Chinese canegrowers planting sugar cane near Cairns, ca. 1878. Caption references Hop Wah plantation, may also be Hambledon. The Hop Wah syndicate consisted of Chinese workers who grew cane, cotton and other crops on a plantation of 600 acres selected by Andrew Leon, a prominent Chinese business man. / Queensland State Archives Item ID1098175, Photographic material | thefashionarchives.org
NOVA CITY WILL TRANSFORM CAIRNS and be great for our city. I apply a simple equation (Good Planning + Good Architecture = Good Development) and Nova City is a good development! Tonight's launch was well supported and I wish the developer and all the Cairns people associated with the project all the best. #PuttingCairnsFirst #Cairns #NovaCity
THE $26M SPECIAL EDUCATION CENTRE IN WOREE will be finished this year. People know I will fight to make sure Cairns gets the infrastructure and services people in Brisbane take for granted. More good news soon (and with our current unemployment statistics we sure need more good news). #PuttingCairnsFirst
THE BUSINESS LIAISON ASSOCIATION (BLA) does a fantastic job helping young people to reach their potential and tonight I had the opportunity to acknowledge those Cairns businesses that so generously support the BLA. #Cairns #BLA
Harmony Day is an enjoyable opportunity to celebrate all the cultures that call Cairns home. Mixing with many friends, old and new, at Edge hill State School today made me realise just how much human capital we have invested in our city, in people's hopes, dreams, aspirations and energy.
Young Cairns people who want to make their voices heard can now apply to participate in the 2016 YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament. Now in its 21st year, the YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament offers young Queenslanders aged 15 to 25 the opportunity to speak up for their communities and learn first-hand about parliamentary processes. http://www.robpyne.com.au/2016/01/25/nominations-open-for-ymca-queensland-youth-parliament/