Setting up the Future Generation

Incredible achievement by parents and carers in Cape York, who have contributed this money to our next generations educational needs. Students Education Trust is a Welfare Reform initiative and operates out of our O-Hubs in Aurukun, Coen, Hope Vale and Mossman Gorge.

Elliarna and Ethan Gibson get their White Card

Elliarna and Ethan Gibson looking the part after completing their Construction Safety Course and gaining a White Card at Pro Lift in Mossman Gorge. Well done, great upskilling!! Elliarna and Ethan were able to cover the costs for their training through their Student...

Headstones for loved ones passed

Jabalbina rangers installing the headstones recently purchased by local families to commemorate loved ones passed in the Mossman Gorge cemetery. Thank you so much.

Mossman NAIDOC Week

The Little Manjal Dimbi Dancers made an appearance at Gorge community performing for the community members during Mossman NAIDOC Week. Because of her we can!

Our Beautiful Kids

Mossman Naidoc had their Baby Show. it was good to see our beautiful babies coming together and showing their cheeky little smiles!

Inspiring Brothers

Brothers Rex Gibson and Edward Roberts just happened to be in the Mossman O-Hub at the same time. Edward came in to check the progress of his repayments on his NILS (No Interest Loan Scheme) loan he used to pay for his tyres. Rex came in to sign paperwork regarding...

Bama Welcomes Dignitaries to Mossman

Bama Services is currently undertaking housing upgrades works at Mossman Gorge. Today, we had the pleasure of showcasing our works to the Hon Yvette D’Ath (Attorney-General, Minister for Justice and Qld Government Champion for Mossman Gorge) and Ms Cynthia...

Royal Visit

Prince Charles visited Mossman Gorge for roundtable discussions on sustainable forestry. The roundtable brings together industry representatives from Australia and New Zealand. A Welcome to Country smoking ceremony was performed by a Kuku Yalanji Aboriginal elder, Roy...

A Great Time

A wonderful Family and First Teachers day in Mossman Gorge. Excited kids and engaged grand parents, parents and carers made for a great time had by all.

Sorting Money

Sherileen Bloomfield is a regular in the Mossman Gorge OHub. Sherileen has been able to learn how to do internet banking and also sort out some of her future money needs. Sherileen is always up for a yarn and especially enjoys a joke or two.

World at Their Feet

Kayla from Weipa, Imani from Aurukun and Natayah from Mossman and Hope Vale started Year 12 this year. Kayla and Natayah are studying at Rockhampton Girls Grammar, while Imani attends Stuartholme School in Brisbane. Since Imani and Natayah started with CYLP in 2014 as...

Home Sweet Home

Nathan and Loretta’s dream came true in February this year when they managed to save for a deposit and buy their first home in Mossman. Nathan and Loretta decided 2 years ago to start a savings plan and started looking at houses for sale about...

Mossman Gorge drivers all SET!

Twice a year, Mossman Gorge invites Department of Transport to visit our Bama and help get them on the roads. Congratulations to Ivy and Ladonna for getting their learner's permits, and to Kayleen for passing for driving test she can now hit...

Tourism is Building a Better Future

Roy Gibson speaking on how tourism is making a better future for the people of Cape York.

Mossman Gorge FRC School Attendance Awards

FRC Awards were held in Mossman Gorge on the 7th December 2017. The awards were given to children for their 100 percent School attendance. Mossman Gorge community members including the Parents of the students and the local police attending the afternoon...

Proud Sponsors of the Kuku Yalanji Rainforest Dragons

We are honoured to be a sponsor of the Kuku Yalanji Rainforest Dragons kids rugby league team from Mossman Gorge - check out some pictures below from their community day held yesterday where they played host to the Scotland Rugby League team! All of the...

Visit from the Scottish Rugby League Team

The Scottish Rugby League Team came to Cairns for the 2017 RLWC game. The Scottish players took some time out of their busy training schedule to enjoy a friendly game of footy with the kids of Mossman Gorge. The community put on a BBQ to welcome the players and thank...

Joanne is a Wise Buyer

Joanne of Mosman Gorge is an MPower client. She has recently purchased a brand new bedroom ensemble through our Wise Buys product NILS.

Happy Fathers Day

The Mossman Gorge Parenting Women's Group cooked ham and smoked salmon eggs benedict, baked tomatoes with cheese and chives, sausages and scrambled eggs to serve the father's of the community at the Father's Day Event. This was to replicate the...

Happy Fathers Day

The Mossman Gorge Parenting Women's Group cooked ham and smoked salmon eggs benedict, baked tomatoes with cheese and chives, sausages and scrambled eggs to serve the father's of the community at the Father's Day Event. This was to replicate the...

Babies on Show

On Tuesday 11th of July 2017 Mossman Gorge celebrated it's annual NAIDOC Baby show. About 20 - 30 contestants participating in the Baby Show. Parenting Consultant Robyn Bellafquih cooked Coconut Curry Chicken and Vermicelli Chicken with rice...

Mossman Gorge Best Garden Village Winners

Mossman Gorge held its annual Best Garden Village in June. The entries were, as usual, of a very high standard. Fiona Henderson won best garden with Richard and Ronnie Wilson runners up. Kym Missionary won most interesting garden with Cheryl Missionary as...

Wise Buyers

Henry Buchanan and his nephew, Robert King, share a unit together in Mossman Gorge Community and are active partners in MPower. They both utilise the OHUB to access MPower and Wise Buys. At the end of last year, Henry and Robert both decided to work together to start...

Ensuring Funds

Kenneth Bloomfield came into the Mossman Gorge O-Hub with his mother, Sherileen, to research new football boots. He had outgrown his previous boots and needed them so that he could participate in his school football competition. He took over an hour to research them...

Celebrating Green Thumbs

The Mossman Gorge Best Garden in the Village competition in July was a success, bringing the community together to celebrate its newly created green spaces. Congratulations to all of the winners: Trixie Kerr (Best Garden in the Village), Fiona Henderson...

Dream Big and Set Goals

Thanks to MPower, Loretta Spratt can now afford to dream big, and turn those dreams into reality. Loretta, who works at the Mossman Gorge nursery, is on the verge of achieving her biggest dream—buying a house. “My dream is to get an IBA loan for my new house,” she...

Colouring her world

Mossman Gorge Family Responsibilities Commissioner, Karen Gibson, wears many hats and is a woman of many talents. There is a constant tug-of-war between Karen’s urge to paint the stories of her family—and her social commitment to help paint a...

Ready, Set, Grow

Getting ready for summer with fresh fruit and vegie crops. Several members of the Mossman Gorge POP Garden Club recently tackled the necessary ground work to produce what will hopefully be a bumper crop of salad vegies later this year. Kim Missionary, Irene Johnstone...

Tackling Money Problems Head On

Bernadette Ross-Kelly had wanted to get a better car so went and saw a car dealership in Cairns to trade in her old one and upgrade to a newer model. “Back in Mossman I set up payroll deduction to begin paying off the car. The repayments that I had agreed to with the...

Located in the Daintree National Park, Mossman Gorge sits on the land of the Kuku Yalanji people.

By the end of June 2018, 294 community members had, at some point, signed up to one or more Opportunity Products to learn new skills and seek support. The majority of these members are signed up to MPower (83% of all members) to improve their financial literacy skills.

2018 has been a busy time for the Mossman Gorge Strong Families program, with a total of 411 activities delivered across case management, engagement, Parents under Pressure, Circle of Security, Triple P and Families as First Teachers (FaFT). Parents and carers continue to build their parenting skills and confidence. In March 2018, the O-Hub partnered with the Mossman State Primary School’s Book Fair so that SET families could also purchase books.

Mossman Gorge community members are also building financial capabilities, working with MPower staff to create budgets, monitor their finances and build confidence with internet banking. Financial counselling sessions with O-Hub’s in-house financial counsellor are very popular, and community members express great pride in getting on top of their finances. Many community members have taken advantage of the No Interest Loan Scheme and WiseBuys services to purchase household items and vehicles.

Mossman Gorge O-Hub has been working closely with Bamanga Bubu Ngadimunku Inc. (BBN), the Mossman Gorge Gateway and Jabalbina, to identify a better system for recording and marking graves (both existing and future graves) so that families know where their loved ones are buried in the Mossman Gorge cemetery.