Thursday Island Things to Do

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    Gab Titui Cultural Centre

    by MikeAtSea Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Gab Titui Cultural Centre

    The cultural centre offers a unique glimpse into the lives and traditions of Australia's indigenous people. It is an interpretive display to establish the link between traditions and modern culture, as well as the diverse geography of the Torres Strait and the people's spiritual and practical connection with the sea.
    During the dry season (June - August) you find workshops and cultural dance performances.

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    Visit the Fort

    by tirose Written May 27, 2007
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    A visit to the fort on top of Green Hill is a must. This was the play place for my brothers and me when we lived there as my dad's work place was on the top of the hill - unfortunately this has now been pulled down, as has our house. My brother went back in the 80's with the army to do up the cannons. Sunsets from here are spectacular, as you can see from the picture on this page.
    The fort was built to protect Thursday Island and Australia from invaders from the north. There is a museum in the fort now. Well worth a look.

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    Aplin Road Cemetery

    by MikeAtSea Written Dec 30, 2004

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    Japanese War Graves

    The Aplin Road Cemetery, where two of the victims from the Quetta shipwreck are buried, has tiled Islander tombs and depressing numbers of Japanese graves, each marked by a short pillar and kanji inscription.

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    Sea and Pearl Museum

    by MikeAtSea Written Dec 30, 2004

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    The Museum

    Another collection in the Green Hill Fort is dedicated to the pearl fishing industry and importance of the sea in the Torres Strait. The original Booby Island Lighthouse lens also features in the display.

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    Military Museum

    by MikeAtSea Written Dec 30, 2004

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    The Military Museum

    Part of the Green Hill Fort is a collection of Military artefacts showing the start of the Fort as well as during the times of the Second World War when Australian Forces were stationed here to protect Northern Australia against possible Japanese threat.

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    View from Fort Green Hill

    by MikeAtSea Written Dec 30, 2004

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    View from Fort Green Hill

    Since the Fort is on one of the highest points of Thursday Island the view is quiet spectacular to all the islands of the Torres Strait such as the Wednesday and Friday Islands as well as the Prince of Charles Island which lays opposite to the port.

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    Green Hill Fort

    by MikeAtSea Written Dec 30, 2004

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    Green Hill Fort

    Overlooking the entire island is Green Hill Fort. First manned in 1893 after 30 men took two years to excavate and build it.
    During the Second World War the threat of a possible Japanese Invasion saw Australian tropps occupy the island and also man outposts on surrounding islands.
    Today the Fort Houses two museums.

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    Infantry Monument

    by MikeAtSea Written Dec 30, 2004

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    Infantry Memorial

    Right in the town centre one finds a monument remembering the deaths of the fallen soldiers in the various wars.

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    All Souls Quetta Memorial Church

    by MikeAtSea Written Dec 30, 2004

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    The church is located on the far end of Douglas St

    The All Souls Quetta Memorial Church was built in 1893 in memory of the shipwreck of the Quetta, which struck an uncharted reef in the Adolphus Channel in 1890. More than 130 lives were lost.

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