SOME VERY SPICY INDIAN MUSIC BLENDS – TONY HILLIER’S WORLD OF MUSIC

There’s a distinctly Indian flavour to Tony Hillier’s World of Music this week. In the early 1960s, the music of the sub-continent was one of the first musical forms from outside the English-speaking nations to gain international popularity, and it sits right at the heart […]

NOW HERE’S A PROJECT! BUILD AND FLY YOUR OWN AIRCRAFT

I built quite a few model aeroplanes as a kid. Mostly Airfix kits, and one made from scratch out of balsa wood that actually flew, powered by a small and very noisy engine. I’ll never forget the excitement, the sense of achievement I felt watching […]

The Aurukun School Band plays for fellow students for the first time.

AURUKUN SCHOOL BAND COMING TO YARRABAH BAND FESTIVAL

You’ll find the town of Yarrabah about an hour’s drive south-east of Cairns – an indigenous community of some 2500 people, established in the 1890s when Anglican missionary Ernest Gribble encouraged the area’s indigenous people to move to the site of the present-day town. By […]

Australia's first act of reconciliation between indigenous people and Europeans - June 1770

THE JAMES COOK LANDING RE-ENACTMENT 2013 – COOKTOWN FNQ

In June of 1770, the British vessel HMS Endeavour was sailing along the far north Queensland coast. Captain James Cook and his crew had travelled far since leaving England in August 1768. Their luck was not with them this day and the Endeavour struck a […]

PHIL MONICA ME AND JACINTA AT AURUKUN BOAT RAMP

TUNE IN TO INDIGENOUS RADIO AURUKUN CAPE YORK PENINSULA

Our radio station, ABC Far North, covers a huge area of Queensland. Our listening area is just a bit bigger than the state of Victoria. In many areas, we’re the only local station, and there are still places where you can’t hear us, or anything […]

NEW TAKES ON SOME VERY OLD SONGS – TONY HILLIER’S WORLD OF MUSIC

Each Friday we share the best new music and explore fascinating musical themes on ABC Far North – in Tony Hillier’s World of Music. Tony Hillier is one of Australia’s leading music journalists and a musician of long standing here in far north Queensland. His […]