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Warneke killer’s sentence delayed

The man who pleaded guilty to killing Josh Warneke could not be sentenced today as planned.

Justice Lindy Jenkins postponed the sentencing because Gene Gibson did not have an interpreter present.

He had previously had a murder charge downgraded to manslaughter because Justice Stephen Hall found he had been denied the right to an interpreter and had made involuntary admissions to police.

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Thursday, August 21st, 2014 Aboriginal, Broome, Police and courts Comments Off

TV institute to record Aboriginal languages

A Fremantle-based institute is continuing to record stories by fluent speakers of traditional Aboriginal languages.

This year the Film and Television Institute will record stories in Miriwoong and other languages.

The project has been running every years since 2008, in a bid to preserve knowledge of these languages.

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Sunday, February 16th, 2014 Aboriginal Comments Off

People: Joyce Hudson

Linguist Joyce Hudson has been awarded and Order of Australia Medal.

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Sunday, February 2nd, 2014 People 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

Halls Creek: Jaru elders to be filmed

A group called Indigenous Community Stories will be in Halls Creek next week.

They will be working with Jaru elders to document their stories and language.

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Saturday, November 24th, 2012 Aboriginal, Halls Creek Comments Off
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