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750-words Winner

Free copy of Ken Cotterill’s novella ‘When Saturday Never Comes ‘

Winners of  our new ‘Members Only’ 750-word competition (Protest) are:

Cats Tale By Peter Backer

Runners Up

Dora and the Exploding pig sheep  Joint 2nd Jan Lahney 

And I want to break free  Joint 2nd  Mary Serenc





White Woman Black Heart


151 Abbott St Cairns 12md Friday 20 April 2018



Lucky door prize! (Bring your business cards to go in the draw)

Meet the author Barbara Miller and get your paperback

White Woman Black Heart: Journey Home to Old Mapoon, A Memoir

This is a highly engaging and inspiring memoir. At its centre is the story of Mapoon which has all the elements of a great drama with the violent expulsion of the community in 1963 and their triumphant return eleven years later. As the author explains she came almost by chance to be at the very centre of the drama which in turn dramatically changed her life. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in political and social change over the last 50 years.

Professor Henry Reynolds, FAHA FASSA University of Tasmania, eminent historian

and award-winning author of numerous books.


Barbara Miller has written this book, a continuum to the trilogy of the Mapoon books and towards the modern history of the western Cape York region. It is a testimony to the endurance and resilience of the people of the district and the determination of the people to return to the land of their forefathers.

Ricky Guivarra, former Mapoon Aboriginal Shire Councillor

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