Top 11 Inspirational Books of 2021

Courage shines in inspirational tales If you are looking for inspirational stories to read as we head into the new year, you might want to check out these 11 books that tell the stories of ordinary people who have succeeded in the face of adversity. Books from Billy Connolly, Dick Smith, Sonny Bill Williams and […]

Discovery Festival - Captain Cook StatueJocelyn Watts

Discovery Festival Fun

Discovery Festival: Rock Around The Croc When the 2017 Discovery Festival at Cooktown kicked off, even the wildlife put on a stunning show to welcome the deluge of visitors. Spotted on a bank of the Annan River just south of the town in Far…
Fanning IslandJocelyn Watts

Gold dust on Fanning Island

Aussie coins gold dust on Fanning Island, Kiribati Three Aussie dollars in return for singing a song had a young lad on Fanning Island thinking he was rich. Seeing him grin from ear to ear as he showed the booty to his mates was one of the…
Top 12 Things to do at Cooktownjocelyn Watts

Top 11 Things to do at Cooktown

Discover Cooktown in Far North Queensland There's no shortage of things to do at Cooktown where in 1770 James Cook landed after his ship ran aground on the Great Barrier Reef. The old adage "Seen one rainforest, seen ém all" certainly doesn't…
Noisy MinersJocelyn Watts

Noisy Miners lured with nectar

Backyard birds: Noisy Miners One of the joys of living on the Fraser Coast is being able to work in and around the garden pretty well 12 months of the year and be able to study and enjoy the multitude of wildlife and birds on offer, such as…
Lucy Harris AwardJocelyn Watts

Lucy Harris Award for student

Goal for remote nursing helps win Lucy Harris Award Ngaire Willis’s ambition to work as a nurse in the Torres Strait Islands received a boost with the presentation of the Lucy Harris Award at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ). The…
nursing down under

Discovering nursing Down Under

Compass set for nursing Down Under With careers in South Africa, China, Vietnam and Thailand already under his belt, James Bruce of Hervey Bay has set his vocation compass towards nursing Down Under. The 46-year-old former military man,…
NAIDOC Week Awards

2015 NAIDOC awards announced

Young leaders recognised in 2015 NAIDOC awards USQ Fraser Coast students Tor-quaisia Robe-Broome and Kassandra Waia have been honoured in the 2015 Fraser Coast NAIDOC Week Awards. Ms Robe-Broome, who completed the Indigenous Higher Education…
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