Billiluna

Halls Creek and Tjurabalan: $300,000 suicide fund

Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council has been granted $300,000 to address suicide in Halls Creek and Tjurabalan.

Tjurabalan is a determined native title claim that includes the communities of Ringer Soak, Billiluna, Balgo and Mulan.

You can read a media release from local member Melissa Price and Indigenous Affairs minister Nigel Scullion here:

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Sunday, March 23rd, 2014 Government, Halls Creek Comments Off

Billiluna: Missing people found

A search party has found two people missing from Billiluna community since Saturday.

They were a school teacher and a youth worker, who are believed to be newcomers to the community.

They had driven out to visit a place about 20 kilometres from the community.

The West Australian [read this story]

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Monday, February 24th, 2014 Police and courts Comments Off

Billiluna: Manson tries again for AFL

Billiluna football star Waylon Manson is trying out again for the AFL.

As an ill-prepared 18-year-old, he had an unsuccessful 2011 pitch at the big league but recruiters were not convinced he could adjust to city life and AFL discipline.

Since then, Des Headland has been supporting the outstanding goal kicker and he is to feature in a new reality TV series “The Recruit”.

The winner of a series of weekly challenges is to be guaranteed an AFL listing.

Herald Sun [read this story]

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Monday, February 3rd, 2014 Aboriginal Comments Off

Lake Gregory: 7,000 horses shot

Operators shot an estimated 7,000 feral horses last week at Lake Gregory and Billiluna stations.

Photo: Libby Lovegrove

Photo: Libby Lovegrove

A Department of Aboriginal Affairs spokesman said about 3,000 horses are still present on the stations and will need to be culled next year.

The West Australian [read this story]

A veterinarian employed to monitor the cull has admitted about one percent of horses shot did not die instantly.

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Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 Environment, Government Comments Off

Call for feral management plan

The RSPCA has called for a plan to identify and manage feral animals before they reach plague proportions.

Lake Gregory horses Photo: Libby Lovegrove

Lake Gregory horses Photo: Libby Lovegrove

The statement came after a massive aerial cull of horses at Lake Gregory and Billiluna stations last week.

ABC [read this story]

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Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 Environment, Government Comments Off

Billiluna: Station manager ‘not consulted’ over horse cull

Billiluna station manager Mark Gordon says he was not consulted about the Lake Gregory horse cull.

Photo: Libby Lovegrove

Photo: Libby Lovegrove

The West Australian says Mr Gordon wrote to the relevant ministers last week, asking for the cull to be stopped.

The West Australian [read this story]

Billiluna and Lake Gregory stations are owned by the Aboriginal Lands Trust, and run by managers on behalf of the traditional owners.

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Thursday, October 31st, 2013 Aboriginal, Environment, Government Comments Off

EKFL – weekend footy report with Dave Muller

East Kimberley Football League secretary Dave Muller has kindly provided this report of the weekend games.

He also includes the Round 2 league ladder and this weekend’s fixtures.

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Monday, April 15th, 2013 Halls Creek, Kununurra, Wyndham Comments Off

Lake Gregory: Support for horse cull

Courtesy Libby Lovegrove

Courtesy Libby Lovegrove

A conservationist who managed an Indigenous ranger program says he supports culling Lake Gregory’s horses.

Wade Freeman said all other attempts to remove the horses had failed.

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Saturday, December 1st, 2012 Environment, Government Comments Off
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