What was Cairns original name?

What was Cairns original name?

Battle Camp was renamed Cairns in late 1876 in honour of the then Governor of Queensland, William Cairns.

How did Cairns Australia get its name?

Cairns was officially founded in 1876 and named after the State Governor of the day, Sir William Wellington Cairns. It was formally declared a town in 1903 with a registered population of 3500.

Who discovered Cairns?

Cairns was named for Sir William Wellington Cairns, and officially founded in 1876, following the discovery of gold in the surrounding area. However, Captain James Cook had ‘discovered’ the area more than a century earlier, on his first voyage of discovery in 1770 aboard HM Bark Endeavour.

Why was Cairns built?

Founded in the 1870s as a government customs collection point, it grew in the late 19th century as the result of gold discoveries along the Hodgkinson and Palmer rivers, tin discoveries at Herberton on the Atherton Tableland, and the introduction of sugarcane cultivation in the area.

What indigenous country is Cairns?

Gunggandji – the Gunggandji people hold native title rights over more than 7,500 ha of land on the Yarrabah Peninsula, east of Cairns. Yidinji – the Yidinji tribe is comprised of 8 clans, whose traditional lands included Cairns, south to the Russell River and west to parts of the Tablelands.

When was Cairns settled?

January 1, 1901
Cairns/Dates settled

What is Cairns Australia known for?

the Great Barrier Reef
Cairns is undoubtedly the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. The Great Barrier Reef is the worlds largest reef system comprised of over 2,900 individual reefs. Each year, people flock to the reef from around the world to swim, snorkel, and dive with the more than 1,500 marine species that call the reef home.

What is the population of Cairns in 2020?

The population estimate for Cairns as of the 30th June 2020 is 168,449. Since the previous year, the population has grown by 0.96%. Population growth in Regional QLD was 1.37%.

Who are the traditional owners of Cairns?

The Gimuy-walubarra yidi are the traditional custodians of the Cairns and surrounding district. Gimuy is the traditional place name for the area Cairns City now occupies.

What is the history of Cairns?

Cairns was officially founded in 1876 as a frontier town to support the gold rush. The city took its name from the State Governor of the day, Sir William Cairns. The initial site for Cairns was a sandy bank lined with dense rainforest and mangroves.

What is Cairns cycle racing?

Organised cycle racing has been conducted since the late 1890s, beginning with the Cairns Cycle Club. With bicycles being a common form of transport in the early years of the sport in the region, many could relate to the sport, and this resulted in great appeal to spectators.

When were Kangaroos first discovered in Cairns?

The first kangaroos were seen by Cook’s expedition at Cooktown, where they were forced to make a prolonged stay after being holed on the Great Barrier Reef after visiting Trinity Bay, the site of present day Cairns in 1770. The area occupied by Cairns City was first discovered by Europeans when James Cook sailed by on his 1770 expedition.

What is the traditional language of Cairns?

Its traditional language region is within the local government areas of Cairns Region and Tablelands Region, in such localities as Cairns, Gordonvale, the southern part of the Atherton Tableland including Atherton and Kairi . The area is known in the local Yidiny language as Gimuy.

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