Irukandji District (Ext)

 

Locations

 Edge Hill  , Freshwater  , Machans Beach  , Mossman

Badge Description

The badge was designed by the secretary of the District Association Mr Harriman, after consultation with the last 3 members of the Irukandji tribe [3]

Scout logo

Shield = Irukandji people’s tribal shield

Spear representing Irukandji people in the area

The badge was first issued in January 1963 [3]

History

Irukandji district is named after the Yirrganydji (Irukandji) people who are the traditional custodians of a coastal strip of land called Djabugay country which runs from Cairns, up to Port Douglas (Mowbray River) [1]. 

Where scouting was concerned, Irukandji district was formed in 1961/2, and closed in 1973 [2, 3].  It merged with Central Cairns district and formed Barron River district.  The first District Commissioner was D. M. Dudley [2]

Groups

Irukandji District Groups (1962) : Edge Hill Scout Group, Freshwater Scout Group, Machans Beach Scout Group, Kuranda Scout Group. [2]

Irukandji District Groups (1971) : Edge Hill Scout Group, Freshwater Scout Group, Machans Beach Scout Group, Mossman Scout Group. [4]

References

  1. Yirrganydji (Irukandji) people. (30/10/2018) Retrieved from: https://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/community-environment/first-people/culture-history
  2. Australian Boy Scouts Association, Queensland Branch (1962). Annual Report 1961-1962.
  3. Haskard, D. (1983). The complete book of Australian Scout badges: Part 2, Queensland and Papua New Guinea. Chatswood, NSW: Badgophilist Publications. p.13.
  4. The Boy Scouts Association, Queensland Branch (1971). Area, group and district directory 1971. Abel & Co.