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‘SAFE IN THE WATER’ – CELEBRATING 70 YEARS OF SURF LIFE SAVING NORTH QUEENSLAND

‘SAFE IN THE WATER’ – CELEBRATING 70 YEARS OF SURF LIFE SAVING NORTH QUEENSLAND

MUSEUM EVENTS: 6 SEPTEMBER 2020

The purpose of Surf Life Saving is to keep us all safe in the water, regardless of our abilities or the local conditions. Here in North Queensland, that included keeping swimmers safe from deadly jellyfish stings.

From the 1960s, members of North Queensland Surf Life Saving clubs were instrumental in helping local doctors and scientists understand the behaviours, seasonality and effects of marine stingers. Their collaboration led to the treatments we use today, as well as the development of the first stinger suit.

Come and explore the wonderful history of Surf Life Saving in North Queensland at our new exhibition ‘Safe in the Water’, a collaboration with Surf Life Saving North Queensland, supported by Cairns Regional Council.

 

Open from 21st September 2020

Cairns Museum is located at the corner of Lake and Shields Street. For more information contact 4051 5582 or email info@cairnsmuseum.org.au.

 

Covid-safe measures are in place.

ADMISSION TIMES:

Monday to Saturday 10-4pm

 

ADMISSION PRICES:

Adult: $15

Child (under 14): $6

Family (2 parents or grandparents + 2 kids): $30

Concession: $12

Members: FREE

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