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The Poinciana Woman of Darwin’s East Point. By Roland Dyrting

The Poinciana Woman of Darwin’s East Point. By Roland Dyrting

There was once a beautiful brown-skinned Asian woman who long ago was raped by a group of Japanese fishermen out on East Point. She became deranged after this event and when she discovered that she was pregnant she hanged herself from a branch of a Poinciana tree near where she’d been assaulted. She has since become a wraith who stalks and kills men at night. She entices them by initially appearing as a beautiful, white-robed, long-haired young woman but then transforms into a hideous wild-haired eagle-clawed hag just before she eviscerates her victims and feeds on their still-steaming guts.

An interview with Tim Page, photographer. Part One.

An interview with Tim Page, photographer. Part One.

I ran into Tim Page at the airport on Horn Island in the Torres Strait a few weeks ago on my way back from my trip to the north-eastern Torres Strait islands of Boigu and Saibai islands that I wrote about here and here. Like a lot of people I was broadly familiar with Tim’s […]