Eighty Mile Beach marine park: New agreement

The state government and Ngarla people will jointly manage Eighty Mile Beach Marine Park.

This is the second Indigenous Land Use Agreement reached over the park – the first being with Karajarri and Nyangamarta people.

You can read a media release here:

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Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 Aboriginal, Environment, Government Comments Off

Jessica McLean on the Northern Australia plan

Jessica McLean says the federal government should consult Indigenous land owners about its Northern Australia plan.

She says the Ord River Indigenous land use agreement is a good example.

Stock Journal [read this story]

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Monday, August 4th, 2014 Aboriginal, Business and finance, Government Comments Off

People: Daniella Albert Rochford

A member of Broome’s well-known Albert family is launching her career as a poet.

Daniella Albert-Rochford, who now lives in WA’s South West, is being interviewed on various media and reading her poetry on radio stations Australia-wide.

Collie Mail [read this story]

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Saturday, July 26th, 2014 Aboriginal, Broome, People Comments Off

Yawuru opposed to fracking

The Yawuru native title group has voted not to support hydraulic fracturing for gas.

Buru Energy already holds exploration permits to frack two wells at Yulleroo, on Roebuck Plains east of Broome.

The Yawuru group is therefore unable to legally stop the company.

A Buru spokesman said the company would continue to work with the Yawuru people.

The Australian [read this story]


Monday, July 21st, 2014 Aboriginal, Business and finance, Oil and gas Comments Off

People: Francis Watson

Claremont Colts player Francis Watson, formerly of Balgo, has his name in this year’s AFL draft.

The AFL website has a longish feature about Francis, his family and his life.

AFL.com.au [read this story]

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Saturday, July 19th, 2014 Aboriginal, People Comments Off

Halls Creek NAIDOC events

Halls Creek NAIDOC Week organisers have sent this timetable of events kicking off at 2:00pm today.

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Monday, July 7th, 2014 Aboriginal, Halls Creek Comments Off

Dan Sultan’s new single


Victorian musician Dan Sultan has released a new single “Kimberley Calling”, based on visits to his grandmothers’ country.

The accompanying video clip shows many familiar scenes, mostly of the Dampier Peninsula.

Mr Sultan has just started a tour that will take in six states.

Tone Deaf [read this story]





Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 Aboriginal Comments Off

Kimberley dancers head for California

Fitzroy Crossing’s Lyndi Bradshaw and Jadaja Torres from Broome are heading for America.

The girls are part of the Presbyterian Ladies College Gorna Liyarn Indigenous program.

Seven of them will be dancing at events in Utah and California.

The West Australian [read this story]

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Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 Aboriginal Comments Off
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