Rising Dust: Photographs from the Robe River Rodeo
In 2012 a group of local photographers took part in FORM and BHP Billiton's P.H.otography Workshop program. Under the guidance of mentor photographers John Elliott, Bewley Shaylor and videographer Michael Fletcher, the group travelled to Pannawonica to capture the iconic 18th Robe River Rodeo.
The collection of photographs is a celebration of the cowboys and cowgirls, bucking broncs and giant buckles, near misses and heart-stopping crashes, red dust and raw emotions that draw thousands of people to this event each year.
From October to March Hedland's beaches become home to hundreds of Flatback Turtles (Natator depressus) as they nest and their younglings hatch. You can view the turtles or sign up to monitor their movements through the Care for Hedland Environmental Association.
The West End Markets
The West End came alive once again on April 20 for the first West End Markets of 2013. Local chefs, craftsmen and providores flocked to Glass Lane and the Courthouse Gallery Gardens for the popular makers market. Alien street performers ambled past stunning stalls of local art, craft and produce, cheeky roving stilt walkers charmed children carrying free balloon masterpieces by Balloon Artist Narelle Fouche as great live music was performed by a stellar line up of Pilbara musicians.
The West End Markets will be held on Saturday June 29, so make sure you put it in your diary! If you are interested in becoming a stallholder please contact the Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery on 08 9173 1064.
Pilbara National Parks
On your way to and from Port Hedland, why not journey via one of the regions stunning natural treasures. The Pilbara is home to some of the most unique and beautiful National Parks in Australia and visiting one or all of these is the best way to ensure you have a true Pilbara experience.
Discover the Pilbara is an online social hub where you can discover the hidden gems of this beautiful and unique region and share your own experiences.
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