Grave Tales at the Cooktown Library

In cemeteries throughout Australia, gravestones hint at our history - tales of early settlement, unsolved murders, love lost, mystery, and scandal. Grave Tales the series reveals more than the headstone can every convey by tracing the tumultuous journeys that lead to these final resting places. Join Grave Tales author and journalist Chris Adams to hear more about the ordinary people caught up in extraordinary events. Head to the Cooktown Library on Monday, June 18 at 2.30pm to catch this fascinating free event.

Discovery Festival feedback needed

The dust is settling after a wonderful weekend at the Cooktown Discovery Festival, and we would like to hear about your experience. If you attended the festival as a guest, volunteer, worker or organiser, please fill out our short online survey and help us build a bigger and better festival next year. 

Cooktown waterfront traffic changes

Please be aware of changed traffic conditions on the waterfront this month. Heavy machinery will be working on the Webber Esplanade road, and to ensure pedestrian and vehicle safety, traffic will be detoured at times during the works. Please obey signage and staff in the area, and expect traffic and parking changes this month.

John Street oval sinkhole repairs

A small sinkhole has opened behind the try line on the Eastern side of the John Street Oval. The area has been fenced off for safety, and repairs are underway. The work is expected to be completed next week.

Microchip discount vouchers available now

Your dog must be microchipped - it's the law. Microchipping is a great way to ensure your pet is returned to you promptly should they become lost and not have any other identifying items on them, such as a collar or tag. Council and Seadog Vets have teamed up to promote microchipping and are offering a discount on chipping for all new dog registrations. But hurry, the discount vouchers are limited! To take advantage of this offer, pick up a microchip discount voucher from the Council office when you register your pet for the first time, and take it with you to your microchipping appointment at Seadog Vets.


Events Calendar

June 18 Grave Tales free book presentation, Cooktown Library, 2.30pm Library 4069 5009
June 20 Cooktown Pool closed between 8.45am and 10am for mowing Pool 4069 6928
June 24 Big Garage Sale at Cooktown Waste Transfer Station Sebastian, Eldine or Shaka
June 26-27 South Cape York Youth Empowerment Summit, Cooktown PCYC My Pathway Cooktown 4043 0800
June 28-30 Laura Horsesports, Races and Rodeo Cooktown and Cape York website
June 29-July 1 Sprout Festival, Home Rule Rainforest Lodge Sprout Festival website
June 30-July 1 Mungumby Mountain Bike Muster
July 2-3 Breast Screen Queensland mobile service in Lakeland Breastscreen Queensland
July 20 Cook Shire Show Day public holiday (to align with Cairns Show)

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