Naidoc Ball 2012 Thursday Island

Peter and Zipporah Geagea 'King and Queen' for Torres Strait Naicdoc Ball 2012

John Abendigo (L) and Toshie Kris (R) present Frank Loban with the Naidoc Day Torres Strait ‘Person of the year’ Award

Traditional Torres Strait Island dancing

Pedro Stephen (Torres Shire Council) and Toshie Kris Torres Strait Regional Authority

July 27, 2012   No Comments

Hurricane’s Grill Steakhouse

Love the bib!

After attending the Joe McNally’s ‘Through the Lens’ Workshop I met up with my friend Walter and went to Hurricane’s Grill and we both had huge racks of lamb!

May 21, 2012   No Comments

Joe McNally Workshop

'Rocker' Martin

Joe & Me

‘Biker’ Greg



Our group at Vaucluse House

Lucky me, I’m in Sydney attending Joe McNally’s ‘Through the Lens’ workshop. This has been my most expensive workshop so far, only one day workshop, we got to use Elinchrome Deep Set Octas with Elinchrome Quadra Strobe and had five models to work with (two males and three females). After my turn with ‘Biker; Greg, Joe stopped by and I was lucky enough to get a photo with him.

May 8, 2012   No Comments

In the blood

Patrick and Seaman Dan

Had a visit from Patrick (A.K.A. Maupower) and his Grandfather Henry Gibson Dan (A.K.A. Seaman Dan) this afternoon.  Musical talent is ‘in the blood’ in this family.

May 5, 2012   No Comments

Anzac Week Union 2012

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April 30, 2012   No Comments

Channel Ten News

Melissa with Seaman Dan

Morgan and Vanessa during filming

Melissa filming Vanessa at King Point Beach

Melissa Vander Haak of Channel Ten was here this week to film a news story about Torres Strait’s WW2 History for Anzac Day as well as a story about our Pealing History featuring Henry ‘Seaman’ Dan.

April 13, 2012   No Comments


Patrick Mau at the Twilight Markets August 2011

Just saw a fantastic Story ‘Strait Talking’ about ‘Yumplatok’ on SBS Living Black.

You can watch it online here. I was pleasantly surprised to see my friend Patrick Mau being interviewed on the program.

‘Yumplatok’ is a Creole or Broken English spoken in the Torres Strait and used by Torres Strait People around Australia.

It made up of primarily made up English, Meriam Mer and Kalau Lagau Ya.

April 9, 2012   No Comments

‘The Straits’ Episode 10: Fatherhood

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March 26, 2012   No Comments

‘The Straits’ Episode 9: Dead Reckoning

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March 16, 2012   No Comments

‘The Straits’ Episode 8: The Big Mistake

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March 16, 2012   No Comments