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  • The Rainforest People of Kuranda

    Known as the colourful village in the rainforest, Kuranda has a much deeper history that stretches way beyond its famous quirky markets. Learn more about the Indigenous people who have called Kuranda home for at least 10,000 years.

  • McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery Cairns

    The port of Cairns, was established for the Hodgkinson gold fields in 1876. A five acre cemetery was gazetted on [more…]

  • Historic Village Herberton

    A visit to the Historic Village Herberton is like stepping back in time. Showcasing Australia’s rich and diverse history this [more…]

  • Atherton War Memorial

    A jubilant soldier, clenched right fist in the air, seemingly cheering in triumph, creates an unusual sight at Atherton’s War [more…]

  • Evelyn Scrub War Memorial

    On a back road through grazing country in far north Queensland, a neatly preserved memorial reminds passers-by of both of [more…]

  • Herberton War Memorial

    Herberton’s war memorial, a popular ‘Digger’ soldier statue-stands out, and not just because of its soldier’s posture: erect, head high. [more…]

  • Cairns War Memorial

    Time now stands still but years ago, the Cairns’ war memorial kept the far northern city’s population punctual. The clock [more…]

  • Cooktown War Memorial

    Recruitment for WWI in the Cooktown region drew men from the tin mining industries around Rossville and Shiptons Flat to [more…]

  • Port Douglas War Memorial

    Around 300 people gathered in Port Douglas on Saturday 10 February 1923 to witness the unveiling of the war memorial, [more…]