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Manoora is a suburb in Cairns West in Far North Queensland, with a population of almost 10 000 people.
The suburb was established in 1975. Formerly it had been within a wider area referred to as Parramatta Park.
However, in 1975 the suburb was named after HMAS Manoora. Indeed this ship (named after the town of the same name in South Australia) had been built in Scotland in 1935. Subsequently it operated as a coastal steamer for the Adelaide Steamship Company and regularly visited Cairns. Afterwards, it entered war service with the Royal Australian Navy in the Second World War.
So Piccones shopping village has some great little shops. Hence, these include the Pease Street Pharmacy which has an amazing array of health food products. In addition, the staff are always friendly and helpful. Piccone’s itself has a great range of groceries and fresh produce, you can also nominate your shopping points to go to schools or various charities of your choice.
The suburb lies within the Cairns Regional Council local government area.
Woodward Park is the biggest green space in the suburb. Indeed the park is bordered by Saltwater Creek to the north, Pease Street to the East and Piccones to the south.
The Murray Street Park is another popular park in the suburb.
The post code of the suburb is 4870.
Yes there is. Inexplicably named the ‘Edge Hill Post Office’. Indeed it is located at Shop 1/159-161 Pease Street Manoora, within Piccones Shopping Village.
Young people aged 0-15 are the largest age group. In addition, statistics show Manoora has a slightly younger population than Cairns as a whole.
21.9% of the population was aged between 0 and 15 (compared to 20.5% across Cairns) and;
11.1% of the population were aged 65 years and over (compared with 12.7% for Cairns).