'Tourist Fiction'

Cassowaries in Mission Beach

Authors

  • Leonard Andy

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1017/qre.2022.3

Keywords:

Mission Beach area, tourism destination, Traditional Owners, reflection

Abstract

My name is Leonard Andy and I’m a Djiru Traditional Owner of the Mission Beach area.

Where I live today and where my Ancestors have lived is not the same place. Today the Mission Beach area has become a tourism destination and it has changed the people, our culture. Presently, there are twelve Traditional Owners living in the area, off these twelve, five are still at school.

Author Biography

Leonard Andy

Leonard Andy is a Djiru Traditional Owner currently living at Mission Beach on his traditional land. He creates a number of unique art pieces including paintings, sculptures and wooden artefacts. His attention to detail is evident in the intricate designs painted on his carved wooden swords, boomerangs, spear throwers and canvases.

References

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Published

2021-12-01

How to Cite

Andy, L. (2021). ’Tourist Fiction’: Cassowaries in Mission Beach. Queensland Review, 28(2), 183–186. https://doi.org/10.1017/qre.2022.3

Issue

Section

Reef and Rainforest Reflection