With the first sitting of the new Northern Territory Legislative Assembly this week, we thought we’d take a look back at our very first Legislative Assembly, photographed here in 1976. In the front row, from left to right: Ron Withnall, Grant Tambling, Milton Ballantyne, Eric Manuel, Marshall Perron, Ian Tuxworth, Nick Dondas, Roger Steele. Second row: Hyacinth Tungatalum; Roger Vale; Roger Ryan; Paul Everingham; Dave Pollock; Rupert Kentish. Back row: Geoff Letts; Dawn Lawrie; Les MacFarlane; Liz Andrew; Jim Robertson. Eric Manual replaced Bernie Kilgariff in the 1976 Alice Springs by-election. The Northern Territory Library holds all parliamentary records from 1974 onwards, rich pickings for researchers.
Image: Library & Archives NT. The first Legislative Council, 1948, PictureNT, N. Gleeson Collection, PH0120/0060
Published: 23 October 2016