Learn to listen with your eyes
“To live off the country, you got to learn to listen with your eyes,” says Gleeson, a young indigenous local, who I meet on the banks of the East Alligator River — so called because the first white men here mistakenly took saltwater crocodiles to be alligators.
You're only a local in Darwin after two wet seasons
“Yeah, it’s always attracted outsiders,” says Allan Mitchell of the Northern Australian city of Darwin, where he is the city alderman, former policeman and burly local character.
One of the world’s greatest national parks
Hello Darwin, Australia’s northernmost capital city and a place apart, both in terms of its wild-eyed character and its remote location. It may not have the set-piece sights of the country’s bigger cities but it has ample personality, an often tumultuous history – and ready access to one of the world’s greatest national parks, Kakadu.