Brisbane: Mowanjum art on show

Gordon Barunga and other Mowanjum artists have work on display at QUT Art Museum, Brisbane.

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People: Vinka Barunga

Derby’s Vinka Barunga is one of 52 young people about to attempt the Cottesloe to Rottnest swim this Saturday.

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Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 People Comments Off

Mowanjum: Healthy gardens award

Mowanjum community has been given an award for a community vegetable gardens program.

You can read a media release from regional development minister Brendon Grylls here:

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Thursday, September 13th, 2012 Derby, Government Comments Off

Government funds suicide prevention programs

The state government is funding suicide prevention programs in Halls Creek, Looma, Derby, Pandanus and Broome.

You can read minister Helen Morton’s media release here:

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Mowanjum: Festival this Thursday

Mowanjum festival is on again this Thursday.

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Monday, July 9th, 2012 Aboriginal, Derby Comments Off

Mowanjum: Suicide measures ‘ignore community’

Mowanjum CEO Steve Austin

Mowanjum CEO Steve Austin

Mowanjum community members are disappointed at government response to its youth suicide crisis.

CEO Steve Austin says the government has never consulted the community.

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Saturday, June 9th, 2012 Aboriginal, Derby, Government Comments Off

Mowanjum: Art sales pitch to mine workers

Mowanjum art centre is hoping to find customers among mine workers.

Manager Jenny Wright told the ABC galleries are advertising in mining towns.

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Sunday, June 3rd, 2012 Aboriginal, Business and finance Comments Off

Mowanjum and Derby: Massive suicide rate

There has been a huge number of suicides in an around Mowanjum and Derby.

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Thursday, April 19th, 2012 Derby, Police and courts Comments Off
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