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21 April 2019

For many lovers of cycling, Easter means mountain biking in the Centre. And it's a love that began decades ago. Here, Maria Cicchini is receiving a trophy as the best and most consistent woman rider, according to the description scribbled on the back of the photo. It's being presented to her by Tony Muscat, a well-known local cycling identity, parachute instructor and member of the Verdi Club in Alice Springs. In 2004, after his passing, a memorial cycling sprint event was named in his honour.

Image: Marylyn Nichols Collection, Northern Territory Library

Published: 21 April 2019

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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