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Jessie Linto

It’s entirely possible that when Jessie Linto came into the world on 26 October 1898 her father (William Linto) was nowhere to be seen. As manager of John Henry Monger’s Daliak Estate at York, he was most likely present at the 22nd Royal Agricultural Show held in Guildford on the 25th and may not have returned home in time. 3,275 more words

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Broome time

Broome – where the red desert meets the blue ocean of the famous Cable Beach.

Well we are back to civilisation for a few days. Camp is set up on the cliffs of Roebuck Bay and we have a great view over the aqua water. 137 more words

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Aboriginal Acacia Prison dancers had their audience captivated during their performance at a Naidoc Week event | inMyCommunity

AFTER a year of rehearsals, eight Aboriginal Acacia Prison dancers had their audience captivated during their performance at a Naidoc Week event this week.Guests braved the blustery winds and heavy downpour and were led to the prison gymnasium on Monday for the presentation, and were greeted with a small Acacia Prison Naidoc Week pin.The presentation began with a couple of songs by a trio of prisoners on electric and acoustic guitars and keyboard.The dancers, with their faces and bodies painted, performed five dances, each telling a different story about Australia wildlife and Aboriginal culture.The audience watched in respectful silence throughout the presentation and applauded at the conclusion of each dance, but it was the moving speeches by guests Unity of First Peoples Marion Kickett and her daughter Tanya Williams that tugged on the heartstrings. 9 more words


(12/7/2014) WA prisoner’s 155 day escape ‘symptom’ of overcrowding: Paul Papalia | Perth Now

Bernd Neumann has been on the run since February 8 when he fled an inmate soccer match set up as an excursion from Wooroloo Prison Farm. 57 more words


(1/7/2014) Claims GPS devices encourage release of dangerous sex offenders rejected by WA Govt | ABC

The introduction of GPS devices to monitor dangerous sex offenders has not led to more rapists being released from WA prisons, according to the State Government. 125 more words


(4/7/2014) Underused young men's prison at Wandoo may become women's jail as overcrowding plagues Bandyup | ABC News

The WA Government has revealed it is considering turning the underused Wandoo prison facility for young men into a womens prison.

It comes as WAs main womens prison, Bandyup, continues to be plagued by overcrowding, with almost 40 inmates currently sleeping on mattresses on the floor. 20 more words


How about an Ocean Pool for Cottesloe Beach?

The Town of Cottesloe is calling for submissions from the public for the review of its Beach Policy.

If you would like to see an Ocean Pool at Cottesloe beach (or if you have any other ideas or issues about Cottesloe beaches), now is the time to send a quick email to the CEO of the Town of Cottesloe and let him know; 72 more words