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Newcrest honour Martu worker

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Newcrest honour Martu worker

A significant new symbol of the ever-growing and closer relationships between Newcrest Mining and the Martu people was celebrated at the company’s Telfer gold mine, with the official opening of the Kevin Fred Room.

Named after Martu elder Kevin Fred, it is the first of any building at Telfer named to honour an individual, and recognises the 16-year period in which Kevin worked tirelessly to strengthen relationships and trust between Newcrest and the Martu people.

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KCGM celebrate NAIDOC with truck tray art

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KCGM celebrate NAIDOC with truck tray art

To mark the 2019 NAIDOC celebrations, KCGM unveiled a haul truck tray designed and painted by local Aboriginal artist Jason Dimer.

The design reflects the connection between mining, people and the environment, and serves as a visual reminder of the importance of reconciliation in Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

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Gold supports Shooting Stars' new Laverton site

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Gold supports Shooting Stars' new Laverton site

As Shooting Stars’ Premier Partner, the Gold Industry Group (GIG) is excited to announce the program’s expansion into Laverton, thanks to the combined support of the GIG and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

The program’s new trial site will be based at Laverton School and begin in Term 4 this year, making it the second site based in the Goldfields region and the eighth site in Western Australia overall.

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Gold alliance supports indigenous education

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Gold alliance supports indigenous education

AngloGold Ashanti Australia and Independence Group have joined forces to support the education outcomes and employment pathways for indigenous students in the Dandjoo Darbalung program at St Catherine’s College.

The residential program sees aboriginal students graduate with a tertiary level qualification across all five Western Australian universities.

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Indigenous graduates get into mining

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Indigenous graduates get into mining

Macmahon Holdings, AngloGold Ashanti Australia, Independance Group NL and Carey Mining celebrated the milestone of eight young Aboriginal trainees at the Tropicana Gold Mine in November.

In a formal ceremony at the Tropicana site, the trainees were each presented with certificates and traineeship offers after successfully completing the eight week Get Into Mining training programme.

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Culture celebrated in community collaboration

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Culture celebrated in community collaboration

The Northern Star Resources’ sponsored flag pole in the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s Centennial Park is getting a face lift this week, as local Aboriginal artist Jason Dimer completes an intricate design with assistance from year 7 to 10 students as part of the City’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) launch.

The design is a collaboration and is based on story telling the significance of water to the land.

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KCGM launches Reconciliation Action Plan

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KCGM launches Reconciliation Action Plan

KCGM officially launched the Newmont Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) at an event last night, in recognition of the company’s commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) peoples.

Find out why the RAP was developed and how community groups can help the company achieve its commitment to reconciliation.

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The Aboriginal woman who found gold

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The Aboriginal woman who found gold

In 1911, a newly-wed Aboriginal couple found gold in Far North Queensland. The woman became a miner and made history, when she found a new goldfield located near the Batavia River.

Aboriginal people mined the land for ochre and stone long before the First Fleet arrived in Sydney Harbour. As the European gold rushes spread across the country, some Aboriginal people became prospectors too.

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