Domestic violence in focus

Robert DoughertyBroome Advertiser
Laura Mead, Tracey Dickerson and Ventiah Cooke.
Camera IconLaura Mead, Tracey Dickerson and Ventiah Cooke. Credit: Robert Dougherty

Families turned out in large numbers for the Remember the Children-themed Ochre Ribbon Day family night last Thursday.

Zara, 9 months, Gareth and Ethan Vickery, 5. Photo: Robert Dougherty
Camera IconZara, 9 months, Gareth and Ethan Vickery, 5. Photo: Robert Dougherty Credit: Robert Dougherty
Trainee firefighter Joshua Sibosado and fire commander Jack McCormick.
Camera IconTrainee firefighter Joshua Sibosado and fire commander Jack McCormick. Credit: Robert Dougherty

The event was held at Goolarri Media Enterprises and is part of a national awareness-raising drive to reduce family violence in Aboriginal communities and diminish its effects on women, children and men.

Sandy Joffe, Joel Stewart and Jeremy Randys.
Camera IconSandy Joffe, Joel Stewart and Jeremy Randys. Credit: Robert Dougherty
Maggie Mildenhall
Camera IconMaggie Mildenhall Credit: Robert Dougherty

Guests enjoyed local food and local musicians such as the Wasamba Drumming group at the free event.

The event was supported by Aboriginal Family Law Services, the Department for Child Protection and Family Support, Kullarri Patrol, Helping Minds mental health services and carer support, Broome Youth and Families Hub, WA Police and Australian Red Cross.

Vincent Carter.
Camera IconVincent Carter. Credit: Robert Dougherty
Jasmine Phillips. Photo: Robert Dougherty
Camera IconJasmine Phillips. Photo: Robert Dougherty Credit: Robert Dougherty
Max Healey, 16, and Emily Cole, 17.
Camera IconMax Healey, 16, and Emily Cole, 17. Credit: Robert Dougherty
Constable Steven Mayger, Lee Prince and Snr Sgt Brendon Barwick. Photo: Robert Dougherty
Camera IconConstable Steven Mayger, Lee Prince and Snr Sgt Brendon Barwick. Photo: Robert Dougherty Credit: Robert Dougherty
Chantal Paton and Eleanor Brew.
Camera IconChantal Paton and Eleanor Brew. Credit: Robert Dougherty
Laura Fay and Isla Birnie. Photo: Robert Dougherty
Camera IconLaura Fay and Isla Birnie. Photo: Robert Dougherty Credit: Robert Dougherty
Johnny Chi, 4 and Michelle Parsons. Photo: Robert Dougherty
Camera IconJohnny Chi, 4 and Michelle Parsons. Photo: Robert Dougherty Credit: Robert Dougherty

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