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Pilbara Stories
September, 30 2012
Port Hedland
Annet van der Voort
Photography

Alix

 

I got the contact details for ESS from a friend. I applied online and got a position. The money attracted me, and I enjoy the lifestyle. I would prefer to spe...

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Pilbara Stories
September, 30 2012
Port Hedland
Annet van der Voort
Photography

Angela


I have lived here for twenty years, and I am originally from New Zealand. I came here as a backpacker to make money so I could go overseas. I married a local I...

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Pilbara Stories
September, 30 2012
Port Hedland
Annet van der Voort
Photography

Annie


I’m from Jakarta in Indonesia. My parents are from Central Java and they moved to Jakarta when they were young, all their kids are born in Jakarta and went to ...

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Pilbara Stories
September, 30 2012
Port Hedland
Annet van der Voort
Photography

Clark


I’ve been living here since 1982. I was born in South Australia. There was a flying school that was operating; I came here to finish off the students who hadn...

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Pilbara Stories
September, 30 2012
Port Hedland
Annet van der Voort
Photography

Dave


I was born in Sydney. I’ve been in the Northwest since 1986, in Roebourne, Karratha, and now, Port Hedland. I love the Pilbara, its ruggedness, and beauty. I us...

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Pilbara Stories
September, 30 2012
Port Hedland
Annet van der Voort
Photography

Denis

 

I’m a Refrigeration Mechanic. I do all the maintenance and service of air conditioners, cool rooms, and fridges. We have around two thousand air conditione...

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Pilbara Stories
September, 30 2012
Port Hedland
Annet van der Voort
Photography

Heng

 

I’ve been here close to 2 years, I was previously in Perth and originally born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, we came as kids to Australia. I was in Perth for o...

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Pilbara Stories
September, 30 2012
Port Hedland
Annet van der Voort
Photography

Edna and Pat

 

We’ve been married for 51 years; we come from Canberra. We left home on the 20th April and came up through the centre to Darwin, then all the way to...

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Pilbara Stories
September, 30 2012
Port Hedland
Annet van der Voort
Photography

Florian

 

My name is Florian but people call me Filo. I am from Germany. I was 14 when I first thought about walking around the world. I started walking in Mumbai, I...

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Pilbara Stories
September, 30 2012
Port Hedland
Annet van der Voort
Photography

Jamez

 

I like to sit in the sun and read a book- I go by the writer. I read mostly novels with the odd fiction in there every now and again. I was born in New Zeala...

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Pilbara Stories
September, 30 2012
Port Hedland
Annet van der Voort
Photography

Jean-Phillipe

 

I’m from Mauritius. I work as the assistant to the General Manager at the Port Hedland Yacht Club. I make sure everything is working. We do 300 peo...

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Pilbara Stories
September, 30 2012
Port Hedland
Annet van der Voort
Photography

Jewel

 

I live in Melbourne. I work in Port Hedland as a sex worker for ten days most of the time. There are three to four girls working here.  You have to be thick...

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Pilbara Stories
September, 30 2012
Port Hedland
Annet van der Voort
Photography

Joan

 

My father was the first officer in charge of the Port Hedland Airport, he was in civil aviation. The tent he camped in when he first came was right next to th...

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Pilbara Stories
September, 30 2012
Port Hedland
Annet van der Voort
Photography

Karen

 

I’ve been a personal trainer for about 15 years and doing this job for two years. I’m an Active Life Coach at Tropicana (Ess Port Haven Village). The mon...

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Pilbara Stories
September, 30 2012
Port Hedland
Annet van der Voort
Photography

Kaye

 

I was not quite 18 when I arrived in Port Hedland in May 1966. I had come from Inverell in New South Wales but I had been working in Sydney when my brother se...

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Pilbara Stories
September, 30 2012
Port Hedland
Annet van der Voort
Photography

Kerry

 

Marapikurrinya, that’s our name for Port Hedland. You get five creeks here, it’s also the name of a family group that our father passes onto us,...

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Pilbara Stories
September, 30 2012
Port Hedland
Annet van der Voort
Photography

Khalisah

 


Hi, my name is Khalisah. I was born in Port Hedland and have been living here for 20 years. I like to get away to the city sometimes for a change fr...

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Pilbara Stories
September, 30 2012
Port Hedland
Annet van der Voort
Photography

Loren

 

I work as a kitchen utility either in the dining room or in the kitchen. We set the dining room up for service, we do the prep for chefs & grab 'n' go's ...

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Pilbara Stories
September, 30 2012
Port Hedland
Annet van der Voort
Photography

Kelly

 

I first came to Hedland in 1999. I was travelling around Australia and I met someone here. At the time I was studying at the University of Melbourne, a doubl...

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Pilbara Stories
September, 30 2012
Port Hedland
Annet van der Voort
Photography

Melchor

 

I’ve been here in the Pilbara at Port Haven for almost three months. I work as a chef in Compass ESS. I have a 457 visa which is valid for four years, an...

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Pilbara Stories
September, 30 2012
Port Hedland
Annet van der Voort
Photography

Peter

 

I’ve been working in Port Hedland on the Tugs for 38 years and for the last 26 years I’ve been working on the Coongan. I first heard about this job along...

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Pilbara Stories
September, 30 2012
Port Hedland
Annet van der Voort
Photography

Peter

 

I’m Pilbara Regional Manager of Yamatji Marpla Aboriginal Corporation, a native title representative body that is funded by our federal government. We are ...

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Pilbara Stories
September, 30 2012
Port Hedland
Annet van der Voort
Photography

The O'Keefe's

 

We’ve been in Australia for 30 years and the Pilbara for 24 years, in Karratha, Wickham, Point Samson and Port Hedland. We spent six years down in ...

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Pilbara Stories
September, 30 2012
Roebourne
Bharat Sikka
Photography

Alice

My name is Alice Guinness. I’m about 55. I was born at Bumaji, now I live in a new maya (house) in Roebourne. I do painting and art.

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Pilbara Stories
August, 31 2012
Port Hedland
Bharat Sikka
Photography

Allen

 


I lived in Port Hedland for 29 years. I was born in Perth and moved up here when I was nine years old. As children we would be running around innocent...

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Pilbara Stories
August, 31 2013
Port Hedland
Bharat Sikka
Photography

Annelies


I am 26 years old and have been living in Port Hedland for almost two years now. Back home on the east coast, they think the Pilbara is just red dirt, a...

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Pilbara Stories
August, 31 2012
Roebourne
Bharat Sikka
Photography

Bruce


If anyone comes to see my photos hanging on the wall there, I’m very pleased for them to have a look at it, I wish everyone all around the Pilbara would take ...

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Pilbara Stories
August, 31 2012
Port Hedland
Bharat Sikka
Photography