All posts filed under: Indigenous Australians

Reading and writing

comments 13
Blog 2013 / Geography / Gratitude / Indigenous Australians / Kimberley / Motivation / politics / Writing

This weekend I am attending a two-day course in Bunbury to become a tutor in the Read, Write Now program in my community. I am really looking forward to it. It is four days training in total, presented over two weekends. I have been a literacy tutor in the past and enjoyed the experience greatly. People who cannot read or write (in their first or second language) are at a real disadvantage. I became aware […]

Flights of fancy

comment 1
Geography / Indigenous Australians / Pilbara / politics

7 posts to go until I reach 500 posts!From 1988 to 1993 I lived in Newman in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. I was successful in winning a position on the East Pilbara Shire Council. It was a great training ground for my future employment plus I had a great time.   Newman is the biggest community in the East Pilbara Shire but it didn’t have a dedicated Council Chamber for meetings. We often […]

Weekly photo challenge: Culture

comments 4
Art / Blog 2013 / Geography / Goldfields Esperance / Indigenous Australians / Kimberley

My focus today is on Indigenous Australian culture. I lived in a remote Indigenous Community (Numbulwar, Northern Territory) and in Fitzroy Crossing in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. The woven basket is from Numbulwar. The featured book includes a story about The Brolga and the Emu told by Wingathana, who was my son’s school teacher in Grade 1 (1980) in Numbulwar. The didgeridoo and boomerangs are from Fitzroy Crossing. The one with the almost […]