MY ISLAND HOMICIDE – MURDER MYSTERY AND ROMANCE IN THE TORRES STRAIT

I’ve just finished reading a really enjoyable novel by Thursday Island author Catherine Titasey. Even before it was published, it won a Queensland Literary Award for Catherine – as best emerging author 2012. It’s called My Island Homicide – billed as “crime and court room […]

CAPE YORK FERAL PIGS – HOW DO WE STOP THEM KILLING OUR TURTLES?

When Captain Cook landed at the Endeavour River in far north Queensland in 1770, a lot of things changed. Local indigenous people had what was probably their first encounter with Europeans, the outside world became aware of a place that would soon be explored and […]

CREATING AN INDIGENOUS FUTURE IN COEN CAPE YORK PENINSULA

Back in 2008, the Queensland and Federal Governments, and the Cape York Institute for Policy & Leadership,  introduced the Cape York Welfare Reform program in four communities –  Aurukun, Coen, Hope Vale and Mossman Gorge. The idea was to find locally informed ways to address social […]

INDIGENOUS VIEWS ON MINING AND WORLD HERITAGE ON CAPE YORK PENINSULA FNQ

There’s a diversity of views among Cape York indigenous communities on the Australian Government’s recent push for World Heritage listing, and on the prospect of new or expanded mining in the region. The Federal Government has run a long consultation process to muster indigenous support […]

LYNDAL PHIL AND I ON THE PENINSULA DEVELOPMENT ROAD

PICTURES FROM OUR CAPE YORK PENINSULA ROAD TRIP

We did our annual Cape York Peninsula road trip a bit early this year, in June instead of October. It was early in the dry season, the roads were in great shape and we travelled to Lakeland, Laura, Lama Lama National Park, Coen, Wenlock River, […]