Throughout our days in Isa we conducted several interviews and visited several places of importance, most notably we visited the Sunset cemetery which provided a fascinating snippet of the history of Finns in Isa. Pictured above is a small snake which featured in an interview with Pete. And to the right is a a bag of Finnish Juhla Mokka coffee juxtaposed with the pawpaw tree outside.
In Mount Isa we found all sorts of interesting people, creatures, objects and landscapes.
On our first day we visited a group of Finns at St Paul's Lutheran Church. The purpose built Finnish Lutheran Church had been sold last year after several decades of operation and those Finns still active meet at St Paul's where Pastor Lauri Iso-Aho now operates from. We were greeted with friendly faces, loads of information about the history of the Finnish association in Mt Isa and most importantly coffee!