True Blue a trib­ute to re­gion

Pilbara News - - Front Page - Louise Al­lling­ham

Kar­ratha res­i­dents will be treated to an ad­vance screen­ing of the new Red Dog: True Blue movie on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 3.

More de­tails of the Kar­ratha pre­miere are yet to be con­firmed but Dampier Com­mu­nity As­so­ci­a­tion vice-pres­i­dent Sharon Ver­ti­gan said the DCA was happy the re­lease of the lat­est Red Dog movie would again bring aware­ness of, and in­deed peo­ple to, the won­der­ful town of Dampier.

“A ma­jor Dampier icon, Red Dog, epit­o­mises the spirit of the Pil­bara — wel­com­ing, re­silient, friendly, and of course, a great sense of adventure.”

The movie will of­fi­cially open in cinemas around the coun­try on De­cem­ber 26.

City of Kar­ratha Mayor Peter Long has also con­firmed there will be a mu­seum ded­i­cated to the Pil­bara icon.

“The peo­ple from the movie are ac­tu­ally go­ing to give us some of the para­pher­na­lia as­so­ci­ated with that and we are ac­tu­ally go­ing to make a Red Dog mu­seum some­where around the city,” he said.

“We haven’t de­cided on the place yet, but it will be a per­ma­nent ex­hibit for the Red Dog se­ries.”

Kar­ratha Vet­eri­nary Hos­pi­tal founder and Red Dog’s vet Rick Fen­ney said the mu­seum would be a fit­ting trib­ute to a Pil­bara le­gend and sug­gested the mu­seum be in Roe­bourne or Cos­sack.

“See­ing (as) he died in Roe­bourne and is buried at Cos­sack ... those cen­tres need more recog­ni­tion,” he said. Ms Ver­ti­gan said the mu­seum should be in Dampier, “the home of Red Dog”.

“Tourists and Pil­bara lo­cals would be able to take ad­van­tage of our per­fectly lo­cated town with a visit to the beach or view the har­bour from the Look­out after vis­it­ing the Red Dog mu­seum,” she said.

We are ac­tu­ally go­ing to make a Red Dog mu­seum some­where around the city. We haven’t de­cided on the place yet but it will be a per­ma­nent ex­hibit for the Red Dog se­ries. Peter Long

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