Sometimes Territorians have to travel a long way for a party. But as the wise saying goes, if you focus on the journey not the destination, you can find happiness in difficult circumstances. These two have the right idea. We're not sure who they are, but this photo is in the Library's collection with a note on the back that says they were bogged most of New Year's Eve 1950 on the Elsey Station Road. Hope your New Year's celebrations go well and you get there and back safely.


Image: Northern Territory Library


Published: 30 December 2018


Forgotten Territory was a weekly photo column of historic images in the Northern Territory News which I curated from 2016 until 2019 supported by the collections of the Northern Territory Library and other cultural institutions around Australia, as well as local history Facebook groups. 

Click on the images to read the story behind the image.

Warning: May contain images of people who have died.

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These works were made on Arrernte, Larrakia, Gaddigal and Lenape land that was never ceded