Features

Making a splash

Sarah Molitorisz reviews the second series of SBS television’s the Circuit, based on the life of an Aboriginal Legal Services Lawyer working out of Broome. She also has a lot to say about lead actor Aaron Pederson.

Sydney Morning Herald [read this story]

Cultural riches are lost in the gloss
Jill Sykes reviews the Broome musical dance theatre play Burning Daylight.

Sydney Morning Herald [Read this story]

Ghosts of past, cowboys and queens set the scene

Melinda Houston reviews the same play.

The Age [read this story]

A variety of riches in Australia
By Dave G. Houser

A story by a US-based travel writer who visited the Ord Valley Muster and Argyle Diamond Mine earlier this year. He met locals like Peter Brandy, Ted Hall and Colin & Maria Morgan. Besides the Ord Valley Muster he talks about the Argyle Indigenous Land Use Agreement.

stltoday.com [read this story]

Australians dodged a bullet

A Bundaberg man on a bird-watching expedition gives an eye-witness account of the Timor Sea oil slick.

Bundaberg News Mail [read this story]

A pearlers’ graveyard

Matt Brann looks at the old divers’ graveyard at Cygnet Bay, and the bends which caused most of their deaths.

ABC [read this story]

Burning Daylight

Briony Kidd reviews the play from dance theatre company Marrugeku

Australian Stage [read this story]

Ancient Kimberley fossil fish are the best in the world

The fish b0nes found at Gogo station are 375 million years old and in better condition than any others of that age.

ABC [read this story]

Revelation found in broad daylight

Review of the new dance theatre musical Burning Daylight

by Rosemary Sorensen

The Australian [read this story]

Having a blast at the Ellendale Diamond Mine

by Matt Brann

ABC [read this story]

Border security’s ugly, smelly and slimy front line
Liz Minchin

Mustering Cane Toads

The Age [read this story]

Seeking to Safeguard Aboriginal Culture
By Raiatea Tahana-Reese & Jane Andrews

A review of the womens’ law camp at Balgo

Epoch Times [read this story]

Australian conservationist and adventurer Malcolm Douglas

Digital Post Production [read this story]

Cycling from Darwin to Broome – at night

Bob Gosford interviews one of those mysterious lone cyclists you see plying our highways

Crikey [read this story]

Art Centre of the week – Laari Gallery

Bob Gosford called into the art centre at Yiyili and liked what he saw.

Crikey [read this story]

Border protection: Goose style. The ABC’s Matt Brann on scientific monitoring of the Ord River’s magpie gees to detect exotic diseases such as bird ‘flu. Sound file attached. Read this story.

Birds in Derby and Broome. Crikey’s Bob Gosford takes a little time away from Yuendemu to watch our birds – with some great photos

New snail species in our offshore islands. Another story has been posted on the front page, we include this one because of the pictures. Wildlife Extra.

Backpackers observations about pulling in to Halls Creek from the Guardian, UK.

Some thoughts about travelling the Gibb River Road from SMH

WAToday interviews Marilynne Paspaley

Fire shaped our oldest tools – an article from Science Alert. This discussion compares Kija tool making techniques with those of Europe and coastal South Africa. In each case, the toolmakers used heat to prepare the stone for pressure flaking.

A review of Bran Nue Dae – the movie, from The Age.

Review of Broome’s new found status as a film location, from WAtoday

Review of new Paspaley resort at Cable Beach from The West Australian

Home Valley Station: a review of the Aboriginal pastoral tourist business

Home Valley station – a review from the Age

Tourism booming in Broome

Interview with actor Trevor Jamieson (Circuit, Bran Nue Dae).

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