GORDONVALE’S TRISH RICHARDS – QUEENSLAND’S MOST POPULAR LIBRARIAN

I’m happy to report that far north Queensland is home to this state’s favourite librarian – Gordonvale Library’s Trish Richards. Every year, the Australian Library and Information Association invites library users to nominate their favourite staff members, with an online public vote determining the top […]

DR GERRY BULGER’S ANTARCTIC SUMMER

I’ve been fortunate to have travelled all over the world – but there’s one place I’ve wanted to visit ever since I was a kid. The Antarctic. I used to read everything I could find about the southern polar region – accounts of the early […]

Derek Walpo Mayor of Aurukun

MEET DEREK WALPO – THE MAYOR OF AURUKUN FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND

The first Europeans known to have walked on Australian soil were Dutch sailors. In 1605, they steered the Duyfken into the Gulf of Carpentaria and landed at Cape Keerweer on western Cape York, south of Aurukun. Their plans to build a city there did not […]