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East Pilbara Shire

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Blog 2013 / Friends and family / Geography / Pilbara / politics

We lived in Newman in the East Pilbara Shire from 1988 to 1993. Below are some photos I have just scanned from my hard copy photos from that time. Included are Newman, Wittenoom, Cue and surrounding districts. The gathering near the plane included Councillors from the East Pilbara Shire en route to Katherine in the Northern Territory for the North Australia Development Conference. We had some great times in the Pilbara. Lorraine    

West Australian State Election 1993…

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Blog 2012 / Geography / I believe that... / I feel... / Motivation / Pilbara / You must be kidding?

  Yesterday I was in Perth and was waiting for my husband to pick me up after an appointment. I looked across the road from where I was waiting and realised it was the Electorate Office for Greens’ Member of Parliament, Robin Chapple. This brought back some memories for me…   We had been interstate on holidays (vacation :-)) and had a stopover in Perth before returning home to the Newman in the Pilbara. It […]

Weekly photo challenge: Movement

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Baby Boomers / beautiful / Blog 2012 / Friends and family / Geography / Kimberley / Pilbara / Weekly Photo Challenge

At the beach this morning I saw a great candidate for this topic. It was the ripples in the sand caused by the movements of the waves. I didn’t bring my camera though! I thought, “I know. I have a great photo of a sand dune with a unique pattern caused by the wind. I searched my photo albums and couldn’t find it. We are not talking digital here! BUT, I did find several old […]


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Geography / I believe that... / I feel... / Pilbara / politics

I lived and breathed politics at one time in my life. The left side of politics was under threat in Newman (iron-ore mining in the North West of Western Australia). Robe River Mining had taken on the Unions and beaten them – it was a bitter fight. Other mining companies tried to shake off the unions and there were lots of strikes – lots of nasty name calling as well. I didn’t work for the […]

International Women’s Day – what is important?

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Baby Boomers / Blog 2012 / Friends and family / Kimberley / Meaning of life and that stuff / Philosophy / Pilbara / Political / PostaDay 2011 / Self acceptance / Writing

Yesterday, 8 March 2012, I attended a video-conference to listen to a key-note speaker for International Women’s Day. In recent years I twice project managed the State Government’s activities for this event in Perth. It was a big job and it was a team effort. I wrote several speeches for the Minister and coordinated a whole range of events. It was my biggest day in the work year. It seemed really important at the time. Yesterday’s key-note speaker was excellent. […]

Licence to thrill

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Geography / Kimberley / Pilbara / PostaDay 2011 / You must be kidding?

I learnt how to drive when I was 21! I was very nervous being on the road. It  was a brave man who took me on as his student! I had a new baby and was housebound in a small community, without a driver’s licence, and didn’t know anyone within walking distance. I was living in Moama in New South Wales. Moama is on the NSW side of the Murray River. In fact I walked to over the […]

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 […]