Ballawinne Festival at Port Cygnet

The Ballawinne Festival Cultural Day took place on Monday, in Port Cygnet, hosted by the South-East Tasmanian Aboriginal Corporation (SETAC). (See earlier article here). Ballawinne is the local word for red ochre, which was not traded like other ochres, and only used for important ceremony. Notable speakers included Dark Emu author, Bruce Pascoe; The Black War author, Nicholas Clements; […]

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Man charged over numerous thefts in the Hunter

A man will face court today charged over an alleged armed robbery and multiple stealing offences in the Hunter region. About midday on Sunday 5 January 2020, a man entered a service station on Mulbring Street, Stanford Merthyr, and allegedly threatened an attendant with a knife before demanding cash and cigarettes. The attendant refused before … Continue reading “Man charged over numerous thefts in the Hunter”

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