Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Wilcannia News

Publisher details

Published monthly by Wilcannia News Committee Inc.

Distributed in Wilcannia and district

Digital editions available

Contact: editor@wilcannianews.com.au
08 8091 5294

Articles

Recent articles

Spruce up for some town buildings and memorabilia

Rex Mansfield, a roving painter is in town working on some much needed repainting of the town’s old business fronts and iconic installations. He has started in Ray Hunter Park where he is putting the finishing touches to the “Barkindji Fish”, the original creation of the late Karen Riley. The Barrow & Co steam engine has been finished.

Darling/Baaka sacrificed for northern irrigators

‘The NSW Coalition and the Shooters Fishers Farmers Party have condemned the Darling/Baaka to longer periods of dry riverbed with stagnant slimy pools. This decline in river health started when floodplain harvesting exploded upstream during the 1990’s. The NSW Government has rewarded decades of unsustainable and unregulated water use with new licences while conducting no assessment of the downstream impacts on Darling/Baaka communities, native fish populations, groundwater recharge and important wetland areas’: Brian Stevens, spokesperson for Inland Rivers Network.

Solo exhibition by Sunno Mitchell at Broken Hill City Gallery

"As artist and mentor, Sunno is a key part of the Wilcannia community. His practice across textiles, printmaking, carving and more are intrinsically tied to his role as a community educator, and tell stories of family and his home along the Barka."

About Wilcannia News

Wilcannia News
Published monthly by the Wilcannia News Committee Inc. and circulated in Wilcannia and district.

Wilcannia News Committee Inc.
John Pineo (President), Shirley Evans, Ron Plunkett, Chris Elliott, Paul Brown, Anthony Pease , George

Submissions are welcome and advertising is available.

Editorial policy
The Editorial Committee wish to point out that the views expressed in Letters to the Editor, or submitted articles are not necessarily the views of the committee.
Letters to the Editor must be signed and have a contact number.
Letters will not be published unless these details are supplied.
The Editorial committee cannot guarantee that all letters received will be published.

Deadline
The deadline for articles, advertising and reports is 4pm on the Monday prior to the first Wednesday of the month.

Address
Editorial Committee
Athenaeum Building 37 Reid St
PO Box 150, Wilcannia 2836

Phone 08 8091 5294
Email: editor@wilcannianews.com.au

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