Monthly Archives: February 2016

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THE AUSTRALIAN: Cairns history: a northern star is born

2017-12-16T04:55:25+00:00

In mid-July 1876, sub-collector of Customs Brinsley Guise Sheridan set out from Cardwell, sailed his sleek pilot cutter up the Queensland coast, rounded Cape Grafton and put in at a muddy, unprepossessing river-mouth. Mangrove creeks, an open stretch of forest country: was this really the ideal port site for the new goldfields of the [...]

THE AUSTRALIAN: Cairns history: a northern star is born 2017-12-16T04:55:25+00:00