Australia, Queensland, Mackay, 07 – 09 June 2021

Mackay – surrounded by sugarcane fields and known as the sugar capital of Australia, population 80,000 which is a metropolis in regional Australia. Two unusual features of the city are the many Art Deco buildings and the mural on the Levee wall showing the history of the Mackay region, it took five minutes for me to walk along the wall making a video. There is a dark side to Mackay’s history when Blackbirders were used to enslave Pacific islanders to work in the sugarcane fields.

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