Boigu: Our history and culture

boigu cover

Boigu Island Community Council

Jan, 1991
Pages: 
169
Category: 
History
Product type: 
Book
Book format: 
Paperback
Dimensions: 
210x175mm
ISBN: 
9780855752293
Available: 
Yes
Price: 
$19.95 RRP incl. GST

Summary

Boigu is a lively collection of writings from the past and present. It includes stories of brave warriors and traditional customs, of love and hope, of everyday experiences and practices, of business enterprises and industrial disputes, and of friendships and religious influences.

Boigu's position and culture form a unique part of our history. It is part of the Torres Strait's top western islands and as the most northerly island of Australia, it is much closer to Australia's neighbours than the Australian mainland, lying just six kilometres off the Papua New Guinea coast.

The elders of this small island community have chosen to write their stories and their histories for the benefit of all Australians, many of whom know little about the Torres Strait.

Last reviewed: 12 Sep 2016