Cairns-based artist Arone Meeks

A Kuku Midigi man of the eastern Cape York Rainforest, Arone’s first art training was of a traditional nature, learnt from his grandfather and other elders. The First Nations peoples of the Cape York rainforest lived in the most densely populated area of Australia prior to the arrival of Europeans. Their numbers were decimated in …

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Lady Cilento

In Queensland Senator Fraser Anning’s maiden speech to the Senate this week, he called for, among other things, a return to predominantly European migration and described gender diversity as “garbage”. Senator Derryn Hinch described the speech as “disgraceful, racist, homophobic, divisive, misogynist, spiteful [and] hateful.” But Anning’s opinions are the same as those of a woman …

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Brisbane man Gary Venamore was murdered by persons unknown in 1968. Story Bridge shown

Persons unknown brutally bashed local socialite Gary Venamore after a night out, throwing him unconscious into the Brisbane River to drown in 1968. Was Gary bashed to death in an attempted robbery? Was it a poofter bashing? Did his gaydar fail him that night and he ended up dead because of an unappreciated advance? In …

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Gary Venamore QNEWS

A recent review of suspicious deaths in Sydney found that 27 of the 88 were probable gay hate crimes. Now, QNews Magazine looks back at the unsolved 1968 murder of Brisbane gay man Gary Venamore. Despite a $250,000 reward for information, this crime remains unsolved. At the age of 35, Venamore still lived at home …

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