YOTHU Yindi band member Nicky Yunupingu, the nephew of powerful indigenous leader Galarrwuy Yunupingu, has died from an apparent suicide following a stabbing incidentthis happend just hours after the 26-year-old danced with his uncle for Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. Nicky Yunupingu, who played didgeridoo in Yothu Yindi, Australia’s best known indigenous band, danced shoulder to shoulder with his uncle Galarrwuy, for Mr Rudd and his ministers, who were visiting the Top End for a cabinet meeting on July 23. after the performance for the prime minister he had argued with his wife at Yirrkala, Galarrwuy Yunipingu’s wife picked him up walking alone on the road from Yirrkala to Nhulunbuy. Nicky Yunupingu visited a club nearby Ski Beach where Fairfax reported he became involved in a fight with a 23-year-old female friend. The woman, now in a stable condition in Gove District Hospital, suffered 14 stab wounds. Nicky believed the woman had died and took his own life. His wife found his body. A ceremonial funeral is planned for the young dancer and musician, who travelled the territory using stories and songs to encourage vulnerable indigenous children to stay in school and stay healthy.
Bindi’s birthday was on the 24th of july, and on her birthday cake was an image of her father Steve and her mother and baby brother. what i cannot understand is that so many people have a problem with that. Why, WHY, should she have to forget her father, WHY, is it not alowed to think of her father on a day like this. She loved her dad, she misses him, but still she is laughing, she looks happy, and i yust want to say to all the people that make stupid remarks about her, GET A LIFE, and leave the kid alone. I think Terri is doing a great job, and that both of the kids look very happy. Sure you have to live on, but I donot see nowhere that they are not doing that. And what kind of person are you to say about a bright, sparkling little girl that she is ugly, I wonder if this person is an adult, this person should be ashamed of him/her self. Check out these comments on www.tmz.com
She’s blonde and bubbly, but you won’t find this hiking boot-wearing, wildlife-loving Aussie cruising around in a hot pink convertible. The Bindi Irwin doll couldn’t be farther from Barbie and Bratz on the toy spectrum, forgoing mini-make-up kits and fake cell phones to teach girls about saving the environment. The 10-inch-tall replica of the child star, complete with puffy pigtails and outback garb. Some of the young kids want to be glamorous, she talks to them on their level and there is part of them that’s more comfortable with that.” From plush cockatoos, wombats and pythons to 4-inch-tall rubber action figures with themes like Aquatic Adventure, the toys center around Bindi’s life at the Australia Zoo, where she and her family reside. Bindi comes with accessories, such as binoculars to spot dingoes in the brush, a camera to capture koalas in the trees and animals like Bindi’s own pet rat named Candy. At her fathers memorial sevice, Bindi said she wanted to continue her father’s conservation efforts and has since traveled to the United States and other countries advocating his cause. Bindi the Jungle Girl, a child-friendly version of her father’s show, launched in June 2007 on the Discovery Channel. She won a Daytime Emmy last month for the show and nabbed a Logie, an Australian TV award, in May for most popular new female talent. Not too bad for a girl who turns 10 later this month.