Just a WW2 plane in the rainforest…

One of the more interesting finds we had up in Kuranda was what appears to be a crash site of an old plane in the rainforest.

 

This is Geronimo, a US Air Force plane that began service in 1942 before being used as a passenger airline for Trans-Australia Airlines (a part of Qantas) in 1946 under the name Cunningham. It was then used in the movie ‘Sky pirates’ and went under the name Miss Fortune in 1984, the plot of the movie having the plane crash on the Barrier Reef. After the film the shell of the craft was given to the town.

 

What a life it has had, eh?


 

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Dreamtime artwork in the rainforest

Dreamtime refers to the religion/belief system of aboriginal people. I’m only now looking it up now so I won’t even attempt to describe what this consists of exactly. Maybe when I understand it a little better.

I tried to see who the artist was by googling ‘Wiradjuri’ however I’m not sure if this is the artist or referring to a specific tribe. It is dated 2003 after the word so thought it was the artist however looking it up seems to be an aboriginal tribe. 

And with that I clearly have a lot to learn regarding aboriginal culture…

 


 

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