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Hidden Valley Handcrafts shop 2 Harriet Road, Blue Haze LIA, Broome

Welcome to our virtual shop!  Our real shop is now open with Wet Season hours  (M, W, F 11-3, Sat 9-12)  until April.

MARKET STALLS - Smokey is  taking a break from Saturday markets at the Broome Courthouse Markets while it's so hot and quiet, but the shop will open Saturday mornings instead.  

 If you can't get to Broome just yet, have a look through this website - there's lots of information and pictures about us and our products. Its just a shame we can't (yet) let you smell the great aromas!

We wish all  a joyful, abundant, healthy, active and love-filled  2020! 

What's Happening in Broome and surrounds?

The current environmental concern is about deep shale fracking in the Canning Basin - which has just been allowed by the McGowan Labor government even though they have banned fracking in the Southwest wine growing area of the WA. The overwhelming majority of locals (according to a 2014 survey by the Dept of Minerals & Petrolem) are opposed to fracking. They are particularly concerned about damage to water supplies with toxic chemicals, radioactivity and methane gas. Also the damage to country with tracks, pipelines, well pads, pumping & processing stations, the relatively few jobs it will generate for locals. The McGowan has promised veto rights to local owners only to production, not to exploration. The Nyikina Mangala, Nyul Nyul, Yawuru and Ngurrara traditional owner groups have stated opposition to fracking on their country. Only the Yungngora people (Nookenbah) have stated they support exploration fracking.

We have seen international attention paid to the stunning dinosaur footprint discoveries at James Price Point and all along the Broome and Dampier Peninsula coast. These tracks include the most diverse and comprehensive in the world, with many different types of dinosaur. A local group mounted terrific educational presentations and no doubt there will one day be a world class interpretive centre. Thank goodness the tracks were not covered up by the huge LNG gas plant wanted by the former premier.  However, there is still enormous pressure from conservative forces and industry to mine and industrialize the Kimberley, rich in minerals. Naturally some folks believe this is the only recipe for economic wellbeing. A pro-development team has been elected to the Broome Shire Council. Two of these are long time locals so hopefully they have some environmental concern. But the other vision is of a truly sustainable economic future, based on the amazing world-class natural environment, supportive human values and indigenous heritage. Indigenous tourism ventures up the Dampier Peninsular are slowly building. Scientists keep making amazing discoveries, and it is wonderful to see the marriage of top Western science with indigenous cultural understandings. 

For more current information about the Kimberley, see the links here....

Hidden Valley Handcrafts would like to take this opportunity to thank our many supporters who have helped over the years, publicizing Kimberley environmental issues throughout Australia, and who sent their well wishes, signed petitions, shared internet information, and much more. Thank you, and may the Kimberley remain Wild and Free, an amazing unique asset for all Australians.

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