"I like to tell the big untold stories of the far north, put the people back into the history, and give a voice to people whose stories haven’t been heard before. My goal is to create immensely readable accounts of complex and challenging issues."
"Living in tropical north Queensland inspiration is never far away. The Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree rainforests, and the stretching sands of Four Mile Beach in Port Douglas, inspire and inform my writing. It’s here that my creativity and imagination come to life."
"My first book, 'The Daintree Blockade: the Battle for Australia’s Tropical Rainforests', won the Premier’s Award for Work of State Significance at the Queensland Literary Awards in 2017."
"My next book is about Cedar Bay, on the coast between Cairns and Cooktown. A small community of people lived here in the 1970s. In 1976, Cedar Bay was the location of a notorious raid by the Queensland Police Force. The Cedar Bay story has never been told."
'The Daintree Blockade' is available for purchase for $39.95 AUD + 9.95 for postage anywhere in Australia (overseas buyers please email the author for shipping rates).
"With a galaxy of photographs from the heart of the action, as well as of the rainforest itself, Wilkie's sterling book includes a forward from Jack Thompson and a history of the region beginning with the Kuku-Yalanji people."
"Then comes its indepth, insiders' blow-by-blow description of the Daintree blockade, this major event in Australian affairs. Wilkie's book is a ripper."
Bob Brown - Bob Brown Foundation