Photo Essay; Line in the Mud, May 11 2019

A gathering of people organised by South East Queensland Birders at Toondah Harbour, Nandeebie (Cleveland, Queensland Australia) to recognise the site as a RAMSAR protected wetland in the face of massive shoreline development.

This along with the Toondah Harbour redevelopment plan is profiled in the ABC Four Corners Documentary Extinction Nation, which is reported by Stephanie March, went to air on Monday 24th June at 8.30pm. And replayed on Tuesday 25th June at 1.00pm and Wednesday 26th at 11.20pm. It can also be seen on ABC NEWS channel on Saturday at 8.10pm AEST, ABC iview and at

Photo essay by Jo Fay Duncan

Gheebulum, Uncle Bob Anderson


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Gheebulum, Uncle Bob Anderson artist Jo Fay Duncan.

Dr Robert V Anderson OAM, Uncle Bob is a Nughi (Moreton Island) elder and patriarch of Quandamooka. This 2010 portrait image of Uncle Bob – Gheebulum (traditional name for the Moreton Island sandhill dune) connected Uncle Bob and Jo Fay Duncan intimately.

Pre-dating the native title determinations on Minjerriba, it speaks something of the 17- year struggle to have the traditional homelands of Quandamooka returned to Aboriginal peoples. Mulgumpin (Moreton Island) is currently under Native Title claim.

Uncle Bob Anderson is a long-time collaborator with Jo Fay Duncan.