Horn Island - Torres Strait District
Alluvial gold was discovered on Horn Island in 1894 ………
Reef mining began in 1895 with the establishment of a ………
Today parts of the battery and machinery remain, and Torres Gold reopened the workings in 1988, closing down by late 1989.
Opening the grave-feature story ………
Today's Torres Strait Islanders have a unique ceremony when a person dies. This is known as the opening of the grave. Read about the civilised and caring ceremony which has a significant healing role in the grieving process.