Ancient Stories of Our Land by Jedess & David Hudson

CEO-Board Updates

Chair’s Column – 7 June 2017

Congratulations to our members who have done so well in the Queensland Reconciliation Awards held in Cairns last week.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the awards recognised community organisations, educational institutions and initiatives taking a positive step towards reconciliation.

The TTNQ members who received awards were:

Business award – WINNER Woodward Family CaPTA Group (CaPTA)
Partnership award – WINNER Cairns Indigenous Art Fair and Ports North for Cairns Indigenous Art Fair
Partnership Award – HIGHLY COMMENDED Douglas Shire Council and Jabalbina Yalanji Aboriginal Corporation for Return to Country Local Planning Scheme
Partnership Award – FINALIST KickArts Contemporary Arts and Badu Art Centre for Sageraw Thonar Exhibition and Catalogue
Our destination has an extraordinary array of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander products and it is pleasing to see that many of these are making positive steps towards reconciliation.

Cultural tourism is highly valued by many of our international markets and recognition through awards such as these will add to our destination’s reputation as the best place to experience Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.

Through our destination’s new brand of Timeless Experiences we will be able to more effectively market Indigenous tourism alongside the Great Barrier Reef and the rainforest as a compelling reason to visit Tropical North Queensland.

Congratulations to all the winners!


Max Shepherd
TTNQ Chair