Experimenting with Pottery

As part of our latest exhibition Still Life Comes Alive, we had a chat with Lone White about her life-long experimenting with making ceramics.
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Debra Ferguson, winner of the Life Membership Award

Outstanding contributions to preserving history recognised in annual awards

Three respected researchers have been recognised by the Society and Museum for bringing the rich and diverse stories of Far North Queensland’s history to light.
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CHS Board. Courtesy of Cairns Historical Society and Museum

A Successful Year for Cairns Historical Society and Museum​

Local history is in safe hands as Cairns Historical Society celebrates 65 years and strong visitor numbers at Cairns Museum.
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person painting water colour art of a bicycle

Still Life Comes Alive

Experience Cairns' rich history through contemporary still life art at Cairns Museum's collaborative exhibit with Cairns Art Society.
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Cairns historical society cutting cake for 25 year anniversary

Cairns Historical Society – 65 Years Strong

Cairns Historical Society celebrate 65 years of serving as a custodian of local history and heritage.
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Installation of the Chair, Cairns Museum, Photo: Michael Marzik

The Orator’s Chair – a chair not to be sat upon!

Explore the rich history of Laurie Bragge's collection through a selection of treasures, such as the Orator’s Stool, obtained from a Iatmul – speaking Tegoi villager in 1972.
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Handdrawn architectural sketches of FNQ home from Val Russell’s Sketchbooks.

50 Treasures Revisited – Curator’s talk

Join Bronwyn McBurnie, Manager JCU Library Special Collections, as she shares insights into a selection of treasures on display. 
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Submarine sculpture inspired by crocodile

50 Treasures Revisited

Explore the rich history of James Cook University through a selection of treasures, showcased in a captivating exhibition.
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Image of Sunlight Soap Bar in vintage wrapping

Smell Pods

Experience the smells of Far North Queensland in our exhibition Growing up in the Tropics through manmade and natural smell pods.
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George Schipke – Cairns Combined Schools Band from 1942-1945

Read the story of George Schipke growing up in Cairns and his time in the Cairns Combined School Band in the 1940s.
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