Kimberley James Price Point protest blockade Day 8

Day 8 14th June 2011 The Woodside contractors attempted to break the blockade in the early hours of this morning. Again lead by strong Indigenous women, and ‘N’ in particular (who sat in front of the vehicles) the workers and machinery were turned back. One ‘move on’ notice was issued by Police but it was later withdrawn.  

Day 8 dawns and Save The Kimberley is still supporting the community to protect the Kimberley and James Price Point

All seemed quiet and many supporters had returned to their jobs and families when, around midday, a new convoy of cars and a bus screamed around the corner. The small group on-site were undaunted and managed to stop them. ‘M’ a young Indigenous woman was strongest of all this afternoon, she sat in front of the convoy and refused to move. The Police arrived some time after and while being even handed and fair threatened ‘M’ with a ‘move on notice’. ‘M’ sat firm, explained her position (see video below) and was supported by ever increasing numbers of community members traveling from town. No ‘move on notice’ was issued and some time later the Woodside contractors turned around and headed back to town.   As it was today numbers in the early morning will be important tomorrow, please consider sharing a coffee or tea and the sunrise with the community protecting the Kimberley at the Manari road turnoff. The blockade holds strong and your support is needed. If you are interested in traveling to the Kimberley to help out look at http://kimberleydirectaction.wordpress.com/ Want to help Save The Kimberley? http://www.givenow.com.au/savethekimberley or look at what can I do to help and how to write a letter on this site. Photos: Video:




  • Susan Chalcroft

    Thank you for sitting on the road and blocking the Kimberly and James Price Point from these vandals. No amount of “wealth” can ever replace these treasures. Sue

  • robbie noakes

    Building this Gas Hub/Refinery in the Kimberley would be one of the most blatant acts of environmental vandalism I have ever seen, It would be on a par with the destruction of the Amazon the Rain Forrest’s of Malaysia!! The KIMBERLEY & It’s COASTLINE Should be put on the WORLD HERITAGE LIST & preserved for the sake of the Nation & our children’s children

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  • Lauren Hutton

    Thankyou sister and brother for your concern about our beautiful country.