570 x 320 mm
Hinchinbrook Island, a National Park, off the coast from Cardwell and Ingham, North Queensland.
The title comes from the belief, held by some in Ingham, that Hinchinbrook Island deflects cyclones from the Herbert River district thus minimising their impact on the Herbert valley. The peaks on this rugged island tower to over 3000’. There is a walking track along the island, with beaches to the ocean on the east, and sheltered mangrove fringed creeks opening on to the Channel on the west, providing places for local fishermen. It is a dramatic island, which provided me with several paintings in the past, before the time of print making.