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Western Australia

Rabbit-Proof Fence

Starring: Everlyn Sampi and Tianna Sansbury Director: Phillip Noyce Year of original release: 2002 Genre: True-life adventure

Set-up

Wednesday, 26 January, 2011, 12:00am

Detours: Western Australia

The region south of Perth, or the 'bottom end' of Western Australia, can be an excellent antidote to the stresses of Hong Kong.

Some visitors describe it as a microcosm of Australia with a fine wine region, historic towns and some of the best beaches in the country, and with daylight saving in operation it's just an hour ahead of Hong Kong.

12 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Sino Gold ready to harness Heilongjiang mine

Sino Gold Mining said it would start building facilities on its newly acquired Heilongjiang mine by the end of next year or early 2010 to boost output as the company remains optimistic about gold prices despite the recent slump.

10 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Sino Gold focuses on increasing investments

Sino Gold Mining, the largest overseas investor in the mainland gold industry, will continue to boost investments in what has now become the largest gold producing country in the world.

The Hong Kong and Australia-listed company would set aside US$15 million for exploration, chief executive Jake Klein said.

10 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Miners searching for a heart of gold

As Australia rides the Asian resources boom, a new dating service promises to play matchmaker between miners and fair maidens.

Tens of thousands of eligible Australian men are flocking to remote mines, where they can earn six-figure sums but have next to no chance of finding a girlfriend.

27 May 2008 - 12:00am

Row, row, row your boat ... across the Indian Ocean

Nathan would have been more impressed if his teacher, Mick Moran, was swimming and not rowing across the Indian Ocean from Western Australia to Mauritius. As it stood, Nathan, a nine-year old in Moran's learning support centre class, could already point to Moran's start and finish on the classroom globe.

20 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

PEC in drive for Western Australia

Potential students toying with the idea of studying overseas may consider Western Australia.

There are five universities in Western Australia which offer programmes from undergraduate level to research level in engineering, robotics, medicine, business, information technology, the services sector and communications.

14 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Hopes fade for missing crew

Hopes of finding three Chinese crewmen missing from a vessel off the coast of Western Australia were fading last night. Four members of the ship's 23-member crew were confirmed dead after an explosion ripped through the front deck of the Hong Kong-registered and owned bulk carrier Nego Kim on Sunday while it was anchored in the outer harbour at Dampier, Russell Barling reports.

20 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Aussies expose Hong Kong weakness

The dearth of quality second-row forwards in Hong Kong was highlighted last night as a local Barbarians outfit tumbled to a 15-8 defeat at the hands of Western Australia at Mongkok Stadium.

30 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Felix is a fortunate choice

If you visit the marvellous winelands of Margaret River, 300 kilometres south of Perth, chances are you will drop in for a glass at the stately Vasse Felix winery. As you sip the tasty blend of semillon, sauvignon blanc and chardonnay that makes up their classic dry white, you might be tempted to ask the obvious question: Who was Mr Felix? Don't do it.

15 Jun 1996 - 12:00am