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  • 5000 kilometres to Go Fishing

    In 1990 Chris Nisbet towed his boat from Melbourne to Broome to compete in the Broome's Billfish Classic which this year (2018) is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Would you travel 5,200kms to go fishing? Chris Nisbet did and here's his story.

    297 KB • PDF File • 16 January 2018

  • A Broome Story by Lynne Bunney

    It was 1977,  I was just back from a year overseas and ....

    108 KB • PDF File • 5 December 2014

  • A Taste of Broome by Kelly Rushton

    All of the elements of the show seem to weave together to create a tapestry which is quintessentially 'Broome'.

    108 KB • PDF File • 5 December 2014

  • A Taste of the Kimberley

    Jack & Vicki Burton came to the Kimberley in the mid 80s.

    140 KB • PDF File • 5 December 2014

  • A Typical Broome Story

    I thought it was about time I went back to being a vet. I caught up with Dave Morrell, the local veterinarian to see if he had some work and though he had nothing at the time he asked where I was staying.

    260 KB • PDF File • 16 January 2018

  • A Wet Season Addiction

    Last year I went to the Mud and Saltwater Film Festival held in Broome. I was fascinated by the images I saw of our Wet Season storms. Most people visit during the Dry and miss out on the electrifying storms of the Wet Season. Richard Young was the photographer and I was curious to find out more about his unusual passion.

    225 KB • PDF File • 16 January 2018

  • Bardi Jawi Rangers of the Dampier Peninsula

    Find out about the Bardi Jawi Rangers and their work up the Dampier Peninsula.

    370 KB • PDF File • 5 January 2017

  • Bidyadanga Emus by Liz Janney

    I know nothing about football (yes I am an Aussie) so I thought my education was lacking as I know the footy season in Broome is very popular.

    294 KB • PDF File • 2 January 2016

  • Broome Race Round by Doug Milner

    The race course is in an excellent location, surrounded by the Indian Ocean

    302 KB • PDF File • 5 December 2014

  • Broome to Beijing by Susie Quicke

    I'm almost half way through a two week tour of Beijing, China as part of a massage study...

    78 KB • PDF File • 5 December 2014

  • Broome Ukulele Band (BUB) by Tim Rolfe

    The Broome Ukulele Band started in January 2012 and swelled to over 20 players

    81 KB • PDF File • 5 December 2014

  • Broome's Wine Makers by Liz Janney

    Julie & Geoff Weguelin moved to Broome in 2003.

    131 KB • PDF File • 5 December 2014

  • Call The Midwife by Gwen Jones

    Gwen Jones is a FIFO midwife in the Kimberley and beyond. She has retired but keeps getting pulled back to work.

    228 KB • PDF File • 10 January 2017

  • Celebrating 20 years of opera in Broome

    In 1992 a handful of people with a passion for Opera thought it would be wonderful to bring Opera to Broome.

    111 KB • PDF File • 5 December 2014

  • Condemned Building Saved by Volunteers

    In 2008 the Sailmaker's Shed - an old, decrepit shack - received a demolition order .....

    302 KB • PDF File • 5 December 2014

  • Designing Women - Nagula Jarndu Designs

    This group of Indigenous women are crazy about textiles and textile design.

    264 KB • PDF File • 2 January 2016

  • Dinosaur Man

    Andy Greig built a dinosaur. Why would you do that?

    49 KB • PDF File • 12 January 2017

  • Don & The Big Issue - interview with Don Cohen by Liz Janney

    The Big Issue magazine is a fortnightly, independent magazine that is sold on the streets by homeless, marginalised and disadvantage people.

    308 KB • PDF File • 2 January 2016

  • Eat Sleep Dive Repeat by Adam Morrow

    Adam Morrow is a modern day pearl diver in Broome. Find out about his working day.

    200 KB • PDF File • 10 January 2017

  • Eight Minutes in New York by Liz Janney

    Milliner Felicity Brown is an unassuming fashion queen.

    237 KB • PDF File • 5 December 2014

  • Fat Ladies of the Sea

    The most beautiful lady of the Australian seas has to be mother Dugong. She has a large buxom figure, tipping the scales at 450kg of pure curvy softness. Add to this exquisite feminine form a pair of large juicy lips and sultry eyes and we have a lady irresistible to men and male Dugong alike.

    199 KB • PDF File • 16 January 2018

  • From Broome to Basel - Claire Beausein

    In 2012 Broome artist Claire Beausein decided to branch out and further develop her skills

    131 KB • PDF File • 5 December 2014

  • Help is on the Way

    Imagine the huge sense of relief you would feel, if in trouble at sea, as a rescue boat approaches to give you a hand. Broome Sea Rescue receives over 60 calls for help each year from people who are in trouble on the water. Problems range from a small fuel issue to fatal accidents, and everything in between. It is all run by volunteers.

    260 KB • PDF File • 16 January 2018

  • I am a Surf Life Saver Volunteer

    To me, there is nothing more iconically Australian than a Surf Life Saver.

    116 KB • PDF File • 8 December 2014

  • Incredible Edible - interview Jenni Lowe by Liz Janney

    Incredible Edible is a community initiative that aims to increase access to locally grown food, share knowledge and skills and bring people together.

    93 KB • PDF File • 2 January 2016

  • It's up to You by Julie and Ric Buist

    Having lived in Broome for over 20 years you begin to gain a growing appreciation....

    142 KB • PDF File • 5 December 2014

  • Jan's Joeys - Kimberley Wildlife Rescue - interview Jan Jennings by Liz Janney

    If you visit the Courthouse Markets on a Saturday you will see the stall of Kimberley Wildlife. Usually there are a few joeys in their bags and they sell merchandise to fundraise so these joeys can be rehabilitated back to the wild

    308 KB • PDF File • 2 January 2016

  • Karajarri Country

    Just south of Broome is an area that is open for to the tourist for exploration. Check it out.

    324 KB • PDF File • 16 January 2017

  • Lurajarri Trail

    Jen Hall went on the walk in 2016 and tells us of her experience on this journey along the Lurajarri Trail.

    291 KB • PDF File • 10 January 2017

  • Men's Shed by Liz Janney

    Female curiosity got the better of me so I dropped into the Broome Men's Shed to see what they actually get up

    272 KB • PDF File • 5 December 2014

  • Mud Crab Romance

    Jason Fowler writes about the mating habits of a mud crab. They apparently are very romantic.

    259 KB • PDF File • 5 January 2017

  • On The Buses with Robyn

    Robyn Siedel is a bus driver with the Town Bus Service in Broome. She has worked with them for over 14 years.

    211 KB • PDF File • 10 January 2017

  • Pumpkins and Pagans

    Rusty Dredge grows Jack-o-lanten pumpkins for the Halloween Festival for the Australian market.

    421 KB • PDF File • 10 January 2017

  • Raw Bush Honey

    Buying local produce ensures you're getting the freshest possible. Much of what we eat in Broome has travelled thousands of kilometres to reach our table. David Appleby is passionate, enthusiastic and he learned a new skill later in life. He invited me to visit his hives on Roebuck Station and learn more about bees and honey.

    938 KB • PDF File • 16 January 2018

  • Royal Flying Doctor Service

    The RFDS have opened up a facility in Broome. The first regional one in 50 years to be built!

    236 KB • PDF File • 25 January 2017

  • SAFE Broome - Rehomeable Pets for Adoption

    SAFE (Saving Animals from Euthanasia) Broome rehomes dogs, cats, puppies and kittens

    97 KB • PDF File • 5 December 2014

  • Sirens of Silence - Ian & Lyn Sinclair interview by Liz Janney

    The Gibb Challenge is a socially competitive 700-kilometre team relay event raising community awareness and money for charity. In 2016 their Principal Beneficiary is Sirens of Silence - supporting our triple zero heroes.

    255 KB • PDF File • 2 January 2016

  • Swim - Bike - Run - Broome Tri Club - interview Nicola Walters by Liz Janney

    Last year I went to the Leading Edge Computers Cable Beach Triathlon as an observer only! I am always interested when something new is happening in Broome.

    453 KB • PDF File • 2 January 2016

  • Team Allure - interview by Liz Janney

    Four girls got together and created the Team Allure and fished the Broome Billfish Competition in July 2015.

    260 KB • PDF File • 2 January 2016

  • The Bluebone's Harem by Jason Fowler of Environs Kimberley

    If one fish is the heart and soul of Broome it has to be the Bluebone. They are so charismatic and abundant, the Pigram brothers even sing about Bluebone coming on the bite!

    151 KB • PDF File • 2 January 2016

  • The Gibb Challenge - Matso's Mules

    No road too long, No mud too thick, No dust too dense, No bum too numb!!!!

    379 KB • PDF File • 5 December 2014

  • The Mystery of Blachan

    With the introduction of indentured Asian Labour to Broome in the early 20th century, so too came the foods and recipes

    371 KB • PDF File • 5 December 2014

  • Turtle Lady Kylie Sherwood by Liz Janney

    I recently visited Chelonia Broome which is a voluntary backyard facility that cares for sick turltes,

    248 KB • PDF File • 5 December 2014

  • War on Waste

    Trish Pepper is the type of person who makes you feel you should stop procrastinating and just do it! Her enthusiasm is contagious and she might just inspire you to have a go.

    625 KB • PDF File • 16 January 2018

  • Welding Woman - Marilyn Tabatznik

    This is a very brief story of a woman that has created all forms of art and ended up welding amazing sculptures.

    175 KB • PDF File • 5 December 2014

  • Why the RED Socks? by Liz Janney

    I first met Dave Dureau in 2002 when I had flown into Freshwater Cove in the seaplane....

    143 KB • PDF File • 5 December 2014

 

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