New Book by journalist Lee Tate
1,001 Fair Dinkum Facts About Western Australia
Western Australia is wonderfully weird ….
World’s largest-ever animals (bigger than dinosaurs)….and mammals with the smallest birth-weight and largest testicles (relative to size).
World-bloodiest ship’s mutiny…and the only town in Australia beginning with X.
An armed battle, Emus v Army, where the emus won…and a tree trunk containing 283 mammal jaws.
The world’s most valuable gold coin (worth $53 million)…and the adopted cat with its own apartment.
World’s strongest wind gust… Earth’s oldest crust…world’s richest diamond and gold sites… world’s biggest trains...birthplace of the axe...and the upside-down river.
There’s a workplace that counted-out workers’ toilet paper…and from WA comes the nation’s richest person, wealthiest woman and biggest taxpayer.
Despite being Australia’s icons, the platypus, koala and kookaburra didn’t live in WA. Rare honey possums live only in WA – but they aren’t possums and they don’t eat honey.
WA. The awesome State. Find out more...
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DVD: The Cockburn Story
By journalist Lee Tate
Cockburn’s spectacular and dramatic journey is revealed in in an independent 14-minute documentary.
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Author Lee Tate
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Lee Tate is a Perth journalist, author, broadcaster and commentator.
He writes and speaks to community organisations about the media, journalism and amazing WA - subject of his two books.
He has also produced an independent DVD documentary on Cockburn (see below).
Tate is a columnist for seniors’ newspaper Have-a-Go News.
His segments on Curtin Radio with Jenny Seaton discussed "500 Amazing West Australians", "Awesome WA" and the media.
Tate, a fourth-generation West Australian, has worked for: The Australian, the Financial Review, Launceston Examiner, Melbourne's Herald, The West Australian, The Sunday Times, WA Business News, Albany Advertiser and Esperance Advertiser.
He was co-anchor of 6PR's breakfast show, editor of The West Australian’s Inside Cover and covered federal election campaigns.
He has interviewed VIPs, business figures and politicians: Roy Orbison, Heath Ledger, Rod Stewart, several Premiers and Prime Ministers and shadowed British Royals.
Tate was president-elect of Claremont-Cottesloe Rotary Club AND communications manager for mental health carers Helping Minds.