Landscapes - Robert Downie
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Welcome Bay Sunset

Looking towards Cape Grafton from Fitzroy Island, with the fading afterglow of sunset over Welcome Bay. The island was named by Captain James Cook in 1770 after the Prime Minister of England at the time. It subsequently became a harsh quarantine station in 1876 for Chinese people heading to the Palmer River goldfields with many not surviving their stay. Sitting within the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, the island and its fringing reef is now a popular spot for relaxation and snorkeling. Tropical Far North Queensland, Australia