Kowanyama, with a population of almost 1200, is a laid back community within Cape York situated between Chillagoe to the east, Normanton to the West and Pormpuraaw to the north. Land of Many Waters is its motto and the claim to fame is the nature of the people whom are amongst the friendliest of the Cape. The community Bakery provides a central point for meetings and gatherings, opening up 6 days per week for locals and visitors alike, to get fresh bread and a nice café style coffee.
The Kowanyama have a number of activities that are engaging with the community. The flagship activities include the Sewing Group whom are making shopping bags from material to do away with plastic bags and make the community green, as well as the trades and tools activity which is always first to lend a hand to support community in the making of signs, beds and other wooden items for use. Other activities that support the community is the local Market Garden which will soon produce Vegetables and Fruit for consumption, Community Pride which assists the community in keeping the place beautiful and Magnificent River which uses its greenhouse to prepare seedlings for the Market Garden.
The Kowanyama Cattle Company is in its infancy, however, using our local expertise and linking with council this will create employment opportunities for the local community as well as fresh meat which during the wet season becomes a vital course of food for the locals.
We have strong ties to Apunipima, Council, Parole, River House, Kowanyama State School where we have adopted the prep class and the Royal Flying Doctors Service.