Shining Light on 1770 for 150 Years

Media Release from the 1770 LARC Tours: Historic Bustard Head Lighthouse, situated just north of the Town of 1770, was established as the first coastal lighthouse tower in Queensland and it began operation on 26 June 1868 – 150 years ago. On Tuesday this week, there will be a small gathering of people with a…

Many Tribes, One People: Bwgcolman

As the title of this post suggests, Great Palm Island is a product of 50 years worth of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people being forcibly removed from their country and segregated on Great Palm Island. From this atrocity the Bwgcolman people were born. When we talk about “Palm Island” we are talking about Great…

Couchsurfing in Townsville; by Stéphane and Isabelle

When we are not travelling, we spend time hosting couchsurfers in order to keep our link to this world and to continue to meet new and exciting people. On the 29th November Nick and I were fortunate enough to host the lovely Cliche-Ferguson family; a French Canadian couple and their two gorgeous girls. This post is…

The Oldest Towns in Southeast Queensland

  Southeast Queensland is beautiful. When you drive through Southeast Queensland you are struck by the lush green rolling hills, the wildlife, quaint small towns, and the true Australian bush. A part from the incredible scenery, Southeast Queensland has a rich and diverse history. The South Burnett is located about 3 hours northwest of Brisbane.…