A History of Cairns

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Cairns has come a long way from the gold mine town it once was, now a tourism giant in Australia drawing more than 2 million people a year to its shores. Yet, before Cairns became a hot international tourism destination, it was a small sleepy town.

Check out the video and travel through time as you view a video filmed in 1964 as propaganda for the UK to try and entice new settlers to migrate to Cairns to live.

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