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The Mills Sisters, Ali has been
the support act for Tina Turner,
Charlie Pride, Bullamakanka, The
Bushwhackers, Sir Harry Secombe,
and Sweet Honey in the Rock over
The group were also especially
requested to perform at the 1986
papal visit in Alice Springs.
Among many awards and
accolades, The Mills Sisters also
won the 1989 "Tamworth Buskers
Championship -- Golden Swaggie
The Da rwin Mills Sisters were also
smash hits at the 2002 National Folk
Festival in Canberra, performing main
stage at the Budawang (twice) and
several other festival and other venues
around Canberra, as well as their
main gig as part of the String Bands
and Shake Hands -- Days of Old
Darwin Tow n themed presentation
hosted by Jeff Corfield.
This widely acclaimed presentation
became the central theme for the
2002 Festival of Darwin in August
2002 in a comprehensive community
based inter-cultural program largely
organised by Ali.
Ex NT Administrator, Ted Egan,
refers to Ali as the "earth goddess"
after seeing her perform at one of the
Arafura Ga mes Opening Ceremonies.
Ali Mills releases her special Kriol
version of "Waltjim Bat Matilda"
(Continued from page 28)
Ali is also a favourite for the
Invitational and Aboriginal All Stars
Matches held in Darwin.
Her last main event was as the
"Larrakia Country -- Dar win City
Tribal Welcome Host/Entertainer" for
the Sir Elton John Concert in Darwin
In 2008, and again in 2009, Ali
Mills was the choice of Master
of Ceremonies for the Northern
Territory Indigenous Music Awards.
At long last, Ali Mills has released
her debut, solo and self-titled CD
which features a ra nge of songs from
her family musical heritage and other
The highlight of the album has to
be her version of Waltzing Matilda ...
Waltjim Bat Matilda, which she sings
Ali launched her album at the
2010 National Folk Festival in
Canberra, alongside the launch of Jeff
Corfield s book on the life and music
of Valentine McGinness, Ali s uncle
and Kriol Mentor.
Ali Mills will be touring through
Victoria, NSW and Queensland
during September. See her web page
at w w w.myspace.com/alimillsaustralia
for all tour dates.
BEFORE I begin my regular article,
I give warning of a scam that is
doing the rounds.
I had two customers ring on the
same day, both of whom had been
contacted with this scam.
Here is how it works. Someone
will ring you claiming to know that
you have hundreds of viruses on
They claim to work for some
company associated with Microsoft.
Then they will talk you through
doing several things that in effect
give them control of your computer.
Having control of your computer,
they install a program that will
claim to find all these hundreds of
Understanding your computer
#6: BEWARE OF A VIRUS
By MICHAEL JORDAN*
viruses, and then for (prices vary)
around $400, they will remove them.
If someone should ring you with
this scam, or a variation of it, do
not follow their instruction.
Hang up, or tell them to go jump
in the lake, whatever works for you.
Apparently when people refuse,
they get quite aggressive. One
person reported that they were
swearing, while still sounding like
they were reading from a script.
If you have already fallen victim
to this scam, I would suggest getting
an expert to look at your computer,
or at the very least install a firewall.
MORE ABOUT BACKUPS
In my last article I discussed
backing up to CD.
The term backup means to make
backup copies of important files.
These days you can buy external
hard drives and flash, or thumb,
drives very cheaply.
These usually plug in via USB
and give you reliable backup devices.
External hard drives are better
for backing up large amounts of
data. Flash drives being smaller in
physical and storage size, are much
easier to carry around, and useful
for taking photos to be printed.
The easiest way to put photos,
music, videos etc. on to one is to
simply plug it in, and then "right
click" on whatever file or folder you
wish to copy ...
Select "SEND TO"... and in the
following menu you should see listed
Removable Disk E, F or some other
Left click on whichever removable
disk your external device is, and
the files should copy across. Lights
should flash to indicate that it is
While this system works well
for copying several files or folders,
since your files are usually in several
different locations on the hard drive
for backing up on a regular basis,
it is much easier to use a program
that will get them all for you.
Many external hard drives come
with such programs.
These usually copy the selected
folders to the external hard drive,
normally checking if it already has
those files to avoid copying the same
files again and again.
Now, if you happen to lose those
files, you can go to the "Backup"
and copy them back again.
Syncback is a very good free
program that will backup when
you tell it to, or at scheduled times.
You can even set it to send an
email notifying you that it failed to
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