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Image shows the Friday barge arriving at Palm Island, off the coast of Northern Queensland, Australia. Sep 2006, Photographs by Tanya Lake

Image shows the Friday barge arriving at Palm Island, off the coast of Northern Queensland, Australia. Sep 2006, Photographs by Tanya Lake

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Image shows a young man riding bareback along a beach at Palm Island, home to 3,500 indigenous Australians, off the coast of Northern Queensland, Australia. Sep 2006 . Photographs by Tanya Lake

Image shows a young man riding bareback along a beach at Palm Island, home to 3,500 indigenous Australians, off the coast of Northern Queensland, Australia. Sep 2006 . Photographs by Tanya Lake

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Mayor Zack with his grandson on Palm Island, home to 3,500 indigenous Australians, off the coast of Northern Queensland, Australia. Sep 2006 . Photographs by Tanya Lake

Mayor Zack with his grandson on Palm Island, home to 3,500 indigenous Australians, off the coast of Northern Queensland, Australia. Sep 2006 . Photographs by Tanya Lake

Elizabeth Doomage holds pictures of her now dead brother and nephew. Cameron Doomagee (her brother - in picture on right) was beaten to death by a white policeman on Palm Island, and Camerons son (on left - at his funeral holding the cross) later comitted suicide. Palm Island is home to 3,500 indigenous Australians, off the coast of Northern Queensland, Australia. Sep 2006 . Photographs by Tanya Lake

Elizabeth Doomage holds pictures of her now dead brother and nephew. Cameron Doomagee (her brother – in picture on right) was beaten to death by a white policeman on Palm Island, and Camerons son (on left – at his funeral holding the cross) later comitted suicide. Palm Island is home to 3,500 indigenous Australians, off the coast of Northern Queensland, Australia. Sep 2006 . Photographs by Tanya Lake

Alan Palmisland, one of the few indigenous residents of Palm Island to have decended from the original people of the island which is home to 3,500 indigenous Australians, off the coast of Northern Queensland, Australia. Sep 2006 . Photographs by Tanya Lake

Alan Palmisland, one of the few indigenous residents of Palm Island to have decended from the original people of the island which is home to 3,500 indigenous Australians, off the coast of Northern Queensland, Australia. Sep 2006 . Photographs by Tanya Lake

 

It is illegal to bring alcohol onto Palm Island. This sign is at the airport in Townsville

It is illegal to bring alcohol onto Palm Island. This sign is at the airport in Townsville

 

 

Image shows a young man riding bareback along a beach at Palm Island, home to 3,500 indigenous Australians, off the coast of Northern Queensland, Australia. Sep 2006 . Photographs by Tanya Lake

Image shows a young man riding bareback along a beach at Palm Island, home to 3,500 indigenous Australians, off the coast of Northern Queensland, Australia. Sep 2006 . Photographs by Tanya Lake

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