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Unique Rottnest Island Fire Pit – Discount for Members

Posted on 21 Jun, 2017

Unique Rottnest Island Fire Pit – Discount for Members

Jenny Oldham from ‘Unique Feature Fire Pits’ will kindly donate part proceeds from sales of Rottnest Fire Pits to the Rottnest Foundation to support our Island projects. Jenny is also offering Rottnest Foundation members a 10% discount for the first 25 orders placed. Contact info@rottnestfoundation.org.au to receive the Rottnest Foundation members checkout discount code. Fire pits come in 2 colours, Rust & High Temperature Black Paint. Dimensions are 60cmw, 60cmd and 75cmh. The fire pits are made from 6mm thick steel and come equipped with a poker and a drainage hole, so that...

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Wadjemup Aboriginal Reference Group – Second Meeting – 28 May 2017

Posted on 21 Jun, 2017

Wadjemup Aboriginal Reference Group – Second Meeting – 28 May 2017

The Rottnest Island Authority (RIA) has recently appointed a Wadjemup Aboriginal Reference Group (WARG) who will be actively engaged with Aboriginal Heritage projects on Rottnest Island and will play an important role in providing cultural advice and guidance for the appropriate conservation of the Wadjemup Aboriginal Burial Ground. The WARG’s inaugural meeting was held on Thursday 10th March 2017. The WARG’s second meeting was held on Sunday 28 May  2017, to coincide with National Reconciliation Week. Rottnest Foundation Staff Member Rosalie Small attended this meeting, as the...

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Reconciliation Week Opening Ceremony – 27 May 2017

Posted on 21 Jun, 2017

Reconciliation Week Opening Ceremony – 27 May 2017

For the first time in the Island’s history, Rottnest Island Authority participated in National Reconciliation Week and an opening ceremony was held on Rottnest Island (Wadjemup) Saturday 27 May to commemorate the start of the week. More than 200 people gathered on Rottnest Island for the event. The day began with a smoking ceremony on the sand at North Thomson Bay and an official ‘Welcome to Country’ was conducted by Walter McGuire. Formalities were then held at Hotel Rottnest, including speeches from the Minister for Tourism and Multicultural Interests Hon. Paul Papalia,...

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WA Trails Industry Forum – 19 May 2017

Posted on 21 Jun, 2017

WA Trails Industry Forum – 19 May 2017

Rottnest Foundation staff member Rosalie Small attended the WA Trails Industry Forum held at Nedlands Yacht Club 19 May 2017. The forum was facilitated by Department of Sport and Recreation and there were various presentations relating to trails in WA, their management and engagement with the community. Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray launched the WA Strategic Trails Blueprint document 2017-2021 which highlights opportunities to create trail towns and trail networks, generating new tourism opportunities for regional economies and the metropolitan area. The blueprint provides a...

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Rottnest Island Volunteer Networking Day – 11 May 2017

Posted on 23 May, 2017

Rottnest Island Volunteer Networking Day – 11 May 2017

Rottnest Island Authority, Rottnest Foundation and Rottnest Express, in support of National Volunteer Week, co-hosted a Rottnest Island Volunteer Networking Day on the Island, Thursday 11 May 2017. The first half of the day involved speeches from the RIA CEO Michelle Reynolds and Rottnest Express Director of Sales and Marketing Nicole Passarelli followed by presentations by the main Rottnest volunteer groups regarding their objectives, achievements and current projects. Interested Island stakeholders were invited to participate as audience members. Volunteer group presentations included:...

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Rottnest Foundation & BHP – Wadjemup Bidi Partnership Project Complete

Posted on 17 May, 2017

Rottnest Foundation & BHP – Wadjemup Bidi Partnership Project Complete

Rottnest Foundation partnered with BHP in December 2014 and over the course of two and a half years, BHP contributed $559,100 towards the Wadjemup Bidi project. BHP was the first corporate partner of the Wadjemup Bidi project and has provided the largest corporate philanthropic investment the Island has ever seen in support of conserving the environmental assets of Rottnest Island. BHP supported the project: - To ensure the conservation of Rottnest Island for future generations - To recognise and celebrate Indigenous culture and heritage and their connection to the Island - To improve the...

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