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Renowned author's tribute to Rosebery's town and school: The Mercury reports

Acclaimed Tasmanian author, Richard Flanagan, paid tribute to his old stomping ground, Rosebery, and the school that taught him to read and write at an event celebrating his 2014 Man Booker prize.

“When I won the Booker in London I said I didn’t come out of a literary tradition but rather a road leading of a small mining town set in a rainforest at the edge of the world, and that town was…



New Iron Ore Proposal for NW: The Examiner reports

Forward Mining announced on 20 March that they were planning a new magnetite iron ore mine near Hampshire in the state’s North West which they said had the potential to employ up to 200 people through construction and about 100 people during production.

If the approval is successful, it is hoped that mining will start in late 2016 or early 2017 and it appears that it will avoid environmental…