These areas of far-north Queensland are surpassingly beautiful – filled with rich history, and hard truths

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  • The area around Laura, 300 kilometres north of Cairns, on Cape York peninsula, is also known as Quinkan country, in recognition of spirits whose enigmatic forms are boldly painted on these walls.

    Indigenous guides can take you to selected places where these figures are seen, sometimes among animals including ibis, dingoes, flying foxes, snakes and kangaroos, or plants like the edible native yam. Often shown lifesize, these beautiful images are created using vibrant ochre, mostly in shades of yellow, red, brown and white.

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