Arkansas City is a town in Desha County, United States. The population was 366 at the 2010 census; the town is the county seat of Desha County. Arkansas City's historic Commercial District, located at Desoto Avenue and Sprague Street, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.5 square miles, all land. It sits in the Delta Lowlands sub-region of the Arkansas Delta; as of the census of 2000, there were 589 people, 231 households, 161 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,232.2 people per square mile. There were 279 housing units at an average density of 583.7 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 55.01% White, 43.80% Black or African American, 1.19% from two or more races. 3.23 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 231 households out of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.0% were married couples living together, 17.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.3% were non-families.
27.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.05. In the town, the population was spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, 12.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 82.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.6 males. The median income for a household in the town was $22,014, the median income for a family was $27,500. Males had a median income of $36,250 versus $17,188 for females; the per capita income for the town was $14,523. About 25.3% of families and 31.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 41.6% of those under age 18 and 37.6% of those age 65 or over. The McGehee School District serves Arkansas City; the Arkansas City School District served Arkansas City. The district had Arkansas City Elementary School and Arkansas City High School.
In 2004 the Arkansas Legislature approved a law that forced school districts with fewer than 350 students apiece to consolidate with other districts. On July 1, 2004, the Arkansas City district merged into the McGehee district. After the acquisition, the McGehee district continued to operate the Arkansas City campus as a K-6 school. By October 2005 the district no longer operated the Arkansas City facility. John H. Johnson, founder of an international media and cosmetics empire that includes Ebony and Jet. ArkansasCityUSA.com
Drysdale River is a river in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. The river rises in the Caroline Ranges, flows in a northerly direction and discharges into Napier Broome Bay near Kalumburu; the river contains several permanent pools some of which have several examples of Indigenous Australian art known as Bradshaw paintings that can be found along the cliff faces. Notable waterfalls on the river are the Eagle Falls - which are visited by Kimberley coastal cruise ships, Solea Falls north of the Johnston Creek fork and Bango Falls on the tributary Bango Creek. There are 19 tributaries of the Drysdale including. 15% of the river's catchment area lies within Drysdale River National Park. The river was named after the Director of a Victorian Squatting Company T. A. Drysdale by explorer Charles Burrowes in 1886; the traditional owners of the area that the river flows through are the Ngarinjin and Wilawila peoples
Benjamin "Bennie" Goldin QC was a South African-born Zimbabwean lawyer and judge. He was a justice of the Supreme Court of Zimbabwe from 1980 to 1981, he served on the High Court of Rhodesia from 1964 to 1980. Born in Cape Town, he immigrated to Rhodesia after World War II, returned in 1981 to South Africa, where he served as a judge in Transkei. Goldin was born in Cape Town, South Africa, on 5 August 1918, he attended schools in Cape Town before matriculating at the University of Cape Town, where he received his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws. He entered South Africa's Union Defence Force during World War II, serving in the Italy and North Africa. After demobilisation, Goldin emigrated from South Africa to Southern Rhodesia. There, he was called to the bar in the capital and began practicing law, he became a judge in 1960. In 1962, he was named to the Southern Rhodesian Military Pensions Appeal Circuit. In addition, he was leader of the Rhodesian bar from 1962 to 1965, he served on both the Valuations Court and the Military Pensions Appeal Circuit until 1964, when he became a justice of the High Court of Rhodesia.
Like the entire Rhodesian judiciary, Goldin faced dilemma regarding the illegality of Rhodesia's Unilateral Declaration of Independence in 1965. He wrote about the experience of the Rhodesian judges, "When faced with a distinct likelihood of a declaration of independence, they were concerned about it as judges and citizens." Though Goldin was sympathetic to both Governor Humphrey Gibbs and Chief Justice Hugh Beadle, he disagreed with Beadle's eventual recognition of the Rhodesian government's claims of sovereignty. In 1973, Goldin heard the appeal of Peter Niesewand, a Rhodesian journalist convicted for "revealing official secrets." The High Court reversed his conviction, with Goldin and Justice Hector Macdonald concurring with the opinion written by Chief Justice Beadle. The white Rhodesian government ended with Zimbabwe's independence in April 1980. On 8 May 1980, Goldin was appointed, effective to the Supreme Court of Zimbabwe, which superseded the Rhodesian High Court, he sat on the Supreme Court until 1981, when he moved back to South Africa.
There, he became a judge on the Supreme Court of Transkei, one of the bantustans, or unrecognised "states" within South Africa set up for black inhabitants. He died in 2003. Goldin was Jewish, he and his wife, lived in Salisbury, where they were active members of their synagogue. They lived in Que Que for a time, were active in the Jewish congregation there as well. Goldin was awarded an honorific for lawyers. In 1990, he published a book, The Judge, the Prince, the Usurper – from UDI to Zimbabwe. List of justices of the Supreme Court of Zimbabwe