Two ghost gum trees painted many times by famed Aboriginal artist Albert Namatjira were burnt down just as they were being considered for inclusion on a heritage register. Northern Territory Minister for Indigenous Advancement Alison Anderson said police believe arsonists set ablaze the trees, 16 kilometres from Alice Springs.Saturday, 5 January, 2013, 6:25am
Margaret Thatcher held out hope for a diplomatic deal with Argentina over the status of the Falklands after its invasion of the islands, including the question of sovereignty, as the then British prime minister came under intense pressure from the United States to avoid a military response, British government papers released yesterday show.29 Dec 2012 - 5:47am
Subsidised flats open for applications28 Dec 2012 - 1:35am
Tributes have flowed for the only Chinese man to be awarded one of Britain's highest civilian honours for bravery, Hong Kong's Chiu Yiu-nam, following his death at home.
The extremely modest Chiu ignored orders to abandon ship and saved 10 Welsh Guardsmen from the blazing Royal Fleet Auxiliary's Sir Galahad during the 1982 Falklands war between Britain and Argentina.18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
For the 25th anniversary of the Falklands war, the South China Morning Post published a series of reports on April 2 and yesterday about Argentina's claims to the islands, which are situated in the remote South Atlantic, far outside its territorial waters.4 Apr 2007 - 12:00am
Razor's Edge - The Unofficial History of the Falklands War
by Hugo Bicheno
Phoenix, HK$16025 Mar 2007 - 12:00am
AT A GLANCE, the search appears to be just another deep sea mission driven by the human obsession with huge vessels, such as with the doomed Titanic.27 Jun 2003 - 12:00am
Hong Kong sailors who served in the Falklands War may not attend a planned reunion because they are angry at their compensation payouts.
The former captain of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Sir Galahad - destroyed with many casualties, including some from Hong Kong, in the 1982 South Atlantic conflict - is trying to organise a gathering in June.19 Apr 1997 - 12:00am
AN obscure colonial anachronism is about to change status with the handover: the Royal Navy's practice of allowing each ship to hire its own Hong Kong laundrymen.
The men, usually two to a ship, are civilians taken aboard on discretionary contracts and hired through word-of-mouth in the tight-knit naval community.30 Mar 1997 - 12:00am