Monuments and memorials

Cairns has a rich history which is highlighted in the memorials and monuments along the Cairns Esplanade foreshore.


Anchor Memorial

The anchor was salvaged from local waters for the Cairns Centenary as a memorial to the early mariners.

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Cairns Cenotaph and Memorial site

The Cairns Cenotaph and Memorial site is a place of local cultural and historic significance.

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Catalina Memorial

The Catalina Memorial is for 11 and 20 RAAF Squadrons and was unveiled in 1976.

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Merchant Navy Memorial

The Merchant Navy Memorial is in recognition of Australia's commercial shipping crews who served during WWII.

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US Army Small Ships Memorial

The Small Ships memorial is located at the water's end of the Memorial Walk.

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Olympic Torch Monument

The granite monument commemorates the 1956 Olympic Torch Relay run.

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