This is a story, and a big piece of country, that’s close to our hearts. In 2014, Cape York’s Olkola people were handed back their land a century after they were displaced by the government. It’s a story of magic and trust and survival.
Olkola is one of the biggest handbacks in Australian history, about 800,000 hectares or so. And we were there when Indigenous elder Mike Ross, began his journey to re-discover the country of his ancestors. One time, we drove off-road only to find ourselves on an ancient Aboriginal ceremony ground. Mike looked up at the blue skies and red earth and said “this place is full of sites like this, it’s not up to us to go and find them”.