Thousands of visitors to the islands of the Great Barrier Reef know Great Keppel Island is ‘a great place to get wrecked’. The island has been a must visit for tourists for many decades.

But how many know the history of this place as South Keppel Island or, more importantly, as Woppa? Or of its first inhabitants, the Woppa-burra, the people of the island?

This book presents a history of this beautiful, fragile piece of paradise under all three of its names and reveals its significance to the lives of many of its generations of land and sea peoples.