Day: September 29, 2011

Red dirt and Iron Mountains – Living in the Pilbara

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Geography / I believe that... / Pilbara / politics / PostaDay 2011 / Small business

In 1988 I met and married a man from the Pilbara region of Western Australia. He worked as a driller for Mt Newman Mining Co. which later became BHP Billiton, based in the township of Newman. Newman is within the East Pilbara Shire which covers an area of 378,533 square kilometres. The region is known for its rich¬†mining and pastoral industries.¬†It also takes in parts of the Gibson and Great Sandy Deserts and the historic […]