Oombulgurri: Scientists feed cane toads to goannas

Scientists are feeding small cane toads to goannas to make them sick without killing them.

A cane toad

A cane toad

Indigenous rangers are then fitting them with satellite-monitor collars to track their movements.

It is hoped the method will teach goannas not to eat the toxic amphibians.

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Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 Environment Comments Off

Oombulgurri: Plan to demolish houses

The Department of Aboriginal Affairs plans to demolish 60 houses at the abandoned Oombulgurri community.

Cissy Gore-Birch, who chairs the native title group, said its members are unhappy at the move.

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Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 Government Comments Off

People: Sergeant Ripp

A well-known Kimberley policeman has received Australian honours.

Brevet Senior Sergeant Neville Vernon Ripp received the Australian Police Medal yesterday for “outstanding commitment to building community confidence and trust when communicating and working in partnership with Aboriginal people and other government and non-government agencies in remote areas”.

Sergeant Ripp, who is currently OIC of Dampier Peninsular Police, has served at Oombulgurri and Halls Creek police stations.

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Sunday, January 27th, 2013 Halls Creek, People, Police and courts Comments Off

Oombulgurri: Buildings still stand

Most of the buildings are still in place, unoccupied, at the abandoned Oombulgurri Aboriginal community.

There has been no decision as to what should be done with them.

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Monday, December 17th, 2012 Government Comments Off

Oombulgurri: Firefighters protect village

Firefighters travelled to the abandoned community of Oombulgurri to protect it from fire last month.

They conducted back burning so as to prevent any scrub fire from destroying the buildings.

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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 Aboriginal Comments Off

Wyndham: $1.6million to house Oombulgurri people

The government is spending $1.6million on dongas to house people transferred from Oombulgurri.

The buildings are part of what the government describes as a temporary accommodation camp to house the people, who have been camping on the marsh since their community was officially closed down.

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Friday, January 20th, 2012 Aboriginal, Government, Wyndham Comments Off

Oombulgurri: Man jailed for child sex offences

An Oombulgurri man has been given a nine-year sentence for sex offences against a young girl.

A jury found the 73-year-old man guilty of repeatedly raping his partner’s daughter from 1983 – 1988.

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The Australian said he may die behind bars.

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Friday, November 11th, 2011 Aboriginal, Police and courts Comments Off

Oombulgurri: Commissioner considers young offenders centre

The Police Commissioner says he would consider a plan to use Oombulgurri as a centre for young offenders.

Karl O’Callaghan said a Fitzroy Crossing group had suggested the idea of using the former Aboriginal community, which is now officially closed.

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Friday, October 14th, 2011 Uncategorized Comments Off
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