Sluicing for gold on Mulgrave River, Queensland, ca. 1888. From the State Library of Queensland - a superb collection of over 2,700 photographs on Flickr.

Sluicing for gold on Mulgrave River, Queensland, ca. 1888. From the State Library of Queensland - a superb collection of over 2,700 photographs on Flickr.

Railway workers pushing barrels of beer along the Cairns to Kuranda railway line, 1911

Railway workers pushing barrels of beer along the Cairns to Kuranda railway line, 1911

Aboriginal men with spears & shields: Ye-i-nie & Jagar 1905, King of Cairns & King of the Barron. Stratford Heritage Trail

Aboriginal men with spears & shields: Ye-i-nie & Jagar 1905, King of Cairns & King of the Barron. Stratford Heritage Trail

Cairns Ambulance Station on Grafton Street (ca. 1928)

Cairns Ambulance Station on Grafton Street (ca. 1928)

Tully's Hotel 1926. Stratford Heritage Trail

Tully's Hotel 1926. Stratford Heritage Trail

Italian cane-cutters arrive at Cairns and unpack their luggage at a migrant camp. There are records of Italian migrants in Queensland as early as 1859, though they encountered considerable racism from locals, who preferred English and Northern European workers

Insight into life in Australia's migrant hostels after WWII

Italian cane-cutters arrive at Cairns and unpack their luggage at a migrant camp. There are records of Italian migrants in Queensland as early as 1859, though they encountered considerable racism from locals, who preferred English and Northern European workers

Cairns City Council Tourism Ad,1971  Inside back cover,"The North Queensland Annual"

Cairns City Council Tourism Ad,1971 Inside back cover,"The North Queensland Annual"

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Soldiers swimming on Green Island, Cairns, 1943. State Library of Queensland. http://hdl.handle.net/10462/deriv/36094

Soldiers swimming on Green Island, Cairns, 1943. State Library of Queensland. http://hdl.handle.net/10462/deriv/36094

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Side view of the Strand Hotel, Cairns, 1939

Side view of the Strand Hotel, Cairns, 1939

Barron River Bridge Stratford Cairns. Stratford Heritage Trail

Barron River Bridge Stratford Cairns. Stratford Heritage Trail

The Esplanade, Cairns c1888 - John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Neg 70809

The Esplanade, Cairns c1888 - John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Neg 70809

Horsedrawn cabs on Cairns wharf, ca. 1912

Horsedrawn cabs on Cairns wharf, ca. 1912

"Lilybank" Stratford Cairns, home of AJ Draper. Stratford Heritage Trail.

"Lilybank" Stratford Cairns, home of AJ Draper. Stratford Heritage Trail.

Railway Hotel in Cairns, Queensland, ca. 1901

Railway Hotel in Cairns, Queensland, ca. 1901

Bolands Limited in Cairns, ca. 1928 / John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Neg: 27731 http://hdl.handle.net/10462/deriv/62264 | thefashionarchives.org

Bolands Limited in Cairns, ca. 1928 / John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Neg: 27731 http://hdl.handle.net/10462/deriv/62264 | thefashionarchives.org

Abbott Street Cairns, ca. 1910. John Dan's tailoring business premises is on the left hand side of the street and was established in 1896 / John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Neg: 203295 http://hdl.handle.net/10462/deriv/199372 | thefashionarchives.org

Abbott Street Cairns, ca. 1910. John Dan's tailoring business premises is on the left hand side of the street and was established in 1896 / John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Neg: 203295 http://hdl.handle.net/10462/deriv/199372 | thefashionarchives.org

White children and South Sea Islander attendants at the Hambleton Sugar Plantation outside Carins, c1891

White children and South Sea Islander attendants at the Hambleton Sugar Plantation outside Carins, c1891

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