RIP, Joseph Roe … Goolarabooloo leader and Kimberley lawman

One of the best known and respected leaders of indigenous people in the Kimberley has passed away today, following a heart attack last week. Joseph Roe was the leader of the Goolarabooloo group fighting Woodside’s failed proposed destruction of his country, Walmadany, at James Price Point.

James Price Point Aboriginal cultural leader passes away

He was best known as the face of Aboriginal opposition to gas processing at James Price Point north of Broome, and for being a grandson of celebrated Broome cultural leader, Paddy Roe.

He was a good friend and mentor.

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Amateur ecologist and horticulturalist and CEO of Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Inc. (Tom Harley)
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