Month: November 2015

Memorial Day November 24 2015

Sixteen years ago, on 24 November 1999, a tragedy rocked the lives of families from Mornington Island, Bentinck Island and Forsyth Island. A Cessna 206 (registered VH-XGR) was conveying passengers from Mornington Island to Normanton for a Land Council Meeting to discuss the High Court’s ruling…

Cattle for island

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]A CATTLE business offering economic foundations and training opportunities for young people could be revived on Mornington Island, following a visit by four senators to the remote indigenous community last week. Read full story[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”544″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”543″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Welcome sign

At the moment, Mornington Shire has is a greeting that warns of a $75,000 fine for bringing alcohol onto the island – a real slap in the face according to some. Mornington Shire Council CEO Frank Mills said it was working hard to move the region forward,…