Cairns

Cairns is a city in Queensland, Australia, on the east coast of Far North Queensland. The city is the 5th-most-populous in Queensland, and 14th in Australia. Cairns was founded in 1876 and named after Sir William Wellington Cairns, the Governor of Queensland from 1875 to 1877. It was formed to serve miners heading for the Hodgkinson River goldfield, but declined when an easier route was discovered from Port Douglas. It later developed into a railhead and major port for exporting sugar cane, gold, minerals and agricultural products from surrounding coastal areas and the Atherton Tableland.

Navy decommissions two hydro survey ships

Navy decommissions two hydro survey ships

T he Royal Australian Navy decommissioned it oldest vessels, the survey motor launches HMA Ships Paluma and Mermaid, at a ceremony at HMAS Cairns in late September. For more than 30 years the ships had been used to collect the hydrographic data needed to produce products used by military,

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