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MEDIA RELEASE – 3 June 2016

2017-12-16T07:56:19+00:00

The History of CAIRNS has been nominated for the 2016 Queensland Literary Award. CAIRNS, City of the South Pacific, A History 1770-1995 written by local author, Dr Tim Bottoms, has been nominated for the Premiers Award for a work of state significance. The 600 page book has enjoyed outstanding reviews, with renowned Australian historian, Professor [...]

MEDIA RELEASE – 3 June 20162017-12-16T07:56:19+00:00

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 born2017-12-16T04:55:25+00:00