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21 August, 2021

Trail links Greenpatch to Gordonvale

ACCESS between Greenpatch Campground and Gordonvale Town Centre pays homage to the Traditional Custodians, its history and people on a cancer journey.

By Peter McCullagh

Access between Greenpatch Campground and Gordonvale Town Centre pays homage to the Traditional Custodians, its history and people on a cancer journey.

The Bungara Heritage Trail officially opened recently by Speaker of the Queensland Parliament and Member for Mulgrave the Hon Curtis Pitt MP and Cairns Regional Council Mayor Bob Manning.

Cairns Mayor Bob Manning said the trail was an important part of Gordonvale’s Economic Plan providing easy access from the Greenpatch Campground to Gordonvale’s Town Centre.

“The trail is named after the Traditional Custodians of the area, the Dulabed Malanbarra Yidinji. The trail acknowledges Bungara who was a significant person in the local area.” Cr Manning said.

Division 1 Councillor Brett Moller said Bungara Heritage Trail also paid tribute to those who have been on a cancer journey, something which held personal significance for his family following his wife’s battle with the disease.

“We had to travel to Brisbane so she could undergo major surgery and each morning and afternoon I would go for a walk along the Bowen Bridge Heritage trail at Herston,” Cr Moller said.

“The dedication ‘To those who are or have been on a cancer journey, with our love and support’ was in recognition of those who are suffering from cancer but also those family members and loved ones who are there supporting.

“Walking through a beautiful nature/heritage trail like the Bowen Bridge trail allowed me to clear my head and think things through and gather my strength to support my wife when I went up to visit her for the day at hospital and I hope that this trail can provide an outlet for those who may need it.”

 

 


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