Aug 27 2015
A first for the coastal town of Broome in this year’s popular Shinju Matsuri Festival of the Pearl, is the Roebuck Bay Working Groups’ short film festival to be held on the 3rd of September. The Mangrove Hotel, with its sea eagle view of Roebuck Bay is the picturesque location for the FREE Roebuck Bay MUD AND SALTwater SHORT FILM FEST.
Roebuck Bay Working Group Project Manager, Kandy Curran, said the films that have been received for the festival are of a high standard and exceptionally diverse. These include films with mock interviews with Roebuck Bay’s marine life, Yawuru Rangers showing how they look after Yawuru country, stories of the bay’s multicultural history, whacky footage of mud dwellers, underwater footage of dolphins and out of water experiences with humpback whales, cyclone surfing, a cultural story told through the eyes of a young girl and the dilemma of whether to fish with a best friend or go to the movies with a dream girl.
The ROEBUCK BAY MUD AND SALTwater SHORT FILM FEST is an initiative of the Roebuck Bay Working Group and is funded by Inspiring Australia and Rangelands NRM.
Jun 4 2015
It was -a marvellous night for a moondance’ on Roebuck Bay this week. How beautiful is the clear jelly egg mass of the moon snail on the moonlit mudflats ! The tiny eggs within are revealed by the moonlight.
Every fortnight spring tides occur in Broome. They have an amplitude of eight to ten metres and as the intertidal zone is so flat, several kilometres of mud are alternatively covered and exposed, revealing the extraordinary life that exists there.
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.