School children on Thursday Island, off the far north coast of Queensland, wrote a book to raise fire awareness. On March 26 Councillor Councillor Napau Pedro Stephen – Mayor of the Torres Strait Shire Council – launched Don't Let Thursday Island Burn in a community celebration. Here are some images from the day, courtesy of Martin Jacobson, MediumWideShot.
“(I was inspired by) my time spent in remote Indigenous communities, and the ambassadorship of singer-songwriter Josh Pyke. In addition, the desire for this event to serve something more important than just the release of my music”
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