 2005.[1] Averaging 576 metres above sea level, the town is nearly equidistant from Adelaide and Darwin, close to the geographic centre of Australia.[2] The site is known as Mparntwe to its traditional inhabitants, the Arrernte, who have lived in the Central Australian desert in and around what is now Alice Springs for more than 50,000 years. For similar terms, see Northern Territories (disambiguation) Slogan or Nickname: The Territory, The NT, The Top End Motto(s): none Other Australian states and territories Capital Darwin Government Constitutional monarchy Administrator Ted Egan Chief Minister Clare Martin (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 2  - Senate seats 2 Gross Territorial Product (2004... Image File history File links Alice_Springs_Locator. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Australian postcodes have four digits; envelopes for posting from Australia reflect this. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... “km” redirects here. ... “Miles” redirects here. ... Port Darwin redirects here. ... For other uses, see Adelaide (disambiguation). ... The Northern Territory has 63 Local Government Areas; though only 6 councils are considered municipalities, there are other types of local bodies. ... The Australian House of Representatives is elected from 150 single-member districts called Divisions. ... The Division of Lingiari is an Australian Electoral Division in the Northern Territory. ... For other uses, see Celsius (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Fahrenheit (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Celsius (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Fahrenheit (disambiguation). ... This article is about the unit of length. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... File links The following pages link to this file: Alice Springs MacDonnell Ranges ... File links The following pages link to this file: Alice Springs MacDonnell Ranges ... For similar terms, see Northern Territories (disambiguation) Slogan or Nickname: The Territory, The NT, The Top End Motto(s): none Other Australian states and territories Capital Darwin Government Constitutional monarchy Administrator Ted Egan Chief Minister Clare Martin (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 2  - Senate seats 2 Gross Territorial Product (2004... For other uses, see Adelaide (disambiguation). ... Port Darwin redirects here. ... Languages Several hundred Indigenous Australian languages (many extinct or nearly so), Australian English, Australian Aboriginal English, Torres Strait Creole, Kriol Religions Primarily Christian, with minorities of other religions including Islam and various forms of Traditional belief systems based around the Dreamtime Related ethnic groups see List of Indigenous Australian group... Location of Arrernte (light blue) in the Northern Territory The Arrernte people are a group of people that traditionally live in the Arrernte lands of central Australia. ...

Contents

History

"Springs" that gave the town its name
"Springs" that gave the town its name

In 1861-62, John McDouall Stuart led an expedition through Central Australia, to the west of what later became Alice Springs, thereby establishing a route from the south of the continent to the north. A settlement came into existence as a result of the construction of a repeater station on the Overland Telegraph Line, which linked Adelaide to Darwin and Great Britain. The OTL was completed in 1872. It traced Stuart's route and opened up the interior for permanent settlement. It wasn’t until alluvial gold was discovered at Arltunga, 100 km east of Alice Springs, in 1887 that any significant settlement occurred. Until the 1930s, however, the town was known as Stuart. Springs that gave Alice Springs its name. ... Springs that gave Alice Springs its name. ... John McDouall Stuart (7 September 1815 – 5 June 1866) was the most accomplished and most famous of all Australias inland explorers and led the first expedition to traverse the continent from south to north successfully. ... The Australian Overland Telegraph Line was completed in 1872 linking Australia with the rest of the world. ... For other uses, see Adelaide (disambiguation). ... Port Darwin redirects here. ...

Araluen Centre for Arts and Entertainment - Alice Springs Cultural Precinct
Araluen Centre for Arts and Entertainment - Alice Springs Cultural Precinct

The telegraph station was sited near what was thought to be a permanent waterhole in the normally dry Todd River and was optimistically named Alice Springs after the wife of the former Postmaster General of South Australia, Sir Charles Todd. The Todd River was named after Sir Charles himself. The original mode of transportation in the outback were camel trains, operated by immigrants from Pathan tribes in the North-West frontier of the then British India and Pakistan who were misnamed ‘Afghan’ Camellers. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Todd River during a rare flood event, Wills Terrace Causeway, Alice Springs, 31 March 1988 The Todd River is an ephemeral river in the southern Northern Territory, central Australia. ... For the song, see South Australia (song). ... Sir Charles Todd (born 7 July 1826 in London, died Adelaide 29 January 1910) worked at the Royal Greenwich Observatory 1841-1847 and the Cambridge University observatory from 1847-1854. ...


In 1929 the Palmerston and Pine Creek Railway was completed from Darwin as far as Birdum, while the Great Northern Railway had been completed in 1891 from Port Augusta as far as Oodnadatta, South Australia, 700 km south of Alice Springs. The lines wouldn’t meet until 2003. On February 4, 2004, the first passenger train arrived in Darwin from Adelaide. is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


During the 1960s it became an important defence location with the development of the U.S/Australian Pine Gap joint defence satellite monitoring base, home to about 700 workers from both countries, but by far the major industry in recent times is tourism. Almost in the exact center of the continent, Alice Springs is some 1200 km from the nearest ocean and 1500 km from the nearest major cities, Darwin and Adelaide. Alice Springs is now the midpoint of the Adelaide–Darwin Railway.[3] Pine Gap is just west of Alice Springs, near the geographic center of Australia. ... Tourist redirects here. ... Ghan redirects here. ...


World War II

During World War II, Alice Springs was a staging base, known as No. 9 Australian Staging Camp, and a depot base for the long 4 day trip to Darwin. The Australian Army also set up the 109th Australian General Hospital at Alice Springs. Seven mile aerodrome was also constructed by the Royal Australian Air Force. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The Australian Army is Australias military land force. ... Alice Springs Airport (IATA: ASP, ICAO: YBAS) is a small regional airport 14 kilometres south of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory of Australia. ... The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) is the Air Force branch of the Australian Defence Force. ...


Indigenous history

Alice Springs Desert Park, Sand Drawing Aboriginal
Alice Springs Desert Park, Sand Drawing Aboriginal

The Arrernte Aboriginal people[4] have made their home in the Central Australian desert in and around Alice Springs for more than 50,000 years. The Aboriginal name for Alice Springs is Mparntwe. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Location of Arrernte (light blue) in the Northern Territory The Arrernte people are a group of people that traditionally live in the Arrernte lands of central Australia. ... Image:Some aboriginal communities in the northern territory australia. ...


Three major groups Western, Eastern and Central Arrernte people live in Central Australia, their traditional land including the area of Alice Springs and East/West MacDonnell Ranges. They are also referred to as Aranda, Arrarnta, Arunta, and other similar spellings. Their neighbours are the Southern Arrernte, Luritja, Anmatyerr, Alyawarr and Western Arrernte peoples. There are five dialects of the Arrernte language: South-eastern, Central, Northern, Eastern and North-eastern.


Arrernte country is rich with mountain ranges, waterholes, and gorges; as a result the Arrernte people set aside 'conservation areas' in which various species are protected.


According to the Arrernte traditional stories, in the desert surrounding Alice Springs, the landscape was shaped by caterpillars, wild dogs, travelling boys, two sisters, euros, and other ancestral figures. There are many sites of traditional importance in and around Alice Springs, such as Anthwerrke (Emily Gap), Akeyulerre (Billy Goat Hill), Ntaripe (Heavitree Gap), Atnelkentyarliweke (Anzac Hill), and Alhekulyele (Mt. Gillen). Binomial name Macropus robustus Gould, 1841 The Eastern Wallaroo (Macropus robustus), also known as the Common Wallaroo, the Hill Wallaroo or the Euro, is a large, variable species of macropod found throughout much of the Australian mainland. ... Heavitree Gap, or Ntaripe in the Arrernte Language, is a gap in the MacDonnell Ranges of Central Australia. ...


There are roughly 1,800 speakers of Eastern and Central Arrernte, making it the largest spoken language in the Arandic family, and one of the largest speaking populations of any Australian language. It is taught in schools, heard in local media and local government.


Many Arrernte people also live in communities outside of Alice Springs and on outstations..


Modern town

The modern town of Alice Springs has both western and Aboriginal influences. The town's focal point, the Todd Mall, hosts a number of Aboriginal art galleries and community events. Alice Springs’ desert lifestyle has inspired several unique and interesting events such as the Camel Cup, the Henley-on-Todd Regatta and the Beanie Festival. The Henley-on-Todd Regatta (also called the Todd River Race) is a dry sand river race held annually in Alice Springs, Australia. ...


Geography and climate

Topography and climate

The town of Alice Springs straddles the usually dry Todd River on the northern side of the MacDonnell Ranges. The region where Alice Springs is located is known as Central Australia, or the Red Centre, and is an arid environment consisting of several different deserts. Todd River during a rare flood event, Wills Terrace Causeway, Alice Springs, 31 March 1988 The Todd River is an ephemeral river in the southern Northern Territory, central Australia. ... The MacDonnell Ranges of the Northern Territory, are a 644 km (400 mile) long mountain range located in the center of Australia (23°42′S 132°30′E), and consist of parallel ridges running to the east and west of Alice Springs. ... Central Australia is a term used to describe the area of land surrounding and including Alice Springs in Australia. ...


In Alice Springs, temperatures can vary by up to 28°C and rainfall can vary quite dramatically from year to year. In summer, the average maximum temperature is in the high 30s, where as in winter the average minimum temperature can be 7.5C. The degree Celsius (°C) is a unit of temperature named after the Swedish astronomer Anders Celsius (1701–1744), who first proposed a similar system in 1742. ...


The annual average rainfall is 286 mm, but in 2001 741 mm fell and in 2002 only 198 mm fell.[5]

Climate Table
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Mean daily maximum temperature (°C) 36.3 34.9 32.6 28.1 23.0 19.9 19.6 22.5 27.1 30.8 33.6 35.3 28.7
Mean daily minimum temperature (°C) 21.3 20.7 17.4 12.5 8.3 5.2 4.0 6.0 10.2 14.7 17.8 20.2 13.2
Mean total rainfall (mm) 38.0 44.1 32.3 17.3 20.0 14.5 14.0 9.8 8.6 21.6 27.5 38.1 285.7
Mean number of rain days 4.6 4.8 3.1 2.2 3.2 2.7 2.6 2.0 2.3 4.7 5.7 5.8 43.7
Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For other uses, see Celsius (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Celsius (disambiguation). ... A millimetre (American spelling: millimeter, symbol mm) is an SI unit of length that is equal to one thousandth of a metre. ...

Built environment

Alice Springs Telegraph Station
Alice Springs Telegraph Station

Alice Springs has many historic buildings, such as the Overland Telegraph Station, the Old Courthouse and Residency and the Hartley Street School. Today the town is an important tourist hub and service centre for the surrounding area. It is a well-appointed town for its size with several large hotels, a world class convention centre and a good range of visitor attractions, restaurants and other services. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Australian Overland Telegraph Line was completed in 1872 linking Australia with the rest of the world. ...


Parks and gardens

The Alice Springs Desert Park was created to educate visitors on the many facets of the surrounding desert environment. The arid climate botanic garden, Olive Pink Botanic Garden is a short distance from the town centre. They were named after anthropologist, naturalist and artist Olive Pink, who lived in the town for almost 30 years and died in 1975. She was well known locally and referred to by all as Miss Pink. She was a great Australian character who added history and colour to the local community. Olive Pink Botanic Garden is a botanic garden in Alice Springs in Australias Northern Territory. ... Olive Pink Olive Muriel Pink (born 17 March 1884 in Hobart, Tasmania - died 6 July 1975 in Alice Springs, Northern Territory) was an Australian botanical illustrator, anthropologist, gardener, and activist for aboriginal rights. ...


The MacDonnell Ranges run east and west of Alice Springs and contain a number of hiking trails and swimming holes such as Ormiston Gorge, Ormiston Gorge Creek, Red Bank Gorge and Glen Helen Gorge. The 223 km long Larapinta Trail follows the West MacDonnell Ranges and is considered among the world's great walking experiences. The MacDonnell Ranges of the Northern Territory, are a 644 km (400 mile) long mountain range located in the center of Australia (23°42′S 132°30′E), and consist of parallel ridges running to the east and west of Alice Springs. ... Along the Larapinta trail from a ridge of the West MacDonnell Ranges. ...


The Simpson Desert, southeast of Alice Springs is one of Australia's great wilderness areas containing giant red sand dunes and interesting rock formations such as Chambers Pillar and Rainbow Valley. Ted Colsons expedition across the Simpson Desert in 1936 The Simpson Desert occupies approximately 170,000 square kilometres of central Australia[1]. It is bounded to the west by the Finke River and Mabel Range, to the north by Adam Range, to the east by the Georgina and Diamantina... Chambers Pillar graffiti on Chambers Pillar Chambers Pillar is a sandstone formation some 160km south of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory of Australia, which rises 50 metres above the surrounding plain. ... For the film starring John Wayne, see Rainbow Valley (film). ...


Government

Alice Springs, Australia
Alice Springs, Australia

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Local government

The Alice Springs town council consists of the Mayor and ten elected Aldermen. Elections are held every four years.


Council Meetings are held on the last Monday of each month.


National and Territory government

Alice Springs and the surrounding region have five elected members to the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly. There is one elected member of the Federal Parliament of Australia House of Representatives for the area outside of Darwin, the Electoral Division of Lingiari.


Economy

This view shows the transport links passing through Heavitree Gap in the MacDonnell Ranges found adjacent to the town
This view shows the transport links passing through Heavitree Gap in the MacDonnell Ranges found adjacent to the town

Alice Springs began as a service town to the pastoral industry that first came to the region. The introduction of the rail line increased its economy and productivity.[citation needed] Today the town services a region of 546,046 square kilometres and a regional population of 38,749. The region includes a number of mining and pastoral communities, the Joint Defence Space Research Facility at Pine Gap and tourist attractions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Watarrka National Park and the MacDonnell Ranges. Image File history File links Caption: Codrington, Stephen. ... Image File history File links Caption: Codrington, Stephen. ... The MacDonnell Ranges of the Northern Territory, are a 644 km (400 mile) long mountain range located in the center of Australia (23°42′S 132°30′E), and consist of parallel ridges running to the east and west of Alice Springs. ... Pine Gap is just west of Alice Springs, near the geographic center of Australia. ... Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is UNESCO World Heritage-listed in the Northern Territory of Australia. ... Watarrka is a national park in the Northern Territory (Australia), 1316 km south of Darwin. ... The MacDonnell Ranges of the Northern Territory, are a 644 km (400 mile) long mountain range located in the center of Australia (23°42′S 132°30′E), and consist of parallel ridges running to the east and west of Alice Springs. ...


Whilst Alice started as a result of the Overland Telegraph line, it is now very much reliant on Domestic and International Tourism. It is home to the Northern Territory's largest Travel Wholesaler, Territory Discoveries, which employs over 50 full time local staff members.


As well as Territory Discoveries, all major tour companies have a base in Alice Springs, including AAT Kings & APT, as well as numerous local operators, including Emu Run Tours, Anganu Waai! tours, and Alice Wanderer.


Alice is home to numerous hotels, from the 5 star Lasseters Hotel & Casino, to the backpacker standard Toddies Resort. Also, there are several Caravan Parks for the driving visitor.


Demographics

In June 2004, approximately 26,058 people lived in Alice Springs with a total of 38,749 in the region.


Aboriginal population

According to the 2001 census, Australian Aborigines make up approximately 17% of the population of Alice Springs, and 29% of the Northern Territory.[6] As Alice Springs is the regional hub of Central Australia it attracts Aboriginal people from all over that region and well beyond. Many Aborigines visit regularly to use the town's services. Aboriginal residents usually live in the suburbs, on special purpose leases (or town camps) or further out at Amoonguna to the South and on the small family outstation communities on Aboriginal Lands in surrounding areas. For similar terms, see Northern Territories (disambiguation) Slogan or Nickname: The Territory, The NT, The Top End Motto(s): none Other Australian states and territories Capital Darwin Government Constitutional monarchy Administrator Ted Egan Chief Minister Clare Martin (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 2  - Senate seats 2 Gross Territorial Product (2004...


The traditional owners of the Alice Springs area are the Central Arrernte people. As it is the largest town in central Australia, there are also speakers of Warlpiri, Warumungu, Kaytetye, Alyawarre, Luritja, Pintupi, Pitjantjatjara, Yankunytjatjara, Ngaanyatjarra, Pertame, Eastern and Western Arrernte among others.[7] The term Central Arrernte can refer to the Arrernte people who traditionally live in Alice Springs, the centre of the Arrernte country in Australia. ... Image:Some aboriginal communities in the northern territory australia. ... One of the boulder formations of Karlu Karlu (the Devils Marbles), a sacred Dreaming site for Kaytetye. ... Location of Alyawarre (purple) in the Northern Territory Alyawarre are an Indigenous Australian people, or language group, from the Northern Territory. ... Luritja is both an Australian Aboriginal country, a group of people and a language. ... Pintupi refers to an Australian Aboriginal group who are part of the Western Desert cultural group and whose homeland is in the area west of Lake MacDonald and Lake Mackay in Western Australia. ... Image:Some aboriginal communities in the northern territory australia. ... Yankunytjatjara (also Yankuntatjara, Jangkundjara, Kulpantja) is an Australian Aboriginal language. ... Ngaanyatjarra is an Aboriginal Australian dialectal group of the Western Desert cultural bloc. ... Eastern Arrernte refers to Arrernte people who traditionally live in the Arrente lands East of Alice Springs, including Wallace Rock Hole. ... Artist Albert Namatjira was a Western Arrernte man. ...


North American influence

The road to Pine Gap - travelling any closer is prohibited!
The road to Pine Gap - travelling any closer is prohibited!

The North American influence in Alice Springs comes primarily from the proximity to Pine Gap, a joint Australian and U.S. satellite tracking station, located 19 km south-west of Alice Springs. While Pine Gap employs 700 North Americans and Australians, there are currently 2,000 people in the Alice Springs district who carry citizenship of the United States. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1741x1159, 231 KB) Summary The road to the Joint Defense Facility of en:Pine Gap, near en:Alice Springs in en:Australia. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1741x1159, 231 KB) Summary The road to the Joint Defense Facility of en:Pine Gap, near en:Alice Springs in en:Australia. ... Pine Gap is just west of Alice Springs, near the geographic center of Australia. ...


North American influence can be seen throughout Alice Springs, with large left-hand-drive 4WDs (sports utility vehicles) and the American population still celebrating all major festivals, including Halloween, Independence Day and Thanksgiving, a portion of the Australian citizens engage in the festivities from time to time. There is also a large influence of North American culture in sport, including baseball, basketball, and American football competitions, alongside more Australian sports of cricket, Australian rules football and rugby.[8] This article is about the holiday. ... These fireworks over the Washington Monument are typical of Fourth of July celebrations In the United States, Independence Day, also called the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday celebrating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. ... For the Canadian holiday, see Thanksgiving (Canada). ... This article is about the sport. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... This article is about the sport. ... High marking is a key skill and spectacular attribute of Australian rules football Precise field and goal kicking using the oval shaped ball is the key skill in Australian rules football Australian rules football, also known as Australian football, Aussie rules, or simply football or footy is a code of... For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ...


Itinerant population

Alice Springs has a large itinerant population made up of: Look up itinerant in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

  • Tourists
  • Australian Aborigines visiting from nearby Central Australian communities
  • Australian or international workers on short-term contracts (colloquially referred to as "blow-ins")

Central Australia is a term used to describe the area of land surrounding and including Alice Springs in Australia. ...

Education

Alice Springs has nineteen public and private schools/ colleges, including two dedicated to Indigenous students, seven pre-schools and the Alice Springs School of the Air which delivers education to students in remote areas. The Alice Springs Campus of Charles Darwin University offers courses in TAFE and Higher Education. The Centre for Appropriate Technology was established in 1980 and provides a range of services to encourage and help Aboriginal people enhance their quality of life on remote communities. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Charles Darwin University (CDU) is located in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. ... In Australia, Technical and Further Education or TAFE institutions are those which offer a wide range of post-secondary education and training, generally in vocational fields (such as hospitality, tourism, construction, woodwork, secretarial skills, community work, etc), often at a level of difficulty below that of a corresponding or related...


Society and culture

Leisure and entertainment

Camel Cup, Alice Springs
Camel Cup, Alice Springs

There are many festivals and events for entertainment such as the Alice Springs Beanie Festival, Camel Cup, Henley-on-Todd Regatta and the Finke Desert Race. It should be noted though that Finke is some 400 kilometres south of Alice Springs in the Simpson Desert. Other leisure and entertainment activities include hiking in the nearby MacDonnell Ranges, driving the four-wheel drive tracks at Finke Gorge National Park and visiting the many art galleries in Todd Mall. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Henley-on-Todd Regatta (also called the Todd River Race) is a dry sand river race held annually in Alice Springs, Australia. ... The MacDonnell Ranges of the Northern Territory, are a 644 km (400 mile) long mountain range located in the center of Australia (23°42′S 132°30′E), and consist of parallel ridges running to the east and west of Alice Springs. ... Finke Gorge is a national park in the Northern Territory of Australia, 1318 km south of Darwin. ...


Literature and film

Nevil Shute's novel A Town Like Alice, and the resulting film and television miniseries, takes its name from Alice Springs, although little of the action takes place there. The local library is the Nevil Shute Memorial Library. A Town Like Alice (U.S. title: The Legacy) is a novel by the English author Nevil Shute. ...


Socrates in Love, also known as Crying Out Love, in the Center of the World, is a Japanese film that used Alice Springs as its filming location. The television series, Star Trek: Enterprise, used Alice Springs as the location of an astronaut survival training station. Socrates in Love, also known as Crying Out Love, In the Center of the World (Japanese title: Sekai no Chūshin de, Ai wo Sakebu, 世界の中心で、愛をさけぶ) is a Japanese novel written by Kyoichi Katayama (片山恭一). It was published by Shogakukan in April 2001. ... The starship Enterprise (NX-01) Star Trek: Enterprise is a science fiction television series set in the Star Trek universe. ...


Listed below are a further collection of TV series and movies that have been partially filmed in Alice Springs.

Albert Namatjira Gallery - Alice Springs Cultural Precinct
Albert Namatjira Gallery - Alice Springs Cultural Precinct
Todd Mall - Alice Springs Cultural Precinct
  1. "Blue Planet, The" (2000) TV Series
  2. "Bush Mechanics" (2001) (mini) TV Series
  3. "Familie på farten - med farmor i Australien" (2005) TV Series
    ...aka "Familie på farten" (2005) (Denmark: promotional title)
  4. "Here Comes the Neighbourhood" (2005) TV Series
  5. "Soldier Soldier" (1991) TV Series
  6. Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, The (1994)
  7. The Alice (2004) (TV)
  8. Equipaje, lista de espera, pasaporte, souvenir (1994)
  9. Evil Angels (1988)
    ...aka Cry in the Dark, A (1988) (International: English title) (USA)
  10. G'Day LA (2007)
  11. Journey Out of Darkness (1967)
  12. Kangaroo Jack (2003)
  13. Last Frontier, The (1986) (TV)
  14. Outback Stripper (2001) (TV)
  15. Phantom Stockman, The (1953)
    ...aka Return of the Plainsman (1953) (USA)
  16. Quigley Down Under (1990)
    ...aka Quigley (1991) (Australia)
    ...aka Quigley Down Under (1990) (Australia)
  17. Walkabout (1971)
  18. Welcome to Woop Woop (1997)
  19. Who Killed Baby Azaria? (1983) (TV)
    ...aka Dingo Baby Case, The (1983) (TV)
    ...aka Disappearance of Azaria Chamberlain, The (1983) (TV)

Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1200 × 1600 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1200 × 1600 pixel, file size: 1. ... Bush mechanics is a television show directed by David Batty and produced by the Warlpiri Media Association, featuring an Indigenous Australian take on motor mechanics. ... The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is a 1994 Australian film about two drag queens and a transsexual woman driving across the outback from Sydney to Alice Springs in a large bus they have named Priscilla. ... The Alice is an Australian drama television series set in the central outback city of Alice Springs. ... Evil Angels (Australian title) or A Cry in the Dark (American and European title) is a 1988 film based on the disappearance and assumed death of Azaria Chamberlain, a nine-week-old baby girl who went missing from a campground near Uluru/Ayers Rock on 17 August 1980. ... Kangaroo Jack is a buddy-action movie produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, starring Jerry OConnell, Anthony Anderson, Christopher Walken and Estella Warren. ... Quigley Down Under is a somewhat comedic western film theatrically released in 1990. ... Walkabout is a 1971 British film set in Australia. ... Welcome to Woop Woop is a 1997 Australian comedy film. ...

Music

Each year since 11 July 2003 the music festival, Bass in the Dust has been hosted at Alice Springs and the Araluen Centre for Arts and Entertainment presents world-class ballets and orchestras, as well as local performances. Liz Phair included a song called "Alice Springs" on her 1994 album Whip Smart. The group Midnight Oil mentions Alice Springs in its song Kosciusko and in Warakurna ('There is enough in Redfern as there is in Alice'), and Pine Gap in its song Power and the Passion. is the 192nd day of the year (193rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Araluen Centre for Arts & Entertainment in Alice Springs, in the Northern Territory, Australia, is a cultural centre incorporating museums and a theatre. ... Liz Phair (born Elizabeth Clark Phair on April 17, 1967 in New Haven, Connecticut) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Location in New South Wales Mount Kosciuszko, located in the Snowy Mountains, in Kosciuszko National Park, is the highest mountain in Australia (not including its external territories), at 2,228 metres (7,310 ft) above sea level. ... Power and the Passion is a song by Midnight Oil from their widely-acclaimed 1982 studio album 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. ...


Sport

Traeger Park, Alice Springs
Traeger Park, Alice Springs

Australian rules football is a popular sport in Alice Springs. The Central Australian Football League has several teams and a high participation rate.[citation needed] The sport is particularly popular in Indigenous communities. The local stadium, Traeger Park, has a 10,000 seat capacity and was designed to host national AFL and cricket matches. Cricket is also a popular sport in Alice Springs. The Imparja Cup Cricket Carnival first was played in 1994 and attracts Indigenous teams from all across Australia. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... High marking is a key skill and spectacular attribute of Australian rules football Precise field and goal kicking using the oval shaped ball is the key skill in Australian rules football Australian rules football, also known as Australian football, Aussie rules, or simply football or footy is a code of... The Central Australian Football League is an Australian rules football competition operating out of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory, Australia. ... Traeger Park is a small stadium located in Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia. ... This article is about the national league in Australian rules football. ... This article is about the sport. ...


In 2004, an AFL pre-season Regional Challenge match between Collingwood Football Club and Port Adelaide Football Club attracted a capacity sell-out crowd. Cricket is also popular in Alice Springs. A unique sporting event, held annually, is the Henley-on-Todd Regatta, also known as the Todd River Race. It is a sand river race with bottomless boats and it remains the only dry river regatta in the world. Another unusual sporting event is the Camel Cup. This is also held annually at the local racetrack, Blatherskite Park. It is a full day event featuring a series of races using camels instead of horses. Collingwood Football Club, officially nicknamed The Magpies, is an Australian rules football club involved, and playing in the Australian Football League. ... This article is about the Australian Football League club. ... The Henley-on-Todd Regatta (also called the Todd River Race) is a dry sand river race held annually in Alice Springs, Australia. ... Todd River during a rare flood event, Wills Terrace Causeway, Alice Springs, 31 March 1988 The Todd River is an ephemeral river in the southern Northern Territory, central Australia. ... A regatta is a boat race or series of boat races. ... For other uses, see Camel (disambiguation). ... Binomial name Equus caballus Linnaeus, 1758 The horse (Equus caballus, sometimes seen as a subspecies of the Wild Horse, Equus ferus caballus) is a large odd-toed ungulate mammal, one of ten modern species of the genus Equus. ...


Soccer is also a large sport in Alice Springs, with A-League team Adelaide United making Alice Springs its second home.[citation needed]


Rugby League has been a part of the local sporting scene since 1963. The Australian Rugby League has held a number of pre-season games in Alice Springs, usually at the ANZAC Oval. The local competition is the Central Australian Rugby Football League, that has both junior and senior leagues. Rugby league football is a full-contact team sport played with a prolate spheroid-shaped ball by two teams of thirteen on a rectangular grass field. ...


Wild Cat Stew Challenge

On September 2, 2007, Australians in Alice Springs challenge featured wild cat stew recipe or casserole as solution to the millions of feral cats roaming the outback. But wildlife activists strongly opposed including the cat on the nation's menus. Yearly, felines, descendants of domestic pets, kill millions of small native animals, devouring almost anything that moves, including small marsupials, lizards, birds and spiders making them, the most serious threats to Australia's native fauna. Aborigines roasted the cats on open fire since they considered the dish delicious. Scientists warned that eating wild cats could expose man to harmful bacteria and toxins.[9] is the 245th day of the year (246th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is the sixth-largest country in the world, the only country to occupy an entire continent, and the largest in the region of Australasia/Oceania. ... Beef Stew A stew is a combination of solid food ingredients that have been cooked in water or other water-based liquid, typically by simmering, and that are then served without being drained. ... This article is about culinary recipes. ... In cooking, a casserole (from the French for stew pan) is a large, deep, covered pot or dish used both in the oven and as a serving dish. ... A feral horse (an American mustang) in Wyoming A feral animal or plant is one that has escaped from domestication and returned, partly or wholly, to its wild state. ... For other uses, see Outback (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... MENUS is the planet discovered by the scientific called Dr.Sunem who developed the -Neutronic Centre of Desmolecularitazion of Particules- in the Novel Trip to MENUS. A new world ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Pets and humans often contribute toward the happiness of the other in a pet relationship. ... Orders Superorder Ameridelphia Didelphimorphia Paucituberculata Superorder Australidelphia Microbiotheria Dasyuromorphia Peramelemorphia Notoryctemorphia Diprotodontia Marsupials are mammals in which the female typically has a pouch (called the marsupium, from which the name Marsupial derives) in which it rears its young through early infancy. ... This page is about Lizards, the order of reptile. ... For other meanings of bird, see bird (disambiguation). ... Families Suborder Mesothelae     Liphistiidae (primitive burrowing spiders) Suborder Mygalomorphae     Atypidae (atypical tarantula)     Antrodiaetidae (folding trapdoor spider)     Mecicobothriidae (dwarf tarantulas)     Hexathelidae (venomous funnel-web tarantula)     Dipluridae (funnel-web tarantula)     Cyrtaucheniidae (wafer trapdoor spider)     Ctenizidae (trapdoor spider)     Theraphosidae (tarantula) Suborder Araneomorphae     Hypochilidae (lampshade spider)     Filistatidae (crevice weaver)     Sicariidae (recluse spider)     Scytodidae (spitting... Fauna is a collective term for animal life of any particular region or time. ... Languages Several hundred Indigenous Australian languages (many extinct or nearly so), Australian English, Australian Aboriginal English, Torres Strait Creole, Kriol Religions Primarily Christian, with minorities of other religions including Islam and various forms of Traditional belief systems based around the Dreamtime Related ethnic groups see List of Indigenous Australian group... For a List of scientists, see: List of anthropologists List of astronomers List of biologists List of chemists List of computer scientists List of economists List of engineers List of geologists List of inventors List of mathematicians List of meteorologists List of physicists Scientist pairs List of scientist pairs See... Phyla Actinobacteria Aquificae Chlamydiae Bacteroidetes/Chlorobi Chloroflexi Chrysiogenetes Cyanobacteria Deferribacteres Deinococcus-Thermus Dictyoglomi Fibrobacteres/Acidobacteria Firmicutes Fusobacteria Gemmatimonadetes Lentisphaerae Nitrospirae Planctomycetes Proteobacteria Spirochaetes Thermodesulfobacteria Thermomicrobia Thermotogae Verrucomicrobia Bacteria (singular: bacterium) are unicellular microorganisms. ... For a list of biologically injurious substances, including toxins and other materials, as well as their effects, see poison. ...


Media

Alice Springs Desert Park, Bush Tucker
Alice Springs Desert Park, Bush Tucker

Alice Springs is served by both local and national radio and television services. The Government-owned ABC provides 4 broadcast radio stations - local radio 783 ABC Alice Springs and the national networks Radio National, ABC Classic FM and Triple J. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Australian Broadcasting Corporation or ABC is Australias national non-profit public broadcaster. ... ABC Radio National is an Australia-wide radio network with many various programs, involving news and current affairs, arts, music, society, science, drama and comedy. ... ABC Classic FM is Australian classical radio station available in major centres around the country. ... Double J redirects here. ...


Commercial radio stations are 8HA 900 kHz and SUN FM 96.9 MHz and community radio is provided by indigenous broadcaster 8KIN 100.5 MHz. Four broadcast television services operate in Alice Springs - commercial stations Imparja Television (callsign IMP9) and Seven Central (QQQ31), and Government-owned ABC (ABAD7) and SBS (SBS28). Imparja has a commercial agreement with the Nine network. This article is about the SI unit of frequency. ... MegaHertz (MHz) is the name given to one million (106) Hertz, a measure of frequency. ... Community radio is a type of radio service that caters to the interests of a certain area, broadcasting material that is popular to a local audience but is overlooked by more powerful broadcast groups. ... Languages Several hundred Indigenous Australian languages (many extinct or nearly so), Australian English, Australian Aboriginal English, Torres Strait Creole, Kriol Religions Primarily Christian, with minorities of other religions including Islam and various forms of Traditional belief systems based around the Dreamtime Related ethnic groups see List of Indigenous Australian group... Imparja Television (callsign IMP) is one of 4 public access television stations that service Alice Springs, Tennant Creek and other parts of Southern Northern Territory, which are outside of the broadcasting range of Darwins television stations. ... In broadcasting and radio communication, a callsign or call sign (also call letters) is a unique designation for a transmitting station. ... ABC Television is a service of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation which began in 1956. ... The Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) is one of two government funded Australian public broadcasting radio and television networks, the other being the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). ... The Nine Network, or Channel Nine, is an Australian television network based in Willoughby, a suburb on the North Shore of Sydney. ...


There are two local newspapers circulated in Alice Springs. The weekly publication, The Alice Springs News appears each Thursday with a circulation of 11,500, and the twice weekly The Centralian Advocate, which is published on Tuesdays ($1.10) and Fridays ($1.40)


Transport

The Ghan at Alice Springs Station
The Ghan at Alice Springs Station
Departing Runway 12 at Alice Springs
Departing Runway 12 at Alice Springs

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Rail

Located on the Adelaide-Darwin railway, Alice Springs is accessible by train. Alice Springs railway station is visited by the The Ghan, operated by Great Southern Railway, on its journey between Adelaide and Darwin. The train arrives twice weekly in each direction.[10] The Ghan is the 48-hour, 2,979-km passenger service on the Adelaide_Alice Springs-Darwin Central Australian Railway in Afghan camel trains which trekked the same route before the advent of the railway. ... Ghan redirects here. ... Great Southern Railway (GSR), owned by Serco Asia Pacific, is a tourism business and rail transport operator in Australia. ... Port Darwin redirects here. ...


The line first opened to Alice Springs in 1929, as the narrow gauge Central Australia Railway. It was not until 1980 that the current standard gauge line was opened, which was extended to Darwin in 2004. The Ghan is the 48-hour, 2,979-km passenger service on the Adelaide_Alice Springs-Darwin Central Australian Railway in Afghan camel trains which trekked the same route before the advent of the railway. ...

The Ghan
Tennant Creek Alice Springs Kulgera

Ghan redirects here. ... Tennant Creek is a town located in the Northern Territory of Australia. ... Location of Kulgera in Northern Territory (red) Kulgera () is a locality in the Northern Territory of Australia. ...

Air

There are daily flights from Alice Springs Airport to Adelaide, Ayers Rock (Uluru), Cairns, Darwin, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. Alice Springs Airport (IATA: ASP, ICAO: YBAS) is a small regional airport 14 kilometres south of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory of Australia. ... For other uses, see Adelaide (disambiguation). ... Uluru (also Ayers Rock or The Rock) is a large rock formation in central Australia, in the Northern Territory. ... Cairns is a regional city located in far north Queensland, Australia. ... Port Darwin redirects here. ... This article is about the Australian city; the name may also refer to City of Melbourne or Melbourne city centre (also known as The CBD). ... Location of Perth within Australia This article is about the metropolitan area of Perth, Western Australia. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ...


Alice Springs is a base for the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia. Royal Flying Doctor Service (TV series) The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (RFDS, informally known as The Flying Doctors) is an air ambulance service for those living in the remote inland areas of Australia. ...


Road

There are daily express coach services to and from Adelaide and Darwin servicing Alice Springs. The Stuart Highway, running north from Adelaide to Darwin via Alice Springs, is Northern Territory's most important road. The distance from Alice Springs to Adelaide is 1530 km and to Darwin is 1498 km. The Stuart Highway is one of Australias major roadways. ...


Sister Cities

In January 2005, a Sister City relationship was established between Alice Springs and the Afghan district of Paghman. [11] Paghman is a town in the hills near Kabul, Afghanistan. ...


References

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics Retrieved on 25 September 2006
  2. ^ Geoscience Australia Centre of Australia, States and Territories updated July 2006 "Officially, there is no centre of Australia. This is because there are many complex but equally valid methods that can determine possible centres of a large, irregularly-shaped area - especially one that is curved by the earth's surface." However, several methods for calculating the possible centre of mainland Australia have been developed ... the results enclose an area which includes the town of Alice Springs and the MacDonnell Ranges - refer the Geoscience Australia page for further details.
  3. ^ The Ghan - Outback experiences - Northern Territory Official Travel Site
  4. ^ Arrernte Aboriginal Art and Culture Centre Alice Springs
  5. ^ Alice Springs' Climate
  6. ^ About Alice Springs
  7. ^ Alice Springs - Aboriginal Culture. Alice Springs Town Council (2006-06-08). Retrieved on 2006-11-25.
  8. ^ The American Connection
  9. ^ BBC NEWS, Australians cook up wild cat stew
  10. ^ Australian Railmaps, "RAIL MAP - PERTH to ADELAIDE, CENTRAL AND NORTHERN AUSTRALIA". Accessed 12 June 2007.
  11. ^ Alice Springs - Sister city media release. Alice Springs Town Council (2005-08-09). Retrieved on 2007-07-05.

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See also

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Alice Springs Juvenile Holding Centre is a maximum security Australian prison in Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia. ... Alice Springs Correctional Centre is an medium and maximum security Australian prison located in Alice Springs, Australia. ... Socrates in Love, also known as Crying Out Love, In the Center of the World (Japanese title: Sekai no Chūshin de, Ai wo Sakebu, 世界の中心で、愛をさけぶ) is a Japanese novel written by Kyoichi Katayama (片山恭一). It was published by Shogakukan in April 2001. ... For the band, see Ayers Rock (band). ... Watarrka is a national park in the Northern Territory (Australia), 1316 km south of Darwin. ... Overview of Kings Canyon from the Rim Walk. ... The MacDonnell Ranges of the Northern Territory, are a 644 km (400 mile) long mountain range located in the center of Australia (23°42′S 132°30′E), and consist of parallel ridges running to the east and west of Alice Springs. ...

External links

  • Alice Springs Town Council (local government) web site
  • Official Tourism web site for Alice Springs and surrounds
  • Photographs of Alice Springs in 1994, National Library of Australia

Coordinates: 23.7° S 133.87° E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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