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Albert Wiggan – Guardian of the Kimberley

Albert Wiggan is an inspiration. A traditional owner and Bardi-Kija-Nyul Nyul man from the Dampier Peninsula of Western Australia, he’s also an Indigenous ranger and sees himself as a translator between Western science and Aboriginal teachings. “I feel part of both worlds,” the 38 year old says. His knowledge and love for nature led him to fight the government’s plans for the world’s largest LNG gas export terminal at James Price Point (a vital marine sanctuary, home to songlines and dinosaur footprints). Albert lobbied the Supreme Court and fronted a blockade until the developer withdrew from the project. On this episode of Talking Australia, Albert discusses his concerns for the future of the Kimberley and how the entire nation can benefit from the region – without extraction and potential devastation of one of country’s most pristine areas. This episode of Talking Australia is hosted by Chrissie Goldrick (Editor-in-chief at Australian Geographic) and produced by Ben Kanthak (www.beachshackpodcasts.com). You can also follow us on Instagram @australiangeographic

Awards

In pictures: 2019 Australian Geographic Gala Awards

On Friday, 1 November 2019, we toasted the achievements of some of Australia’s greatest conservationists and adventurers at the annual Australian Geographic Society Gala Awards night in Sydney, with special guest Victor Vescovo.

Awards

In pictures: 2018 Australian Geographic Gala Awards

On Friday, 26 October 2018, we celebrated the achievements of some of Australia’s greatest conservationists and adventurers at the annual Australian Geographic Society Gala Awards night in Sydney, with special guests, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

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Pedal to the medal

Searching through the pictures from the AG Awards I find myself realising just how much fun I missed out on while running around behind the scenes.

The night was a fantastic success with people from all walks of life…