Broome: Ubby’s Underdogs back again

A second graphic novel from Aboriginal author and artist Brenton McKenna is out.

His charater, Ubby, is based on stories of his grandmother and her friends.

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Sunday, November 3rd, 2013 Aboriginal, Broome, People Comments Off

Mulan: Academic enjoys writers’ camp

Perth academic Terri-Anne White had a good time at a recent Mulan writers’ camp hosted by Kim Mahood.

Lake Gregory

Lake Gregory

She camped at Lake Gregory.

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Sunday, October 27th, 2013 Halls Creek Comments Off

Broome: Librarian gets tattoo

A retiring Broome librarian had his workplace logo tattooed on his arm.

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Readers there is no law against this sort of thing.

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Sunday, October 27th, 2013 Broome, Local Government Comments Off

Yakanarra: Kids’ books published

A major publisher has released two books produced at Yakanarra community.

Kids at Yakanarra school created the pictures and stories, which were then translated into Walmajarri language by Yakanarra elders.

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Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 Aboriginal Comments Off

Kununurra: Writers’ festival this weekend

Kununurra will once again host the Kimberley Writers’ Festival this weekend.

The three-day event starts this Friday.

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Some of the Saturday sessions will be live streamed – click here for details.

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Monday, July 22nd, 2013 Kununurra Comments Off

Book review: Inland mission nurses

Robert Willson reviews a new book about inland mission nurses.

Several Halls Creek stories here.

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Sunday, June 9th, 2013 Halls Creek, People Comments Off

People: John Watson’s new book out

Jarlmadangah elder John Watson has published a book of his memoirs, Never Stand Still.

Jarlmadangah founder John Watson

Jarlmadangah founder John Watson

Details here.

The ABC attended the launch on Saturday.

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Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 Aboriginal Comments Off

Books: Ernie Bridge’s outlaw great uncle

Hesperian Press has published a book about the first Bridge to live in the Kimberley.

Ben Bridge, a fugitive from New South Wales, evaded police and trackers for several years  but kept in touch with many local station people.

While at large he entered horses he trained into the Wyndham races.

When police finally caught up with him he was extradited back to New South Wales where he served a sentence for stock offences.

His brother, grandfather of the late Ernie Bridge, remained in the Kimberley.

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Saturday, April 13th, 2013 People Comments Off
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