CAIRNS MUSEUM EVENTS AND NEWS

historical aerial image of clump point bay and surrounding land

Echo of the Past

Echo of the Past – Historical photographs from Mission Beach 1890s-1950s. Showing themes of community, sea and land, and the Djiru culture.
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aerial image of Debneys site with people on the ground

Kirrenderri Learning Resources

Learners and educators are invited to engage with the Kirrenderri, Heart of the Channel Country exhibition by utilising our learning resources.
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Aerial birds eye view of Mithaka stone arrangement in the desert

Kirrenderri, Heart of the Channel Country

A visually striking and narrative rich exhibition chronicling extraordinary stories from one of the most remote locations at the very heart of Australia.
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artwork by Eunice McAllister digital photographer

Still Life Comes Alive, a Q&A with the Artists

To learn more about our latest exhibition, Still Life Comes Alive, we asked three artists to share the stories and inspiration behind their creations.
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Ceramic mural depicting a coral reef by Lone White

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 Orators Stool for the 50 Treasures Revisited exhibition with JCU and Cairns Museum curators

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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