Wik and Kugu artists launch merchandise

Wik and Kugu artists launch merchandise

Wik and Kugu artists Amelia Woolla, Jennifer Woolla, Rachel Pamtoonda and Barbara Ampeybegan at the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair. Aurukun’s famous camp dogs and totems of the Wik and Wik Waya people have inspired a range of  Wik and Kugu Arts Centre merchandise to be...
Female Wik and Kugu artists paint their stories

Female Wik and Kugu artists paint their stories

Wik and Kugu female artists paint and record their life stories in ancestral language during the Painted Stories residency with artist Gina Allain and linguist Louise Ashmore. Cultural knowledge is being passed down with the assistance of the Painted Stories Artist...
Alcohol event not supported in Aurukun

Alcohol event not supported in Aurukun

Aurukun township May 31, 2019 Aurukun Shire Council will not proceed with a trial event allowing limited amounts of mid-strength beers to be consumed after the Aurukun community overwhelmingly voted no to reintroducing alcohol in their community. The Council asked...
Aurukun boasts longest stretch of Cape York bitumen

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...
Aurukun Shire Council employees given Deadly Awards

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...