Finke Desert Race
The Tatts Finke Desert Race, has the reputation of being one of the most difficult offroad courses in one of the most remote places in the world. It is an off-road, multi terrain two-day race for bikes, cars and quads through desert country from Alice Springs to the small desert community of Aputula in Australia's Northern Territory; the race is held each year on the Queen's Birthday long weekend in June. "Finke" as it is known, is one of the biggest annual sporting events in the Northern Territory. Encompassing about 229 km each way, the Finke Desert Race travels through many properties on its way to end up crossing the Finke River just north of Aputula; the Track is divided into 5 sections: Start/Finish Line to Deep Well Deep Well to Rodinga Rodinga to Bundooma Bundooma to Mt Squires Mt Squires to Finke The race started in 1976 as a "there and back" challenge for a group of local motorbike riders to race from Alice Springs to the Finke River and return. After the success of this initial ride, the Finke Desert Race has been held annually on the Queen's Birthday long weekend since.
The race is run along sections of what was the Old Ghan railway service track adjacent to the railway line along a winding corrugated track, which snakes through typical outback terrain of red dirt, spinifex and desert oaks. Though the railway was realigned and rebuilt in the early 1980s, with the old tracks being pulled up, the race continues along its original course. While the Finke was only a bike race, its increasing popularity saw the introduction of cars and off-road buggies in 1988. A rivalry developed between the two and four wheelers, as the buggies were keen to claim the holy grail of the race outright winner or "King of the Desert" as it is known. For 11 consecutive years the bikes were too quick for the cars despite the gap narrowing. In 1999, a buggy returned home first to claim the honour. With the bikes winning back the title in 2000 and 2001. From 2002 until 2004 the buggies held onto the "King of the Desert" title. In 2005 the title was changed to see two "Kings of the Desert", one for the cars and one for bikes, each picking up $10,000 for their effort.
Although the bikes and cars no longer race against each other for the title, it is always interesting to see who completes the 460 km round trip quickest. Australian Off Road Championship Official website
Tommy Finke known as T. D. Finck von Finckenstein, is a singer-songwriter as well as composer of electronic computer music, theatre music and for modern dance. Tommy Finke was born Thomas David Finke in Germany. Since 1998 he has been on stage, first playing cover versions of Oasis songs, his own material. Bands like The Beatles, The Cure, Rio Reiser and The Police are the main influences in his work, as well as German Indie bands like Tocotronic and Die Sterne. Finke was the lead singer of different project bands before he started his own band, called "Stromgitarre", in 1999. However, since he wrote all the music and lyrics, the band was renamed "Tommy Finke & Stromgitarre" in 2003; the band was renamed again and became "Tommy Finke & Band". Tommy Finke studied "Elektronische Komposition" at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen from 2003 on. In 2008, he decided to continue his studies in order to learn more about modern music. In 2007, Tommy Finke founded his own record label, "Retter des Rock Records", in order to release his debut album "Repariert, was Euch kaputt macht!", released as a vinyl record in 2007 and re-released as a CD Version in 2008.
Tommy Finke and his band took second place at the nationwide German "Jugend kulturell Förderpreis 2008" on 11 November. In August 2009, Tommy Finke announced there will be a new record entitled "Poet der Affen / Poet of the Apes" in early 2010 due to a record deal with German label Roof Music; the recording sessions for this album started in October 2008."Poet der Affen / Poet of the Apes" was released as a double album on 29 January 2010. It contains 13 songs, each recorded in English; this is unique for a German singer/songwriter. On the title track of the album, well-known skeptic James Randi is heard speaking an introduction."Unkämmbar" was released on 28 March 2013 as a special edition album. For the play Das goldene Zeitalter – 100 Wege dem Schicksal die Show zu stehlen by Kay Voges Finke composed a complete musical soundtrack; the play premiered on 13 September 2013 at Theater Dortmund. In 2014 Tommy Finke composed music for 4.48 Psychosis written by Sarah Kane directed by Kay Voges. Equipped with body-sensors the actors' body-data controls parts of the composition.
It premiered on 3 May 2014 at Theater Dortmund. 2008 Repariert, was Euch kaputt macht! 2010 Poet der Affen / Poet of the Apes 2013 Unkämmbar 2004 1000 Meilen 2007 Repariert, was Euch kaputt macht! – Single 2010 Halt' alle Uhren an / Stop the Clocks 2012 Canossa 2012 Kämmbar? 2013 Heimathafen As "Tommy Finke & Miniband": 2011 Robert Smith in meiner Kneipe With other artists: 2012 Yellow 2006 R. M. X. 3000 Tommy Finke Remix of the song O. S. T. 3000 of German band Helter Skelter 2007 Fieber Tommy Finke Remix of the song "Fieber" of German band Tele 2007 Monkey Fingers Remix of the song of the same name by German band Atomic 2007 The Shelter Remix of the song of the same name by German band Atomic 2008 "Mausen" Remix of the song "Mausen" by German Band MIA. 2009 The Bomb Song Remix of the song of the same name by German band Verlen 2009 Become Remix of the song of the same name by German band Verlen 2009 I Sold My Heart Today Remix of the song of the same name by German band Morning Boy 2009 Oh Suzanne Remix of the song of the same name by German band Atomic as a free download 2004 Wer braucht schon ein Sektfrühstück bei Real Madrid?
Rock'n'Roll – Leben on 1Live Zukunftsmusik, 2005 1000 Meilen on Aufnahmezustand Vol. 4, Zyx Music, 2005 1000 Meilen and Um den Schlaf gebracht on HypoVereinsbank – Jugend kulturell Förderpreis 2008 "Popmusik", HypoVereinsbank, 2008 Lemmingsfrühling, 2001. Director: Daniel Nipshagen Bar Las Jornadas, 2003. Director: Martin Brand Lurie, 2003. Szenenmusik. Director: Martin Brand Wer braucht schon ein Sektfrühstück bei Real Madrid?, 2004. Director: Ben Redelings 100 Stunden nonstop, 2005. Director: Ben Redelings Unterholz, 2005. Director: Jan Kretschmer Nordstadt, 2005. Szenenmusik. Director: Michael Kupczyk Die 11 des VFL, 2007. Director: Ben Redelings Du erkennst mich nicht wieder performed by Wir sind Helden and Judith Holofernes, 2006 Ohne dich performed by Rammstein, 2007 Hosenkrebs Etüde by Hummelgesicht, recorded and mixed, 2002 Ich verstehe mein Leben by Sandrakete and recorded, 2007 Demo by Johannes Zaster Band, recorded and mixed, 2007 Kaspar Hauser und die Sprachlosen aus Devil County by Thorsten Bihegue and Alexander Kerlin at Schauspiel Dortmund and musical director, 2015 The Return of Das goldene Zeitalter – 100 neue Wege dem Schicksal das Sorgerecht zu entziehen by Alexander Kerlin and Kay Voges at Schauspiel Dortmund and musical director, 2015 Endstation Sehnsucht by Tennessee Williams at Schauspiel Frankfurt and musical director, 2014 Reverse_Me by Fabien Prioville at Goethe-Institut Montréal, composer and musical director, 2014 4.48 Psychose by Sarah Kane at Schauspiel Dortmund and musical director, 2014 Das goldene Zeitalter – 100 Wege dem Schick
Finke (biogeographic region)
Finke, an interim Australian bioregion, comprises 7,267,416 hectares, is part of two state/territories of Australia: the Northern Territory and South Australia. The bioregion has the code FIN. There are four subregions. Geography of Australia Channel Country Thackway, R and I D Cresswell An interim biogeographic regionalisation for Australia: a framework for setting priorities in the National Reserves System Cooperative Program Version 4.0 Canberra: Australian Nature Conservation Agency, Reserve Systems Unit, 1995. ISBN 0-642-21371-2
Thomas Fincke was a Danish mathematician and physicist, a professor at the University of Copenhagen for more than 60 years. Fincke was born in Flensburg and died in Copenhagen, his lasting achievement is found in his book Geometria rotundi, in which he introduced the modern names of the trigonometric functions tangent and secant. His son in law was the Danish physician and natural historian, Ole Worm, who married Fincke's daughter Dorothea. O'Connor, John J..
Finke Gorge National Park
Finke Gorge is a national park in the Northern Territory of Australia, 1318 km south of Darwin. The Park covers an area of 458 km2, includes the impressive desert oasis Palm Valley, home to a diverse range of plant species, many of which are rare and unique to the area. There are good opportunities for bushcamping in the park; the park is noted for Aboriginal cultural sites. The Central Australian Cabbage Palm is found only in prolifically here; the Finke River is claimed to be one of the oldest catchments in the world, with areas dating back 350 million years. The park and nearby areas hold cultural significance to the Western Arrernte Aboriginal people and there is evidence of early European settlement. A four-wheel-drive route down the Finke River to Illamurta Springs and Watarrka National Park begins at Finke Gorge. Bush walking is another common activity. Kalaranga lookout is an easy 20 minute climb, with views of the rock amphitheatre encircled by rugged cliffs; the Mpaara Walk introduces the mythology of the Western Arrernte Aboriginal culture.
In Palm Valley, the Arankaia Walk and the longer Mpulungkinya Walk meander among slender palms, returning across a scenic plateau. Protected areas of the Northern Territory Finke Gorge National Parks web page Official fact sheet and map
Fidelio F. Finke
Fidelio Friedrich "Fritz" Finke was a Bohemian-German composer. Finke was born the son of a teacher in 1891 in the north-Bohemian village of Josefstal. From 1906 to 1908, he attended a teacher's seminar in Reichenberg, he received organ and violin lessons, from 1908 to 1911, studied at the Prague Conservatory, where he studied piano and composition. From 1911 onward, he worked as a private music teacher and from 1915 as a teacher of musical theory at the Prague Conservatory. In 1920, he moved to the German Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Prague, where he worked as a teacher of musical theory and composition, he became a professor in 1926, worked as the rector from 1927 to 1945. During the German occupation of Czechoslovakia, he composed works expressing sympathy for the Nazis, most notably the hymn O Herzland Böhmen, his opportunistic application for membership within the Nazi party expired in 1942 because of his political unreliability. After imprisonment and expropriation as a result of the Beneš decrees as well as a suicide attempt in 1945, Finke was brought to Dresden by the Soviet occupation forces via Moscow.
There, he founded the State Academy of Music and Dresden Theatre, was, until 1951, its rector. Until 1958, he was a professor of sound recordings at the Leipzig Academy of Music, his total works comprise about 170 compositions. Finke was a member of the SED from 1946 until his death in 1968 in Dresden, he was buried in Heidenfriedhof Cemetery. His signature graces his gravestone. Finke's estate is preserved by the Academy of Arts in Berlin. Die versunkene Glocke, Opera in 4 acts after the drama by Gerhart Hauptmann.
The Finke River is one of the largest rivers in central Australia. Its source is in the Northern Territory's MacDonnell Ranges, the name Finke River is first applied at the confluence of the Davenport and Ormiston Creeks, just north of Glen Helen. From here the river meanders for 600 km to the western edge of the Simpson Desert in northern South Australia; the river is a string of waterholes, but it can become a raging torrent during rare flood events. In extreme events, water from the Finke River flows into the Macumba River, thence into Lake Eyre, a total distance from headwater streams of around 750 km. Major tributaries include Ellery Creek, the Palmer and Hugh Rivers; the Finke River flows through Finke Gorge National Parks. The Finke River was named by John McDouall Stuart in 1860 after an Adelaide man, William Finke, one of the promoters of his expedition; the indigenous name for the river in parts of the Northern Territory is Larapinta, which lends its name to an Alice Springs suburb. The Finke River has long been cited as "the oldest river in the world" by tour operators, in popular books and brochures.
In places such as the James Range, the Finke flows through incised meanders. Because meanders only form on flat plains, the river must have formed before the ranges were pushed up. Therefore, some parts of the river's course must have existed around this time, but southern parts of its course must be much younger because the areas where the Finke now flows near the southern edge of the Northern Territory, further south, were under the sea during the Mesozoic Era, part of the Great Artesian Basin. The antiquity of the Finke River is not unique, but applies to other large mountain-sourced river systems in central Australia, e.g. the Todd and Hale Rivers and many others, because most of the central Australian mountain belts formed at around the same time. There are other eroded mountain ranges of equal or greater age to the MacDonnell Ranges, both in Australia and on other continents, so present rivers in those areas may have evolved from ancestral streams of equal and greater antiquity than the Finke.
List of rivers of the Northern Territory List of rivers of South Australia List of rivers by age