© 2017 by Kim-Maree Burton.

Bret is a professional cartoonist living and working in Mount Isa. For more than thirty-five years he has drawn cartoons for some of Australia’s leading fishing and outdoor magazines. Bret specialises in cartoon caricatures, a number of which adorn the walls of homes and offices in several countries; but much of his work is for the Mount Isa district. As his slogan states, ‘You can’t leave the Isa until you’ve been Curried!’.

Kim-Maree was born and raised in Mount Isa and credits her can-do attitude to growing up alongside the town as it expanded. Her weekly newspaper column is her small contribution to the community, with the aim of enlightening residents, transient workers, and visitors on the long, intricate history of Mount Isa.