Pilbara Aborigines plan for jobs

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Pilbara Aborigines plan for jobs

By Leon Harrison

PERTH — Aboriginal people in the Pilbara region are planning to establish enterprises to boost jobs and achieve greater independence.

The Karijini Aboriginal Corporation, representing the traditional owners of the Hamersley Ranges (scattered through the towns of Onslow, Karratha, Roebourne, Wickham and Port Hedland) plans a shop on Aboriginal land in Onslow, a caravan park at or near the Karijini National Park and a tour company to take visitors on treks through the park.

The tours would stress Aboriginal heritage of the park and surrounding areas and would coincide with Karijini walking tracks through the park.

The plans also includes providing central marketing for struggling arts and crafts centres.