National Parks of the Northern Territory
1989 to 1992
atop Kakadu's Ubir rock, here you can look at all directions for hundreds of miles and would not see any human settlement (except for the carparks and the other tourists) Aug 1992
cruising along the Yellow River (Sep 1989)
Ranger Uranium Mine. Once there was an uproar in the local media accussing this mine of dumping radioactive water. The responsible government minister, in the typical Territorian cowboy style, went to the release pond with reporters in tow. While the cameras are rolling, he took a full glass of clear water from the pond and drank it. That settled the matter.
Caution: Controlled Area Authorized Personnel Only (radioactive symbol)
termite mounds (Aug 1989)