Ultimate Private Islands: Australia: Makepeace Island

Hannah “Shotgun” Makepeace would not recognize her namesake today. After moving to Australia’s Noosa River region in 1924, the housekeeper-turned-proprietor of Makepeace Island became known for firing her shotgun twice into the warm Queensland sky to summon the local villagers, who would row their boats through the river’s mangroves and eucalyptus to see what she […]