NEW Extra Special WE WON Edition to the Walmadan Camp Book

The New WE WON edition of the Walmadan Camp Booklet has been released and is NOW AVAILABLE!

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View NEW Edition

View NEW Edition

This is the new section only. To view the original booklet see previous post below.

In the NEW WE WON section you will find:

Photo: Damian Kelly

Photo: Damian Kelly

* Heartfelt reflections and recounts from some of the people involved at Camp Walmadan

* Photos and artworks by local people

* A song written by the Walmadan crew on the day of the win. “The day of the win the Walmadan phone was ringing off the hook, so we spent most of the day sitting together on the floor of the media tent, taking phone calls and not quite knowing exactly how to feel or what to do. In between calls we put our bewildered energy into writing a song. It was performed at the celebration gigs with cup percussion”.

Photo: Damian Kelly

Photo: Damian Kelly

GET YOU OWN COPY TODAY

To receive a high-resolution copy of both sections of this booklet email: kimberleydirectaction@gmail.com

We can send you a high res copy, and instructions for printing!

THANKYOU

Biggest thanks to Lilia Letsch who did an enormous amount of volunteer work on the graphic design of this booklet! What an incredible woman! And to Nicola Paris whose unstoppable energy drove this project! To all the photographers and artists who constantly documented the happiest and most painful moments throughout the campaign. To all the people who shared their stories and their feelings, and to everyone involved in Camp Walmadan over the years.

It has been a pleasure to work with you all.

                 Tegan Mossop and the Walmadan Warriors

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Launch of the NEW Walmadan camp guide to Country, Community & Culture

To view the guide click on this image:

camp booklet front cover

It looks HOT, with many artists and photographers contributing pieces depicting the Walmadan area and the struggle of trying to protect it.

Despite the wet season, a struggling solar system, the threat of nearby cyclones, and being trapped in the bush due to a flooded dirt road, we have produced this guide primarily from out on Country!

If you want to know more about Camp Walmadan, how we work to help protect the Kimberley from mass industrialisation; or if you want to know more about non-violent direct action, the cultural and environmental wonders of this place, and how you can help, THIS GUIDE IS FOR YOU!!

If you are considering coming to visit us at camp Walmadan, to say hi, or to stay and be active in the campaign (and we hope you are), THIS GUIDE DEFINITELY IS FOR YOU!!!

In this Guide you will find:

* Artworks and photographs of the area and the No Gas Campaign.

You will find info about:

* The Campaign                             * How to get there & Maps

* Goolaraboloo                              * Cultural Protocol

* Sacred Land                                 * Camp Life

* Camp Life                                     * What to bring

* Health & Safety                           * Dry Camp – No Garri No Ganja

* Camp Guidelines                         * How To Help Out Around Camp

* Contributing to Camp                 * Decision Making & Conflict Resolution

* Native Plants                                *  The Aboriginal 6 Season Calendar

* Nonviolent Direct Action            * Security Culture

* Legal Basics                                   * Services Around Broome

* How to get More Information

The Indigenous Mob of the Dampier Peninsular hold a Corroborree at Walmadan. As a very rare and special event they invite guardia (whitefella) to dance corroborate with them. Many laughs to be had by the countrymen as they try to teach guadia to dance the right way!  Photo: Julia Rau

The Indigenous Mob of the Dampier Peninsular hold a Corroborree at Walmadan. As a very rare and special event they invite guardia (whitefella) to dance corroborate with them. Many laughs to be had by the countrymen as they try to teach guadia to dance the right way!
Photo: Julia Rau

To print one of these camp guides, email:

kimberleydirectaction@gmail.com

We can send you a link to a high-resolution copy, suitable for printing, and send you printing instructions. These guides are designed to print out into an A5 booklet (A4 folded in half – like a regular zine). The section in the centre is about local plants and their uses. This beautifully illustrated section can pull out to be displayed on your wall.

If you have any questions or trouble printing don’t hesitate to email.

To help spread the word about the direct action being taken to protect the Kimberley, about this ecologically diverse and culturally powerful area, and about ways to become involved, we suggest printing copies out for all your friends, family and workmates. You could even leave a few copies at your local cafe, library etc.

Thankyou very much to Ray from the Happy Herb Company who donated a big mob of equipment to Camp Walmadan!

Thankyou very much to Ray from the Happy Herb Company who donated a big mob of equipment to Camp Walmadan!

To all our supporters who help in so many ways we send a very big thankyou from camp Walmadan!

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Kimberley under threat – please join us!

The Kimberley region in northern Western Australia is a globally significant natural and cultural landscape, home to rare and endangered wildlife and flora. It houses a marine wonderland of unique beauty and epic diversity.

Photo: Tegan Mossop

Walmadan Tropical Reef
Photo: Tegan Mossop

 

The region has been compared to places like the Amazon, the Great Barrier Reef, and the Antarctic, in terms of majesty and scale of pristine, and healthy functioning, natural landscapes.

Photo: Tegan Mossop

Morning Glory
Photo: Tegan Mossop

But the Kimberley is under threat with plans to build the world’s largest oil and gas plant, and a deep sea port, on the Kimberley coast, between Quondong and Walmadan (James Price Point). This location is just 50km north of the tourist town of Broome, and is part of a very important Song Cycle and the Lurujarri Heritage Trail. It is also home to threatened turtles, dolphins, humpback whales, dugongs and bilbies. Not only would this proposed development destroy this culturally and environmentally significant area, but it would also open the entire Kimberley up for industrialisation and exploitation.

If this happened we would lose one of the world’s last wild and un-industrialised areas.

Right now, the Broome community needs your help. A camp has been set up at Walmadan on Manari Road acting as a blockade to the sacred dune system. Local Indigenous mob, community members and supporters from all over the world have gathered here to work together to save Walmadan (James Price Point) and the whole Kimberley. Oil and Gas Giant, Woodside, are already responsible for driving carelessly over burial sites and middens in this dune system. Their next phase of exploratory work involves clearing, destroying, digging up and drilling into these burial sites, middens, endangered monsoonal vine thicket areas, and a sacred Song Cycle. You are urged to come and join the struggle to protect this beautiful and special part of Australia.

It is the perfect place to learn about Aboriginal culture and support those taking direct action to stop the proposed gas hub. During some months of the year there may be opportunities to volunteer in turtle research and other wildlife surveys.

Please spread the message to friends and family: Camp Walmadan is open for the 2013 dry season in the spectacular Kimberley! We need your help.

Photo: Tegan Mossop

Camp Walmadan Rainbow
Photo: Tegan Mossop

Contact us – kimberleydirectaction@gmail.com

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