Movement of People

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    Joshua Haze-Moran


      We’re developing a mobile freezer idea and were wondering if there was any data around the movement of people throughout Cape York during different seasons. Is the bulk of the population stationary or do most of them move for one season or the other? We were thinking if the rangers or someone on a homestead had a mobile freezer, they could potentially fill it up with game and then bring it back to the community. Sorry if this is posted in the wrong spot. I wasn’t sure where it should go.

      Rachel Alford

        Hi Joshua,

        Thanks for your question! We don’t have any specific data around the movements of people in Cape York, but in general many people leave Cape York during the wet season (November to April) as the intense rain means that many parts of the Cape become flooded/washed out and leave many areas inaccessible and isolated.

        When on Country during the dry season, groups such as rangers may spend their time in a variety of locations so a mobile freezer solution could be useful, particularly if it is independently powered, and could also be taken off Country during the wet season. 

        Mobile systems do have design constraints that come with travel on the rough roads of Cape York, so keep that in mind as you progress with your design. 

        Hope this has been helpful, good luck with your design!

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