7th August– Broome the next Dubai? Front page of the Australian this weekend, the dispute over Woodside Petroleum’s $35 billion James Price Point gas hub project is fueling the pending Federal Government decision to potentially declare West Kimberley, Australia’s biggest National Heritage Area and an environmental standoff reminiscent of Tasmania’s Franklin Dam Blockade is brewing …

4th August – 3 videos from the blockade. The first is taken by Marine Scientist and fellow whale watchers. The video shows Police Boats harassing whales near James Price Point. Link   The Whale Watcher depicted in the next video, spoke of the above incident on ABC Radio. The following morning, she attended the Manari …

2nd August – Today, Environment Minister, Tony Burke toured the area where the proposed LNG Gas Processing Hub is to be located. He met with many key community members including Law Man, Phillip Roe who explained the importance of the Lurujarri Trail and Songline and how it was our duty to keep safe, guard, protect, …

Broome Gas Hub Protestor locks on 1st August – A 41 year old broome man has been arrested after locking himself to a vehicle and is charged with obstructing Police. Police eventually freed the man after 6 hours by removing the axle. Shaun Clark, a fellow protester, recently resigned from his job as a ranger …

28th July – The State Opposition says it is a conflict of interest to have two former Woodside executives working in Premier Colin Barnett’s office. Read more .. 29th July – Kimberley Web Design’s retrospective of the No Gas at James Price Point .. 30th July – Tony Burke, Federal Environment and Communities Minister, is …

28th July 2012 – Broome welcomes home, the world’s biggest pearl. It took 6 years of touring the world to qualify its claim, measuring 22 millimeters and weighing 156 grams. It has all the virtues of the perfect pearl with luster, surface size, shape, colour and no blemishes. While Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm has been …

28th July, 2011 – Last week a school teacher from Perth, who visits Broome every year, captured this amazing photo of a humpback whale breaching and then crashing back into the water just 5 metres from their fishing boat. “It was amazing,” Ms Moloney said. “We just couldn’t breathe properly afterwards. It was absolutely mind-blowing …

23rd July To date, more than 100,000 hectares has been burnt. Smaller fires had yesterday formed an 18km front about 20km north of Broome. Volunteer fire and rescue services have been back-burning at the site and aerial back-burning is also underway in a bid to stop the fire spreading further.

19th July – it seems that the world is very interested in a dog that was herding up some sharks in the shallow waters up the coast from Broome, at One Arm Point. Here is the link for those of you who missed it.

17th July – Today the people of Broome turned Woodside into Woodstock! Over 5,000 people gathered on Cable Beach to listen to the music of The Pigram Brothers, the Kuckles, Scrap Metal and host of other talented broome musicians. Rob Hirst from Midnight Oil flew in to support the protection of James Price Point. The …

12th July – There’s nothing like it in the world! Dr Steve Salisbury, from the University of Queensland, has recently been on country surveying the dinosaur footprints, along the very coast where Woodside and the State Government want to build the biggest LNG Processing Hub in the world. Using modern technology to map and photograph …

10th July – Today over 200 locals gathered to send a message to the world via a webcam set up on Zanders Restaurant over looking the famous Cable Beach. The first sequence of letters read “NO GAS” and as pictured left, the second message read “AT JPP” (at James Price Point) the proposed site for …

5th July – Black Tuesday Woodside’s day of shame in the Kimberley – A sad day today! Summed up nicely by our Community Email Extraordinaire! “I never thought I would see a day like today in my life in this country. Since when did we become a police state working at the behest of big …

Monday 4th July – Day 26! People are gathering at the Blockade, preparing themselves for a showdown! Environs Kimberley have summed it up nicely, “Channel 9, Channel 7, ABC Perth are all in town. Police were photographed this morning practicing moving protestors in the police station. Everyone was standing nearby after Shane Hughes’ court case …

Sunday 26th June – Off to the blockade on this beautiful sunny morning to stand strong in country. It seems some people are under the misapprehension that the blockade is just a bunch of tree hugging hippies and a few disgruntled aboriginals but nothing could be further from the truth. The blockade is being run …

Saturday 25th June – DAY 19!! – The blockade continues to stand strong with some great support from people all over the country and even some parts of the world. An interesting and informative article by spokesperson for the “Greens”, Scott Ludlam. The proposed Gas Hub requires a whopping 8-16 gigalitres (1 Gigalitre = 1 billion …

Thursday 16th June – Day 10 .. an incredible achievement of holding up some of the biggest oil and gas multinationals in the world for so long. To read more visit Save The Kimberley’s website. Friday 17th June – John Butler joined the blockade on Thursday night, sleeping in a swag and singing for other …

Saturday 11th June Today about 100 women stood strong for country, effectively blocking off and turning back Woodside workers intent on clearing land. Jubilation mixed with sadness and anger at Woodside and State Governments push to have land cleared in the midst of pristine monsoonal vine thickets that are under consideration for heritage listing with …

Apologies to my readers Unfortunately I do not have the time to maintain, everyday news for Broome and the Kimberley.  From time to time I will post something of particular importance, thanks for understanding!  PS I run this blog for LOVE! Kimberley Traditional Owners reject fracking as part of oil production deal – 20th April, …

Friday 10th June, 2011 Media attention has been drawn to a 3 day blockade of the road to James Price Point, the proposed location of a $30 billion LNG gas processing hub. The proposed site is just 60 km north of Broome in the heart of some of the most spectacular country along the coast. …

Wednesday 8th June, 2011 More than 500 members of prominent Broome families have voiced their disapproval of the State Government’s proposed $30 billion gas hub at James Price Point. As part of Broome’s peaceful NO GAS campaign, family members, young and old were lined up to sign a petition against the development and a letter …

Broome locals say NO GAS! Wednesday 8th June, 2011 More than 500 members of prominent Broome families have voiced their disapproval of the State Government’s proposed $30 billion gas hub at James Price Point. Family members, young and old were lined up to sign a petition against the development and a letter to Federal Environment …

Well I seem to be on a roll lately, last month the Berkley and Drysdale Rivers up near Wyndham and  yesterday I was lucky enough to fly up to Talbot Bay and view some of the most spectacular scenery in the world and then shoot through the horizontal falls in a speedboat. This is the …

There are many great places to visit on your way down south from Broome. Whether its for some exceptional fishing, or just to laze on the beach, dont drive past some of these beautiful out of the way places.

Buccaneer Archipelago Kimberley WA I just recently got back from one of the most amazing trips of my life.  I was given the opportunity to sail on a magnificent yacht, the Karma IV, from Wyndham  down to the King George River.  The Buccaneer Archipelago is a collection of about 1,000 islands,  with secluded white sandy …

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Broome, A town in which lanes lined with noodle stalls and opium dens, and the slum dwellings of hawkers and prostitutes were more reminiscent of Asia than Australia; and where pearl shell mattered more than human life.  Tales of murder, rape, theft, brutality and treachery are found side by side with courage, honesty, and pioneering …