MEET THE LAURA RANGERS – CARING FOR COUNTRY ON CAPE YORK PENINSULA FNQ

One of the biggest challenges for Australia‚Äôs remote indigenous communities is creating real and meaningful employment. Without it, people become trapped in the downward spiral of welfare dependence, and younger people drift away to larger urban centres, where their future is not always going to […]

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 […]