Protest and blockade, manari road, James Price Point, update day 17

Day 17 23 June 2001 – As day 17 progresses No clearing has taken place. Clearing and drill workers this morning parked up and and a single car approached the protest camp today. The car was refused entry and later the bus also turned around, this has been a familiar pattern for some days now. Look out for a story on the Dinosaur trackways of the Kimberley coast tomorrow 24th June on 6:30 with George Negus on channel 10 Young traditional owner Albert Wiggan from Beagle Bay has joined the Broome community blockade preventing Woodside works at the site of the proposed gas hub in The Kimberley. Albert is appealing to indigenous people “from all over the Country from East to West, North and South, and indigenous from The Kimberley to come and fight for our ancestors” near James Price Point on the Kimberley coast north of Broome. The proposal has not yet been approved by State and Federal Governments or received final investment commitments from joint venture partners Woodside, BHP, Shell and Chevron. “Australians all honour Anzacs, our Australian ancestors who risked their lives for this country and that’s more or less what we’re doing..fighting for our ancestors’ past and present who would fight to the death for their Country. “This Country,  has been protected forever and we are respecting the hard work and foresight of our leadership to keep this Country alive, to keep its aboriginal law and heritage, despite the pressures on it from Australia’s development” Read more from ALBERT WIGGAN here, Photos: Thanks to Jules :-) Video: Hear young indigenous leader Albert Wiggan speak