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UNIQUE TOWER HILL OUTBACK HORSE RACE MEET RETURNS

One of Queensland's few remaining grass-fed horse racing events returned to the outback at the weekend, after a three-year hiatus due to drought.

HISTORY HITS THE ROAD AT NEW VINTAGE VEHICLE DISPLAY

A team of volunteers raise $70,000 to build them a new home for to restore and maintain central Queensland's historic vehicles.

FOUR DECADES OF FRIENDSHIP FOR BALLET'S LI CUNXIN AND BEN STEVENSON

It is nearly 40 years since Li Cunxin, one of the world's most famous ballet stars and subject of the film Mao's Last Dancer, met renowned choreographer Ben Stevenson.

'CAMEL WHISPERER' WALKING 19 CAMELS FROM THE OUTBACK TO THE OCEAN

Armed with swags and 20 tins of spaghetti each, a family has set off to walk 19 rare white camels across the desert to raise awareness of youth suicide.

'WE'RE GOING TO BEAT THEM': VICTORY CONFIDENT OF SPOILING SYDNEY FC'S A-LEAGUE DREAM

Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat says his side has "all the confidence in the world" and vows to squash Sydney FC's hopes of a dream A-League double in next Sunday's grand final.

'THEY CONTINUE TO INSPIRE US': BATTLE OF CORAL SEA BRAVERY REMEMBERED 75 YEARS ON

Donald Trump sends a message of thanks to Australia's veterans as commemorations begin to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Coral Sea, which paved the way for a strong and important alliance between the US and Australia.

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City Information & Statistics

Cairns (/ˈkænz/) is a major city on the east coast of Far North Queensland in Australia. The city is the 5th-most-populous in Queensland and ranks 14th overall in Australia. Cairns was founded in 1876 and named after William Wellington Cairns, 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 and other metals, minerals and agricultural products from surrounding coastal areas and the Atherton Tableland region. The estimated residential population of the Cairns urban area in 2015 was 147,993. Based on 2015 data, the associated local government area has experienced an average annual growth rate of 2.3% over the last 10 years. Cairns is a popular tourist destination... View More Information at Wikipedia

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