I’m sitting on a verandah at Yirrkala in the north-east of the Northern Territory looking out at one of those smoky-red sunsets that only the Top End can throw up on a hot day in the middle of the build-up to the wet.

All around me is waiting the wet wealth and abundance that the monsoons will bring.

Yirrkala is a couple of thousand kilometres north from where this dusty roadside tribute is on the side of the Tanami Highway 160 or so kilometres north-west of Yuendumu.

One of the subjects of this tribute was a Collingwood supporter.


The other supported the Sydney Swans.


This pair is from outside of Fitzroy Crossing on the Great Northern Highway in the middle of the Kimberley.


And this singleton is from the same part of the country…


And this last is from the western districts of Victoria…