Coral Coast Area (Ext)

 

Badge Description

Scout emblem

Fish = Marlin is abundant is the area, which is known as the Black Marlin is capital of the world

The badge was issued in 1970 [6]

History

The Coral Coast is the area along the Coral Sea, adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef.  The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 2,300 kilometres (1,400 mi) over an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometres (133,000 sq mi).  The Coral Coast Area was established on the 10th January 1968 in Cairns and the first Area Commissioner was p.J. Cooper [1, 2, 3].  The Coral Coast Area closed in 2001, with all its districts, and was reformed as Far North Region [4].  Its last Area Commissioner was Peter Chapman who was also the first Region Commissioner of Far North Region [5].

Districts

Coral Coast Area Districts (1968): Central Cairns, Innisfail, Irukandji, Tablelands, Trinity Bay [7]

Coral Coast Area Districts (1971): Bartle Frere, Central Cairns, Irukandji, Tablelands, Trinity Bay; Attached Group : Weipa [8]

Coral Coast Area Districts (1980): Barron River, Bartle Frere, Tablelands, Trinity Bay [9]

Coral Coast Area Districts (1982): Barron River, Bartle Frere, Tablelands, Trinity Bay [10]

Coral Coast Area Districts (1983): Bartle Frere, Cairns, Tablelands.  Attached Groups: Cubs of the Air, Mossman, Weipa [11]

Coral Coast Area Districts (1986): Bartle Frere, Cairns, Tablelands [12] 

References

  1. Fones, R. (1992). In the light of all the years. Toowong, Australia: The Scout Association of Australia-Queensland Branch. p. 132
  2. Scouting in Queensland (1968). “District and Area Changes”. Vol. 7 (1), February, p. 31.
  3. Boy Scouts Association, Queensland Branch (1968). Annual Report 1967-1968.
  4. Digweed, p. Region Commissioner, Far North Region. Personal communique: 16.2.2018
  5. Teufel, D. Branch Commissioner (Heritage), Scouts Australia, Qld Branch. Personal communique: 31.5.2019
  6. Haskard, D. (1983). The complete book of Australian Scout badges: Part 2, Queensland and Papua New Guinea. Chatswood, NSW: Badgophilist Publications. p. 8.
  7. Scouting in Queensland (1968). “Figures are Fascinating”. Vol. 7 (11), December, p. 10-11.
  8. The Boy Scouts Association, Queensland Branch (1971). Area, group and district directory 1971. Abel & Co.
  9. Scout (1980) Area & District Directory, September, p.8
  10. Scout (1982) Area & District Directory, December, p.48
  11. The Scout Association of Australia, Qld Branch. (1983). Directory: Areas, Regions, Districts, Groups 1983.
  12. The Scout Association of Australia, Qld Branch. (1986). “Organisation of Queensland Branch” chart in: Scouting in Queensland. Heritage Centre Archive, Baden Powell Park, Samford, Queensland.