I am a proud Birri Gubba man from North Queensland particularly the Bowen, Proserpine and Collinsville areas. Through my dad’s side I have connection to Juru and Jangga (Bowen, Collinsville) as well as Malay heritage. Through my mum I have connection to Gia and Ngaro countries (Proserpine,Airlie Beach) as well as German/English. My family connections spread further to Charters Towers (Kutjala) and Townsville (Wulgurukaba and Bindal).



Artwork produced and supplied by James Gaston at One3 studios in Townsville. I have known James for over a decade when we were both teaching at the same school. James still teaches and does great community work with students at the Townsville Flexible Learning Centre. He has a passion for art and is also a great darts player. James was born and grew up in Bowen, North Queensland. Nothing is ever to much. When we were flooded in 2018 James was the first bloke to help out. He loves the Broncos and is a wonderful family man. He is a true friend and I’m so proud to call him my mate.