Monthly Archives: September 2013

Part 4 Torres Strait Pilot Service

PART 4   FRED AND BEV’S TORRES STRAIT ENCOUNTER.  ESTABLISHMENT of NAVIGATIONAL MARKERS, PILOT SERVICE and FRED’S PILOT BOAT EXPERIENCE.   In 1837 Commander Wickham in the Beagle carried out an extensive survey of the straits between Cape York and the … Continue reading

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Part 3 Torres Strait Explorers and Discovery

PART 3 of FRED and BEV’S TORRES STRAIT ENCOUNTER. Early explorers and Torres Strait Discovery. In 1598 Dutch historian and cartographer Cornelius Wytfliet said, ‘The Terra Australis is the most southern of all lands and is separated from New Guinea … Continue reading

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Part 2 Torres Strait The Islanders

PART 2 of FRED and BEV’S TORRES STRAIT ENCOUNTER.  THE ISLANDERS. The Torres Strait Islander flag is a symbol for the unity and identity of all Torres Strait Islanders. Green represents the land, blue the sea, white peace and black … Continue reading

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