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"A 15-year native title battle in Western Australia has ended with the federal court recognising the cultural rights of the Indigenous population to land they describe as the "engine room" of iron ore operations.
The Banjima people of the central Pilbara first made the native title claim over about 10,200 sq km of land in 1998 but were unable to reach an agreement with the government of Western Australia. The land takes in areas near the Karijini national park. Banjima country currently extends between Newman and Tom Price.
The new area in which the federal court has recognised cultural rights includes BHP’s Pilbara iron ore operations as well as project areas for Rio Tinto, Hancock Prospecting and Fortescue Metals Group. (…)”
(The Guardian - 29/08/2013)
Pemberton-Northcliffe Rd, my favourite driving road :) #pemberton #northcliffe #karri #southwest #nature
"Remember the beautiful Debutante Balls held in the Geraldton Town Hall. This was the Anglican Deb Ball held in 1961, the debs were trained by Miss Doreen Dawson and presented to Bishop Frewer, the Anglican Bishop of the North West. Not only was the hall packed downstairs but the upstairs gallery would be full of family members of the debs. The gallery of the Town Hall was always packed with people keen to view the proceedings and fashions of balls held at the venue and one of the most popular annual events was the presentation of the Miss Sunshine entrants and the crowning of Miss Sunshine."
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The moment of no return :) over Skydive Kalbarri, Western Australia.
Rest in Peace Matt. x