Aboriginal

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.

Science Network [read this story]

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Sunday, January 4th, 2015 Aboriginal Comments Off

Halls Creek: Ngoonjwah workers owed $190,000

ORIC says Halls Creek’s former resource agency still owes CDEP workers almost $190,000 in unpaid wages.

A total of 227 former Ngoonjuwah workers are owed amounts of between $11 and $3682.

Administrators have transferred the money from the former Aboriginal corporation to the Office of the Registrar of Aboriginal Corporations (ORIC) which is still trying to find the former workers.

The Stringer [read this story]

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Saturday, October 25th, 2014 Aboriginal, Business and finance, Halls Creek Comments Off

Derby: Youth forum this month

Emama Nguda Aboriginal corporation is holding a youth forum later this month.

You can read a media release here:

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Thursday, October 9th, 2014 Aboriginal, Derby Comments Off

Mount House: Move to conserve fairy wren

An ornamental plant from the old homestead garden has invaded the river at Mt House.

Ngarinjin Rangers have been working to eradicate it, and help preserve the purple crowned fairy wren.

Science Network [read this story]

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Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 Aboriginal, Environment Comments Off

New Aboriginal waterfront company

Former KLC leader Wayne Bergmann is managing director of a new Aboriginal maritime services company.

Aboriginal Maritime Pty Ltd is competing with union labour for various waterfront and other marine contracts in the oil and gas industry.

The Australian [read this story]

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Saturday, August 30th, 2014 Aboriginal, Business and finance, Oil and gas Comments Off

Warneke killer’s sentence delayed

The man who pleaded guilty to killing Josh Warneke could not be sentenced today as planned.

Justice Lindy Jenkins postponed the sentencing because Gene Gibson did not have an interpreter present.

He had previously had a murder charge downgraded to manslaughter because Justice Stephen Hall found he had been denied the right to an interpreter and had made involuntary admissions to police.

ABC [read this story]

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Thursday, August 21st, 2014 Aboriginal, Broome, Police and courts Comments Off

Dalisa Pigram tipped to win Helpmann Award

Dalisa Pigram is a finalist in this year’s Helpmann Awards, for excellence in Australian performing arts.

She is tipped to win the Best Female Dancer category.

Winners are to be announced at a ceremony in Sydney tonight.

Sydney Morning Herald [read this story]

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Monday, August 18th, 2014 Aboriginal Comments Off

Wyndham: Ngnowar Aerwah is governance award finalist

Alcohol rehab group Ngnowar Aerwah Aboriginal Corporation is a finalist in Reconciliation Australia’s 2014 Indigenous Governance Awards.

Prof Mick Dodson was chairman of the selection panel.

You can read a media release here:

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Thursday, August 7th, 2014 Aboriginal, Wyndham Comments Off
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