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Travel guide Ingham

Delightful Destination: Ingham, Queensland
By Kylie Jane Degeling

The next time you’re tucking into a delicious meal of pasta, you might find yourself longing to spend time in a warm Mediterranean climate with beaches, fine wines, and friendly Italians. Clearly then, you should consider heading to Ingham, Queensland! With close to sixty percent of the residents being of Italian descent, there is a delightful blend of Italian customs and culture throughout the community. Many of the Italian settlers arrived back in the late 1800s to cut sugar cane. Today, sugar remains the dominant industry and the Italian Aussies celebrate their heritage through a rowdy, fun-filled festival each May. Here, the motto is “Mangiamo, Beviamo and Cantiamo" (Eat, Drink and Celebrate) and with spaghetti-eating competitions as well as their Great Italian Bakeoff... Read more

Mungalla Aboriginal Tours
By ATDW Database

Contact: 4776 2355 or bookings@mungallaaboriginaltours.com.au
The history and culture of Mungalla tours begins at the grand Mungalla Station homestead where they introduce you to 45 000 years of Nywaigi Aboriginal Culture. Here you can view artefacts and learn to throw a boomerang or spear. Then board the bus for a short trip to the original homestead site where they introduce you to Irish settler James Cassady and his family who were the first European settlers on Mungalla. As you view the remnants of the "old Mungalla site" hear the pioneering stories of these first white settlers and view old pictures of this historic site, let your thoughts drift back in time and imagine how it was in its glory days.Return by bus to the homestead to experience the truly amazing Captive Lives story that tells the unbelievable story of two groups of Aboriginal peop... Read more

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