Religion and churches

Royal Commission to hold private sessions

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse reminds readers it is conducting private interview sessions.

“It invites abuse victims to meet with Royal Commission staff in Kununurra or Broome in the week beginning Monday 19 May.”

You can read a media release here:

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Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 Broome, Kununurra, Police and courts Comments Off

Vale Bruce Smoker

A well known pioneer of the United Aborigines Mission and the Peoples’ Church has passed away.

This message from his son John Smoker:

“The Funeral for Bruce Smoker will be this Friday 28th March.

“1:00 pm- Graveside Committal at Pinaroo Cementery, Gibson Avenue, Padbury 6025 WA.

“3:00 pm- Celebration Service at Balga AEF Church, 4 Penrith Place Balga, 6061 WA.”

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Thursday, March 27th, 2014 Fitzroy Crossing, Halls Creek, People Comments Off

Lombadina: Hope for heritage award

Lombadina is one of eight groups who are finalists in the West Australian Heritage Awards.

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Friday, March 7th, 2014 Environment Comments Off

People: Sister Clare Ahern and Sister Theresa Morellini

Two Josephite nuns talk to the ABC about Warmun school’s early years in the 1970s.

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Saturday, February 8th, 2014 People Comments Off

New flying padre for stations

The Salvation Army has appointed a new flying padre.

Greg Howard will serve stations in the Kimberley and NT.

A petition is going around to keep the old team, David and Jennie Shrimpton, who are transferring to Victoria.

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Sunday, November 10th, 2013 People Comments Off

Beagle Bay: Pilgrimage to kids

The Catholic Church is organising a kids’ pilgrimage.

Children from remote communities will walk 70 kilometres along the beach to Beagle Bay mission.

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Wednesday, July 17th, 2013 Uncategorized Comments Off

Broome: New Jewish cemetery section

Broome Shire colourA new Jewish section in Broome’s cemetery will be dedicated at 10:00 am today.

You can read a shire media release here:

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Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 Broome, Local Government Comments Off

Broome: ‘Bikes for Bibles’ ride

A convoy of cyclists will be riding to raise money to buy bibles.

The group leaves Broome, heading for Sydney via Perth, on 30 June.

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Sunday, May 12th, 2013 Broome Comments Off
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