Camels

Cable Beach: Shire advertises camel rides licences

Broome Shire has once again called for expressions of interest from people wishing to operate camel rides.

Cable Beach camels in 2003. Photo: Nachoman - au, Wikimedia.

Cable Beach camels in 2003. Photo: Nachoman – au, Wikimedia.

Broome Advertiser says this will set the scene for another round of “camel wars”.

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Sunday, July 7th, 2013 Broome, Business and finance, Local Government Comments Off

Opinion: Geoffrey Clarke on the camel cull

British academic Geoffrey Clarke wants us to rethink the plan to cull feral camels from the air.

“I don’t have experience of Australia, unfortunately, but I do know that there must be a better way of corralling the

Geoffrey Clarke

Geoffrey Clarke

camels for commercial use,” he said.

“For example, it was suggested by one of your major cattle ranchers that funds earmarked for aboriginal development could be used to improve this scandalous eradication.”

According to his website, Mr Clarke:

  • Holds a masters degree in English literature
  • Is principal of a college of information technology and e-commerce
  • Spent a couple of years as a lecturer and TV presenter in Saudi Arabia.

You can read his statement here:

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Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 Environment, Government Comments Off

Push for camel meat exports

A government-supported organisation is calling for a camel meat export industry to be established.

The Australian Feral Camel Management Project says such an industry would help create jobs and protect the environment.

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Sunday, October 7th, 2012 Business and finance, Environment Comments Off

Broome: Camel rides voted into top ten tourist experiences

Cable Beach camels in 2003. Photo: Nachoman - au, Wikimedia.

Cable Beach camels in 2003. Photo: Nachoman - au, Wikimedia.

Greyhound passengers have voted Cable Beach camel rides as one of Australia’s top 10 tourist experiences.

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Saturday, April 7th, 2012 Broome Comments Off

Cable Beach: Baby camel born

One of the Cable Beach camels has had a baby.

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Sunday, October 16th, 2011 Broome, Business and finance Comments Off

Balgo: Missionaries meet local camel

Assemblies of God church pastors Brett and Justine Wiltshire met the local camel on Balgo’s outskirts.

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Saturday, October 15th, 2011 Aboriginal, People Comments Off

Balgo’s garbage-loving camel

Photo courtesy Kylee Birchall-Hunt

Photo courtesy Kylee Birchall-Hunt

Thanks to Kylee Birchall-Hunt for sending in this pic.

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Saturday, July 16th, 2011 Aboriginal 110 Comments

Broome: Proposed new camels policy

Cable Beach camels in 2003. Photo: Nachoman - au, Wikimedia.

Cable Beach camels in 2003. Photo: Nachoman - au, Wikimedia.

Broome Shire intends to introduce new regulations for camel operators on Cable Beach.

This includes a “three strikes and you are out” policy whereby licenses would be revoked if regulations are breached.

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