MEANWHILE – AT TWEED HEADS

Ron Taylor in 1964 and 2000

 

JACK EVANS PORPOISE POOL

The original Pet Porpoise Pool established by Jack Evans.
The original Pet Porpoise Pool established by Jack Evans.
Art Taylor up from Sydney
Vic ‘Snowie’ Ley set-up base at Tweed Heads

Our camp site at Tweed Heads.
Our camp site at Tweed Heads.
Queensland groper at Nine Mile Reef did this.
By 1964 we all had Calypso 35mm still camera’s.

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QUEENSLAND WILD RIVERS – OLIVE RIVER, CAPE YORK 2005

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Land surrounding river is owned by a pastoral company.  Will there ever be shops, liquor store and a marina here?

It’s a wild river – inhabited by crocodiles, possibly squatters in a hut  (one surviving hermit living near the mouth of the river disappeared – possibly taken by a crocodile before these pictures were taken.  That story is elsewhere on this blog).

We’ve anchored at the Olive River several times while making marine documentary films offshore.  In the upper reaches of the river where water is brackish, grow unique palms.

Anchoring near the bank is a hazard,  many large submerged tree’s underwater.  You’d think these would make an ideal home for Barramuindi – the prize fish.   Professional fishermen always seem to have ‘cleaned them out’ before we arrive.

Currently before the Australian parliament is the Wild Rivers Legislation.

The future of this and other rivers of Cape York Peninsula rivers  is blowing in the wind.