This project originated with the idea of updating a tourism map for the Mount Molloy-Julatten area. Melissa Bloore (Found Up North) and Ben Bloore (Opal Bar) had already started on the project and were aiming to get a map and brochure printed for the 2017 tourist season.
In conversation with Juliana Russell, who put together the original walking map of Mount Molloy, the idea gained a bit more traction. The JAMARR group became involved. JAMARR member John Brisbin suggested that the project be developed as an oral history collection of stories of place, and in April of 2017 JAMARR was successful in attracting a RADF grant from Mareeba Shire Council to put together the larger community history project which would include a map of the significant areas of the region.
Support was obtained from Helen Kindt of the Mareeba Historical Society, and encouragement came from the Oral History section of the Queensland Library.
This website was put together over the course of 2017, then rebuilt and relaunched in mid 2018.
The project as a whole is intended to continue supporting the community as long as people enjoy participating in it.