Sunday, March 1st, 2015

Halls Creek: New drone flight video

 

Halls Creek identity Ronnie Sianipar has posted a twilight aerial video of Halls Creek, accompanied by one of his original songs.

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Categories: Halls Creek, People

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Judas camels betray their mates

Scientists say “Judas camels” fitted with tracking devices greatly enhance the chances of finding and culling wild camels.

Photo courtesy Kylee Birchall-Hunt

Photo courtesy Kylee Birchall-Hunt

Associate Professor Peter Spencer says feral camels are difficult to locate as they occupy 37 per cent of the continent with a density of only .3 animals per square kilometre.

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Categories: Environment

Sunday, January 4th, 2015

Unique serrated spear points first made 1,000 years ago

Serrated spear heads called “Kimberley points” first appeared just 1,000 years ago, scientists say.

They were made somewhere in the central south Kimberley, perhaps by a select few craftsmen.

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Categories: Aboriginal

Saturday, December 6th, 2014

No cyclones 13,000 years ago

New research shows cyclones only began about 13,000 years ago in northern Australia.

Before that, conditions were colder and much drier.

The evidence comes from a core of the ocean floor, showing red and brown mud from flooded rivers appearing as cyclonic weather kicked in.

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Categories: Environment

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Roebuck Plains: Cameras detect rare wallabies, feared extinct

Yawuru rangers have found rare spectacled hare wallabies at Roebuck Plains.

The World Wildlife Fund trained the rangers to operate remote wildlife cameras, which they set and left running for two  months.

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Categories: Broome, Environment

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Cape Domett turtles hatch more males

Scientists says more male flat back turtles are hatching from nests at Cape Domett.

Turtle tracks

Turtle tracks

Sex in turtles is determined by sand temperature, and Cape Domett turtles hatch in winter, where increased rainfall is making the sands cooler.

Meanwhile, hotter summers are making beaches in places like Broome hotter, and more females are hatching.

It is hoped the boost in male numbers at Cape Domett will help make up the sex imbalance when they are old enough to mate in several decades’ time.

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Categories: Environment

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Addis is new Regional Development boss

Ralph Addis is now Director General of the department in charge of Royalties for Regions funding.

Mr Addis has been CEO of Wunan Foundation and Chair of the Kimberley Development Corporation.

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Categories: Business and finance, Government, People

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Missing Hedland man: Police suspect homicide

Police are now treating the Lindsay Judas case as a suspected homicide.

Photo: WA Police

Photo: WA Police

Mr Judas, 55, disappeared in January last year while on a solo fishing trip to Broome.

He was employed as a bus driver by a mining company, working out of Hedland.

His vehicle turned up later in Queensland.

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Categories: Broome, Police and courts

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