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Yiyili: Sculpture festival this Wednesday

Yiyili school teacher Tili Baxter extends this invitation on behalf of the school:

“Yiyili Aboriginal Community School is hosting an Earth Sculpture Festival to be held at the Yiyili River on Wednesday NEXT WEEK (April 9th). 12pm – 2:30pm. more »

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Saturday, April 5th, 2014 People Comments Off

Broome: Chin’s restaurant closes

The iconic Chin’s restaurant has closed its doors for the last time.

Tony Chin, now 70, has decided to retire.

ABC [read this story]

Friday, March 28th, 2014 Broome, Business and finance, People Comments Off

Vale Bruce Smoker

A well known pioneer of the United Aborigines Mission and the Peoples’ Church has passed away.

This message from his son John Smoker:

“The Funeral for Bruce Smoker will be this Friday 28th March.

“1:00 pm- Graveside Committal at Pinaroo Cementery, Gibson Avenue, Padbury 6025 WA.

“3:00 pm- Celebration Service at Balga AEF Church, 4 Penrith Place Balga, 6061 WA.”

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Thursday, March 27th, 2014 Fitzroy Crossing, Halls Creek, People Comments Off

People: Felicity Brown

Broome hat lady Flick Brown will be showing her wares at New York’s fashion week this September.

Australian Woman’s Weekly [read this story]

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Sunday, March 23rd, 2014 Broome, Business and finance, People Comments Off

Trust calls for Australian of the Year nominations

Wunan chairman Ian Trust urges people to nominate someone they know for Australian of the Year.

Mr Trust was West Australian of the Year last year, in the awards that recognise people who make a significant contribution to communities.

Nominations close tomorrow.

Kimberley  Echo [read this story]

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Thursday, March 13th, 2014 Aboriginal, People Comments Off

Turia is woman of the year

 

Kimberley ultramarathon burns survivor Turia Pitt has been named NSW Premier’s Woman of the Year.

ABC http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-03-07/bush-race-burns-survivor-nsw-woman-of-the-year/5307010?&section=news

She was one of four people caught in a bushfire during the 2011 “Racing the Planet” event at El Questro.

The organisers continue to stage desert events in various parts of the world, but have not returned to Australia and have removed all references to the Australian event from their website.

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Sunday, March 9th, 2014 Environment, People Comments Off

Mr Roe’s family asks for privacy

The family of the late Goolarabooloo law man Mr J Roe have asked for privacy while they prepare for his funeral.

Joseph Roe

Mr Roe

They issued a statement you can read here:

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Saturday, March 1st, 2014 Oil and gas, People Comments Off

Goolarabooloo law man dies

Goolarabooloo law man Mr J Roe passed away yesterday.

Joseph Roe

J Roe

He had been in a Perth hospital after treatment for a heart attack earlier this month.

The Australian [read this story]

Greens Senator Rachel Siewert expressed “deep sorrow” over his passing.

You can read her message here:

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Thursday, February 27th, 2014 Aboriginal, Oil and gas, People Comments Off
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