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World War 11 Plane Crashes – Cape York

By Michael Musemeci Big low tides reveal the remnants of an American 5th Air Force, 90th Bombardment Group, B24 Liberator, named “The Condor” that still remains today along the golden shorelines of Quintel Beach, south of Lockhart River in Cape York. Although only the skeleton of such a fierce aircraft that stood some 65 years […]

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A link in the Chain

‘Anything the boys had, I had. They had a bow and arrow. I had a bow and arrow which I made myself. I had a knife, spear and a clap (woomera). My brothers always say ‘Don’t follow us. Go back home; you’re a girl. Don’t follow us boys.’ People always ask, ‘Being the only girl, […]

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Mulligan Leads the Way.

For those of us traveling to the tip, there is one area worthy of at least a few days stop-over either on the way up or the way back. That area is Cooktown. Just a short drive from Lakeland, along the newly named Mulligan Highway, you will find one of the best kept secrets of […]

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The Walk of Life

By Chris Bates Some blokes are pretty good at feeding people a line; like those crafty buggers who sell real estate and used cars. You know the mob, they’re the type you visit with a back-up escape plan because you’re dead certain the mongrels will cast some psychology-of-selling spell over you, rendering your usual common […]

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Toots Holzheimer – A Woman Ahead of Her Time

I recognised her immediately, even though we had never met before. There was absolutely no mistaking her as she was the spitting image of her mother. Her warm brown eyes were a little wary at first, but very quickly softened and twinkled as she told me about the woman I had come to find out […]

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