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Aurukun boasts longest stretch of Cape York bitumen

Aurukun Access Road has become the longest sealed road in Cape York with the final section of the 79km stretch completed in time for 2019. Aurukun Shire Council Mayor Dereck Walpo, who regularly drives the road to access Weipa and Cairns for meetings, said the trip would be much safer, especially during the wet season. … Read More

Aurukun Shire Council employees given Deadly Awards

Aged care worker George Warusam is Aurukun Shire Council’s Deadly Employee of the Year and Administration Manager Rhonda Jolliffe is the Volunteer of the Year for 2018. Aurukun Shire Council Mayor Dereck Walpo congratulated the winners and runners-up, and thanked the many Council employees who had been nominated for their strong work ethic. “George Warusam … Read More

Wik and Kugu artist exhibits at prestigious Asia Pacific exhibition

An installation by Wik and Kugu artist Alair Pambegan has been positioned in the entry of the Queensland Art Gallery at the prestigious 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art opening in Brisbane on November 23. Called Kalben,the work portrays the Wik-Mungkan man’s ancestral stories and materials collected from his traditional country along the Archer … Read More

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