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Lazy Days in Broome

Broome has long been our winter escape from the cold and wet days in Perth. After a three hour flight, we can be enjoying lazy days in Broome….lying on the beach, swimming in the clear blue water and, with champagne in hand, watching brilliant sunsets from the beach. Having spent the last couple of winters […]

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Keeping Busy in Broome.

People visit Broome for many reasons. For some it is the gateway to the Kimberleys….the starting point on a drive along the famous Gibb River Road which can then take you through to Kakadu National Park and Darwin. For others it is a place to escape the winter. From May to October, grey nomads clog […]

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The Oldest Outdoor Theatre in the World

  ‘The oldest operating outdoor theatre in the world’ is the proud claim made by Sun Picture Theatre in Broome, Western Australia. Sitting on prime real estate in the main street of the town, the building was originally an Asian emporium before it changed hands in 1913 and the new owner, Master Pearler Ted Hunter, […]

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Celebrating Broome’s Shinju Matsuri Festival

This week marks the start of Broome’s Shinju Matsuri Festival. Last year we joined in the festivities surrounding this important occasion in Broome’s calendar . Activities are planned so everyone in the community is included. As the publicity notes ” Nowhere else can you celebrate an Australian festival with a Japanese name where a traditional […]

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Broome’s Hidden Flying Boats

For a few years now, I’ve sat at Town Beach Café in Broome, looking out over Roebuck Bay, not realizing that part of Australia’s history lay below the turquoise waters. Australians remember the day the Japanese bombed Darwin. The first of these attacks took place on the 19th February, 1942  and they continued until November […]

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