All About Adder Rock; Notes Compiled by Elisabeth Gondwe April 2017

All About Adder Notes Compiled by Elisabeth Gondwe April 2017 According to Aunty Margaret Iselin the, name of what we now call ‘Adder Rock’ is Mulmakul.  Mulmakul means place of the Death Adder. Adder Rock is a recent name.  It is thought to date from the 1930’s and refers to the abundance of death adders.  …

Where Song Began

‘Where Song Began’ is a musical celebration of Australia’s birds and how they shaped the world. ‘…an unforgettable and inspiring work, that captivated the audience ’ '...it moved me to tears... I left feeling I had been sung to by the country' Inspired by leading ornithologist Tim Low’s award-winning book, this performance explores the Australian origins …

Virtual Oceans

Long discussion has happened on Minjerribah about a learning centre, part of the Economic Transition Strategy away from mining set to end in 2019. Talk in the community is that QYAC Native Title Corporation is likely to build a Whale Learning Centre up at Point Lookout on the old tennis courts. Other than the skeletal …

Asylum Ward Replica, North Stradbroke Island Museum on Minjerriba

The North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum was officially opened on 22 October 1988 by the Sixth Earl of Stradbroke and Countess Rosie at Point Lookout Hall. It is now housed in a combination of original and replica Benevolent Asylum buildings.The main Museum building: the front section was built by mineral sand mining company CRL using …

Mining Minjerriba to End 2019

There are three mines on North Stradbroke Island, all owned by Sibelco Australia Limited (formerly called Unimin Australia Limited), a Belgian owned multi-national company:- 1. Enterprise, also known as ’Devastation South’ which would run out of minerals by 2027 (at the latest) anyway, even if allowed to continue longer (see official information under ‘library/resources’ tab). …

Sky Reading

SKY READING Weatherwise is the sea wo/man’s ability to read the sky and refers to lore of clouds and sky colour bequeathed by past generations of seaman and country folk and it is an art to read them SKY COLOUR Red Sky at Night, sailor’s delight; Red sky in the morning, Sailor’s warning. CLOUDS HIGH …