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Journey 2 - 52 Weeks On
March, 6 2010
Burrup Peninsular
William L Fox
Writing

Dampier is an active port but only a small town, fewer than 1800 people living in it; that includes the transient workers sharing the motel with us, like the pair of deckhands next door from Shangh...

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Journey 2 - 52 Weeks On
March, 6 2010
Burrup Peninsular
Mags Webster
Writing

I've sketched something in my notebook - a jagged scribble of ink, looking like broken shark teeth. Underneath I've written 'Standing Stones Site - Flying Foam Massacre'.
I've copied out the w...

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Journey 2 - 52 Weeks On
March, 8 2010
Burrup Peninsular
William L Fox
Writing

Stories replacing stories

First thing the next day we hike up a hill in Deep Gorge to see the petroglyphs of the now-vanished fat-tailed kangaroo, an image executed on a large flat boul...

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Journey 4 - 52 Weeks On
September, 21 2010
Burrup Peninsular
William L Fox
Writing

Six pm and with an almost full moon finds Mollie and I sitting on rocks across from the small valley and the ammonia nitrate plant at the foot of the Burrup. The photographers are framing their sho...

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Journey 4 - 52 Weeks On
September, 22 2010
Burrup Peninsular
William L Fox
Writing

Larry and I spend much of the rest of the day digesting what we've seen, and find ourselves in late afternoon bouncing along the dirt roads of the Burrup looking for the rock art cemetery. We remem...

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Journey 4 - 52 Weeks On
September, 23 2010
Burrup Peninsular
Les Walkling
Photography

Landscape is part of human activity, experience and discourse, but remains difficult to see, and consequently to theorise. I have engaged with two geographies; the places of landscape itself, and t...

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Journey 4 - 52 Weeks On
September, 23 2010
Burrup Peninsular
Les Walkling
Photography

The Pilbara is a strange and confusing place to a stranger's eyes and ears. Inherited memories from previous encounters do little to stabilise the Pilbara's shifting ground. It swirls around my fee...

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Journey 4 - 52 Weeks On
September, 23 2010
Burrup Peninsular
Tony Hewitt
Photography

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Journey 4 - 52 Weeks On
September, 23 2010
Burrup Peninsular
William L Fox
Writing

At one o'clock this afternoon Mollie and Larry and I again meet up with Shane Peters to wander about the Burrup. Today he's wearing a blue field shirt, nylon field pants with lots of pockets, and a...

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Journey 4 - 52 Weeks On
September, 23 2010
Burrup Peninsular
Mollie Hewitt
Writing

Later, on our way to the rock art cemetery, as we drove up the out-of-the-way 4WD track, I could feel a quietness come over Larry and Bill. I guess I was somewhat prepared for this visit, after con...

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Journey 4 - 52 Weeks On
September, 23 2010
Burrup Peninsular
Mollie Hewitt
Writing

We followed the moon to Hearson's Cove, apparently the best spot for seeing the ‘Stairway to the Moon'. People lined up along the beach to capture the light darting across the tidal flats and the...

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