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Dick Smith visits Wellesley Islands

The famous philanthropist winged his way to Mornington Island on Wednesday March 2 to open a community garden, at the invitation of Mornington Shire Council. The garden will create a sustainable supply of fresh fruit and vegetables. He was joined by the ABC’s Australia All Over radio…

Green light: marine hub

Major support has been awarded to Mornington Shire Council last week, with the announcement of $1.647m boost for the Jetty and Foreshore Precinct in the Wellesley Islands Queensland. Jackie Trad MP, Deputy Premier, the Minister for Transport, Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning (DILGP) and…

Nominations open

Nominations for candidates for the upcoming Queensland Local Government elections are now open. Nomination forms are available at the Electoral Commission of Queensland website www.ecq.qld.gov.au or from Returning Officers. Returning Officers addresses and phone numbers are available on the website. Nominations need to be lodged…

Claudia’s traditional twist

Claudia Moodoonuthi’s work is on show at the National Gallery in Melbourne which is called ‘360 degree spin on Country’ as well as an exhibition in Cairns. She grew up on Mornington Island as well as on Bentinck and Aurukun islands. Her mother is Kaiadilt and…

Rare white crocodile

Rumours of a rare white crocodile have been confirmed with several sightings from locals in the Wellesley Island group. Read more  Key points: Believed to be 7 foot long Reptile is believed to be living in a five-hectare dam Unusual influx of saltwater crocodiles this wet season…

Cyclone warning before Christmas

The Get Ready U’Fella cyclone week has gained significant momentum ahead of what could be the [potential] first cyclone of the season. Read full story Related news Latest cyclone updates For the past ten days the Queensland Government, GIVIT and Mornington Shire Council initiative included…

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