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02 Jun 2015
THE ancient landscapes of Kakadu filled the screens of breakfast TV viewers around Australia on Monday 25 May as The TODAY Show broadcast live from Anbangbang Billabong. Dozens of Jabiru locals made the trek in the pre-dawn light to be part of the show with hosts Karl Stefanovic, Richard Wilkins and Lisa Wilkinson. Children’s Ground Bininj Gunborrk dancers put on an awesome display of local culture and dance, and Kakadu Park Ranger Fred Hunter cooked up a breakfast of bush tucker, which Jenny Hunter, Catherine Ralph and Andy Ralph presented to the hosts live on air.Read more
02 Jun 2015
TIMOTHY Nadjowh has been fêted as a hero in his home community of Gunbalanya in a special ceremony acknowledging his life’s work. In a historical day of celebration, Mr Nadjowh was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for his services to the Indigenous communities of West Arnhem and to the visual arts. Mr Nadjowh was treated like Indigenous royalty in the event at the Gunbalanya school on Friday 15 May, by VIPs and schoolchildren alike.Read more
02 Jun 2015
AWARD-winning filmmaker Rachel Perkins is calling on organisations and individuals across Australia to support a newly launched foundation in its quest to preserve Indigenous cultural heritage. Ms Perkins says the loss of songs, language and culture is a story that resonates in Indigenous communities across Australia. Speaking at the launch of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Studies (AIATSIS) Foundation on Thursday 14 May, she said there was an urgent need to identify, gather, safe-keep and share Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage.Read more
31 May 2015
Lee Nabarlambarl from Merle Merle looks to get one past Sharon Kulu from Poroman. THE 2015 Jabiru Mixed Netball season is shaping up as one of the best yet. West Arnhem Regional Council Coordinator...Read more
29 May 2015
THE Jabiru community has done it again, putting on the third annual Kakadu Triathlon – an event that just keeps getting better and better! Speaking at the event on Saturday 16 May, Kakadu Triathlon Race Director Brett Verity from the Darwin Triathlon club had nothing but praise for the community event. “This is my favourite event, and I'm into pretty much anything – if there's a race to the letterbox I'll be in it,” Verity said.Read more
29 May 2015
Richard Van de Veerdonk, Primary Health Care Manager at Jabiru Health Clinic, received the Remote Area Nurse Award for Excellence at a gala event at the Darwin Convention Centre on Friday 8 May. Richard said his win was the result of the exceptional team spirit at the clinic.Read more
28 May 2015
ON 19 March 2015 the Northern Territory Electoral Commissioner announced Shane Namanurki from Maningrida elected as a new Councillor for West Arnhem Regional Council, representing Maningrida Ward. Mr...Read more
27 May 2015
A recent trip to the Nourlangie region of Kakadu by Supervising Scientist Jabiru Field Station staff in search of bushtucker led to an unexpected meeting of two fine – and very ‘gaudy’ – specimens of the Leichhardt’s grasshopper.Read more
27 May 2015
Maningrida will soon have a track-type loader, purchased with the assistance of an NT Government grant, to help maintain the site and assist the community with cyclone and disaster mitigation clean-ups.Read more
21 May 2015
The Diaries of Flemming Jensen, 1968-69. Episode 2, in which Flemming meets Allan Stewart, the owner of Nourlangie Safari Camp.Read more