Eddie Mabo’s grandsons among crew on historic tall ship, teaching seafaring history | ABC News

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    A 75-year-old tall ship has sailed into cairns to start a new voyage as a tourist boat under indigenous ownership.

    The Derwent Hunter has been used to fish in the bass strait… and conduct whale research in antarctic waters but now it’s sharing traditional knowledge and culture along the Queensland coast.

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