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…

Markets in Eumundi: Queensland’s BEST

My very first experience of the Eumundi Markets was a long time ago when I was just a small child. It was a weekend and my dad was delivering hay to a supplier in Eumundi. I wanted to go with as I always did when dad went on a delivery, so I did. Let me…

150 Years of Townsville Settlement

“On 15 February 2016, Townsville officially marked 150 years since being declared a municipality and we want you to join the celebrations.” Throughout the year there will be many events and displays around the city to commemorate our anniversary; starting with an exhibition at the Museum of Tropical Queensland, and finishing with a display at the Perc Tucker Regional…

HMS Pandora

The HMS Pandora, part of the Royal Navy fleet, set off from London in 1790 on a voyage to bring the Bounty mutineers to justice. The mutineers were captured and locked in what is now known as “Pandora’s Box”. On the 28th August 1791 the Pandora struck the Great Barrier Reef as she was trying…

Happy New Years!

It’s time to let go of the bad times from the last year and embrace what the future holds; celebrate the end of a year and the start of a new one;  a time for us to move on from the lows we have all had this past year, and get excited for what the new year will…

The Worldwide Adventure Game; No Muggles Allowed

Right now, wherever you are, there is a game being played right outside; a game the Average Joe or Muggle (as referred to by the community) has no idea even exists.. and nor did we until recently. No it isn’t street cricket or trick or treat, rather it is a game causing grown adults to feel like…

Have a ‘Cultural Feast’ at the Townsville Cultural Festival

The annual Townsville Cultural Festival is a celebration of the differences that make up this community; a celebration of cultural diversity that is Australia. For five days every August Townsville is inundated with culture, which includes a large array of stalls at the ‘Global Village’ offering arts, crafts, fashions and giftware from around the world.…

AAA/ASHA Conference Cairns 2014

At the end of 2014 I went to my first ever archaeological conference, and it was great! So many people tell you how boring these things are but when it is about something you love then it shouldn’t bore you. As I packed my bags and drove to Cairns with my friend, I was excited…

Bundaberg Heritage Museums

Bundaberg boasts a huge amount of heritage complimented by their historical societies, museums and factories. The Hinkler House and Hall of Aviation, Historical Museum and Fairymead House are all in the same complex as the Botanic Gardens, while the Bundaberg Barrel, Sugar Mill and Distillery are all in the same area. This makes a day…

Lest We Forget: Canberra War Memorials

In honour of Remembrance Day you can pay your respects to the service of Australian soldiers by stopping at the Australian War Memorial and ANZAC Parade in Canberra, ACT. ANZAC Parade ANZAC Parade is dedicated to the Australian and New Zealand service people who have fought and died in war. Their memorials line the length…

The Fall of the Berlin Wall

It has been 25 years since one of the most significant historical events occurred in Berlin; The Fall of the Berlin Wall. Having an abundance of German ancestry myself I fully appreciate the importance that the fall of the Berlin Wall had on the reunification of Germany. Make sure you check out the iPhone and…