Canaipa is the Aboriginal name for Russell Island. In story retold by Joshua Walker, grandson of Oodgeroo of the Tribe Noonuccul custodian of  the Land Minjerribah the island was known as a man’s island and the trees used to make spears.

Beneath the red rocks and mangrove stems, white clay can be found at the Rocky Point of the island which opens up to the west and mainland.

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