Past and present of Thursday Island and Torres Straits.

by John Douglas

Publisher: Outridge Printing Co in Brisbane, Queensland

Written in English
Published: Pages: 13 Downloads: 346
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Subjects:

  • Thursday Island (Qld.),
  • Torres Strait.
The Physical Object
Pagination13p. ;
Number of Pages13
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Open LibraryOL18675758M

Book the TI Motel Torres Strait - Stay at this business-friendly motel in Thursday Island. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an airport shuttle. Popular attractions Torres Strait Heritage Museum and Horn Island Jetty are located nearby. Discover genuine guest reviews for TI Motel Torres Strait along with the latest prices and availability – book now/5(7). This image from a glass plate negative produced between and is a view of pearling luggers at anchor at Port Kennedy, Thursday Island, in the Torres Strait, taken from the foreshore to the west of the main wharf. Horn Island can be seen in the distance. Few powered vessels are obvious, suggesting a date prior to Travel guide resource for your visit to Thursday Island. Discover the best of Thursday Island so you can plan your trip right. and health advisories for this destination before you book. Thursday Island Australia. Save Thursday Island to your lists. Find Hotels Find Flights. 5 from Torres Strait Islands and within 3 mi (5 km) of Torres. TORRES STRAIT ISLANDS. Cruise the beautiful turquoise waters of the Endeavour Strait to Thursday Island; just one of islands which lie between the northern tip of Queensland and Papua New Guinea. Discover Thursday Island' s hidden past, including Green Hill Fort, on a guided history tour.

  Over the past 10+ weeks we have been travelling through Australia and have about 4 more months until our drive around the country is done. We have seen many museums with the Torres Strait artwork and history on display which has been excellent and now we are here, in the Torres Strait TripAdvisor reviews. Today the island is the administrative centre for the Torres Strait Islands and has a significant population of Torres Strait Islanders. The census in recorded an island population of   Torres Hotel, Thursday Island: See 20 unbiased reviews of Torres Hotel, rated of 5 on Tripadvisor and ranked #3 of 5 restaurants in Thursday Island/ TripAdvisor reviews. Savage's ancestors, the Kaurareg people, were well-established on the islands of the Torres Strait prior to European settlement but were nearly wiped out in a series of massacres that started in By the time they were marched off their traditional lands at gunpoint in , only 80 people were left, including Savage's maternal grandparents.

  The QPS acknowledges the First Nations – Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples, as the Traditional Owners of the lands throughout Australia, and their connection to country and community. We pay our respect to all Traditional Owners, and to their Elders past, present .   The meaning of our mission was captured for us in the words of Ephraim Bani, a traditional chief and Torres Strait islander leader. As we walked on Thursday Island, we saw inscribed on a footpath the following quote from him: The past must exist, for the present . Skytrans is proud to be a participating airline in the Queensland Government’s Local Fare Scheme. The Local Fare Scheme is an airfare subsidy that aims to improve the standard of living of local residents in regional and remote Queensland communities by making air travel to . Join LinkedIn Summary. Sally Lawrence is the author of 3 Teacher Resource Books for Our Land, Our Stories, a landmark series from AIATSIS and Nelson Cengage launched in July

Past and present of Thursday Island and Torres Straits. by John Douglas Download PDF EPUB FB2

Available in the National Library of Australia collection. Author: Douglas, John, ; Format: Book, Online; 15 pages, [8] leaves of plates: illustrations. [Thursday Island] Manuscript Collection MS/33/ For an account of Friend’s visit to the Torres Strait in –47 see The Diaries of Donald Friend, Volume 2, Paul Hetherington, ed., Canberra: National Library of Australia, Reproduced courtesy of the National Library of Australia.

First published by Pandanus Books. The Torres Strait Islanders are Australia's 'other' indigenous minority. Their experience of colonialism and their reaction to their position in Australian society provides a striking counterpoint to that of the Aborigines.

The author applies many years of study and work among the Torres Strait Islanders to provide a new account of their changing world in the islands and their changing role in.

Thursday Island, colloquially known as TI, or in the Kawrareg dialect, Waiben or Waibene, is an island of the Torres Strait Islands, an archipelago of at least small islands in the Torres is located approximately 39 kilometres (24 miles) north of Cape York Peninsula in Far North Queensland, Australia.

Thursday Island is also the name of the town in the south and west of the. DescriptionThe Thursday Island group comprising Thursday Island (TI), Horn Island, Prince of Wales and Hammond Islands is uniquely diverse and multicultural compared to the other Island Clusters because of the colonial and historic influences of the pearling Industry and the different cultures and people who have settled on these islands.

The Thursday Islands Cluster has distinct cultural. This book brings together a wide range of contemporary explorations of Indigenous music and dance in the Torres Strait and the tropical regions of the Northern Territory.

This collection shows how traditional music and dance have responded to colonial control in the past and more recently to other external forces beyond local control. It looks at musical pasts and presents as a continuum of.

Been away: a collection of memories from past and present Torres Strait students / [edited by Gina Raccanello] Regional Equity and Development School Support Centre, Dept.

of Education [Cairns, Qld.] Australian/Harvard Citation. Raccanello, Gina. & Queensland. Regional Equity and Development School Support Centre.

This is a list of the named islands and island groups in the Torres Strait. In addition there are unnamed islands and named and unnamed rocks. Almost all of the islands in the Torres Strait are part of Australia; consequently all entries in this table are in Australia unless noted as.

Torres Strait islands are a potential pathway for the movement of exotic pests, weeds and diseases present in countries very close to Australia—the closest Torres Strait Island of Saibai is only km from Papua New Guinea (PNG).

Biosecurity in Torres Strait is. Thursday Island Cemetery Another popular thing is the Thursday Island cemetery - particularly the old Japanese pearlers' graves.

Gab Titui Cultural Centre And of course, the Gab Titui Cultural Centre, with all the Torres Strait islanders' art. Quetta Memorial Church. Past and Present of Thursday Island and Torres Straits, is a valuable and important work, providing a range of information about the area’s early history and development.

FACT SHEET Family History Resources in the Torres Strait Islands Worldwide knowledge and understanding of Australian Indigenous cultures, past and present. Family History Resources in the Torres Strait Islands.

The AIATSIS Library holds a range of published and unpublished items of relevance to Torres Strait family history. The majority of Islanders now live on the mainland of Australia (Taylor & Arthur ) but approximately 6, still reside in the Torres Strait.

They live either on the main administrative centre of Thursday Island or in smaller communities on the Outer Islands or Cape York Peninsula. Population statistics of the Torres Strait were generated from the ABS census in Statistics on the burden of diseases of the Torres Strait were generated by James Candy (Clinical Nurse Consultant, Thursday Island Primary Healthcare Centre) by manual comparison between records in FERRET database and the use of search engine in Best Practice.

Thursday and Horn Islands are the most visited of the remote Torres Strait Islands, Australia’s most northerly frontier. The archipelago consists of more than islands stretching like stepping stones for km from the tip of Cape York Peninsula to Papua New Guinea.

Thursday Island Cycle Way - Phase One Project gave the students the opportunity to undertake practical training in a real world setting and to complete task book activities. We acknowledge the past and present elders of all Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal people in the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Area and respect the.

TI READING GROUP, THURSDAY ISLAND, TORRES STRAIT, QUEENSLAND Every second Saturday morning throughouta group of Torres Strait Islander navy cadets volunteered their time to read to youngsters in the local library on Thursday Island.

Some of the children were only toddlers, and other family members would turn up to quietly stand around and listen in. At the end of the session each. ‘Kingfisher’, Thursday Island marks the beginning of Ray Crooke’s longstanding interest in painting the people and landscapes of Far North Queensland and the Pacific.

The work was painted after Crooke’s visit to the Torres Strait where he stayed for several months on Thursday Island (Waiben) working as a cook, labourer and trochus. Cr Malone said the issue could be addressed through more local employment which would allow Torres Strait Islanders to access government-owned accommodation on Thursday Island.

"Reducing the FIFO. Thursday Island is 4km in diameter and is the administrative centre of the Torres Strait. Visit Thursday Island and take the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of indigenous Torres Strait Islanders, be in awe of the island’s beautiful ocean views, meet the locals, view the native flora and fauna, taste the delicious local seafood and keep.

One of the greatest days in my life. Diving, fishing, spearing and boating in my beautiful homeland of the Torres Strait Islands (Thursday Island, Queensland. Torres Strait Tourism office, 68 Douglas Street, Thursday Island, ☏ +61 7fax: +61 [email protected] maps and advice.

Talk. On Horn and TI English is universally spoken, with Torres Strait Creole considered the local language of the indigenous residents. Thursday Island is a services hub for the Torres Strait with more than 30 government departments on the island. (ABC News) "Reducing the FIFO that's been proposed," Cr Malone said.

join the elite club of tourists to venture over to the torres strait, we did a day tour to Thursday island and walked around it, you can also book bus tours, the cemetery is a must see and shout your self lunch in the Torres strait hotel, Ozz's most northern pub4/53 TripAdvisor reviews.

'Discusses Torres Strait Islander women's experiences during the Pacific War, to Includes a look at pre-war life in the Torres Strait living under the Torres Strait Islander Act of Women and children of the inner islands were evacuated to mainland Australia, residents of the out islands.

History of Hammond Island. The Kaurareg people know Hammond Island as Keriri and are believed to have occupied this area prior to first contact with Europeans.

Hammond Island is located in the Southern or Prince of Wales Island group of the Torres Strait. For thousands of years the Kaurareg followed traditional patterns of hunting, fishing and agriculture, and maintained close cultural and.

Thursday Island Sports Complex. Location: Thursday Island, Torres Strait Project Overview: An extensive refurbishment of the existing sports complex was required to keep this building as the Number 1 asset to the local tion and reconstruction of most of this facility was required due to a well-used 40 years in this harsh marine environment.

The Torres Strait Islander peoples are of Melanesian descent, as are the people of Papua New Guinea, with whom they share similar cultural traits and customs.

The Torres Strait Islander peoples have lived on the islands for thousands of years. These islands can be divided into five cultural groups, which are represented by the white five-pointed star on the Torres Strait Islander flag: the.

Thursday Island, colloquially known as TI, is the location of the main town, and is also the administrative centre, of the Torres Strait Islands. It is situated off the tip of Queensland's Cape York Peninsular, and is part of the Commonwealth of Australia.

==Understand== Waibene acquired the name ‘Thursday Island’ in when Captain Stanley, who was in charge of HMS Rattlesnake recorded.

Thursday Island, Australia (CNN)Milton Savage sits on the porch of his cement board house on Thursday Island in the Torres Strait, about 40 kilometers (24 miles) north of. On JAssistant Commissioner of Community Contact Command, Brett Schafferius; Inspector Mark Lingwood from the Torres Strait Patrol Group; Officer in Charge, Senior Sergeant Allison Williams and Constable Lisa Ovens from Thursday Island Police Station met with Kay McGrath and other members of the Domestic and Family Violent Implementation Council (DFVI Council).The Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) recognises the Traditional Owners of the land on which we operate.

We acknowledge the past and present elders of all Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal people in the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Area and respect the culture and lore of all Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal people in the.Thursday Island is the administrative centre of the Torres Strait with modern accommodation, tours and the award-winning Gab Titui Cultural Centre which takes visitors on a journey from the past to the present and into the future showing Torres Strait Islander culture through artefacts, artwork, song, dance and stories.