Mango season is upon us again! Here's well-known Territory horticulturalist Chris Nathanael harvesting a few mangoes back in 1980. Chris has been in the Top End for 54 years, spending 39 years of those researching and growing edible plants in the tropics. While he says it may not be a bumper mango season this year, he reckons there will still be plenty to go around. And Chris certainly does his bit to keep consumer demand strong. “I love eating them,” he says. “I can eat up to ten per day.”


Image: Library & Archives NT. Chris Nathanael, Wiedemann, Bert, 1980, PictureNT, Northern Territory Government Photographer Slide Collection, PH0730/0979


Published: 16 October 2016

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. 

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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