Items filtered by date: July 2015
Saturday, 25 July 2015 10:16

Bush footy

At the end of the 2015 Northern Mallee Football League season two arch rivals will merge.

When Ouyen United and Walpeup Underbool come together to form one club it will be the end of more than 100 years of football in Victoria's northern Mallee.

With both teams already the result of many prior mergers, the new club formed will be the culmination of 43 historic teams.

Read Tom Minear's story in the Herald Sun here.

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Friday, 24 July 2015 10:24

Doing what they loved

Standing beside his helicopter on the grassy plains east of Fitzroy Crossing, mustering pilot Rick Ford knows only too well the hazards of his vocation.

“You spend a lot of time flying in the “Dead Man’s Curve” when you’re mustering, which is below 300 feet and zero to 30 knots worth of air speed,” Mr Ford said.

Pastoralists, stock workers and pilots from across the Kimberley yesterday gathered at Halls Creek to commemorate mustering pilots killed doing what they loved.

About 150 people attended the unveiling of a new memorial, funded by donations from pastoralists, pilots’ families and local businesses, at the entrance of the Halls Creek rodeo grounds.

Read the West Australian's story here.

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Monday, 20 July 2015 10:08

Mowanjum

Former Kimberley stockman Eddie Bear (pictured) knows a thing or two about cattle.

Based at Mowanjum community in WA's remote West Kimberley, Eddie has worked at many of the region's big cattle stations.

After a lifetime in the saddle, Eddie is one of the leaders of Mowanjum driving a game-changing agricultural development in his community.

Read Sue Neales' story in The Australian about Mowanjum's agricultural dreams here.

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