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Mungo Man memorial should include others

The archaeologist who unearthed Australia’s oldest human remains more than 40 years ago is urging the government to memorialise Aboriginal people who died during often violent confrontations with European settlers. Jim Bowler, speaking at the repatriation of Mungo Man’s remains in Lake Mungo in NSW’s far west, championed the history of Aboriginal people in Australia. “A 40,000 year legacy continues ...

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SW leisure centre upgrade ready for swim lessons

New changerooms at the Leschenault Leisure Centre are expected to be ready for Christmas holiday swimming lessons. Centre manager Richard Duke said while the $1.2 million renovation project was about three weeks behind schedule, it was still on budget and nearly all of the first stage was due to be finished by the school Christmas break. Stage one includes a ...

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Company fined for unlicenced water use

A company which used more than 34 million litres of bore water without a licence has been found guilty of three water offences in Bunbury Magistrates Court. Commercial developer Mermaid Towers Pty Ltd was fined a total of $45,000 for three counts of Unauthorised Taking of Water under the Rights in Water and Irrigation Act (1914). The offences took place ...

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Christmas gift tips for fish-mad kids

About this time of the year, kids are often hinting to parents what they want for Christmas. Whether it’s birthdays or Christmas, my family has worked out all I want is something to do with fishing. My sister who travels a lot has found me some wonderful “fishy gifts” but these tend to be artwork, T-shirts, handicrafts, pottery or wall ...

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Teen’s Caversham 18th birthday party shut down by cops

Police say 250 teenagers were at the Caversham get together.Picture: File image/WA News Police were called to an out of control party of 250 teenagers in Caversham last night when an 18th birthday party spilled out on to the street. A police spokesman said police attended the party on Bennett Street about 9pm after reports of street drinking and fighting. ...

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Big prizes for bonzer barra

Anglers who took part in the barra board competition.Picture: Courtney Trusler Robbo Donovan hooked the biggest barramundi prize for the third year running in the Kununurra Sport Fishing barra board competition. About 60 fishos got together at the Kimberley Grande last Saturday night to see who had taken the big prizes. A total of 387 fish, including 29 barramundi, were ...

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Mitchell Freeway biker killed in West Perth crash

Two bikes were involved in the crash.Picture: 7 News A motorcyclist has died early this morning from a crash on Mitchell Freeway in West Perth near the Hay Street exit. Police were called to the scene shortly after 5.30am and have closed off a lane. One of the bikes at the crash scene this morning.Picture: 7 News Two bikes were ...

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Fitzroy River future a cocktail of competing interests

The Kimberley’s peak native title organisation has “grave concerns” about a proposal to excise part of Gogo Station and convert it to freehold title. The station is about 11km south of Fitzroy Crossing and is the subject of a public environmental review for a project aiming to grow 4335ha of fodder for cattle. Gogo wants to clear 8335ha for 25 ...

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Yachtsman rescued by US cargo ship Patriot off the coast of Perth

US cargo ship Patriot answered the yachtsman’s call for help.Picture: AMSA A solo yachtsman has been rescued by a merchant ship 2100 kilometres west of Perth. The yachtsman was attempting to sail around the world when his yacht lost its mast in heavy weather on Thursday night. Crew aboard a US cargo ship en route to Fremantle rescued the man ...

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Criminal checks never done: Qld Minister

Child Safety Minister Sharon Fentiman said she was “shocked” and “horrified” to discover one of her electoral officers had a criminal record for child pornography. Ms Fentiman said the man was employed for less than a month and was made to resign immediately. The man was employed by the Queensland Parliament which did not conduct criminal checks, she said, but ...

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