Journalism

Cowboy whipped up rich outback life

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Buddy Tyson was a larger-than-life Kimberley cowboy known for his wisecracks and whip-cracks, who took his tea black and cold ...

Published: The West Australian 28-10-2011

Phone glitch added to marathon blaze debacle

outbak-enduranceEmails obtained by The Weekend West shed further light on communication problems between organisers and rescuers in the Kimberley Ultramarathon...

Published: The West Australian 08-10-2011

‘Monster factories’ encouraging young criminals

boy-12Perth's child jails are known as 'monster factories' where violence is rife and young offenders learn to become more efficient and violent criminals...

Published: The West Australian 08-10-2011

Outback endurance runners in fiery survival race

outbak-enduranceWhen 41 cross-country runners gathered at El Questro Station for the Kimberley Ultramarathon each was expecting something extreme...

Published: The West Australian 10-09-2011

Owners moving on from ‘last gasp’ servo

servo-ownersFor 15 years, Phil and Rae Garstone's Wyndham service station has been the last stop for thousands of West Australian travellers heading north...

Published: The West Australian WestLogo 29-08-2011

The explosive life of Gelignite Jim

explosive-lifeJames O'Kenny had a soft spot for dynamite and built his reputation in an era when the Kimberley was full of people known only by their first names...

Published: The West Australian WestLogo 29-08-2011

RAAF hot air an inspiration to remote community

raaf-hot-airOne hundred wide eyes watch and a dog slinks away as the burners' roar gas into the giant canopy inflating it against a red Kimberley backdrop...

Published: The West Australian WestLogo 20-08-2011

Farmers not happy as China sizes up Ord land

diversion-damAsian investors are eyeing fertile agricultural land in WA's north with three Chinese delegations visiting Kununurra in the past two months...

Published: The West Australian 13-08-2011

Fungal disease blow to Ord rice

fungal-disease-blowWA's fledging rice industry has been dealt a blow with the discovery of a destructive fungal disease in rice crops in the State's north...

Published: The West Australian 11-08-2011

Inquest hears plea to fix substance abuse misery

inquest-hears-pleaBalgo teenager Liam was happy, healthy and confident when he left a Northern Territory rehabilitation centre. Two months later he was dead...

Published: The West Australian WestLogo 08-08-2011