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Clubs Associations in Australias North West


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Broome Turf Club

Set amongst large shading trees and a sea of shade sails the Broome Turf Club offers a range of facilities to accommodate all race goers.

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  • Sports:Horse Racing

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WELCOME TO THE UNIQUELY BEAUTIFUL BROOME TURF CLUB.
Thoroughbred horse racing in Broome has evolved out of the dust and the Broome Turf Club has arguably become one of the most progressive race clubs in Australia, whilst still retaining a well loved country picnic atmosphere.

The Broome Turf Club is carved out of bush land at picturesque Gantheaume Point, just a stones throw from world famous Cable Beach. This idyllic location perched on the Broome peninsula is surrounded by the Indian Ocean and benefits from the constant cool breezes which are a welcome relief in the hot and humid climate of the Kimberley.

Today the Broome Turf Club has transformed from its rustic ‘pindan’ roots into a relaxing, shady oasis. A day at the Broome races is an experience unlike most others, and one that many international tourists seek to repeat. A highlight of the tourism calendar in Broome, it is a place where members of the multi-cultural community mingle with visitors from far and wide.

The main attraction is competitive racing on the firm dirt track, which is well complimented by the highly social and community aspects of race days. A joyful and colourful scene, the clubs hospitality is enhanced by local and imported entertainment throughout the day and evening.

Set amongst the balmy tropical climate the post race party extends well into the evening with patrons reluctant to go home. A good time is had by all who try their hand at tossing the coins in the uniquely Australian game of two-up, or for those who choose to dance the night away to the sound of great live entertainment.

The nine week race season culminates in the highly anticipated Broome Cup Carnival. Incorporating a vibrant Ladies Day on Tuesday August 12th and Saturday 16th 2014- always a sensational Broome Cup Day - leaves punters yearning for the next years season. Everyone who has ever had the pleasure of experiencing the Broome races always returns, for this is truly ‘the winter racing alternative’.

Kimberley Development Commission

The Kimberley Development Commission (KDC) is established as a Statutory Authority under the Regional Development Commissions Act 1993 . It is one of nine development commissions established under this act by the government of Western Australia. The Commission's purpose is to achieve an environment which is conducive to the balanced economic and social development of the Kimberley region. The mission, functions and objectives of the Commission are the primary guidelines for the Commission's

  • Other:Special Interest

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The Commission has a Board of ten people with strong interests in the development of the region. Board members are appointed by the Minister for Regional Development; Lands; Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development; Minister Assisting the Minister for Transport, the Hon. Brendon Grylls MLA.


The Kimberley Development Commission's (KDC) mission is to facilitate the development of the Kimberley for the prosperity and benefit of all its people.

We are proactive and inclusive in our corporate activities as we strive to continually enhance the well being of the region's people, its communities and its organisations through our leadership and actions in support of social and economic development.

Our vision is for a prosperous Kimberley region, characterised by proactive co-operation and respect among its people who all enjoy the benefits of economic, social and cultural development, a unique environment and a healthy lifestyle.
 

Magabala Books

Magabala Books is a recognised producer of quality Indigenous Australian literature with many titles receiving accolades in prestigious national awards. Magabala Books is funded as a key organisation by the Department of Culture and the Arts (Government of Western Australia) and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board of the Australia Council.

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  • Arts:Literature

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Magabala Books became an independent Aboriginal Corporation in March 1990, with the objective of restoring, preserving and maintaining Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and South Sea Islander cultures by:

Recording, promoting and publishing a body of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and South Sea Islander cultures.
Assisting and encouraging people to pass on their history.
Making the wider community aware of the wealth of their tradition and culture.
Protection and education in matters of copyright.
Promoting acknowledgment of and respect for Indigenous culture through the use of published works and through electronic media.
Providing employment and training for Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and South Sea Islander people.
The Future

The Board recognises that it is crucial to grow the business of Magabala Books to increase commercial viability so that we can support the social and cultural objectives of the organisation. We have identified the tourism market as an area that has an unmet need for quality Indigenous product that can be supplied by Magabala Books using existing artistic collateral. This may include merchandising or product diversification using the books that Magabala produces as the basis for product development.

Developing partnerships and linkages with other Indigenous businesses and organisations, Magabala Books aims to establish a commercially viable venture designed to create economic and employment opportunities for Indigenous people, both in the Kimberley region and across Australia.

The objectives of the project are to:

Develop the business of Magabala Books Aboriginal Corporation to ensure commercial viability.
Increase sales of Indigenous products to the tourism market.
Develop new Indigenous products using existing and new artistic collateral.
Increase economic benefits for Indigenous people.
Increase markets for all Magabala products.
Skills development for Indigenous people.
Increased sustainability to support the social and cultural objectives of preservation, promotion and transmission of Indigenous culture.
Magabala's Indigenous Publishing Policy

Magabala Books publishes works which have major Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or South Sea Islander involvement. This requires an Indigenous author, editor or illustrator. From our home in Broome in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, we provide publishing services and advice for Indigenous people throughout Australia. Magabala Books has a policy of using illustrations by Indigenous artists for its publications.

Magabala ... spreading the seeds of our culture

Magabala is the Nyul Nyul, Nyangumarta, Karrajari and Yawuru traditional language word for the bush banana found on the west Kimberley coast. When young it is green, moist and sweet, up to 8cm in length and best collected during or just after the wet season (January – March). Every part can be eaten — the skin, green seeds and pulp. Later the fruit hardens and dries, in preparation for the dispersal of its many seeds with their spectacular parasol-shaped aerofoils.

Like the bush banana, our organisation spreads the seeds of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and South Sea Islander cultures, publishing and promoting Indigenous literature in Australia and throughout the world. 

Marrugeku Inc

Marrugeku pursues powerful new forms of cultural knowledge and the survival, preservation and growth of Indigenous story, dance and language through the making of new intercultural performance work.

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  • Arts:Aboriginal,Dance,Performing Arts

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Marrugeku is an unparalled presence in Australia today, dedicated to Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians working together to develop new dance languages that are restless, transformative and unwavering.

Marrugeku is led by co-artistic directors: choreographer/dancer Dalisa Pigram and director/dramaturg Rachael Swain. Working together for 23 years, they co-conceive and facilitate Marrugeku’s productions and research laboratories, introducing audiences to the unique and potent structures of Indigenous knowledge systems and the compelling experience of intercultural performance. Marrugeku’s performers come from diverse backgrounds and disciplines, collaborating to co-create each production. 

Martu Mili

Martumili Artists are based in the East Pilbara Arts centre in Newman, with artists working in the six other remote East Pilbara communities.

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  • Arts:Aboriginal,Visual Arts

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Martumili Artists was established by Martu people living in the communities of Parnpajinya (Newman), Jigalong, Parnngurr, Punmu, Kunawarritji, Irrungadji and Warralong, and it draws on strong influences of aboriginal art history. The artists and their families are the traditional custodians of vast stretches of the Great Sandy, Little Sandy and Gibson Deserts as well as the Karlamilyi (Rudall River) area.  Most Martu people maintain an entirely independent, nomadic desert lifestyle until the 1950s and 1960s when they walked into settlements in response to a long and severe drought.  Today, Martu people live in their own communities and regularly visit regional centres such as Newman and Port Hedland.

Martumili Artists are an activity of the Shire of East Pilbara, and gratefully acknowledge BHP Billiton as their Principal Partner.

Pitter Pat Productions

Pitter Pat Productions is Karratha's only community theatre company, creating and fostering performing arts for and by local people.

  • Type:Classes

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  • Arts:Performing Arts

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Pitter Pat Productions is a community focused, not for profit theatre group based in Karratha, Western Australia we aim to:
  • Provide an outlet for community members of all ages to develop new theatrical skills
  • Produce professional shows with local talent for the enjoyment of the community
  • Create a long term, self-sustainable addition to Karratha’s arts community
If you are interested in volunteering, becoming a member or just what to know more about us, check out our website: www.pitterpatproductions.org.au or drop us a line: [email protected]

Roebourne Art Group

The West Pilbara's preeminent indigenous art centre featuring contemporary Australian Aboriginal art.

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  • Arts:Visual Arts

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Located in Western Australia’s remote northwest 1500 kilometres north of Perth, Roebourne Art Group represents Ngarluma, Yindjibarndi, Guruma, Banjyima, Marthuthunira and Torres Strait Islander artists.

RAG is an Aboriginal community controlled and governed representative body and resource centre for artists throughout the region.

Hours are sometimes subject to change. Please call ahead to make sure that the gallery is open. 

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