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Our Stories

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Gratitude / Indigenous Australians / Kimberley / Literacy / Music / Pilbara / Uncategorized

I watched an amazing film today at the CinefestOz Festival in Busselton. Please check out the link to learn more about the Festival that finished today. The movie, The Song Keepers, was recently shown at the Melbourne International Film Festival. From the website: In the central desert region around Hermannsburg, west of Alice Springs, a hidden 140-year musical legacy of ancient Aboriginal languages and German baroque hymns is being preserved by four generations of song women […]

I am not making it up …

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Baby Boomers / Geography / Indigenous Australians / Meaning of life and that stuff / Pilbara / Religion / Self acceptance / Social media / technology / The workplace / WordPress / Writing

I recently had my sixtieth birthday and that means I have done a range of things in those six decades. Sometimes I surprise people when I mention some of those things. I guess we all travel our own journeys and we can never be sure where they will take us. A list of some of my adventures follows: I left home in country Victoria at 17 years old to live in Melbourne and I was […]

Weekly photo challenge: Family

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beautiful / Friends and family / Pilbara / Weekly Photo Challenge

In Melbourne, 17 January in 1980 a baby boy was born! Here are some snippets from his 34 years 🙂 thus far. We just enjoyed a lovely lunch with Andrew and Rachelle. I wonder how my lads feel about being in my blogs and on my Facebook page. I do hope they don’t mind … it is just that I am very proud of all three of them and their partners 🙂 cheers Lorraine

A move to the Pilbara

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Acceptance / Blog 2013 / Friends and family / Pilbara

In 1988 I was living as a sole parent caring for my three young sons. Life was tough at times. I met a man who worked for Mount Newman Mining and he convinced me to marry him and move to the Pilbara with my three lads. He worked as a driller for the mining company on Mount Whaleback iron-ore mine. I have included some information from Wikipedia about the mine. ‘The Mount Whaleback Mine is an […]

Asbestos country – industrial disaster

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beautiful / Blog 2013 / Geography / Pilbara / Wisdom too late

Wittenoom was once home to many….the following information is quoted from Wikipedia. “Wittenoom is a ghost town 1,106 kilometres (687 mi) north-north-east of Perth in the Hamersley Range in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. It is the site of Australia’s greatest industrial disaster.   The area around Wittenoom was mainly pastoral until the 1930s when mining began in the area. By 1939, major mining had begun in Yampire Gorge, which was subsequently closed in 1943 […]

Flights of fancy

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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: Home

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Baby Boomers / Blog 2013 / Geography / Kimberley / Pilbara / Weekly Photo Challenge

This week’s photo challenge has taken me on quite a journey! Just recently I asked my son what does he say when someone asks him “Where did you grow up?” In reality we moved about quite a bit. It has always been an adventure and I hope the positives have out weighed the negatives for my lads. Here is a sample of some of the places I have called HOME over the years! The first […]