Stories in this Theme
Original copy of a report on Cape York Peninsula, written in 1959.
We begin the second series of My Cape York Life on Artemis Station, a cattle property in the heart of Cape York. Artemis is a 125 thousand hectare property midway between Coen and Laura. The property has been in the Shephard family for about 100 years and is run by Tom and Sue Shephard. In episode one, we are talking with Tom.
Dr Wendy Seabrook is an ecologist, an innovator and a strategic thinker. She has worked around the world and is originally from London. She's worked with the giant Aldabra tortoises in the Seychelles and cane toads in northern New South Wales and on the Atherton Tablelands. And, "like many people (she) just ended up in Cooktown".
Peter and Annette Marriott have done a lot in their time together on Cape York Peninsula.
The Marriotts run Ninda Creek, a 9,000 acre cattle property near Lakeland, on southern Cape York.
Annette was born in Cooktown, and Peter moved to the Cape in the early 70's to manage Crocodile Station. 45 years later, he hasn’t quite made the fortune he dreamed of back then, but Peter and Annette still love living and working on the Cape.
Stories from the people who live, breathe and work Cape York Peninsula, managing the land and our future.
First episode available Friday 10 February 2017.
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Cattle stations do it tough in dry years. But Peter O'Reagain and John Bushell from Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries (QDPIF) don’t think that drought has to mean threadbare country, bony beasts, or massive financial losses for pastoralists.