From Honest History website / 'Heal Country' theme of NAIDOC Week 2021 – and getting at the truth of Murdering Point Making a difference also in Far North Queensland is veteran historian, Timothy Bottoms, who has looked again at the story of Murdering Point, about an incident following a shipwreck near Innisfail in 1878. [...]
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Since 1900 Cairns has had at least three serial epidemics. 1st) the Plague of 1900 2nd) 1919 - the returning of troops from the European theatre of war 3rd) was Malaria during World War II in the Pacific The coming to our shores of infectious disease required the fledgling Health authorities to organise. The [...]
Click here to open PDF version The rediscovery of the Aboriginality of the landscape opens a fascinating and exciting new perspective on our Australian history. The Rainforest Aboriginal Homeland's map (Bama Bulmba) of the Cairns Region, FNQ gives an approximate indication of tribal boundaries for our area. Some prominent features from [...]