Oct 12 2017
Great news filmmakers, there are two filmmaking workshops on Monday 23rd October lead by Australian actor Steve Bastoni and filmmaker Shayne Thomson. Register your interest now.
The second filmmaking workshop on Monday 23 Oct is from 6.30pm – 8.30pm, Lotteries House, Steve Bastoni will help with scripting, acting and directing, and Shayne Thomson with camera technique and techie stuff. Both great workshops and we look forward to seeing you there.
Sep 27 2017
When September 30, 2017, 7 -10:30am
Where Magabala Botanical Park, Magabala Road, Waranyjarri Estate (Broome North)
Free Event by the Society for Kimberley Indigenous Plants and Animals
Sponsor Water Corporation
Sep 26 2017
Researchers have partnered Indigenous rangers in the Kimberley to gather critical data on dugongs and their seagrass habitat for a WA Marine Science Institution project.
Dr Peter Bayliss explains key learnings and what they mean for dugongs and their seagrass pastures in the Kimberley.
“This three-year research project makes a start in a life-time adventure to gain critical knowledge with community participation at all levels.”
Where The Hall, University of Notre Dame,
88 Guy St, Broome
When Wednesday October 11 from 6 – 7.00pm
Free Gold coin donations welcome 🙂
Aug 23 2017
So how do dolphins living in Roebuck Bay or humpback whales migrating key breeding grounds off the Kimberley use communication within their social societies?
Where The Hall, Univ Notre Dame, 88 Guy St, Broome
When Wednesday August 30 from 6 – 7 pm
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Aug 11 2017
The Mud and Saltwater Short Film Fest featured 25 short films made by local filmmakers.The popular Film Fest featured footage from Roebuck Bay and the
Australian actor Steve Bastoni provided filmmaking / acting workshops with Film Fest Co-Director Shayne Thomson which paid off, with lots of entries from emerging filmmakers. MC Greg Quicke, aka #spacegandalf after appearances on Stargazing Live was a drawcard, along with Sobrane Simcock who painted a dancing brolga which she donated for silent auction, raising $1800 for the 2019 Mud and Saltwater Short Film Fest.
Check out the Mud and Saltwater Short Film Fest website for details on the next Film Fest.
The MUD AND SALTwater SHORT FILM FEST is an initiative of the Roebuck Bay Working Group, and we thank the major funders: Cygnet Bay Pearls, State NRM though Royalties for Regions, Inspiring Australia and Rangelands NRM through the National Landcare Program. We also thanks the businesses and Not For Profit organisations who donated prizes and in kind support: Greg Quicke from Astro Tours, Betta Home Living, BK Signs, Broome Bird Observatory, Broome Broome Car Hire, Broome Whale Watching, Diverse Water Sports, Finn Films, Good Cartel, Harvey Norman, National Science Week, Pindan Printing, Sobrane Simcock, Sundowner Camel Tours , The Mangrove Hotel and Zanders.
Jun 27 2017
Read about the innovative work of the Roebuck Bay Working Group in the latest RBWG eNewsletter June 2017.
As you will read, we have plenty going on that you can get involved in – a Mud and Saltwater Short Film Fest on August 5, 2017. If you are a filmmaker and wish to get involved, please do, but remember, the short films are due in on July 15, 2017. You can submit your film through Film Freeway on http://mudandsaltwater.org.au/entering-films/
The Roebuck Bay Working Group also runs a Science on the Broome Coast series. Check out the presentations coming up and come along, they are all free events and you will discover a lot about Roebuck Bay and the Kimberley coast.
Enjoy reading our eNewsletter and let us know if you want any further information about any of the events we put on.
Jun 16 2017
Celebrate the Dinosaur Coast is organised by the Dinosaur Coast Management Group (DCMG) in partnership with the Roebuck Bay Working Group (RBWG). Micklo Corpus, DCMG Chairperson said, ‘This is a great opportunity for the whole community to learn more about the dinosaurs who used to call Broome and beyond home.’ RBWG Project Manager Kandy Curran said, ‘this is a stand out for 2017, with lots of hands on dinosaurian activities led by two of Australia’s leading paleontologists.’
Research published in Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Memoir 16 (Mar 2017) has captured international and national attention. Led by Dr Steve Salisbury (University of Queensland), the work established the rich diversity of well-preserved tracks on the Yanijarri-Lurrajarri section of the Dampier Peninsula coastline as unparalleled.
May 25 2017
Marine Biologist Dr Malcolm Lindsay and Julia Rau, project coordinator of the Broome Community Seagrass Monitoring Project, will present findings and launch an easily understood 10-Year Report Card that will assist with the management and protection of the seagrass meadows in Roebuck Bay.
May 19 2017
Arguably one of the world’s rarest bird species, the Night Parrot was last confirmed in WA in 1912 when an individual was shot in the Gascoyne region. Bruce Greatwich and Nigel Jackett, with George Swann and Adrian Boyle embarked on a trip to the remote desert in the hope of finding the species. Many years of hard work and refinement of detection methods paid off, when the team was able to capture photographs and call recordings of the Night Parrot in WA for the first time in history.
May 8 2017
The focus the 2017 Mud and Saltwater Short Film Fest is Roebuck Bay and the Kimberley coast – with this wild seascape providing enough drama and visuals for an outstanding screening on August 5, 2017, under the stars at The Mangrove Hotel in Broome. Filmmakers of any level are encouraged to submit a short film up to five minutes in length.
Mud and Saltwater Film Fest is OPEN NOW FOR ENTRIES…Entry details and film submissions to FILM FREEWAY
Television Filmmaker Shayne Thomson is providing a hands on Filmmaking Workshop – includes aerial technology on May 11 from 6-8pm at Lotteries House -Room 2 – don’t miss out – email: email@example.com to book your place.
Check out the new Mud and Saltwater Short Film Fest website for further details on the 2017 Filmmaking Workshops, Film Fest and Short Film Categories!
Roebuck Bay Working Group is comprised of Traditional Owners and government, local community, conservation groups and business. We work collaboratively to solve issues, raise awareness and encourage research and monitoring which supports responsible management and protection of Roebuck Bay.