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The History is just the Beginning
The Cape has a fascinating history of exploration, pioneers, settlement, WWII and the thriving indigenous culture. There are many cultural centres and museums that present the Cape’s history and culture:
Quinkan and Regional Cultural Centre, Laura

The Boathouse, Cooktown

Cooktown History Centre, Cooktown

James Cook Museum, Cooktown


• Western Cape Cultural Centre, Evans Landing, Weipa
• Peddells Thursday Island Toursmuseum inside

Gab Titui Cultural Centre, Thursday Island.

Torres Strait


  • The Cape is rich in World War 2 history. There are tours on both Thursday and Horn Islands- see HERE for Horn Island, and HERE for Thursday Island
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