Archive for February, 2009
High tide, early morning Sunday 8th February 2009. One of the highest tides of the year. This is me, Prue walking along the beach towards the mouth of Cooper Creek. On my right, Thornton Peak, the highest mountain in the Daintree rainforest, towers over the area. Its impacts stretch between Cape Tribulation in the north and the Daintree River in the south. This is where the rainforest meets the reef. This is the heart of the world’s oldest rainforest.
KABA GADA – THE BLUE HOLE
It is World Heritage, the highest order of protection that Australia can give. It is listed as a Cultural Heritage site. Queensland’s Iconic Places legislation protects “The Blue Hole” in Cooper Creek.
According to Mike Rowland of the Cultural Heritage Coordination Unit, DNR&W (Department of Natural Resources and Water), The Blue Hole is listed on the Aboriginal database as EN:C53. The site is already given full protection under the Act (Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2003).