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Wilcannia News

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Published monthly by Wilcannia News Committee Inc.

Distributed in Wilcannia and district

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08 8091 5294


Recent articles

Maari Ma Health Centre opens

In a fitting opening, two local residents cut the ribbon to declare the new $9m Maari Ma Aboriginal Health Care building officially opened. Shirely Evans and Ngearie Cattermole cut the ribbon and then the cake ... With the holistic concept of the centre, Maari Ma is providing culturally appropriate health services.

Local participant in the stone conservation course

Mark Curry has just completed the Heritage conservation skills course and been awarded a certificate. In this course he has learnt about Stone conservation, breathable paints, lime mortar technology, solid rendering and re-pointing, The class of 14 participants have transformed the upper facade of the Pirie Chambers building in Argent Street Broken Hill.

Careers day 2024

On the 8th April students from Wilcannia Central School and St Therese’s Mission School were given the opportunity to meet with employers and training organisations, be informed about careers and discover practical ways to engage in immediate and future career opportunities at the Wilcannia Career Expo.

Earlier articles

Archaeological dig

As part of the weir project Water Infrastructure contracted to an archaeological consulting firm to conduct excavations on a number of sites that may fall with the footprint of the weir and construction zones ... Wilcannia Local Aboriginal Land Council and the Barkindji Native Title Group were consulted and a number of members received training on how to sift the soil from the holes...

Wilcannia Weir – the residents are weary

After limited local advertising, a meeting took place last Wednesday at the Hall. Forty people attended ... Representatives from Water Infrastructure once again asked residents to listen to them and they would explain why the town was not getting the weir shown in the previous plan, that was the result of several years community consultation.

Not the usual cyclist’s story

Coming back from Newcastle a couple of weeks ago we passed him somewhere between Nyngan and Cobar. Just poking along, and we thought, another person with time on their hands to cycle, not drive ... Mic Whitty’s story is not the usual push bike rider's adventure story ... he hatched a plan to cycle and follow his grandfather's footsteps around the Western Front in France.

How’s ya mate in Wilcannia

Perth born Kirby Bentley, former player for the Fremantle and Carlton clubs in the AFL women’s comp, visited Wilcannia Central School on Thursday 22nd Feb., to socialise and throw a few balls with the students from both schools. Sponsored by Lifeline through a Regional NSW grant, Kirby’s aim was to promote "How’s Ya Mate?", mental first aid for kids.

Obituary: Vice Admiral Ian Knox AC RAN Retired

Peter Jones and Guy Knox. Vice Admiral Ian Knox died in Sydney on 14 January after a long illness. Ian Warren Knox was born in Wilcannia on the Darling River in western NSW on 9 February 1933 ... He was promoted Vice Admiral in July 1987 and became Vice Chief of the Defence Force ... He regularly returned to Wilcannia during his retirement and in 2016 attended its annual Field Fun Day, as one of its famous sons.

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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.

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

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

Phone 08 8091 5294


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