Hon Bob Katter applauds Mayfair 101 for keeping spirit of Dunk Island alive
Updated: Apr 8, 2020
KAP Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter joined Mayfair 101 to celebrate the launch of Dunk Island.
Mr Katter, had the honour of speaking at an information-sharing event thrown for the local community and stakeholders today, recalled a host of renowned people that had visited the region off the back of the island’s popularity and beauty.
“Members of our office staff, like so many of our young people in the greater Mission Beach-Innisfail area, had got their little start in life from working at this legendary resort.
“This is the home of the renowned great Australian artist Helen Wiltshire. The great actress, Dame Helen Mirren, filmed the highly controversial ‘Age of Consent’ on this island and the little one just off Dunk - Purtaboi Island. Dame Zara Bate and her husband, the Prime Minister made it their home away from home and Peter Jackson one of Australia’s greatest ever five eighths would often drift in and out of Mission Beach – the area where his wife lived".
“Dunk Island, at its peak, employed more than 120 people. The Tam-O-Shanter employed 53 people. These and 23 other businesses were shattered by Cyclone Larry and then the second hammer blow of Yasi".
“But in all of this, we pay great tribute to the foresight of our new developers Mayfair 101”.
Published on 25 October 2019, read more about the story here.