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related: Aboriginal, Perth, Australia Wildlife, Australia Links, Kimberley, Nyungar, Yamaji Drive Trail
places: Broome, Dirk Hartog Island, Geraldton, Rottnest Island
flickrgroup: Ecotourism Oceania
editing: Western Australia

Western Australia is the powerhouse of the Australian economy. With ten percent of the population, it generates nearly 30 percent of Australia's export income.

FYI - @AustraliaGreat spotlights Western Australia on Wednesdays. More info on Google+

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Headlines

Burrup Peninsula Aboriginal rock art could be given World Heritage status
WA's South West a 'canary in the coalmine' for climate change
WA wildflower season
Gondwana Link helping renew age-old relationship between Indigenous people and the land - @lis_mclellan
biodiversity-conservation-bill-passed-amended-by-greens
Top 10 spots to see wildflowers in Western Australia
Goomalling Yarns: rare photographs capture life on an Aboriginal reserve
http://www.sciencewa.net.au//topics/aboriginal-science-a-knowledge/item/3646-in-focus
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/luxury/travel/69452/great-south-west-edge-australias-biodiversity-hotspot.html
http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2015/apr/24/university-of-wa-academics-demand-end-to-deal-with-climate-change-contrarian
Landmark WA judgment
WA's environmental watchdog criticised for approving drilling on Mungada Ridge
WA Government 'moving to deregister sacred sites'
Bush Tele visits the Kimberley
Australia's great natural secret comes out of hiding
Traditional owners, scientists and cat gizzards key to protecting 4.2 million hectares under Kiwirrkurra Indigenous Protected Area agreement
Traveller's Guide: Western Australia
Protection for iconic Horizontal Falls
Buru Energy announces fracking time line for the West Kimberley

Bush Food

https://www.facebook.com/bushfood.WA
http://www.mayiharvests.com - https://www.facebook.com/mayiharvestsfoods

Events

September 7-8 WA Threatened Species Forum
http://www.nacc.com.au/project/wa-threatened-species-forum



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Recommended listening


Murujuga Rock Art
Murujuga Rock Art

Is industry affecting Burrup Rock Art?

Why the scientific research into the effects of industrial pollution on Burrup Peninsula rock art is inadequate

Indigenous tourism: preserving culture and creating jobs - One operator, in Western Australia's south west, is converting the most unlikely of places into a tourism and training venture. outbounding

Dumbleyung Pub - 70 y.o. publican Kaye Edwards has just re-opened the Grand Olde Dumbleyung Inn

What's sacred now? - Burrup Peninsula rock carvings are among more than 1,000 sites the WA government has removed or blocked from its Aboriginal heritage register after creating a narrower definition of sacred sites in 2012. The Supreme Court has thrown out those changes, but the government now wants a single public servant to determine sacred sites.

The lessons of history - As the Government contemplates the eviction of over 100 remote Indigenous communities in Western Australia, a former Liberal Minister for Aboriginal Affairs is urging the Prime Minister to remember the lessons of history.

Creating an underground map of WA - Travellers in WA are being encouraged to stop and collect soil samples in a massive citizen science project. MicroBlitz is enticing farmers, families, school children, environmental groups and grey nomads to collect soil samples on their travels or properties which will allow University of Western Australia researchers to build a baseline map.

Painting WA's wilderness - Cape Arid is a remote national park on the far southeastern coast of Western Australia. Botanical artist Philippa Nikulinsky has been making trips there, and to other wild places in WA, often alone, for over forty years.

Biodiversity hotspots in the southwest region of Western Australia - Perth based journalist and author Victoria Laurie talks about the flora and fauna of Western Australia's southwest region, a 'biodiversity hotspot' where large numbers of species are concentrated, but that place is under threat.

Taking down the fences - A story about land clearing, ecological damage and restoration in Western Australia. But it's also a story of physical and spiritual healing that includes whitefellas and the land's original inhabitants - the Nyungar peopler

Wedge Island - On a rugged and secluded stretch of coastline a few hours north of Perth is perched a settlement that time forgot. Wedge Island's shacks are delightfully ramshackle: makeshift creations fashioned out of corrugated iron and scrap metal, and furnished with mismatched hand-me-downs.

War games and wildlife management: a parable of our times - Perth forester and historian Roger Underwood looks back to 1989 when, as part of his participation in a wildlife conservation program on Barrow Island, in Western Australia, he had an unexpected encounter with a training exercise conducted by the army's Special Air Service.

The past and the future of the Pilbara - The film 'Red Dog' has been a huge success. Set in the 1970s, it's based on a real life canine that lived in and around Dampier in WA

WA and the resources boom - Geraldine Doogue, the born and bred WA girl, returns to her home state. Western Australia is undergoing massive change and we explore the impact of the resources boom in Perth, the regional city of Geraldton and the booming Pilbara region. How will WA change in the face of such prosperity?

Red Dirt Dreaming Part One - The Kimberley - The future of The Kimberley is up for grabs—mining, native title, the environment and money are all part of the complex mix.

Red Dirt Dreaming Part Two - The Pilbara - The Pilbara is raking in the cash for Australia but many see it as ruined, pristine environments and cultural heritage lost to mining, towns overrun by FIFO workers.

Burrup's rock art: the protracted World Heritage listing - For decades people who have been aware of the vast and precious outdoor art collection known as the Burrup rock art, on the Dampier Archipelago in Western Australia, have been calling for World Heritage listing. Six years ago the area became Australian National Heritage-listed. Last year the Australian Heritage Council recommended World Heritage listing. So what's holding it up? While mounting pressures from industry and visitors potentially threaten the engravings, the Federal Government has issued some new challenges it wants met, before it will approve the listing.

Sense of Place: Tim Winton on the inlet at Waychinicup - Celebrated and beloved author Tim Winton nominates the Western Australian inlet at Waychinicup as a place of personal refuge.

The story of Woonyoomboo Listen(Link will open in new window)

Take a rare journey with cultural custodian Annie Nayina Milgin across the West Kimberley as she tells the story of the Nyikina people’s creation ancestor and how he sang the country to life


News
http://www.watoday.com.au - @WAtoday

@abcnewsPerth

Weather

Western Australia Weather and Warnings

Government

http://www.premier.wa.gov.au
http://www.premier.wa.gov.au/Ministers/Elizabeth-Constable/Pages/Default.aspx
http://www.govhouse.wa.gov.au/online-gallery/functions.html

Tourism Portals

http://www.westernaustralia.com
http://www.tourism.wa.gov.au
http://www.experienceperth.com

Culture

http://www.dca.wa.gov.au

Geography

Great Australian Bight
Nullarbor Plain

Indigenous Cultures

nyungar
Ngannyatjarra Media
https://vimeo.com/120551763
Indigenous tourism navigating a way to maintain a business and keep the culture strong
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wajarri_language


Biodiversity

How nature and nurture created biodiversity in south-western Australia - @_CarlyMonks

Parks

http://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au
http://www.dec.wa.gov.au/component/option,com_hotproperty/Itemid,755/
The Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) is the largest provider of nature-based tourism and recreation opportunities in Western Australia. DEC manages more than 26 million hectares (or nine per cent) of lands and waters in national parks, conservation parks and reserves, marine parks and reserves, regional parks, nature reserves, State forest and timber reserves that receive around 11 million visits each year.
  1. http://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au
@ExploreParksWA
https://www.facebook.com/decparkswa

Ever wondered what that plant was in a WA national park? Now you can find out:
Western Australian National Park Species Lists

With the help of NatureMap, we can intersect the vouchered specimen flora records from the WA Herbarium with the DPaW estate boundaries for national parks to provide current information on the names and numbers of plant taxa and conservation taxa in each listed National Park. If a list of taxa is presented, but no points are showing, then you will need to use the 'zoom out' tool to the right of the map until they are displayed. Some conservation taxa may have been masked from view at this scale. Statistics, reports and downloads still reflect all queried species. See the Registration page for details.

http://www.ourwaparks.com.au/
https://twitter.com/OurWAParks

Also see: Kimberley National Park

Kalbarri National Park

Kalbarri National Park is located 485 km north of Perth, in the MidWest region of Western Australia.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalbarri_National_Park
https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/park/kalbarri
https://www.kalbarri.org.au/things-to-do/kalbarri-national-park
http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/skywalks-planned-for-kalbarri-national-park/news-story/d979a9d67ee3a5fe4471faf77e502b64

Kiwirrkurra Indigenous Protected Area

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-09-30/kiwirrkurra-ipa-safeguards-42-million-hectares/5779150
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-09-12/kiwirrkurra-ipa/5739206
http://blog.parksaustralia.gov.au/2015/10/07/learning-more-about-witchetty-grubs

Lesueur National Park

http://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/park/lesueur
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g255101-d2371028-Reviews-Lesueur_National_Park-Western_Australia.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Lesueur



Kwongan country

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/video/2015/may/14/kwongan-unesco-western-australia-protection-biology-video
http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2015/feb/12/kwongan-world-heritage-listing-proposal-in-western-australia-wins-labor-support
http://www.plants.uwa.edu.au/alumni/kwongan
https://www.facebook.com/kwonganfoundation
https://youtu.be/mWVAzTekt4ZA



Waychinicup National Park
Waychinicup National Park is 404 kilometres (251 mi) southeast of Perth and 65 kilometres (40 mi) east of Albany.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waychinicup_National_Park
http://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/park/waychinicup
http://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/site/waychinicup-inlet-camping-area
Sense of Place: Tim Winton on the inlet at Waychinicup


Prince Regent National Park
https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/park/prince-regent

Abrolhos Islands

Abrolhos Islands to become WA's newest national park
Abrolhos Islands opened up to tourism under push to create more WA national parks
Abrolhos Islands to be opened to tourism - The West Australian
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Houtman_Abrolhos

Spotlight: Gunduwa Regional Conservation Association

http://gunduwa.org.au
http://gunduwa.org.au/projects
http://webadmin.communitycreative.com.au/uploads/rangelands/misc%20documents/LandscapeScaleWorkshop/Whitelaw_Gunduwa_June2014.pdf
http://www.liebegroup.org.au/gundawa-regional-conservation-association-project



Universities

The University of Western Australia acknowledges that its campus is situated on Nyungar Land.

Albany

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albany,_Western_Australia
http://www.myalbany.net
http://www.albany.wa.gov.au



Beagle Bay

Beagle Bay is located approximately 125km north of Broome near the western coast of the Dampier Peninsula. Beagle Bay has a resident population of approximately 300 to 350 people, as well as has a significant satellite population who use the community as a social, service and resource hub.


Broome

Broome's Yawuru people sign Australia's largest native title deal - It's taken 16 years, but yesterday finally saw the historic signing of a series of land-use and native title agreements for the Yawuru people around Broome. Hailed as ushering in a 'new era' of economic opportunity and a place in the 'real' economy, the deal delivers the Yawuru people several thousand hectares of valuable residential, commercial and industrial freehold land in a booming area. Together with Indigenous leader Patrick Dodson, senior Yauwuru spokesman Peter Yu was a lead negotiator for Australia's largest native title deal. The agreement delivered a parcel of land valued at $197 million but it comes with many challenges, and Indigenous leaders say that the commercial opportunities on offer must not be at the expense of Broome's unique style and ethos.

Pipelines and songlines cause beautiful Broome to turn ugly
Woodside's plan for a $30 billion liquefied natural gas plant 60 kilometers north of Broome in Western Australia has split the town and also split the local Indigenous communities.

Bauhinia cunninghamii (Jigal Tree)

http://www.visitbroome.com.au
https://twitter.com/VisitBroome
https://www.facebook.com/GoBroome


Bunuba

Bunuba people are the traditional owners of land including Fitzroy Crossing and stretches in a northerly and north easterly direction.
Jundamurra and the Bunuba Uprising

Camden Sound

Camden_Sound

Canning

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_of_Canning
http://www.canning.wa.gov.au

Dampier

http://www.ardi.com.au
http://www.ardi.com.au/en/Useful+Tips/default.htm
http://www.waitoc.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dampier,_Western_Australia

Denmark

http://www.denmarkag.wa.edu.au
http://www.denmark.com.au

Derby

Derby Visitor Centre
Tidal power or hydro power in Derby
The tides at Derby in the Kimberly region of Western Australia rise and fall up to 11 meters.

Dirk Hartog Island

Dirk Hartog Island is an island off the Gascoyne coast of Western Australia, within the Shark Bay World Heritage Area. It is about 80 kilometres long and between 3 and 15 kilometres wide and is Western Australia's largest and most western island. It covers an area of 620 square kilometres and is approximately 850 km north of Perth. It was named after Dirk Hartog, a Dutch sea captain, who first encountered the Western Australian coastline close to the 26th parallel south latitude, which runs through the island - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dirk_Hartog_Island
$13m plan to restore Dirk Hartog Island
@DirkHartog2016

Skylab in Orbit (NASA Archive, 11/16/73)

Esperance

In the early hours of the 12th of July, 1979, Skylab crashed on WA's southeast coast, scattering debris across the Nullarbor and the eastern goldfields and causing a worldwide sensation. Locals issued a $400 fine for littering.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esperance,_Western_Australia
http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2009/07/17/2628828.htm
Shire of Esperance
Esperance Visitor Centre
esperance.yourguide
Esperance Port Authority
http://www.esperanceexpress.com.au
July 13: Skylab-Esperance Day: When a space station crashed on Australia
http://science.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/14/18251492-got-4-go-see-skylabs-remains-in-australia
http://www.slashgear.com/some-remains-of-nasas-skylab-space-station-reside-in-australia-14281894
http://www.newsweek.com/newsweek-rewind-when-sky-fell-258432

Fitzroy Crossing

http://www.leedal.com.au/about-us.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fitzroy_Crossing,_Western_Australia
@tarunda

Freemantle

Little Creatures brewery

Geraldton

Geraldton is located 424 kilometers (263 miles) north of Perth.
YamajiDriveTrail

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geraldton
http://www.cgg.wa.gov.au
@CityofGG
https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/regional/gascoyne
http://www.nacc.com.au - @NACC_NRM
https://www.facebook.com/northernagriculturalcatchmentscouncil
Current NACC Biodiversity Projects:

Geraldton, WA Australia

The Warlgu Walk Trail, the first Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Walk Trail within the Geraldton City WA limits, protects one of the largest stands of Quandong trees in an urban environment.

http://www.mama.net.au


Gingin

gingin observatory

Goldfields

http://www.abc.net.au/goldfields/photos.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldfields-Esperance
http://www.westernaustralia.com/en/Destinations/Australias_Golden_Outback/Kalgoorlie_and_Goldfields/Pages/Kalgoorlie_and_Goldfields.aspx

Golden Pipeline

The Goldfields Water Supply Scheme is a pipeline and dam project which delivers potable water to communities in Western Australia's Eastern Goldfields, particularly Coolgardie and Kalgoorlie. The project was commissioned in 1896 and was completed in 1903.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldfields_Water_Supply_Scheme
http://www.goldenpipeline.com.au
http://www.westernaustralia.com/en/Pages/Attraction.aspx?n=Golden_Pipeline_Heritage_Trail&pid=9003484

Coolgardie

http://www.hotelcoolgardiethefilm.com
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coolgardie,_Western_Australia

Gorgon Gas Project

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125287195925106727.html
http://www.chevronaustralia.com/ourbusinesses/gorgon.aspx
http://www.epa.wa.gov.au/template.asp?area=EIA&ID=36&Cat=Gorgon+Gas+Project+Information
Geoffrey Cousins critical of James Price Point gas hub
http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/controversial-project-granted-environmental-approval-20151029-gklozf.html

Greenough Leaning Trees

http://www.australiascoralcoast.com/Listing/Greenough_Leaning_Trees

Jack Hills

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Hills

Kalgoorlie

As local historian and prospector Scott Wilson explains, the street is named after Paddy Hannan, a prospector who was the first to find gold at Kalgoorlie and the square is named after St Barbara, the patron saint of miners. For the hundreds of prospectors who came to the town after gold was discovered in 1893, the help of St Barbara would have come in handy.
http://www.abc.net.au/rural/telegraph/content/2009/s2728724.htm
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2009/10/bth_20091030.mp3
http://www.goldenquesttrail.com
http://www.kalgoorlie.info
Miners hall of fame takes visitors deep underground in Kalgoorlie

Saint Barbara is the patron saint of miners, sea farers and those who use explosives.

The top of Kalgoorlie's wealth was reached around the end of the 19th century, which can still be seen from the great public buildings constructed around that time.

WA currently supplies 75 percent of Australia's total gold production and about 8 per cent world-wide. Much of it is dug from the ground along Kalgoorlie's Golden Mile (named because it covered an area of a square mile, not because it was a mile long), which has more than 3,000 km of old underground workings and has yielded more than 50,000,000 ounces of gold (or over 1500 tonnes) so far. You can see the workings of the modern day mining industry at the lookout over the Super Pit on the outskirts of Kalgoorlie, an enormous hole in the ground 4km long, 1.5km wide and 400m deep.

A statue of Paddy Hannan, the first man to discover gold in Kalgoorlie, sits at the main intersection on Hannan Street. Take note of his always full water bag.

One Place, Many Stories: West Kimberley

Kimberley

kimberley

Environment Groups

Environs Kimberley
Save the Kimberley - @SAVE_KIMBERLEY
Hands up for the Kimberley - Wilderness Society
WA Conservation Council - Conservation Council of Western Australia - @ConservationWA

Government

Kimberley District Education Office
Kimberley Land Council
Kimberley Development Commission

Kununurra

Kununurra Visitors Centre

Lake Ballard

'Inside Australia' is a series of 51 figures which dot the western edge of Lake Ballard.
http://www.abc.net.au/local/videos/2010/05/20/2904925.htm
http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090905/TRAVEL/709049922/0/destination
http://www.abc.net.au/rn/latenightlive/stories/2010/2895343.htm
http://www.mckellen.com/writings/stage/100603_gormley.html

Lake Dundas

Earth Observatory

Mandurah

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandurah
http://www.mandurah.wa.gov.au
http://mandurahcruises.com.au - @MandurahCruises - https://www.facebook.com/MandurahCruises

Margaret River

http://www.margaretriver.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_River,_Western_Australia
https://twitter.com/TourMargaretRvr

Millstream-Chichester National Park

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millstream-Chichester_National_Park
Millstream Chichester National Park brochure (PDF)
http://www.dec.wa.gov.au/component/option,com_hotproperty/task,view/id,48/Itemid,755
WA and the resources boom: Millstream-Chichester national park

Ningaloo Reef

Ningaloo Reef has gained an impressive reputation as one of Earth’s last ocean paradises. Take a dive with hundreds of tropical fish, colourful coral and the world's biggest fish, the whale shark. The Ningaloo Marine Park stretches 260 kilometres from Bundegi Reef near the town of Exmouth to Amherst Point near Coral Bay in the south.

Nullabor Plain

The Nullarbor Plain is part of the area of flat, almost treeless, arid or semi-arid country immediately north of the Great Australian Bight. At its widest point, it stretches about 1,200 km from east to west between South Australia and Western Australia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nullarbor_Plain
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nullarbor_National_Park(SA)

Ord River

The Ord River is a 320-kilometre-long river in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. It was named in honour of Harry Ord, Governor of Western Australia from 1877 to 1880.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ord_River
http://www.liswa.wa.gov.au/wepon/land/html/ord_river.html
http://www.abc.net.au/nt/stories/s1349572.htm

Perth

Perth

Pilbara

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilbara
http://pilbaraecho.com.au

Pinnacles

The Pinnacles are pillars and remnants of sandy limestone which have been shaped by weathering and erosion. The limestone formed by consolidation of extensive dunes of shelly sand along WA's coast which built up during and after an interglacial episode around 130 000 years ago. Rainwater percolated through the dunes, dissolving limy material in one place and depositing it another, cementing the sand grains together into rock.
Pinnacles

Ravensthorpe

Wildflowers Ravensthorpe

Rottnest Island
Rottnest Island is located 18 kilometers off the coast of WA, near Fremantle and Perth
It is called Wadjemup by the Nyungar People

Shark Bay

Hamelin Station is a 202,000 hectare property, situated on 32 kilometres of coast line and bordering the Shark Bay World Heritage area. In March 2015 Bush Heritage Australia acquired Hamelin Station Reserve. It is an area of outstanding conservation value, located in the mid-west region of Western Australia. The reserve extends the protection of the Shark Bay World Heritage Area by a substantial 10%. It also helps to protect Hamelin Pool, one of the only two places in the world where living marine stromatolites are known to occur.
http://www.hamelinstationstay.com.au
https://twitter.com/RichardMcLellan/status/868294493069430784

Tom Price

Tom_Price - Wikipedia

Wogarno Station

Wogarno Station is situated in the inland Mid West region of Western Australia and features extraordinary rock formations and rich and vibrant colors of outback Australia.

York

http://www.abc.net.au/local/photos/2013/11/13/3890191.htm

Elsewhere on the Web

State Library of Western Australia

Recent Events

March 9-11 Australian Indigenous Tourism Conference
http://www.aitc2016.com.au/AITC2016/program_overview_2016.html
@AITC_Events
Facebook event

October 30-31 WA Threatened Species Forum
Twitter: @NACC_NRM
Hashtag: #TSforumWA
Storify: storify.com/ronmader/tsforumwa



September Perth - WAITOC hosted the Australian Indigenous Tourism Conference which promotes the Indigenous tourism business and industry sector as well as provide a comprehensive overview of the tourism industry.
@WAITOC

State NRM Conference
http://www.nrmconferencewa.com.au
http://www.nrmconferencewa.com.au/resources/downloads/State-NRM-Conf15%E2%80%94Proceedings.pdf

http://nrmwa.org.au
https://twitter.com/NRM_WA
Connecting communities, linking landscapes. West Australia's 7 regional Natural Resource Management organisations working together across our vast WA landscapes

Plants

The Western Australian Herbarium is a part of the Department of Environment and Conservation. The building, located at the DEC Kensington site off Hayman Road is a state of the art complex.

Nuytsia floribunda (Christmas Tree)

Photography

Perceptive Light

WA

Gravity Discovery Centre
Gingin Observatory is open from September to June. The facilities are located on a sand plain ecosystem in pristine banksia bushland as part of the Dept. of Conservation and Land Management's State Forest No. 65. This is approximately one hour’s drive north of Perth (see map). The drive along Wanneroo Road will take visitors past Yanchep National Park. This is on the main tourist route to the Pinnacles.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gingin,_Western_Australia

Kununurra hosts the Ord Valley Muster which draws in so many tourists from the Top End that it doubles Kununurra's population to around 12,000.
http://www.kununurratourism.com
http://www.ordvalleymuster.com
Leeuwin Lighthouse


Recent Events

Nov 2012 - January 2013 ‘We don’t need a map: A Martu experience of the Western Desert’. The Martu are the original occupants of a vast area of the Western Desert, covering over 20 million hectares. The artworks, artifacts and workshops of ‘We don’t need a map…’ provide a multifaceted portrait of Martu life. The exhibition features the work of more than thirty artists including Dadda Sampson, Yunkurra Billy Atkins, Lily Long and Amy French. The exhibition is taking place at Fremantle Arts Centre from November 2012 to January 2013.

October or November 2015 Global Eco Asia-Pacific Tourism Conference
http://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/Pages/StatementDetails.aspx?listName=StatementsBarnett&StatId=8526
@EcotourismAus @WestAustralia @Parks_Australia

Making a Difference



Photos

Whale Shark
Pot Alley 360 StarTrail

Videos





Embedded Tweets







Gantheaume Point, Southern end of Cable Beach, Broome - Kimberleys, Western Australia

CHARLES DARWIN RESERVE
Perenjoi (Outback Western Australia)
Out of reach of GPS, the internet and your half tank of petrol, this vast area (about 5 hours from Perth) holds one gig a year - Blues For The Bush. To see the locals open-jawed amazement and the acrobats, hula hoopers and fire twirlers that performed between each band was fantastic. They were incredibly enthusiastic for the music and reminded me that the soul of our land doesn't reside in its nervous cities, but in the hearts of all.

Misc

September 24 Blues for the Bush
Perenjoi
Charles Darwin Reserve

October 25 2016 400th anniversary of Dirk Hartog Island