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10 Jul 2014
TRADITIONAL owners removed this 4.5m crocodile from the town billabong at Gunbalanya early on the morning of Thursday 3 July. The crocodile had reportedly been taking dogs and cattle and its presence at a popular fishing spot had been described by one local as “a recipe for disaster”.Read more
25 Jun 2014
A woman is lucky to be after her vehicle was swept off Cahill's Crossing amid rising tidal waters on the East Alligator River. Neville Namarnyilk, at the helm of the Kakadu Cultural Tours boat Guluyambi , which came to the rescue of the woman, says he was guided to the scene of the near-disaster by a marrawadi , or spirit animal.Read more
25 Jun 2014
A new initiative is getting rave reviews as Njanjma Rangers offer a fresh interpretation of the Alligator River rock art region. "For a long time there's been a heavy reliance of Balanda (European descent) guides to interpret Kakadu's World Heritage area," says Njanjma coordinator Trent Wilkinson. "But now the traditional owners of Ubirr have stepped up and taken on the daily task of guiding visitors around the occupation site, and interpreting both the ancient and contemporary paintings which adorn the rock shelters where Bininj people lived for thousands of years."Read more
23 Jun 2014
THE stage is set for a chilled evening of tunes by the lake. With its low-key setting and laid-back vibe, Lake Jabiru will be home to the sounds of Kakadu Groove on July 19. Bring a blanket or a chair, some good company and a beverage or two, and let the sultry sounds smooth your Saturday out into sunset. Setting the scene will be legend of the West Coast blues scene Ivan Zar, and swinging country singer Tracey Bunn.Read more
23 Jun 2014
It was a day full of life and laughter, triumphs and tragedies. For the second year running, the Kakadu Triathlon was a triumph, as 107 competitors came together with supporters and volunteers from across the Jabiru community to raise more than $8200 for CareFlight.Read more
27 May 2014
EVER wonder what happens to all those plates they smash at Greek weddings? Well, it would be nice to think they are repurposed into colourful, eye-catching new designs -- much like the ones the Jabiru Art and Craft Group have been creating recently.Read more
27 May 2014
A small but significant celebration was held at Gunlom Falls on Monday 19 May. Kakadu Park Rangers and traditional owners joined with Federal Parliamentary Secretary for the Minister for Environment Simon Birmingham, NT Minister for Parks and Wildlife Bess Price, and guests to mark the 40th Anniversary of Cobourg Peninsula as the world’s first Ramsar site. Also known as Garig Gunak Barlu National Park, Cobourg is jointly managed by the Arrarrkbi people and Parks and Wildlife NT.Read more
26 May 2014
A TEAM from the Jabiru Fire S tation has again won the NT Firefighters Games Sunday 11 May at Fred’s Pass reserve in Darwin. Jabiru has been the dominant team in the last four competitions, managing to beat some close competition. The team this year consisted of experienced members Justin Gould, Macca Morris and Tamykah Anderson alongside three new members in Tony Koch, Adam Thompson and Mike Martin.Read more
26 May 2014
A SECTION of a new footpath being built at Gunbalanya will need to be pulled up and relaid after it was vandalised overnight on Thursday 15 May 2014. The concrete pour was destroyed by what appear to be at least two separate sets of adult-sized footprints. Dog paw prints and graffiti scrawls also mar the work. Gunbalanya Police are investigating the incident, which caused thousands of dollars damage.Read more
26 May 2014
THE community of Gunbalanya was out in force on Saturday 17 May to watch Banyan go head-to-head with arch-rivals Injalak at the footy grand final. Organised by West Arnhem Regional Council’s Youth, Sport and Recreation team, the event drew a big crowd for four quarters of fierce footy. Showing good class in the ruck, and with Hilton Garnarradj moving into space around the ground, Injalak applied pressure early, leaving Banyan to play catch-up for the first two quarters.Read more