Recognition for migrants

Published: 16 May 2018

An interpretive sign and seating is proposed to be installed at Edge Hill to acknowledge the displaced European migrants who came to the area after World War II.

The project would recognise the Hartley Street Migrants Centre and the significance that post-World War II migrants from Europe had in the development of Cairns.

After World War II, more than 4500 migrants displaced from Europe were moved to Cairns and were housed from 1950 in the Hartley Street Migrant Camp. This resulted in an increase to the Cairns population of more than 25 per cent.

Interpretive signage and seating recommended for installation at Jess Mitchell Park and would be accompanied by a community recognition event.

The Sport and Community Services Committee has recommended that Council fund the project.

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Last updated: 16 May 2018