March 2012

Regional Development Workshops (1 of 2)

Date & Time:
Monday, March 12, 2012 - 2:00pm to 5:45pm

WORKSHOP IN BROKEN HILL - Regional Development Australia Far West NSW will be hosting a workshop for ‘not for profit sector’ to provide information on:

  1. how to be an effective committee member

  2. making sense of finances on a committee

This free FULL DAY workshop

Will be Held over TWO SESSIONS:


On Monday 12 March 2012



Tuesday 13 March 2012


David Newman-White's Archibald submission, 2012

[This article is an extract from MetroNorth newsletter.]

Portrait of "Uncle Harold Hunt" by David Newman-WhiteArtist David Newman-White has submitted a painting of Uncle Harold Hunt to the Archibald Prize this year. The exhibition features portraits of people who are distinguished in areas like art, literature, science or politics.

Uncle Harold is from the Maliangaapa tribal group of The Corner Country of NSW which ran from Tibooburra to the Flinders Ranges in the South and East to the Paroo river. He has been a client of Wangary Home Care for 6 years.

Wilcannia - historical facts and figures

Wilcannia was first settled by Europeans following the exploration of the Darling by Major Thomas Mitchell. The rest stop on the Barrier Highway on the Cobar side of town, commemorates one of his survey points.

The original settlers were pastoralists who took up “runs” that were millions of acres in size. Wilcannia is in the area that is the homeland of the Barkindji people. “Barka” being their word for river.

The Barkindji was a group of tribes that ran the length of the Darling River from Bourke to Wentworth.

A shepherds hut and a woolshed, which were part of the Mt. Murchison run stood where Wilcannia now is.