Cairns City Council was a municipality centred on the Far North Queensland city. It was established in 1885 and merged with the Mulgrave Shire Council in 1995.
Cairns CBD is the hub of business and commerce in Far North Queensland. The CBD is large for a city Cairns’ size, with an area of 1.73 km².
Manunda is a suburb in West Cairns in Queensland with a population of almost 10 000. It was named in 1973, after the TSMV Manunda.
Following European invasion most of South Cairns was put under sugar cane. Indeed sugar remained the dominant industry for over a century.
Cairns History Pictures links to a number of pictures captured of Cairns built history. These pictures show the change that has taken place.