Written in 1991, Cairns Historical Sketchbook explains the historical meaning behind the naming of some areas around Cairns, and the development of the area in general. The book also talks about some of the important historical buildings in Cairns City, some of which no longer exist. Embellished with Ron Edwards' beautiful sketches the book is a nice memento of a visit to the city.
Kuranda was home to Ron and Anne Edwards. This little sketch book was put together by Ron back in 1982, and contains sketches of some of the old and interesting buildings like the famous 'Bottom Pub', natural features and characters that made Kuranda unique. A walk down memory lane for many!
This book is the result of a collaboration between St Pauls State School, Ron and Anne Edwards and the Rams Skull Press in July 1997. The artist-in-residency project was made possible through the funding support of PCAP (Priority Country Area Program). Scott Barr, acting State School Principal at St Pauls, gave us full cooperation, and Tina Solas, who was away having a baby, played a vital role in nurturing this project. Thanks also go to the teacher Cedric Gisu and the teacher's aid Angela Torrenbeek. Also thanks to Cathy Levi for letting me use her computer.
This book is the result of a collaboration between Kubin State School, Ron and Anne Edwards and the Rams Skull Press in July 1997.
The artist-in-residency project was made possible through the funding support of PCAP (Priority Country Area Program). Bill Richards, State School Principal at Kubin, played a vital role in nurturing this project.
Thanks also to the teachers Louise Manus and Louisa Sagiba and the teacher's aids Loretta Bosun and Sara Neliman. Thanks also to Ann Richards for her healing hands.
Being a stranger to the Island I cannot guarantee the accuracy of the names in this booklet, but asked Bill Richards to check it for me before we went to press.
A few go by light aircraft, for there is a landing strip not far from the camp, but most go by four-wheel drive, either in their own vehicles or in one of those belonging to local Bush Guides.
The Laura sandstone area contains the most extensive and comprehensive collection of Aboriginal rock art in Queensland, and some of the most important art in Australia by any definition. The Laura sandstones are a striking geological feature, kilometer after kilometer of flat-topped escarpments, their golden rock faces pitted with hundreds of shallow caves which provided excellent shelter for the early inhabitants of this vast country.