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An aerial view of Dunk Island

Black and white photograph of Dunk Island from the air, probably in the 1940s. Edmund Banfield, the famous Beachcomber who lived on Dunk from 1897 to his death in 1923, recorded that the Aboriginal name for the isle was Coonanglebah. A resort was established here by Hugo Brassey in the 1930s. During WW2 Dunk Island was annexed by the RAAF and became home to secret radar equipment
An aerial view of Dunk Island
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From the collection of Cassowary Coast Regional CouncilDigitised from an original photographic postcard held in the Dorothy Jones Library Heritage Collection
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Copyright free. Please acknowledge Cassowary Coast Libraries
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P04876On back of photo postcard: "Gevaert."On front of postcard: "Aerial view of tropic isle hotel, Dunk Island, Nth. Qld."
Armidale, N.S.W. :Brown Print
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