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A Tale of Four Cities


There's barely a corner of the Northern Territory that Charlie King doesn't have a connection to. But none is stronger than Darwin. It's the place his parents met in the unlikeliest of circumstances. A Cyclone Tracy survivor, Charlie has lived and worked in Darwin for over 40 years as a youth worker, sports broadcaster and as the founder of anti-violence campaign No More.


Caddie is an independent curator and audio maker. An award-winning former ABC journalist in Alice Springs, Caddie produced work for the NT Country Hour as well as Radio National programs such as Bush Telegraph, A Country Breakfast, Awaye and Background Breifing. In recent years, she's worked closely with the Northern Territory’s art, material culture and photography collections at the Northern Territory Library and the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory in Darwin managing events and exhibitions. She also runs Wikiclub NT, an initiative aimed at addressing the shortage of Northern Territory content on Wikipedia. Read more about Caddie Brain here.


Written and produced by Caddie Brain


Featuring: Charlie King, Robbie Mills, Violet Mills, Caddie Brain, Felix Bertschi and Lewis Van Buchen


Consulting historians: Jared Archibald and Matthew Stephen


Field recordings and sound design: Caddie Brain

Sound engineer and production: James Mangohig

Mixing and mastering: Matthew Cunliffe

Script editor: Brendan Phelan

Design: Elliat Rich and Celia Neilson


Project support: Michael Barritt

Music: Daniel Hart, Chung Wah Lion Troop, Darwin Christ Church Cathedral congregation and Tex Morton

Recorded at: Studio G, East Point Reserve, Alice Springs Telegraph Station, Todd Tavern, Hotel Darwin, Deckchair Cinema, NT Parliament House, Star Arcade, Vic Arcade, Darwin Waterfront Precinct, Casuarina Coastal Reserve, Christ Church Cathedral, Nightcliff Foreshore, Undoolya Station, Watch This Space, Trevor's varandah and chook pen, Tash's house, Noosh and Adam's house and on the streets of Darwin.

With thanks to: Brendan Phelan, Katy Moir, CJ Fraser Bell, Angela O’Donnell, Cy Starkman and Red Hot Arts, Tega Brain, Sam Lavigne, Alex Davies, Kathy de la Rue, Rosa Ellen, Samantha Lillie, Jesse Thompson, Chris Cleanthous, Hayley Bawden, Heather Holt, Trevor Shiell, Anouska Zerna, Adam Nicholson, Carl Curtain, Rosalie Hiah and the Kwong Family, Natasha Bertschi, Claire Lewis, Edan Baxter, Mark Smith, Phillip Eaton, Alan Powell, Gaynor Lovett, Lawrence Wallace, Danny Crichton, Graham Borlace and Ron Thomas from the Morsecodians Fraternity, Alex Kelly, Caiti Baker, Tom Harris Jnr, Tom Harris Jnr Jnr, Robyn Smith and Michael Wells at the Northern Territory Heritage Branch, Austin Chin, Neville Jones and the staff at the Chinese Museum, the Christ Church Cathedral, Margret Curry, Suzanne Young, Samantha Wells and the staff at the Northern Territory Library, Emily Prichard and the staff at the Northern Territory Archives Centre, Alice Body and the crew at Deckchair Cinema, Sean Houston and Glen Barnes of My Tours, Mark Teakle and ZipPrint, Watch This Space and the team at Arts NT.

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