Today we were privileged to welcome the #UluruStatement from the Heart as it makes a historic journey around the country. With these words, #Aboriginal and #TorresStrait Islander leaders spark an important conversation for all Australians: "We seek constitutional reforms to empower our people and take a rightful place in our own country. When we have power over our destiny our #children will flourish." Take a closer look and get involved at 1voiceuluru.org
Fifty years ago, Fred Hollows met Vincent Lingiari and visited a Gurindji camp in the #NorthernTerritory to learn about #eyehealth in remote Australia.
This triggered Fred’s interest in the right to #health of #Aboriginal and #TorresStrait Islander Australians, and started him down the path that would lead to forming The Fred Hollows Foundation.
Years later, Ray Martin and Gabi Hollows continued the journey at anniversary celebrations of the Wave Hill Station Walk-Off that was led by Vincent Lingiari.
If you're searching for colourful islands, awesome fishing & rich indigenous culture 🏝👉 look no further than @the_torres_strait and experience one of the most beautiful, natural hidden gems @tropicalnorthqueensland has to offer. 💦 Virtually untouched, the #TorresStrait islands and surrounding #GreatBarrierReef are home to some of the 🌏's most electric blue waters as well as an abundance of marine life including dugongs, dolphins, giant marlin and sea turtles. Not to mention the fishing is second to none! #thisisqueensland by @dr.gingersnaps #exploreTNQ
According to Google maps, it's a 3,661km straight drive from Beechworth to Bamaga, but when have I ever taken the fastest route?
And at the moment, stuck at my parents while Dad performs lifesaving surgery on #lesthehilux , the trip to the Cape is the definition of slow travel. Maybe I should revisit that plan to ride a pony up...😁 You'd think I'd be used to leaving Beechworth too, and even though it was the right time, it's still hard to say goodbye after the best summer I've had on the berry farm 🍓 Six months of strawberry themed adventure coming to an end, and man have I earnt the break. Throw in a few tantrums, tinder dates, bbqs, yoga classes, alotta jam and icecream makin', some pretty unexpected adventures, a few public talks, a car crash or two, and, as always, a few evening gallops around on my brilliant pony #archiethewonderhorse 🐴
It was a quick decision to return to the Cape. I'd always wanted to spend another season up there, and last September when we visited the chance popped up, so here I am, #rastisisadog in tow, a car full of lentils and books, and a few more essentials than I had the sense to bring last time (Who can forget the exorbitant cost of Jersey Caramels 🍬 up that way, am I right?). There's a donga with my name on it and a winter that ain't gonna find me this year 😎. I have a whole trail of friends to visit on the way north, plus a sojourn on an island half way up with an old pal, so it's time to rediscover life in the tropical north 🌴🍍 So instead of 58 hours of straight driving to get to a place there's no easy way out of, I'm savouring this trip back to the Cape and taking my sweet time. That is, if my car ever starts #comeonholyspirit 🌺
I'm Kim, btw 😎
We are closed tomorrow for ANZAC Day reopening at 10am on Thursday 26 April. This beauty ‘As the rains fell and the seas rose’ by Brian Robinson retells the biblical story of Noah’s Ark. Showing in our current exhibition ‘The Strip Show’. A @kickartscairns travelling exhibition.
As the rains fell and the seas rose 2011
linocut on paper, A/P, edition of 10
62 x 112cm
Courtesy of the artist
Happy Earth Day folks! While the planet we call home may be in a precarious position, today is about celebrating Earth’s beauty and wonder. Every other day about being the best participant that we can be and protecting what we love. This photo is taken in the Torres Straight. By far the most incredible place I’ve had the opportunity to explore on our fragile speck of dust floating in a sun beam! #earthday#coralreefs#torresstrait