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  • Alan Wilson_Photo Lyndal Scobell

    Alan Wilson

    Alan Wilson lives at Laura in central Cape York.  He is a Cook Shire Councillor, and has been a cattle station manager, publican and police officer. 

  • Marie Shipton

    Marie Shipton

    Marie Shipton is from Wujal Wujal.  She is a Cultural Officer with Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council, and is Traditional Owner from the area. 

  • Waratah Nicholls

    Waratah Nicholls

    Waratah Nicholls is an artist, teacher and community worker, who lives at Mungumby Valley.  She is the project manager for the Lakeland Gateway Concept.

  • James Francis and Vivianne

    My wife and I visited Artimus station in the early 90's we found Sue Sheppard to be very helpful showing us around. We saw and fell in love with the Golden Shoulder parrot and now we have some and trying to breed them.
  • Billy Harrigan - Wujal Wujal Photo: Lyndal Scobell

    Bill Harrigan

    Billy Harrigan was born at Bloomfield and lives at Wujal Wujal.

  • Sue Shephard

    Sue Shephard

    Sue Shephard is from Artemis Station, central Cape York.  Sue has undertaken extensive research on the endangered golden-shouldered parrot.

  • Tom Shepherd Photo: Lyndal Scobell

    Tom Shephard

    Tom Shephard is from Artemis Station, central Cape York. The Shephard family have lived and worked on central Cape York for around a century, raising cattle and kids.  

  • Lewis Roberts

    Lewis Roberts

    Lewis is a highly regarded self-taught naturalist and botanical illustrator. He has an Order of Australia and last year received the Queensland Natural History award.

  • Desmond Tayley

    Desmond Tayley

    Desmond Tayley is a Yalanji Traditional Owner, the Mayor of Wujal Wujal and the Local Government Sector Director on the Cape York NRM Board.

  • Peter and Annette Marriott

    Peter and Annette Marriott

    Peter and Annette Marriott run Ninda Creek, a cattle station at Lakeland on Cape York Peninsula.  

  • Louise Stone

    Louise Stone

    Louise Stone has been living and working in remote communities for decades.

  • Wilfred Peter

    Wilfred Peter is a young Lama Lama Traditional Owner.

    Wilfred works on his Country as a ranger, with Yintingga Aboriginal Corporation's Lama Lama Rangers.