History of Cairns

History of Cairns

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The transition of the port of Cairns from a shanty town to a modern city proceeded relatively quickly, following an uncertain start because of competition from the newly-created neighbouring community of Port Douglas. A succession of major work projects, institution establishments and direct involvement in world enterprise accelerated the settlement's development. Significant events in the history of Cairns were the construction of the Cairns-to-Herberton railway line commencing in 1886, the establishment of the Cairns Harbour Board in 1906, official recognition as a city in 1923, military occupation in 1942 by the World War II defence forces, the construction of concrete high rise apartments in 1981, the opening of the international airport in 1984, and the establishment of an international-standard convention centre in 1996.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 100g
  • Typpress
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136088541
  • 9786136088549