The Yarloop Fire: The End of an Inconvenient Community.
Filmed by CAPS6218
The fire destroyed much of the small Western Australian town, claiming
two lives, about 180 homes and the heritage-listed workshops and steam engine
museum in early January this year.
Erin Brockovich backs latest fight against refinery
ABC - 7.30 Report
A Western Australian town has been fighting for nearly 20 years to prove emissions from a refinery are causing illnesses and American activist Erin Brockovich has now backed their cause.
Alcoa Face $1,000,000 Fine
The owners of the Wagerup refinery near Perth are expected to plead guilty to pollution charges today.
Something in the Air
ABC - Four Corners Report
For more than a century the hamlet of Yarloop, in the south of Western Australia, has lived off the bounty of its soil. Its majestic jarrah forests made it one of the world’s great timber centres; its pastures nourish a thriving beef and dairy industry.
Under Corporate Skies
ABC News (Australia)
A new book releases details of the battle waged between residents of the Western Australian town Yarloop and mining giant Alcoa.
National Nine News: Alcoa Wagerup making people sick
National Nine News
Yarloop, Cookernup and Hamel are towns in WA’s beautiful south west region, but some of the locals say where they live is making them sick. They all live within 10km of Alcoa’s Alumina refinery in Wagerup.
The approval means Alcoa can nearly double production at their Wagerup Refinery starting 2008, 4.7 million tonne of alumina will be processed on this site.
In the Loop
Fish Eye Films
Well Yarloop is Yarloop that is all there is to it, just one of those little towns. It’s got a lifestyle all of its own, you are comfortable you’re not rushed. You know everyone that lives within the area, it’s a very close community built on extended families.
The Yarloop Song
Words and Music by David Rivett
Featuring images from in and around the region of Yarloop and surrounds showing the impact of Alcoa’s operation in the area and how this has transformed the town of Yarloop.
A day in the life of Yarloop
Production and Photography by Poul Kirk
Yarloop Workshop Inc, is a passionate 30 years old, not-for-profit organisation established by the direct descendants of original employees, retired employees and local residents to manage this unique heritage Listed property. We are dedicated to establishing this unique Heritage site as, a centre of inspiration showcasing the pioneering endeavors of the cutting edge timber industry technologies between 1898 and 1976.