Nicola Kalmar

Journalist/ feature writer/ freelance

Location icon Australia

News reporter and feature writer.

I love meeting interesting people and sharing their stories, particularly the unique characters of the Kimberley.

I currently work full time as a journalist at the Broome Advertiser, a weekly community newspaper.

I have also written for other publications in print and online including Onya Magazine, a news, culture and lifestyle magazine, and Ascension Magazine, Australia's first indigenous and ethnic women's lifestyle magazine.

Portfolio
Onyamagazine
The Broome Courthouse Markets; A Hive Of Activity

There's a kind of magic, an infectious buzz, a hive of activity going on in Broome. It's Saturday morning and I'm standing in a vibrant rainbow hub known as the Broome Courthouse Markets. The electric blue sky is as intense as the heat that radiates down on shade cloths and bare limbs of the stallholders and market-dwellers.

Yahoo - Broome Advertiser
04/16/2015
Photo sparks years of research to uncover Anzac's past

As Broome prepares to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Australia's involvement in World War I, one resident will step off Kimberley soil to retrace his roots back to western Victoria and pay respects to a relative who died at Gallipoli.

Ascension
04/05/2016
Kimberley Girl - Ascension

Words by Nicola Kalmar Photography by Eddie Tran For more than a decade, iconic leadership program Kimberley Girl has transformed the lives of hundreds of young Indigenous women by giving them the wings to fly and the confidence to chase their dreams. The grassroots initiative, which celebrated its 12th event this year, was founded in 2004 by former model Kira Fong who harboured a desire to reach out to Aboriginal girls she saw walking the streets of Broome and help them realise their...

The West Australian
01/19/2017
Bali Bombings hero in Broome

Bali bombings hero and Cross of Valour recipient Tim Britten will pay tribute to inspiring citizens and volunteers when he makes his Australia Day address in Broome next Thursday. WA Police Sergeant Britten, who is the 2017 Australia Day Ambassador, is being hosted by the Shire of Broome and will make a special appearance at this year's community breakfast at Town Beach.