Arafura Games open in Darwin

Mick's Whips, Arafura games

“The Arafura Games have started in percussive fashion tonight with athletes from 30 nations entering Darwin’s Marrara Stadium to rhythms from around the Asia-Pacific region. The cauldron lighting had a real Territory flavour, with whipcracking expert Mick Denigan using a pair of flaming bullwhips to light the cauldron.”