Street & suburb name history

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Disclaimer

The street and suburb name information presented below was initially compiled for a Council project in 2007, with minor updates in subsequent years. Please note that we do not actively maintain this data and more recently-named streets are not listed.

Acknowledgements

Many people assisted and we specifically acknowledge the generous support and input from the Cairns Historical Society and Kay Earl.  Other sources of information included:

  • A Pictorial History of the Mulgrave Shire 1880-1980, Published by G.K. Bolton, Cairns, 1980. Published for the Mulgrave Shire Council.
  • Alley, Jan. Recollections and Recipes of Riverstone.
  • Cairns Connect
  • Cairns Museum
  • Certain Friends in Uncertain Times, 1995. Published by the Machans Beach Progress Association.
  • Jeremy Hodes. 1998. Far North Queensland Place and Street Names: Their origins and meanings.
  • Moments in Time Collection, The Cairns Post, 2002.
  • Murphy J. 1998. Cairns and District: Our Heritage in focus. State Library of Queensland Foundation.
  • Walters, Aubrey John. 2005. Behind the Name - About the origin of some towns and places in the Cairns Region.

Street name

Suburb

Street name origin

Abbott Street

Cairns

This street was named in October 1876 after Henry Palmer Abbott the General Manager for Queensland of the Australian Joint Stock Bank. Abbott came to Cairns immediately after it was established to open a branch of his bank.

Abel Street

Manunda

This street was named after Mr Alf Abel who was a local businessman. The street was surveyed in July 1954.

Abington Close

Redlynch

This close was surveyed on the 11th August 2004 and was registered with Cairns City Council on the 31st August 2004.

Acacia Street

Holloways Beach

Many street names in this suburb were named after a floral theme at the suggestion of resident Anne Edwards. Acacia is a genus of tree with approximately 1,300 species worldwide, including many species of Wattle. There are about 950 species that are native to Australia. Most Acacia species are valued for their timber.

Academy Close

White Rock

This close is named after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the masters in film production since 1927. The Academy is most well-known for holding the Academy Awards Ceremony. The Mulgrave Shire approved the subdivision. The survey plan was registered with the Register of Titles on 21 July 1983.

Accatino Close

Edmonton

Named after a Hambledon Mill Employee that served for 10 years or more. The close was surveyed on 16/6/1995.

Accatino Street

Edmonton

Named after a Hambledon Mill Employee that served for 10 years or more. The street was surveyed on 16/6/1995.

Acmena Close

Redlynch

The street names for this sub-division were based on a rainforest & water theme. Acmena smithii is the scientific name for a species of Lilly-Pilly, which has small pink & white berries. They are native to Queensland and are usually found in subtropical rainforest areas or in dry rainforest areas near streams.

Adair Street

Yorkeys Knob

Named in honour of Herbert (Bunny) Adair (1905-1994) who served the State Parliament from 7/3/1953 until 17/5/1969.

Adam Drive

Brinsmead

The first reach of this drive was surveyed on the 11th May 1984 and was registered with the Mulgrave Shire Council on the 17th May 1984. The second portion of the road towards the Hobson Drive end was surveyed on the 15th May 1984 and was registered on the 17th May 1985.

Adelaide Street

Manunda

HMAS Adelaide was a light cruiser, which was commissioned at Sydney on the 5th August 1922 under the command of Captain J. B. Stevenson RAN.

Adonis Street

Mount Sheridan

The Adonis was a paddle steamer built in 1883, which was part of a fleet of several vessels that serviced the Tewantin area from Brisbane to Maryborough during the 1870s and 1880s. It was owned by Dath, Henderson and Bartholomew, a milling company, and was able to carry loads of up to 50 logs per trip from the Tewantin sawmills.

Adventure Close

Bentley Park

The HMS Adventure and the HMS Resolution, commanded by Captain Cook, left Britain in July 1772 to circumvent the globe via Cape Horn in South America arriving back in July 1775.

Aeroglen Drive

Aeroglen

This road traverses the suburb of Aeroglen. It was surveyed throughout the 1940-50s and was initially registered with Cairns City Council on the 20th June 1940.

Agate Street

Bayview Heights

Streets in this subdivision are named after minerals and gemstones. Agate is a common semi-precious silica mineral and is composed of silicon dioxide. Most agates occur in cavities of eruptive rocks or ancient lavas. Banding in the rocks is due to the successive layers being approximately parallel to the sides of the cavity.  The varieties of agate are: eye, moss, onyx, riband, ring and white.This subdivision was developed by three Irishmen (Peter Murphy, Richard Moffatt, George Mitchell) trading as M. Industries P/L.  The survey plan was registered in May 1973.

Agincourt Close

Clifton Beach

Named after Agincourt reef, which is an outer shelf ribbon reef with an area of 5.1 km2 and is situated 65 km from Port Douglas. It is a series of smaller reefs with at least 16 dive sites including interesting swim throughs and caves. The reef has coral gardens with an abundance of exceptionally coloured reef fish and a spectacular pinnacle where pelagic fish gather to feed.

Ah Ching Close

Brinsmead

Named after Jimmy Ah Ching, an early Chinese settler who did a great deal for local development.  He arrived in Cairns in 1876 and owned 100 acres on the north side of Chinaman’s Creek.  He grew rice from 1885 at the Fairview Estate.  The hill at this estate was known as Ah Ching’s hill.

Ainscow Drive

Bentley Park

No information found.

Ainslie Place

Smithfield

No information found.

Airlie Close

Mount Sheridan

This close was named after a ship theme. The Airlie was built in 1884 and was sold in 1904 to Burns Philip and Co.

Airport Avenue

Cairns North

This is the road leading to the Cairns Domestic and International Airports.

Ajax Close

Edmonton

Named after a Greek theme, Ajax was a Greek hero and legendary King. The close was surveyed on 23/10/1974.

Akbar Close

Edmonton

Named after a Greek theme, Akbar was said to be a benevolent and wise ruler, a man of new ideas and of sound judgement. Streets in this subdivision are also named after early varieties of sugarcane, some of which were bred by CSR. The close was surveyed on 3/9/1977.

Alabama Street

White Rock

Named after a United States of America theme, Alabama is the 30th largest State in the USA.

Alamanda Street

Holloways Beach

Many streets in this suburb were named for a floral theme at the suggestion of resident Anne Edwards. Alamanda is an introduced species.

Alamein Street

Stratford

Named after the Battle of El Alamein fought in the deserts of North Africa. The Battle is seen as one of the decisive victories of World War II ending German hopes of controlling Egypt, the Suez Canal and the Middle East oil fields.

Albatross Street

Kewarra Beach

Named after a bird species theme, the term albatross is derived from Arabic and translates to ‘the diver’.  They were once commonly known as gooney birds and have been described as ‘the most legendary of all birds’.

Alberta Drive

Woree

Streets in this subdivision are named after female Christian names.

Albion Street

Yorkeys Knob

This street was surveyed on the 13th of August 1973 and the survey plan was registered with the Mulgrave Shire Council on 15/10/1973.

Albizia Close

Redlynch

Streets in this suburb are named for rainforest or water themes.  Albizia Julibrissin, Albizia Lebbeck & Albizia Odoratissima are all rainforest tree species.

Alderman Street

Mount Sheridan

This street was surveyed for Daikyo, and the survey plan was registered with the Cairns City Council on the 22nd July 2005.

Aldinga Close

Whitfield

This close was possibly named after a vessel of the Adelaide Steamship Company.

Alexandra Street

Clifton Beach

Named after Alexandra Reefs off the coast of Queensland.

Alfina Street

Mount Sheridan

No information found.

Alfio Street

Woree

Named after an Italian male Christian name, the street was surveyed on the 28/2/1974 and the survey plan was registered with the Mulgrave Shire on the 27/9/1974.

Alfred Street

Manunda

This street is named after Alfred Street, one of the first arrivals to Cairns. He was a carpenter who opened one of the first stores in Cairns, and invested heavily in Smithfield.  He later grew coffee at his Fernhill Plantation in the Kuranda district.  He contributed greatly to the community, being elected as an Alderman in 1885, a trustee of the Cairns Cemetery, a member of the Cairns Harbour Board, and a member of the Health Board of Cairns.

Alice Close

Woree

Streets in this subdivision are named after a female Christian name theme.

Alison Close

Edge Hill

Named after the President of the Chamber of Commerce in 1909, Mr Alison.

Alkoo Close

Bayview Heights

This close was surveyed on the 16th October 1972 and the survey plan was registered with the Cairns City Council on the 16/03/1972.

Allan Street

Bungalow

Named after Mr P. Allan who at one time was a maintenance inspector for Railways in Cairns.  He was also a leading Freemason of early Cairns in 1901.

Alley Street

Gordonvale

Named after the pioneering family of Riverstone. The head of the family was William Saunders Alley who arrived in the Gordonvale area from Brisbane and was a timber feller.  His son was Graham Gordon Alley born in 1862.  He built the Riverstone Hotel in 1880 following the opening of the Mulgrave goldfields.

Allinga Close

Bentley Park

This close was named for a ship theme after the Allinga which was an Adelaide Steamer ship that visited Cairns.

Allyson Street

Smithfield

Streets in this subdivision are named after a female Christian name theme.

Alma Street

Woree

Streets in this subdivision are named after a female Christian name theme.

Almond Street

Holloways Beach

Many streets in this suburb were named after a floral or tree theme at the suggestion of resident Anne Edwards. The almond (Prunus dulcis) is a native of southwest Asia. It is related to the plum, peach, apricot and cherry trees, but lacks the sweet fleshy out covering of the hull.

Alpha Close

Bayview Heights

This close was surveyed on the 14th October 1976 and the survey plan was registered with the Cairns City Council on the 17/11/1976.

Alphen Street

Gordonvale

This street was surveyed on the 4th November 1999 and the survey plan was registered with the Cairns City Council on 24/11/1999.

Alpine Close

Edmonton

Named after a mine of the same name that operated between 1917 and 1920, most likely in the Edmonton area.

Alpinia Terrace

Mount Sheridan

This street is named after a genus of ginger that contains 230 species.

Alstonia Close

Redlynch

This close was named after a rainforest or water theme. There are 40-50 species of Alstonia, including Alstonia actinophylla, the Northern Milkwood rainforest tree.

Altona Street

Bentley Park

No information found.

Alva Close

Kewarra Beach

Named after an Australian beaches theme, Alva beach is located near Ayr in North Queensland.

Amadio Close

Gordonvale

No information found.

Amarina Close

Caravonica

This close was surveyed on the 24th October 1985 and the survey plan was registered with the Mulgrave Shire on 16/12/1985.

Amaroo Close

Smithfield

Amaroo is an aboriginal word meaning ‘lovely place’. This close was surveyed on the 4th October 1982 and the survey plan was registered with the Mulgrave Shire on 23/11/1982.

Amazon Close

Mount Sheridan

Named after a tree theme, the Amazon is a tropical rainforest found near the Suriname/Brazil border in South America.

Amethyst Street

Bayview Heights

Streets in this subdivision are named after minerals and gemstones. An amethyst is a purple gem.  The amethyst is a purple variety of quartz and the name is taken from the Greek word meaning ‘not drunk’ – perhaps in reference to its wine-like colour.Developed by three Irishmen (Peter Murphy, Richard Moffatt, George Mitchell) trading as M. Industries P/L.  The survey plan was registered in May 1973.

Amos Close

Redlynch

This close was surveyed on the 15th February 2001 and the survey plan was registered on 15/2/2001.

Amphora Street

Palm Cove

This street was named after a seashells theme. The species Melo amphora is commonly known as a Baler Shell and can be found on the Great Barrier Reef.

Anderson Road

Aloomba

Named after Mr James Anderson who was one of the first white settlers in Cairns. He operated a shop, and later became an Alderman.  The survey plan was registered with the Mulgrave Shire Council on 31/1/1917.

Anderson Road

Bayview Heights, Woree, White Rock.

Named after Mr James Anderson who was one of the first white settlers in Cairns. He operated a shop and later became an Alderman. The survey plan was registered with the Mulgrave Shire Council on 31/1/1917.

Anderson Road

Gordonvale

Named after Mr James Anderson who was one of the first white settlers in Cairns. He operated a shop and later became an Alderman. The survey plan was registered with the Mulgrave Shire Council on 31/1/1917.

Anderson Street

Manoora, Manunda

Named after Mr James Anderson who was one of the first white settlers in Cairns. He operated a shop and later became an Alderman. The survey plan was registered with the Mulgrave Shire Council on 31/1/1917.

Anderson Street

Trinity Beach

Named after Mr James Anderson who was one of the first white settlers in Cairns. He operated a shop and later became an Alderman. The survey plan was registered with the Mulgrave Shire Council on 31/1/1917.

Andrea Close

Mooroobool

Named after a member of the Koppen family who were the original landowners and developers.

Andrew Street

Stratford

This street was originally surveyed on the 22nd November 1939 and the survey plan was registered with the Cairns City Council on 4/12/1939.

Andrews Street

Aloomba

This street was originally surveyed on the 29th November 1954 and the survey plan was registered in the Mulgrave Shire Council on 12/9/1956.

Angel Close

Kanimbla

No information found.

Angela Street

Woree

Streets in this subdivision are named after female Christian names.

Angor Road

Trinity Park

No information found.

Angus Street

Babinda

Named after James Angus who was an early owner of the land on the western side of the street.  The land was later divided into building allotments.

Aniston Street

White Rock

No information found.

Anivas Close

Freshwater

This close is named after the pioneering Freshwater family, the Savinas, who owned the land before it was subdivided. Anivas is Savina spelt backwards.

Anne Street

Smithfield

Streets in this subdivision are named after female Christian names.

Anniebuka Close

Bentley Park

No information found.

Anson Street

Bentley Park

No information found.

Antonetta Close

Yorkeys Knob

Streets in this subdivision are named after female Christian names.

Aplin Street

Cairns

Named after W. C. Aplin of Clifton Aplin & Co (later Aplin, Brown & Co.), storekeepers of Smithfield in 1876 and later merchants in Cairns.  They had a warehouse on the Barron River beside mango trees on the high bank nearly opposite 'Lilybank' at Stratford. This was known as Half-way house.

Apollo Quay

Trinity Park

Named after the ocean going Maxi yacht Apollo, which was a contestant in many yacht races around Australia and overseas. The Apollo also won many races including the Sydney Gold Coast and Sydney Hobart Yacht Races.

Appaloosa Street

Little Mulgrave

Streets in this subdivision are named after a horse theme. The Appaloosa is a breed of horse.

Araminta Street

Bentley Park

Named after a ship that carried immigrants to Australia from 1844–59. The Araminta arrived in Botany Bay in 1854.

Arawa Street

Trinity Beach

This street was originally surveyed on the 29th May 1974 and the survey plan was registered with the Cairns City Council on the 24/10/1974.

Arbouin Close

Kanimbla

The Arbouin family was an early family in the Cairns area. This street was originally surveyed on the 5th April 2004 and the survey plan was registered with the Cairns City Council on the 7/5/2004.

Archer Close

Mount Sheridan

This close was originally surveyed on the 5th October 2000 for Daikyo and the survey plan was registered on the 13/10/2000.

Archibald Street

Edmonton

No information found.

Archie Street

Parramatta Park

The origin of this street name is unknown, but the street was approved at a Cairns Municipal Council Meeting on 11th December 1922.

Arden Close

Edmonton

This close was originally surveyed on the 18th June 1976 and the survey plan was registered with the Mulgrave Shire on 22/12/1976.

Ardisia Street

Smithfield

This street was named after Ardisia brevipedata, a Queensland rainforest tree.

Arena Close

Bayview Heights

This close was originally surveyed on the 8th August 1972 and the survey plan was registered with the Mulgrave Shire on 9/11/1972.

Argentea Boulevard

Palm Cove

No information found.

Argyle Close

Edge Hill

Named after Australia’s largest diamond producing mine in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.

Ariel Court

Kanimbla

Named after the early explorer ship Ariel that carried immigrants to Australia in the 1860s.  It was this ship that picked up Jacky Jacky of the Kennedy Expedition in 1848.

Arizona Crescent

White Rock

This street was named after a United States of America theme. Arizona was the 48th State to be admitted to the USA in 1912.

Arkendeith Drive

Edmonton

Arkendeith is the name of a fort near Inverness, Scotland and the birthplace of early settler Mr Mann.

Arlington Esplanade

Clifton Beach

Named after Arlington Reef off the coast of Qld, which is a middle shelf crescent reef with an area of 99.5 km2. The reef is located north of Green Island and east of Buchan’s Point.

Armanasco Road

Bramston Beach

Named after M. R. Armanasco who was a Councillor of Cairns Shire Council in 1924–38, 1943–45 & 1947–51.

Armbrust Street

Manoora

This street was named after Nicolas Armbrust the founder of a large pioneering family in Cape York Peninsula. He settled in North Queensland in approximately 1880.

Armstrong Street

Edmonton

Named after R. A. Armstrong, Councillor of Mulgrave Shire Council 1956–60.

Arnhem Close

Bentley Park

Named after a Dutch explorer ship that sailed Far Northern waters in 1623.

Arno Terrace

Bentley Park

Named after a Roman theme, the Arno is a 240km long river that begins in the Northern Apennines, Tuscany and flows into the Ligurian Sea in Italy.

Arnold Street

Machans Beach

Named after local resident Mr Gus Arnold and his family.

Arnold Street

Aeroglen

Named after Mr L. Arnold who was the District Forestry Officer in Cairns.

Aroona Street

Caravonica

This street was originally surveyed on the 6th of July 2000 and the survey plan was registered with the Cairns City Council on 30/6/2000.

Aropa Street

Trinity Beach

Many streets in this area are named after Papua New Guinean localities. Aropa is a town on the coast of Bougainville Island in Papua New Guinea.

Arovo Street

Trinity Beach

This street was named after a theme of localities of Papua New Guinea.  Arovo is a Papua New Guinean Island with many of the residents having completed a tour of duty in World War II.

Arran Close

Edge Hill

The close was originally surveyed on the 30th April 1984 and the survey plan was registered with the Cairns City Council on 18/6/1984.

Arrunga Close

Woree

This close was originally surveyed on the 8th of April 1974 and the survey plan was registered with the Cairns City Council on 18/8/1979.

Arthur Lyons Drive

Redlynch

This drive was originally surveyed on the 1st of June 1989 and the survey plan was registered with the Cairns City Council on 4/1/1990.

Arthur Street

Manunda

No information found.

Aruma Close

White Rock

This close was originally surveyed on the 30th of April 1974 and the survey plan was registered with Mulgrave Shire Council on 30/9/1974.

Arunta Street

Trinity Park

Streets in this subdivision were named after ships. The HMAS Arunta was an Australian Navy Destroyer.

Ascendant Close

Bentley Park

This close was named after a ship that carried immigrants to Australia from Europe between 1844 and 1859.

Ascot Avenue

Westcourt

This avenue was originally surveyed on the 23rd of July 1935, and the survey plan was registered with the Cairns City Council on 13/2/1936.

Ash Street

Holloways Beach

Streets in this area were named after a floral and tree theme at the suggestion of resident Anne Edwards. The ash tree has four different tree genera.  The wood is hard, tough and very strong but also elastic and used where high strength and resilience is need.

Ashwood Circuit

Smithfield

No information found.

Aspen Close

Mount Sheridan

Streets in this subdivision were named after trees. The Aspen (Populus tremula) is characterised by its shimmering foliage in summer.

Assman Road

Aloomba

This road was named after an early farming family in the district.  The survey plan was registered in the Mulgrave Shire on 31/1/1969.

Atherton Street

Whitfield

Named after Alderman E. Atherton, Alderman of Council from 1927–1929. He was also the local member of Parliament and the Minister of Mines.  He was the son of pioneer John Atherton who discovered tin in the Tablelands.

Atherton Street

Yorkeys Knob

Named after Alderman E. Atherton, Alderman of Council from 1927–1929. He was also the local member of Parliament and the Minister of Mines.  He was the son of pioneer John Atherton.

Atkinson Street

Manunda

Named after photographer Alfred Atkinson (1867-1950) who set up a studio in partnership with James Handley. From 1915 to 1918 he was elected an Alderman and for a short time was acting Mayor of Cairns.

Atkinson Street

Machans Beach

This street was named after Keith Atkinson who is a life member of the Machans Beach Progress Association.

Atkinson Street

Manunda

Named after photographer Alfred Atkinson (1867-1950) who set up a studio in partnership with James Handley.  In 1915 to 1918 he was elected an Alderman and for a short time was acting Mayor of Cairns.

Atlantic Street

White Rock

This street was named after a theme of Cities of the United States of America. Atlantic City is located in the state of New Jersey.

Atlas Close

Smithfield

This close was named after a mountain theme. The Atlas Mountains are located in Morocco and Algeria in Northern Africa.

Atticus Street

Woree

This street was named after a Roman theme. Titus Pomponius Attitcus was an ancient Roman litterateur.

Augustus Street

Mooroobool

All street names in Forum Estate are predominantly based on a Roman Theme. This street was named after Augustus Caesar who was the first Roman Emperor and grandnephew of Julius Caesar.

Auld Close

Gordonvale

This close was named after an early farming family in Gordonvale.  The survey plan was registered on 5/5/2005.

Aumuller Street

Bungalow, Westcourt

This street was named after Mr Karl Aumuller who arrived in Cairns in 1885, and was elected to Mayor of Cairns in 1898. He was a saddler and hardware merchant as well as a Justice of the Peace.

Aurelia Road

Palm Cove

No information found.

Australis Close

Edmonton

The Phaius australis orchid is commonly known as the tall swamp orchid and is the largest of the ground orchids.  It is on the endangered species listing.

Avery Street

Edmonton

Named after a Hambledon Mill Employee that served for 10 years or more.

Avoca Close

Kewarra Beach

Named after an Australian beaches theme, Avoca Beach is located on the Central Coast of New South Wales.

Avocado Close

Manoora

The Queensland Housing Commission requested that all street names in Brookside Estate be related to tropical fruits.

Avoch Close

Edmonton

Named after its proximity to the Scottish fort of Arkendeith. This close is located in Arkendeith Estate.

Avon Street

Stratford

Named after word association Stratford upon Avon, the Avon River is a major river in England.

Avondale Street

Mount Sheridan

Named after an early ship of the Cairns area.

Azalea Court

Mooroobool

Azaleas are colourful flowering shrubs of the genus Rhododendron. This street was surveyed on the 27th of September 1983 and was registered on the 14th of December 1983.

Badilla Street

Edmonton

Named after a strain of sugar cane brought from New Guinea by Government entomologist Henry Tyson in 1895.

 

Badine Street

Caravonica

No information found.

 

Baillie Access

Gordonvale

No information found.

 

Baines Street

Clifton Beach

This street was named after a reef theme. Baines Patches is a reef off the Queensland Coast.

 

Bak Lane

White Rock

Named after early settlers in the area.

 

Baker Street

Gordonvale

Named after Alf Baker, who was an early teamster and settler of the Gordonvale area. The survey plan was registered in the Mulgrave Shire on 19th April 1960.

 

Balaclava Road

Earlville

Named after the Balaclava Estate owned by Edward Campbell Earl who had the property under sugarcane.

 

Balatti Access

Waughs Pocket

This street was originally surveyed on the 7th May 1986 and the survey plan was registered with the Mulgrave Shire Council on 5/9/1986.

 

Baldwin Close

White Rock

No information found.

 

Baler Street

Kewarra Beach

Named for a seashell theme after the Baler shell.

 

Balfe Street

Parramatta Park

Named after Mr B. Balfe, Alderman on the Council 1930–1939 and who was a dentist by profession.

 

Balmoral Close

Mount Sheridan

Named after a ship carrying immigrants to Australia 1844-59.

 

Balzer Close

Whitfield

Named after Alderman Wally. C. Blazer a prominent businessman, who had a pharmacy next to the Great Northern Hotel.

 

Bamboo Street

Holloways Beach

Street names in this area are after a floral and tree theme upon the suggestion of resident Ann Edwards.  The bamboo group is part of the grass family and there are about 1000 species.  Bamboo is the main food of the Giant Panda making up to 99% of its diet.

 

Bambusa Terrace

Mount Sheridan

Bambusa oldhammi is a species of bamboo with a classic upright appearance.

 

Banksia Close

Holloways Beach

Street names in this area are after a floral and tree theme upon the suggestion of resident Ann Edwards.  Banksia a genus of around 80 species.  It is an iconic Australian wild flower and is a popular garden plant. Being a very heavy producer of nectar, they are an important food source for animals, and they are of economic importance to Australian nursery and florist industries.

 

Banksia Street

Mooroobool

The estate in which this street exists has street names based on a floral theme. It is an iconic Australian wild flower and is a popular garden plant. Being a very heavy producer of nectar, they are an important food source for animals, and they are of economic importance to Australian nursery and florist industries.

 

Banna Road

Aloomba

This road was originally surveyed on 23rd January 1900.

 

Banning Avenue

Brinsmead

This street was named after the Banning family who owned land in Redlynch from the 1880s–1930s. An Aboriginal family in Redlynch area also took on the surname of Banning.  They have assisted Council and the EPA with aboriginal knowledge of the Redlynch/Jungara area, and the elders were known as knowledgeable people.

 

Banool Close

White Rock

This close was originally surveyed on the 2nd March 1973 and the survey plan was registered with the Mulgrave Shire Council on 3/4/1973.

 

Banville Street

Edmonton

No information found.

 

Banyan Close

Mount Sheridan

Named after a tree species, the banyan is from the Ficus genus and is a subgenus of many species of tropical figs.  It is originally from India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka but has been imported to other tropical regions.  It is the national tree of India.

 

Barbagallo Road

Aloomba

Named after an early farming family in Aloomba. The survey plan was registered in 1999.

 

Barclay Road

Brinsmead

This road was named after John Barclay, a Cairns business man as well as an estate and commission agent. The road was originally surveyed on the 11th of May 1984 and the survey plan was registered with the Mulgrave Shire Council on 17/5/1984.

 

Barcoo Close

Bentley Park

Named after an early exploration ship in the northern Queensland waters.

 

Bardup Close

White Rock

This close was originally surveyed on 30th March 1973 and the survey plan was registered with the Mulgrave Shire Council on 16/8/1973.

 

Barellan Close

Caravonica

This close was originally surveyed on the 15th May 1986 and the survey plan was registered with the Mulgrave Shire Council on 1/7/1986.

 

Barklya Close

Kamerunga

Barklya Syringifolia is a species of tree commonly known as the Crown of Gold due to its bright yellow and orange flowering in Summer. Endemic to Australia, this species is found between north eastern New South Wales and Mackay in Queensland.

 

Barlow Street

Manunda

Named after Alderman E. G. Barlow, an Alderman with the Cairns City Council between 1955 and 1970.

 

Barnacle Street

Trinity Beach

No information found.

 

Barnard Drive

Mount Sheridan

Many streets in this area are named after islands off the North Queensland coast. Barnard Island is located 5-10km offshore 90km south of Cairns.

 

Barnes Street

Earlville

Named after Captain Jack Barnes, Harbour Master in Cairns 1964-78.  He passed away on the 27th August 1979 and was buried at sea off Cairns.

 

Barney Street

Edmonton

Named after Barney Vivian William Frost who arrived in the Mt Peter Goldfields without any experience and hand crushed a kerosene tin of stone, which yielded 36 ounces of gold.

 

Baronia Crescent

Holloways Beach

Street names in this area are after a floral and tree theme upon the suggestion of resident Ann Edwards. The Baronia is a local tree species of the Atherton Tablelands.

 

Barossa Close

Kanimbla

Named after an Environmental ‘green’ theme, this street takes its name from the fertile Barossa Valley in South Australia.

 

Barr Street

Earlville

Probably named after Harry Barr, an early landowner in the area who also erected the first sawmill at Smithfield.  He was also the valuer for the Cairns Board.

 

Barr Street

Edmonton

One of the first streets of Edmonton.

 

Barramulla Close

Edmonton

No information found.

 

Barrett Street

Bungalow

Named after Alderman G.M. Barrett, a cordial manufacturer and an Alderman between 1933 and 1936.

 

Barrier Close

Clifton Beach

No information found.

 

Barrine Court

Caravonica

Named after Lake Barrine on the Atherton Tablelands.

 

Barringtonia Close

Redlynch

Named after a tree theme, Barringtonia is a member of the Lecythidaceae whose common name is Mangrove and is found in the tropics.

 

Barringtonia Street

Mount Sheridan

Named after a tree theme, Barringtonia is a member of the Lecythidaceae whose common name is Mangrove and is found in the tropics.

 

Barron Gorge Road

Caravonica

Named because this road leads to the Barron Gorge.

 

Barron River Esplanade

Machans Beach

Named after the adjacent Barron River.

 

Barron View Drive

Freshwater

Streets in this suburb are named after a water theme.

 

Barry Street

Bungalow

Named after Mr Barry who owned the land before it was sub-divided.

 

Bartle Frere Road

Bartle Frere

Named by explorer George Elphinstone Dalrymple in honour of Sir Henry Bartle Frere, born in 1815 who was a public servant in the Indian Administration, Governor of Bombay 1862–67, Governor of South Africa in 1867 and later President of the royal Geographical Society.  The survey plan was registered In the Mulgrave Shire on 13/8/1914.

 

Basalt Street

Brinsmead

Streets in this subdivision are based on rock types.

 

Bassett Street

Kanimbla

Named after the Bassett family who have resided in Cairns for over a hundred years.

 

Bataan Close

Trinity Park

This close was named after the Royal Navy ship HMAS BATAAN that was launched on the 15th of January 1944 and travelled 279,394 miles in her 10 year career.

 

Bataan Street

Trinity Park

This street was named after the Royal Navy ship HMAS BATAAN that was launched on the 15th of January 1944 and travelled 279,394 miles in her 10 year career.

 

Batavia Court

Bentley Park

Named after an early Dutch exploratory ship which was wrecked on the WA coastline in 1629.

 

Bates Street

Earlville

Named after Gilbert Bates who was a newspaper editor of the Trinity Times and who was elected as an Alderman in 1891.

 

Bathurst Drive

Bentley Park

Named after an early ship commanded by Phillip Parker King in 1821 involved in the exploration of the North Queensland coast.

 

Batt Street

Clifton Beach

This street was named after a reef theme. Batt Reef is off the Queensland coast.

 

Bauhinia Avenue

Earlville

Streets of this subdivision are named after tree species. The Bauhinia is a genus of more than 200 species of flowering plants. Common names include purple orchid tree, mountain ebony and poor man’s orchid. The species Bauhinia blakeana is the floral emblem of Hong Kong.

 

Bavington Court

Edmonton

This street was named after George Bavington an early Edmonton settler who was a teacher and basketball coach at the Hambledon state school. He married a fellow teach, Thirza Miller, the daughter of Sinclair Miller who built 32 hotels, public buildings and homes such as Bentley Park in the area.

 

Baway Close

Caravonica

This close was originally surveyed on the 14th June 1989, and the survey plan was registered with the Mulgrave Shire Council on 28/8/1989.

 

Bayu Close

Redlynch

This close was originally surveyed on the 18th of December 1997 and the survey plan was registered with the Cairns City Council 15/1/1998.

 

Bayview Street

Bayview Heights

Named after its views of the Trinity Inlet, and the suburb in which it is found.

 

Beagle Close

Bentley Park

This close is named after a ship which was involved in the exploration of the northern Australia coast in 1841 and was under the command of Captain John Lort Stokes from 1837–1841.

 

Beaman Close

Aeroglen

This street was originally surveyed on 17th May 1994 and the survey plan was registered with the Cairns City Council on 5/10/1994.

 

Beatrice Street

Mooroobool

Original sub-divisional streets based on female Christian names.

 

Beaver Street

Clifton Beach

This street was named after Beaver Reef located 28km east of Dunk Island. Beaver Reef is a middle shelf patch reef with an area of 12.6km2 and is an unspoilt fringing reef with abundant soft corals and large gorgonian sea fans that surround a sandy cay. Many marine animals can be found around this reef including giant clams, helmet and bailer shells, turtles, white tip reef sharks and also various fish.

 

Beck Close

Bentley Park

Named after pioneering sugar farmers in this area.

 

Bedarra Close

Mount Sheridan

Named after islands off the North Queensland coast.

 

Bee Close

Bentley Park

Named after an early ship which carried immigrants to Australia between 1844 and 1859.

 

Beech Close

Manoora

Street names within Soderberg Sub-division based on tree species theme.  The beech is a deciduous tree.  The beech most commonly grown as an ornamental tree is the European beech (Fagus sylvatica) that is widely cultivated in the USA and its native Europe.  This tree yields a widely used utility wood.

 

Begonia Place

Mooroobool

The estate in which this street exists is based on a floral theme.  The word Begonia is the common name as well as the generic name for all members of the genus.  Because of their showy flowers many species and hybrids are cultivated.  The genus name honours Michel Begon, a French patron of botany.

 

Behan Street

Manunda

Named after surveyor Behan, one of the earliest surveyors in Cairns.

 

Behan Street

Stratford

Re-named from its original name of Barron Street in honour of surveyor Thomas Behan, one of the earliest surveyors in Cairns. He was also the owner of a rice mill at Stratford which operated until 1895.

 

Behana Gorge Road

Aloomba

This road was named after the Behana Water Reserves. Originally known as Walker’s Creek, it was re-named after Thomas Behan, Cairns Divisional Board’s engineering surveyor.  According to Archibald Meston the Aboriginal name for Behana Creek was ‘Tringilburra’.

 

Bel-Air Drive

Whitfield

No information found.

 

Bell Lane

Gordonvale

This laneway was originally surveyed on the 26th of October 1953 and the survey plan was register with the Mulgrave Shire Council on 15/12/1954.

 

Bell Street

Westcourt

This street was originally surveyed on the 2nd of April 1970 and the survey plan was registered with the Cairns City Council on 20/5/1970.

 

Bellbird Street

Bayview Heights

Streets in this subdivision are named after birds.

 

Bellbush Close

Mount Sheridan

Bellbush is the common name of the plant species Codonocarpus attenuatus & Codonocarpus cotinifolius, which are very popular with woodworkers.

 

Bellenden Ker Road

Bellenden Ker

No information found.

 

Belleville Street

Stratford

This street was originally surveyed on the 6th of October 1950 and the survey plan was registered with the Cairns City Council on 24/8/1953.

 

Bellevue Crescent

Edge Hill

Named by Mr G.T. Flemming who was the previous owner of the land.

 

Bellmere Lane

Redlynch

No information found.

 

Bells Close

Kewarra Beach

Named after an Australian beaches theme, Bells beach is a famous surfing beach at Torquay in Victoria.

 

Beltana Close

Redlynch

This close was originally surveyed on the 13th of September 1993 and was registered with the Mulgrave Shire Council on 19/1/1994.

 

Ben Bolt Close

Redlynch

This close was originally surveyed on the 18th of December 1997 and the survey plan was registered with the Cairns City Council on 15/1/1998.

 

Bena Street

Smithfield

Streets in this subdivision are named after a female Christian name theme.

 

Benfer Court

Freshwater

No information found.

 

Benjamina Street

Mount Sheridan

The Ficus benjamina is a weeping fig that is often used in bonsai – which is the aesthetic dwarfing of trees and plants in containers.

 

Benn Street

Brinsmead

This street was originally surveyed on the 6th of May 1992 and the survey plan was registered with the Mulgrave Shire Council on 24/7/1992.

 

Bennett Road

Aloomba

This road was named after an early farming family with Mr Bennett also serving time as a Mill Director.  The survey plan for the road was registered with the Mulgrave Shire Council on the 20th of January 1964.

 

Berrima Street

Mount Sheridan

The Berrima was requisitioned from the Peninsula and Orient Steam Navigation Company in 1914 and commissioned in the RAN. It was employed in operations against the Germans in Papua New Guinea and used as a troop carrier to the Middle East in December 1914.  She continued as a troop carrier until being torpedoed in the English Channel on the 18th of February 1917.

 

Beryl Ann Drive

Little Mulgrave

This street was originally surveyed 2nd September 1988 and the survey plan was registered with the Mulgrave Shire Council on 6/2/1989.

 

Beryl Street

Cairns North

Named after a Christian name theme.

 

Bessie Street

East Trinity

Named because it is located at Bessie Point.

 

Best Street

Yorkeys Knob

Named after Mr Best who came from Georgetown and became the licensee of the hotel there in the late 1930s.

 

Beth Close

Woree

Named for a female Christian name theme.

 

Bicentennial Road

Bentley Park

Named after Australia’s Bicentennial Year in 1988 and was surveyed on 3/10/1989.

 

Biggs Road

Bartle Frere, Woopen Creek, Wooroonooran.

This street was named after early pineapple farmers at the Golden Hole. The survey plan was registered with the Mulgrave Shire on 22/7/1963.

 

Bilgola Drive

Kewarra Beach

Named after an Australian beaches theme, Bilgola is one of Sydney’s northern beaches.

 

Bindaree Close

Caravonica

The Onthophagus Bindaree is a member of the Scarabaeinae family; the common name is dung beetle.

 

Bingil Close

Kewarra Beach

Named after an Australian beaches theme, Bingil Bay is at Mission Beach in Far North Queensland.

 

Birch Street

Manunda

Named after Mr F.C. Birch, Alderman and also Manager of Cummins & Campbell during 1930s.

 

Birdie Close

Yorkeys Knob

Streets in this subdivision are named after the nearby Half Moon Bay golf course.

 

Birdwing Place

Caravonica

Named after the Birdwing Butterfly.

 

Blackbird Close

Bentley Park

Early historical ship that was built in the mid 19th century and was originally designed to carry passengers and cargo, but later was converted to carry coal.  On 2nd June 1878, Captain McConachy mistook the entrance of Port Albert for Wilsons Promontory and the ship hit the beach and sunk.

 

Blackwell Street

Gordonvale

Named after Richard Blackwell, a pioneer in the area. He took up the first land of contemporary Gordonvale that was originally known as Dry Gully or Dry Channel.  He was the son-in-law of pioneer William Saunders Alley marrying his daughter Sarah. It was on his land that the township of Gordonvale was laid out and the Government Mill site was a gift from him.

 

Blackwood Place

Bentley Park

No information found.

 

Blantyre Close

Manunda

This close was originally surveyed on 19 October 1972 and the survey plan was registered with the Cairns City Council 20/11/1972.

 

Bligh Close

Clifton Beach

Named after Bligh Reef off the Queensland Coast, which was named after William Bligh who passed here on 29 May 1789.

 

Bloomfield Close

Mount Sheridan

Named after forest theme, in the Forest Gardens Estate.

 

Blue Hills Crescent

Freshwater

This street was originally surveyed on 19 July 1972 and the survey plan was registered with the Mulgrave Shire Council on 16/1/1973.

 

Blueberry Close

Mount Sheridan

Streets in this subdivision are named after a tree theme. Blueberry is the common name for a group of flowering plants in the genus Vaccinium.  They are native to North America and eastern Asia.

 

Bluewater Street

East Trinity

Named for its proximity to the Trinity Inlet, this street was originally surveyed on 7 March 1962, and the survey plan was registered with the Mulgrave Shire Council on 22/8/1962.

 

Boab Court

Kewarra Beach

This court was named for a native bush food theme after the well-known native flora species from the Kimberley, the boab tree (Adansonia gregorii).

 

Boden Street

Edge Hill

This street was named after Edgar M. Boden, an accountant and real estate agent from the 1930s–60s.

 

Boden Street

Yorkeys Knob

This street was named after Edgar M. Boden, an accountant and real estate agent from the 1930s–60s who owned land here.

 

Bokissa Road

Palm Cove

Taken from the Melanesian language.

 

Boland Street

Westcourt

Mr Michael Boland, early pioneer also founder of Boland's store who arrived in Cairns in 1882.  From origins as a small store it rapidly grew into a major department store. He was an Alderman on the council and one of the founders and subsequent Chairman of the Cairns Harbour Board.

 

Bollard Street

Portsmith

This street was originally surveyed on 2 March 1940 and the survey plan was registered with the Cairns City Council on 15/4/1940.

 

Bolton Street

Whitfield

Named after C. E. Bolton, retired Water Officer of Cairns Council, serving from 1920–1956.

 

Bolwarra Close

Redlynch

Named for a rainforest theme after the Bolwarra, which is a native Guava tree (Eupomatia laurina).

 

Bondi Crescent

Kewarra Beach

Named after an Australian beaches theme, Bondi is a famous Sydney surf beach.

 

Bonner Close

Gordonvale

No information found.

 

Bonso Access

East Russell

No information found.

 

Boombil Close

Mount Sheridan

No information found.

 

Boonaree Close

Mount Sheridan

The Boonaree is the common name of the Alectryon oleifolius.  The name Alectryon is derived from the Greek word for rooster. This refers to the cockscomb appearance of a ridge on the fruit.

 

Booth Road

Miriwinni

This road was originally surveyed on 6 July 1965 and the survey plan was registered with the Mulgrave Shire Council 15 May 1968.

 

Booyong Drive

Mount Sheridan

No information found.

 

Boroko Close

Trinity Beach

Names in this subdivision are named after a Papuan New Guinea theme upon suggestion from a resident who served there in World War II.

 

Borrowdale Close

Bentley Park

Named after an English ship the Borrowdale that sailed in the first fleet to Australia in 1787, she was skippered by Master Readthorn Hobson.  This ship was primarily a storeship and weighed 270 ton.

 

Bosanko Street

Manunda

Named after old family identity in Cairns who owned a bicycle works in the early part of the century.(Brown V. North Queensland Place Name Origins, 1993).

 

Bosun Place

Trinity Beach

No information found.

 

Botany Avenue

Redlynch

No information found.

 

Bott Street

Whitfield

Named after a daughter of Mr A. McInnes who was a Cairns Solicitor in the 1980s.

 

Bottlebrush Street

Mooroobool

The estate in which this street exists is based on a floral theme. The Callistemon genus has 34 species of bottlebrush, and the name is from the cylindrical brush-like flowers that resemble a traditional bottlebrush.

 

Bouganvillea Street

Holloways Beach

Many trees were named in this suburb for a floral and tree theme suggested by resident Ann Edwards.  The Bouganvillea genus of flowering plants is native to the tropical and subtropical regions of South America from brazil west to Peru and south to Southern Argentina.  The name comes from Louis Antoine de Bouganville, an admiral in the French Navy who discovered the plant in Brazil in 1768.

 

Bounty Close

Bentley Park

Named after English ship involved in exploration of Australia at Cape York Peninsula.  Captain Bligh commanded it before mutineers forced him off the ship in 1789.

 

Bourke Close

Mount Sheridan

Named after islands off the North Qld coast.

 

Bowen Street

Mount Sheridan

Named after a ship theme.  HMAS Bowen was a minesweeper commonly known as corvettes built in Australian shipyards in World War II.  The Bowan was commissioned at Brisbane on 9 November 1942, under the command of Lieutenant Gordon L. Olsen.

 

Bowers Street

Edmonton

Named after Ernie Bowers who was a Hambledon Sugar Mill employee who gave more than a decade of service.

 

Bowline Close

Trinity Beach

No information found.

 

Boxwood Close

Mount Sheridan

This close was named after a tree theme. The boxwood is the common name of the Buxus genus that has 70 species. The boxwood is commonly used for hedges and topiary.

 

Boyce Street

Edmonton

Named after a local storeowner in the district.

 

Bradford Street

Whitfield

Named after Deputy Fire Brigade Chief – 1956.

 

Bradgan Road

Deeral

No information found.

 

Brady Close

Brinsmead

Named after P.K. Brady, Councillor of Mulgrave Shire 1970–72.

 

Bramble Street

Clifton Beach

The street was named after Bramble Reef, a middle shelf crescentic reef with an area of 61.3sq kms. Bramble reef is situated northeast of Townsville, offshore from Ingham.  It was originally name by Captain Francis Price Blackwood of the ship know as the Fly.

 

Bramp Close

Portsmith

This close was surveyed on the 4th of December 1997 and was registered with the Cairns City Council on the 9th February 1998.

 

Bramston Beach Road

Miriwinni, Bramston Beach

This road was so named as it leads to Bramston Beach. It was originally know as Buckland Road in honour of Sir Thomas Buckland an early land holder and later Chairman of directors of the Bank of New South Wales.

 

Branham Close

Gordonvale

This close was completed in two stages; the first was surveyed on the 10th of June 2004 and was registered with the Cairns City Council on the 18th of June 2004. The second stage was surveyed on the 2nd of February 2004 and was registered on 14/12/04.

 

Brant Close

Manoora

This close was surveyed and registered in two stages between the September 1974 and October 1976.

 

Brays Road

Little Mulgrave

Early farming family in the district.  The survey plan was registered with the Mulgrave Shire on 16/4/1946.

 

Bream Close

Kanimbla

Named after a reef fish theme, in far north tropical waters there are two main types caught in estuaries and River mouths – the silver bream and the black bream.

 

Bremner Street

Mooroobool

This street was surveyed on the 16th of September 1971 and was registered with the Cairns City Council on the 28th March 1972.

 

Brennan Street

Manunda

Named after Daniel Thorne Brennan, long time resident and owned the land prior to sub-division.

 

Brett Street

Mooroobool

Named after a member of the Koppen family who were the original owners of the land.

 

Brian Street

Brinsmead

Streets in this area are named after early district settlers. The street was surveyed on the 11th November 1998 and was registered with the Cairns City Council on the 28th November 1998.

 

Bridge Close

Brinsmead

Streets in this area are named after early district settlers. This street was surveyed on the 15th February 1996 and was registered with the Cairns City Council on the 21st March 1996.

 

Briese Close

Edmonton

Names for this subdivision were selected by the developer. The street was surveyed on 17/10/1997.

 

Briggs Close

Gordonvale

Named after Tom Briggs, Q.A.T.B. Superintendent in Cairns from 1950–1975. Tom first joined the Gordonvale Brigade as a Bearer in September 1931 and became its Superintendent in July 1940. He was appointed to Cairns as the Superintendent in July 1952 and retired in July 1973. During his time with the Cairns Ambulance, he was reputed to not only be an able administrator, but an organiser who gets things done quickly and efficiently.

 

Briggs Close

Whitfield

Named after Tom Briggs, secretary and superintendent of the Ambulance Service 1950-75.

 

Brighton Close

Kewarra Beach

Named after a beach theme, Brighton Beach is a famous Melbourne bay beach.

 

Brindabella Quay

Trinity Park

Named after ocean going maxi yacht.

 

Brinsmead Road

Freshwater, Redlynch, Brinsmead

Named after Brinsmead gap, a low saddle in the spur close in the Whitfield Range and which took its name from Freshwater’s first cane proprietor Horace Clowes Brinsmead in 1882.

 

Brinsmead Terrace

Brinsmead

No information found.

 

Brisbane Street

Parramatta Park

Named after the City of Brisbane, which was named after Sir Thomas MacDougall Brisbane 1773–1860 who served as Governor of New South Wales from 1820-25.

 

Brockhurst Close

Redlynch

This close was named after Henry Brockhurst who was a member of the entomology staff at the Army’s Land Headquarters Medical Malaria Research Unit at Redlynch.

 

Brody Close

Gordonvale

Named after Doctor Jan Brody who had his practice in Gordonvale.  The survey plan was registered in the Mulgrave Shire on 3/3/1980.

 

Brolga Street

Kewarra Beach

Named after a bird theme, the brolga is a large grey crane with a featherless red head and grey crown.  The legs are grey and there is a black dewlap under the chin. They have a salt gland located near the eye to allow the Brolga to excrete a concentrated salt solution from saltwater they drink.

 

Bromell Close

Redlynch

No information found.

 

Bromley Close

Mount Sheridan

This close was surveyed on the 3rd of November 1999 and was registered with the Cairns City Council on the 23rd of September 1999.

 

Bronco Place

Little Mulgrave

This subdivision is named after a horse theme. A bronco is an untamed horse, and the word comes from the Spanish language word ‘bronco’ meaning rough.

 

Bronte Close

Kewarra Beach

Named after an Australian beaches theme, Bronte Beach is in Sydney. The first surf club in the world formed here in 1903.

 

Brook Close

Redlynch

Streets in this subdivision are named after rainforest and water theme.

 

Brooks Street

Whitfield

Named after Mr George Brooks, a prominent Cairns dentist who practiced from 1934 to 1969. George served in the Australian Dental Corp and saw service in New Guinea during WW2. A keen footballer, hockey player and amateur entomologist, he served various offices in local organisations including Cairns Legacy, West Cairns Rotary Club and the NQ Naturalists Club. He was a Freemason and part of the team that worked for years to establish the Freemason’s aged care home in Cairns. Mr Brooks died in 1975.Source: Mr John Brooks (son of Mr George Brooks), provided by: Mrs Anne Mills (nee Woodward), edited by Cairns Regional Council

 

Brose Street

White Rock

This road was first gravelled in 1962.

 

Broughton Road

Aloomba

Named after Mr Broughton who opened the first store in Cairns.

 

Brown Road

Green Hill

Named after Mr Lyne Brown, Mayor of Cairns in 1899 and a photographer by profession.

 

Brown Street

Bungalow, Manunda, Westcourt

Named after Mr Lyne Brown, Mayor of Cairns in 1899 and a photographer by profession.

 

Brown Street

Woree

Named after Mr Lyne Brown, Mayor of Cairns in 1899 and a photographer by profession.

 

Bruce Highway

Eubenangee to Woree

Named after Mr H. A. (Harry) Bruce, A.L.P. Member of the Smith Government 1933-46.  Also Minister for Main Roads.

 

Brutus Close

Edmonton

Named after the Greek theme of the estate, Marcus Junius Brutus was the most famous of Julius Caesar’s assassins. Brutus was also an early variety of sugar cane bred by CSR. The street was surveyed on 22/10/1974.

 

Bryce Close

Gordonvale

Named after Thomas Bryce who established a storekeeper trade in 1913.

 

Bucas Court

Mooroobool

Named after Father Paul Bucas who visited Cairns in 1877 and gave the first Mass in Cairns.

 

Buchan Street

Buchans point

Named by George E. Dalrymple in October 1973 after one of the districts of his native county, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

 

Buchan Street

Bungalow, Portsmith, Westcourt

No information found.

 

Buckinghamia Close

Redlynch

Named after a rainforest genus that has two species: Buckinghamia celsissima and Buckinghamia ferruginiflora.  It is named after Richard Grenville the Duke of Buckingham.

 

Buckley Street

Yorkeys Knob

Named after Pioneer landowner Walter Buckley.

 

Buffer Close

Smithfield

Named because it forms a buffer between the residents and Captain Cook Highway.

 

Buka Street

Trinity Beach

Named after a Papua New Guinea theme after suggested by a resident who had served as a coast watcher there in World War II. Buka Island is a Papua New Guinean island.

 

Bulba Street

Caravonica

Named after the tropical beetle Natatolana bulba.

 

Bulimba Crescent

Mount Sheridan

This street was named after an early ship of the Cairns area that carried immigrants to Australia in the late 1890s.

 

Bullion Street

Goldsborough

Named after the gold prospecting which had been conducted in this area.

 

Bullrush Terrace

Kewarra Beach

Named after a native bush food theme, Typha orientalis has edible rhizomes/roots, young shoots and flowers.

 

Bulma Access

Miriwinni

No information found.

 

Bulolo Close

Trinity Beach

Named after a Papua New Guinea theme after suggested by a resident who had served as a coast watcher there in World War II.

 

Bunda Street

Parramatta Park, Portsmith

Named after G.D. Edwards, a surveyor whose nickname was ‘Bunda’.  There were two versions of the origin of his nickname. The first was that it was a tribal name bestowed upon him when he lived among Aborigines in the Burnett district after being shipwrecked. The other is that he originally came from Bundaberg and was known as Bunda amongst his associates.

 

Bundey Street

Bentley Park

No information found.

 

Bunting Street

Bungalow

Mr J. A. Bunting appointed Town Clerk at the first meeting of the Municipal Council held in the Council Chambers on 22nd July 1985.

 

Bunyip Close

Mount Sheridan

Early Ships of the Cairns area. The Bunyip was a 73-ton wooden screw steamer built in 1891 and was scuttled in 1955.

 

Burbridge Close

Redlynch

Matron Beryl Burbridge was in charge of the malaria ward and the AAMWS nursing staff at Redlynch.

 

Burleigh Close

Kewarra Beach

Named after an Australian beaches theme. Burleigh Heads is on the Gold Coast.

 

Burn Close

Gordonvale

Named after early settling family in Gordonvale. The survey plan was registered on 10/6/2004.

 

Burnett Street

White Rock

Named after pioneering family and was surveyed in 1954.

 

Burney Court

Kewarra Beach

This street was named for a native bush food theme.

 

Burranong Street

Kewarra Beach

This street was named for a native bush food theme.

 

Bursa Street

Palm Cove

This street was named for a seashell theme after the Bursa shell genus.

 

Burton Close

White Rock

Streets in this subdivision are named after a motion picture theme. Named after famous Welsh-born actor Richard Burton. He was born Richard Walter Jenkins on 10 November 1925 and died on the 5th August 1984.  He was known for his immaculate vocal style and was nominated 7 times for the best actor Oscar.  He is particularly famed for his roles in Cleopatra and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? His name appeared in the 2002 list of ‘Great Britons’.

 

Bushlark Place

Smithfield

No information found.

 

Butland Street

Brinsmead

Streets in this area are named after early settlers in the district. This street was completed in two stages with the first being surveyed on the 10th January 1986 and registered with the Mulgrave Shire Council on the 4th December 1987. The second stage was surveyed on the 4th July 1990 and was registered on the 12th November 1990.

 

Butler Street

Brinsmead

Named after Charles (Charlie) Butler who was born in 13 May 1879 in Wolverhampton, England and died 25 July 1981 aged 102.  He lived at Bentley Park with his mother and they rented a room out to the second teacher at Blackfellow’s Creek – Miss Amy Morris in 1887.  He married Isobel Doyle and had four daughters.

 

Butterfly Close

Mount Sheridan

This close was surveyed on the 30th of November 1995 and was registered with the Cairns City Council on the 5th of February 1996.

 

Butternut Close

Mount Sheridan

No information found.

 

Butterworth Close

Gordonvale

This close was named after an old cane farming family of the area and of Bartle Frere area. The street was surveyed on the 20th September 1989 and was registered with the Mulgrave Shire Council on the 20th November 1989.

 

Buttigieg Access

East Russell

Named after an early family in the area.

 

Buttigieg Road

East Russell

Named after an early family in the area.

 

Buzacott Street

Gordonvale

Named after Jim Buzacott an entomologist and plant breeder who conducted research at the Bureau of Sugar Experiment Station at Meringa. Mr Buzacott conducted the first experimental trials using the chemical Benzene Hexachloride to control the sugar cane grub in 1946.  This success led to the economic survival of the Sugar Industry. He was awarded a MBE for his services to the industry in 1970. The survey plan was registered with the Mulgrave Shire on 7/7/1978.

 

Byers Street

Edmonton

The street was named after an early pioneering family the Byers family. Des Byers was a Meat Worker at Queerah.

 

Byrnes Close

Whitfield

Named after Thomas Joseph Byrnes who was elected as Member for Cairns in the 1893 elections and became an Attorney General, taking Premier office in 1898.  He was president of the Cairns Racing Club in 1894.

 

Byron Terrace

Redlynch

No information found.

 

Cabarita Street

Kewarra Beach

Many streets in this subdivision are named after Australian beaches.  Cabarita beach is a beach in northern New South Wales situated close to the Gold Coast, which offers great surfing opportunities.

Cable Close

Kewarra Beach

Named after an Australian beaches theme, Cable beach is located in Broome, Western Australia.

Cadaga Close

Manoora

Street names within Soderberg sub-division are based on a tree species theme. The Eucalyptus torelliana is commonly known as Cadaga, which is a fast growing tree reaching heights between 13.5 and 18m and has a bloom of white flowers.

Caddy Street

Yorkeys Knob

Named after a golfing theme, as the streets here are near the Half Moon Bay Golf Club.

Cadell Street

Bentley Park

This street was named after an Australian rivers and streams theme. The Cadell River is located in central Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory.

Cadzow Court

Edmonton

This street was named after an early Edmonton settler who was part owner of the “Specimen Hill” mine.

Caesar Close

Mooroobool

All street names in Forum Estate are predominantly based on Roman theme. Gaius Julius Caesar was a Roman military and political leader.  He was considered to be one of the foremost military geniuses of his time, a brilliant politician and one of the world’s strongest leaders.

Caesar Street

Bentley Park

Named after a ship that carried immigrants to Australia between 1844 and 1859.

Cairnorm Close

Smithfield

Named after mountain theme, the Cairnorm Mountains are in Scotland.

Cairns Road

Gordonvale

Named after J. Cairns, Councillor of Cairns Divisional Board 1898–1901.

Cairns Street

Cairns North

Named after John Cairns who was first associated with the mining fields and came to Cairns around the turn of the 19th century to open an auctioneering business and act as a land and general agent.

Cairns Western Arterial Road

Caravonica

No information found.

Cairnwell Street

Smithfield

Named after mountain theme, the Cairnwell Mountains are in Scotland.

Calamus Court

Palm Cove

This street was named after a palm theme. The Calamus belongs to several genera known as rattan palms. The Calamus australis is known as the hairy mary, wait-a-while or lawyer cane.

Calder Street

Edge Hill

Named after Mr William James Calder, a prominent real estate businessman. Originally Cairns manager of the Commercial Bank of Australia, Mr Calder joined Mr Charles Woodward Snr as partner of Woodward and Calder Real Estate in 1919. The business expanded into retail furniture. Both partners retired in 1945.Supplied by Anne Mills nee Woodward, Edited by Cairns Regional Council

Caleb Court

Kanimbla

Named after a distinguished soldier from World War 1.

Callaghan Street

Mooroobool

Named after an early pioneer.

Callitris Street

Redlynch

This street was named for a rainforest and water theme after Callitris, which are Australian cypresses. There are 19 species in the genus which are named after the Greek words ‘callos’ meaning beautiful and ‘treis’ meaning three, for the 3-whorled leaves.

Callum Street

Mooroobool

This street was named after a member of the Koppen family who were the original owners of the land.

Calvert Close

Bentley Park

No information found.

Cambanora Place

Kanimbla

Name of old plantation and homestead of 160 acres owned by Archibald Meston.

Cambrian Avenue

Smithfield

Named after a mountain theme, the Cambrian Mountains are in Wales.

Cameron Close

Smithfield

Named after a mountain theme, the Cameron Mountains are in the south-west corner of Fiordland, New Zealand.

Campbell Street

Gordonvale

Named after Charles Campbell, a community minded one-time Councillor of Mulgrave Shire Council and president of the Cairns Chamber of Commerce in 1926.

Cananga Close

Kamerunga

Named after the Ylang Ylang tree (Cananga odorata) which originates from Indonesia. Oil made from the flowers of this tree has a calming effect.

Candlenut Close

Mount Sheridan

The candlenut (Aleurites moluccana) was burnt in ancient Hawaii to provide light.  It has spiritual significance of hope and renewal in Hawaii.

Canecutter Road

Edmonton

Named in recognition of the pivotal role sugar cane played in this district.

Caneland Court

Redlynch

Named after the land’s former use as sugar cane farming.

Canna Street

Holloways Beach

Streets of this suburb were named after a floral and tree theme upon the suggestion of resident Ann Edwards.

Cannon Street

Gordonvale

Named after the pioneering brothers William and John who were early dairy farmers and then sugar cane growers in the Highleigh area.  Joe Cannon had a livery stables business in Norman Street. (A. J. Hesp, Mulgrave Shire Historical Society Dec. 1977).

Cannon Street

Manunda

Named after Mr John Cannon, a pioneer of the sugar industry.

Canopy Close

Freshwater

No information found.

Canopy’s Edge Boulevard

Smithfield

No information found.

Cantal Close

Smithfield

Named after a mountain theme, the Cantal mountains are in Auvergne, France.

Caper Street

Mount Sheridan

The caper (Capparis spinosa) is native to the Greek archipelagos.  It is best known for its edible buds and fruit, which are usually consumed, pickled.

Capitanio Close

Mooroobool

Named after a deceased Cairns Solicitor, Carlo Capitanio.

Capri Close

Kewarra Beach

This close was named for an Australian beaches theme after the Isle of Capri at the Gold Coast.

Capricorn Street

Bentley Park

This street was named after Capricorn Inlet in Queensland. The street was surveyed on the 1st of November 2005 and was registered with the Cairns City Council on the 22nd of November 2005.

Captain Cook Highway

Aeroglen to Ellis Beach

Originally known as the Cairns Douglas Road until 1932 when named after Captain James Cook.

Carbeen Close

Holloways Beach

Streets of this suburb were named after a floral and tree theme upon the suggestion of resident Ann Edwards. Carbeen, Corymbia tessallaris, is a fast growing evergreen tree, which is found extensively throughout the Queensland coast, Northern Territory and Western Australia. The lower trunk of the tree is dark greyish with rough, cracked bark, whereas the top of the tree is smooth and grey or white in colour.

Carbine Close

Smithfield

Named after a mountain theme, Mount Carbine is a mountain and a town on the Atherton Tablelands.

Card Avenue

Manunda

Named after G. M. Card, a civil engineer who was Manager of the firm T.J. Watkins Ltd at the time of development of the subdivision.

Cardamine Street

Kewarra Beach

This street was named for a native bush food theme. Cardamine, known by the common name of bittercress, is derived from the Greek word ‘kardamon’ referring to a Persian or Indian herb with pungent leaves.

Cardamon Street

Mount Sheridan

This street was named for a spice theme. Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) is the common name for certain plant species native to India and south-east Asia.

Caribbean Street

Holloways Beach

Named after the Caribbean Pine, Pinus caribaea, also known as yellow pine, which is grown in plantations in Queensland and can grow to 30m tall. The street was surveyed on the 16th November 1984 and was registered with the Mulgrave Shire Council on the 15th March 1985.

Carina Close

White Rock

Streets in this area are named after municipalities of Queensland and Carina is a suburb in Brisbane. The street was surveyed on the 30th April 1974 and was registered with the Mulgrave Shire Council on the 30th September 1974.

Carmel Close

Woree

Named after a female Christian name theme.

Carmelo Close

Whitfield

This close was surveyed on the 14th August 2003 and was registered with the Cairns City Council on the 1st September 2003.

Carmen Street

Earlville

This street was named after a well known Butchering Company in Cairns, although the name is misspelt and should be Carman.  The firm began in January 1919 when brothers Frank, Bede, Bert and Mark P Carman bought into the butchering firm of the Atherton Brothers which was owned by their brother-in-law, Jack Atherton. The Shop was situated in Spence Street.  In the early 1920s, Jack Atherton was bought out, and the shop name was altered to Carman Bros with Frank Carman as the older brother assuming the role of Manager (Jeremy Hodes, FNQ Places and Street Names, Aug1998).

Carnation Drive

Mooroobool

The estate in which this street exists is based on a floral theme.  The carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus) has three dominant types – annual carnations, border carnations and perpetual flowering carnations.  Their origins range from southern Russia to Alpine Greece and the Auvergne mountains of France.

Carne and Richards Access

Edmonton

This road leads to the farm that was owned by Carne and Richards and is now owned by a descendant of Carne.

Carolyn Close

Yorkeys Knob

Named after a female Christian name theme.

Carpenter Close

Edmonton

The close was surveyed on the 15th November 1994 and was registered with the Cairns City Council on the 6th February 1995.

Carramar Crescent

Caravonica

The Carramar tree is more commonly known as the stringy bark tree that is any of several eucalypts having fibrous inner bark.

Carron Close

Bentley Park

Named after an Australian rivers and streams theme, the Carron River located near Koombooloomba Dam approximately 100km south of Cairns.

Carroo Street

Bayview Heights

This is a word which refers to sea bream and carp.

Carrum Close

Kewarra Beach

Named after an Australian beaches theme, Carrum is a beach on the outskirts of Melbourne.

Carruthers Street

Edmonton

Named after a Mount Peter Goldfields miner.

Cartwright Road

Eubenangee

No information found.

Caryota Close

Palm Cove

Named after a palm theme, this palm Caryota zebina is more commonly known as the zebra fishtail palm.

Cascades Drive

Redlynch

Named after the nearby Crystal Cascades popular swimming hole.

Casella Street

Earlville

Named after S. Casella, an early cane farmer in the district.

Cashmere Court

Redlynch

Named after cashmere that is goat hair.  It was originally the down undercoat of the Asiatic goat and in the 1880s was known as the Fabric of the Kings.  It takes a goat 4 years to grow enough hair for one jumper.

Cassandra Close

Mooroobool

This street was named after a member of the Koppen family who were the original owner of the land.

Cassava Street

Holloways Beach

Streets in this suburb are named after a floral and tree theme suggested by resident Ann Edwards.  Cassava or manioc (Manihot esculenta) is the tropical starchy staple of Asia, Africa and South America.  Nutritionally it is comparable to potatoes but it has twice as much fibre content and a high level of potassium.

Cassia Street

Edge Hill

Cassia (Cinnamomum aromaticum) is an evergreen tree native to southern China and the mainland of Southeast Asia.  Like its close relative cinnamon, it is used primarily for its aromatic bark that is used as a spice.

Cassia Street

Holloways Beach

Streets in this suburb are named after a floral and tree theme suggested by resident Ann Edwards. Cassia (Cinnamomum aromaticum) is an evergreen tree native to southern China and the mainland of Southeast Asia.  Like its close relative cinnamon, it is used primarily for its aromatic bark that is used as a spice.

Cassowary Street

Freshwater

This street is located in former cassowary habitat where cassowaries were plentiful when the street was surveyed.

Castaways Close

Kewarra Beach

Named after an Australian beaches theme, Castaways Beach is a beach at Noosa Queensland.

Castlereagh Street

Gordonvale

This street was completed in three stages with surveys done between the 3rd of April and 6th of September 1984. The different sections were registered with the Mulgrave Shire Council between the 24th of May and 8th of October 1984.

Castor Street

Clifton Beach

This street is named after Castor Reef of the Great Barrier Reef off the Queensland Coast.

Casuarina Street

Holloways Beach

Street names in this suburb were named after a flora and tree theme as suggested by resident Ann Edward.  The Casuarina genus is commonly called she-oaks or Australian pine.  It prefers wind-swept locations, and is often planted as a wind-break.

Catalano Access

Goldsborough

Name after an early farming family in the district.

Catherine Close

Edmonton

Named after early exploratory ship in the Northern waters, first surveyed on 21/12/92.

Cathy Street

Yorkeys Knob

This street was named after Cathy Eddie, a former female staff member of the former Mulgrave Shire Council.

Cattalano Access

Babinda

Named after an early farming family in the district. The survey plan was registered with the Mulgrave Shire on the 20/3/1967.

Cattana Access

Smithfield, Yorkeys Knob

Named after the family who owned and farmed the property here.

Cattana Road

Smithfield

Named after the family who owned and farmed the property here.

Cattle Street

Edmonton

Named after Mr Cattle, early resident and storekeeper. First surveyed in 1935.

Cattleya Close

Edmonton

This is the genus name of an orchid which is known as the ‘corsage’ orchid, and is well known for its large showy flowers. Street surveyed 4/8/1997.

Cava Close

Bungalow

Cava, also known as Kava or Piper methysticum has traditionally been cultivated by the Pacific Islanders for use as social and ceremonial drink.

Cavalcade Street

White Rock

Named after United States of America theme, presidential cavalcades are a feature of this country.

Cavallaro Avenue

Earlville

Named after a family that lived in this area.

Cavanagh Street

Woree

This street was surveyed in 1938.

Cavendish Street

Earlville

No information found.

Cayley Street

Trinity Beach

This street was surveyed in two sections on the 4th June and 30th October 1975 and both were registered with the Mulgrave Shire Council on the 13 April 1976.

Cecil Street

Aloomba

This is a very short street, at the end of which lived Cecil Street, in the 1940’s and early 1950’s, thus he gave his whole name to the street. The street was surveyed on the 25th January 1938 and was registered on the 6th October 1938.

Cedar Road

Palm Cove

Named due to the heavy use of the road in transporting cedar timber.

Cedrela Close

Kamerunga

Cedrela odorata is the most common species in the mahogany family of Meliaceae and is commonly known as West Indian Cedar. It is an important source of timber, producing a lightweight fragrant wood with good resistance to termites, rot and wood-boring insects.

Celebration Close

Clifton Beach

This close was named after Celebration Reef a middle shelf patch reef with an area of 10 square km. This street was surveyed on the 30th January 2002 and was registered with the Cairns City Council on the 13th March 2002.

Celtis Close

Redlynch

This close was named for a rainforest and water theme after a plant species. The Celtis occidentalis is the Greek name for the Hackberry tree, which is a tough, large and fast growing tree.  It is native to China, Japan and Korea, and was introduced into Australia as an ornamental and shade tree and has become a major environmental weed.

Centaur Street

Trinity Park

Streets in this subdivision were named after ships. The Centaur was an Australian navy Hospital Ship.

Centenary Close

Manoora

This close was subdivided in the year of Australia’s Bicentenary 1976.

Chamberlain Road

Aloomba

No information found.

Chandra Close

Redlynch

No information found.

Chapel Close

Brinsmead

This close was surveyed on the 19th July 2001 and was registered with the Cairns City Council on the 1st August 2001.

Chaplain Avenue

Manunda

Mr A.S. Chaplin owned the land before it was sub-divided.

Charlekata Close

Freshwater

No information found.

Charles Street

Cairns North, Manunda, Parramatta Park

Christian Name Theme.

Charlotte Close

Woree

Named after female Christian names.

Charnley Avenue

Bentley Park

No information found.

Chataway Street

Mooroobool

Named for Alderman D. E. Chataway also Mayor between 1960 and 1967.

Chatham Terrace

Smithfield

No information found.

Chay Road

Edmonton

Early pioneering family of daughter Ann Linneman,

Chelsea Close

Kewarra Beach

Named after an Australian Beaches theme, Chelsea Beach is on the Melbourne outskirts.

Cherry Close

Mount Sheridan

The streets in this subdivision are named after a ship theme.  The Cherry Venture was a Singaporean registered 1600 ton cargo ship.  On a voyage from Auckland to Brisbane with little ballast and no cargo, the ship was at the mercy of the wind and titled. She was driven hard aground and was carried on to the Maroochydore coast on 9 July 1973.

Chesney Road

Bartle Frere

No information found.

Chester Court

Manunda

Named for Henry Marjoribanks Chester, Police Magistrate 1885.

Chesterfield Close

Brinsmead

Streets in this area are often named after early district settlers. This street was surveyed on the 12th September 2003 and was registered with the Cairns City Council on the 1st October 2003.

Cheviot Street

Smithfield

Named after a mountain theme, Cheviot Mountain is part of the Tripoli Range in Alberta, Canada.

Cheyne Close

Bentley Park

No information found.

Chirio Drive

Redlynch

The Chirio family owned the land on which this street is located.

Christensen Street

Machans Beach

Named after David Christensen, Mulgrave Shire Councillor 1943 – 1957 and 1961 – 1972.  His family were first to cultivate sugar cane at Freshwater.  His wife was a schoolteacher and taught at Redlynch Primary School when it opened in 1932.

Christian Street

Babinda

Named after John Evelyn Christian an early settler who owned a large area of land on the eastern side of the railway line at Babinda. Mr Christian took an active role in the sports of tennis and cricket.

Christie Drive

Brinsmead

Named after early explorer, expert bushman and prospector, Christie Palmer.  In the 1870s he marked out several tracks throughout the North, including one to link the coast with the mining regions in the hinterland.  He died in Malaya in 1897 aged 46.

Church Street

Babinda

Named after the presence three denominations of Churches. The survey plan was registered with the Mulgrave Shire on 19/3/1941.

Church Street

Gordonvale

Named after the presence of a Church. The survey plan was registered with the Mulgrave Shire on 2/10/1964.

Chystanthus Street

Trinity Park

No information found.

Cicero Close

Mooroobool

All streets that exist in this estate are based on a Roman theme.  Marcus Tullius Cicero was born in 106 BC and was murdered in 43 BC.  His life coincided with the decline and fall of the Roman republic, and he was an orator, lawyer, politician, and philosopher.

Cilento Close

White Rock

Streets in this subdivision are named for a motion picture theme.  Named after Queensland born Actress Diane Cilento who featured in Halfway Across the Galaxy and Turn Left.  She was married to Sean Connery from 1962 – 1973, and then married English playwright Anthony Shaffer from 1985 until his death in 2001.  The Mulgrave Shire approved the subdivision.  The survey plan was registered with the Register of Titles on 20 June 1988.

Cinderella Street

Machans Beach

Machans Beach Progress Association was asked to submit names for this street.  Resident Jan Coulter suggested ‘Cinderella’, poor old Cinderella with no bitumen road, mail deliveries or beach.

Cintra Street

Mount Sheridan

Named after a ship theme, the Cintra was a ship in the service of the Adelaide Steamship company in the late 1890s.

Clacherty Street

Stratford

Named after Bob Clacherty, nicknamed ‘Hydro Bob’ who was a member of the Barron Shire Council in the early 19th century.

Claderia Street

Edmonton

Streets in this subdivision are named after a species of Orchid. Claderia is a semi-terrestrial orchid genus with two species, one being found in South East Asia and one in New Guinea.

Claim Close

Goldsborough

Named after the Gold mining that was once done in the district.

Clare Street

Parramatta Park

This street was named for a Christian names theme.

Claridge Close

Mount Sheridan

No information found.

Clarke Street

Gordonvale

Named after Joe Clarke, an early cane farmer in the Highleigh area, which is the region of Highleigh Road.

Clarke Street

Manunda

Mr Arthur. H. Clarke from 1906 - 1949 was auditor for the Cairns Chamber of Commerce and on whom honorary life membership was bestowed.

Clearwater Street

Freshwater

After water theme. John B. Soderberg and William J Wallace developed this subdivision.  The Mulgrave Shire approved the subdivision.  The survey plan was registered with the Register of Titles on 20 June 1988.

Cleary Close

Gordonvale

Named after pioneering family in the district.  The survey plan was registered with the Mulgrave Shire on 11/7/1989.

Cleland Street

Gordonvale

Named after William Cleland, an early pound-keeper. His daughter Mrs Alice Sorensen spent the greater part of her life as a school teacher in Gordonvale.

Clemson Avenue

Edge Hill

Named after Mr Frank Clemson, the owner of the property at the time of sub-division and also a local builder and contractor.

Cliff Close

Mount Sheridan

Named after islands off the North Queensland coast.

Cliffdale Street

Bentley Park

This street was named after the Cliffdale Creek which is located in the Gulf of Carpentaria region of Queensland. The street was surveyed on the 8th of June 2005 and was registered with the Cairns City Council on the 20th of June 2005.

Clifford Street

Mooroobool

No information found.

Clifton Road

Clifton Beach

Named due to its being Access to Clifton Beach

Clinton Street

Yorkeys Knob

The street was named after John William Clinton who purchased the land in 1960. The street was surveyed on the 14th April 1960 and was registered on the 27th May 1960.

Clohesy Court

Kanimbla

Named after Native Mounted Police Sub-Inspector T Clohesy in the 1870s-80s.

Close Street

Mooroobool

Named for P.G. Close, Mgr Director of Cairns Post Pty Ltd.

Clune Court

Edmonton

An employee of the Hambledon Sugar Mill who served more than a decade, the street was surveyed in 16/6/1995.

Clyde Road

Babinda

Possibly named after the vessel, The Clyde that was employed in the local beche-de-mer industry and was berthed in the Russell and Mulgrave Rivers at times.

Coates Street

Edmonton

This street was named after an early Hambledon cane inspector. The street was surveyed on the 9/3/1989.

Coccoloba Close

Redlynch

This close was named for a rainforest and water theme after the Coccoloba uvifera, which is commonly known as the sea grape because in late summer it bears purplish fruit, with a diameter of 2 centimetres in large grape-like clusters.

Cochrane Street

Manunda, Mooroobool

Named after the Cochrane family. Mr Michael Leiper Cochrane (1864–1934) was the second Town Clerk in Cairns from 1898-1916 and was also the first acting Secretary of the Cairns Harbour Board. Prior to his service to the Council he was with the Queensland National Bank from 1886. He was a breeder and judge of Ayrshire cattle as well as being a member of several Masonic Lodges in the Cairns District.

Cochrane Street

Stratford

Named after Samuel Cochrane who took up property near Stratford that he called Lilybank on 27 March 1878.  He grew maize, English potatoes, sweet potatoes and pumpkins.  He also owned the Lilybank Hotel.  Around 1889 selling his property to A J Draper he left Cairns.

Coconut Street

Holloways Beach

Streets in this suburb are named after floral and tree theme after a suggestion from resident Ann Edwards.  The coconut (Cocos nucifera) that is believed to come from Spanish meaning ‘monkey-face’. One tree can produce up to 50 nuts, and a tree can live up to a hundred years.  All parts of the coconut tree provide a use including shade, food, drink, matting, and shelter.

Cocus Crescent

Palm Cove

Named after a type of palm with wood used in wind instruments.

Cohen Close

Gordonvale

Named after pioneering family.

Colbeck Close

Mount Sheridan

No information found.

Coleus Court

Mooroobool

Named after a plant species.  In the genus of Solenostemon has 60 species.  It is native to tropical Africa and Asia, and with colourful variegated leaves it is a low maintenance houseplant.

Collett Close

Kewarra Beach

This close was surveyed on the 19th January 1994 and was registered with Cairns City Council on the 10th March 1994.

Collingwood Close

Gordonvale

This close was surveyed on the 5th April 1995 and was registered with the Cairns City Council on the 19th May 1995.

Collins Avenue

Edge Hill

Named after Alderman W.A. Collins who was Mayor of Cairns from 1927-1949, and whose estate was known as Shannon-vale.  He had a chemist shop at the corner of Lake and Shield Streets.  He passed away in 1959.

Collinson Street

Edmonton

Named after William Hunter Collinson, who was an early selector on Wright Creek. He was also an early butcher, who in partnership with George Mackay had a business in Abbott Street. He was elected to the Cairns Divisional Board 1880–1902.

Collinson Street

Westcourt

Named after William Hunter Collinson, an early butcher, who in partnership with George Mackay had a business in Abbott Street where the Ling and Tovey Chemist shop was later established, and later relocated to Lake Street near the Central Hotel location.

Colombia Street

White Rock

Named for a motion pictures theme, after the Colombia film studios, being one of the major film studios and producing many films.

Colonel Cummings Drive

Buchans Point

This street is named after Colonel Clement James Cummings who was born in Atherton in 1908 and served the Australian Military from 1929 to 1945. Colonel Cummings served in many places around the world including the United Kingdom, the Middle East and New Guinea where he received a gun shot wound to the chest in

Colonial Close

Redlynch

Historical and sugar cane theme of previous uses of the district.

Comet Street

Bayview Heights

This street was surveyed on the 25th August 1976 and was registered with the Mulgrave Shire Council on the 8th November 1976.

Cominos Place

Manunda

Mr George E. Cominos, a prominent businessman, owned the land before it was sub-divided. He also owned and ran Cominos Cafe.

Commercial Place

Earlville

Named because this street is positioned in a commercial precinct.

Compass Close

Edge Hill

Named because the straight street bears due north (360 degrees).

Comport Street

Portsmith

Named after G.R. Comport, Manager of Cairns Branch of the National Bank about 1880.

Compton Court

Bentley Park

Named after early exploratory ship in Northern Waters, the street was surveyed 22/6/1995.

Conch Close

Trinity Beach

Named after a seashell theme, the conch is incorporated into Hindu and Buddhism symbolism, and other uses are as a trumpeting instrument, a food source and as a decoration.

Condor Street

Deeral

No information found.

Conlan Close

Manoora

Named after the subdivider, Mr Terry Conlan in approximately 1985.

Connaughton Road

Bartle Frere

No information found.

Connemara Close

Trinity Beach

Named after the SS Connemara steamer that was sunk on the 3rd of November 1916 after being hit by the coal ship Retriever in atrocious evening weather.

Connors Street

Edge Hill

Named after Mr Connors, a well known businessman of Cairns.

Conway Close

Bentley Park

No information found.

Coogee Close

Kewarra Beach

Named after an Australian beaches theme, Coogee is a surf beach in Sydney.

Coogera Street

Mount Sheridan

This street was named after Arytera divaricata, commonly known as Coogera or Rose Tamarind, which is a rainforest understorey tree.

Cooinda Close

Woree

This close was surveyed on the 14th June 1974 and was registered with the Mulgrave Shire Council on the 22nd June 1976.

Cook Street

Portsmith

Named after Captain James Cook.

Cooktown Road

Edmonton

Named after the Cooktown orchid (Dendrobium phalaenopsis) which is the floral emblem of Queensland, and probably the best known and most colourful member of the Australian orchids. The street was surveyed on 11/12/1995.

Coolabah Close

White Rock

Named after an iron hulk built in Scotland in 1911.

Coolamon Terrace

Mount Sheridan

This tree (Syzygium moorei) is a very rare tree found in the lowland rainforests in southeast Queensland and north-east New South Wales.  It has clusters of watermelon pink gum-like flowers forming masses along leafless branches gives it the common name of Watermelon tree.

Coolangatta Close

Kewarra Beach

Named after an Australian beaches theme, Coolangatta is a famous surf beach at the Gold Coast and was the feature of a movie ‘Coolangatta Gold’.

Coolum Close

Kewarra Beach

Named after an Australian beaches theme, Coolum is a surf beach on the Queensland Sunshine Coast.

Cooma Street

Mount Sheridan

Named after a ship theme. The SS Cooma was a steel passenger and freighter steamer owned by the Adelaide steamship company and was later wrecked on the Queensland coast.

Coombak Close

Edmonton

One of the first streets in Edmonton surveyed under the Mulgrave Shire in 31/8/1988.

Coombs Street

White Rock

Named after a prominent local family both in the community and the CWA.

Cooper Road

Mount Peter

This road, which was constructed in 1937 was named after Bob Cooper who owned the Hambledon Hotel. The Cooper family later became cane farmers off Mount Peter Road.

Cooya Street

Kewarra Beach

Named after an Australian beaches theme, Cooya Beach is north of Port Douglas before Mossman in Queensland.

Cope Road

Miriwinni

No information found.

Copeman Close

Redlynch

Neville Copeman, a former resident of Freshwater was a stock inspector.

Copper Close

Bayview Heights

Streets named in this suburb are named after precious minerals and gems.  Copper is a reddish-coloured metal with excellent conductivity and finds extensive use as an electrical conductor as a building material and as a component of various alloys.Developed by three Irishmen (Peter Murphy, Richard Moffatt, George Mitchell) trading as M. Industries P/L.  The survey plan was registered in May 1973.

Coral Close

Woree

Streets in this subdivision were named after girls names.

Coral Coast Drive

Palm Cove

No information found.

Corcoran Street

Gordonvale

This street was named after an early family in the Gordonvale area.

Corea Court

Mount Sheridan

This street was named after a ship theme.  The Corea was a full rigged ship built at Workington, Cumberland UK and was first registered in 1859.

Coreega Close

Kanimbla

No information found.

Corella Street

Kamerunga

This street was named for a flora and fauna theme. The Corella is an Australian native parrot that was first named the Australian Bird Bander.  It belongs to the Cockatoo family and has been kept as a domestic pet for decades.

Corinda Close

Trinity Beach

No information found.

Corinna Close

Edmonton

Named after long time residents who were involved with the Pineapple factory, the street was surveyed under the Mulgrave Shire on 14/11/1975.

Corkill Street

Freshwater

Named after Head school teacher of Freshwater School 1929–39.

Corkwood Street

Kewarra Beach

Named for a native bush food theme the leaves of the Corkwood (Duboisia myoporoides) can be smoked or chewed for a stimulating effect.

Coronado Close

Kewarra Beach

Named after a beach theme, Coronado Beach is located in San Diego USA.

Coronata Court

Mount Sheridan

Named for a plant species theme, the Ficus coronata is a native species that is known as the sand paper fig that is found in or near rainforests.  Its leaves can be a substitution for real sand paper, and its fruit is edible.

Costain Street

Goldsborough

The name for this street came from a mining term for an exploratory hole.

Cottesloe Drive

Kewarra Beach

Named after an Australian beaches theme, Cottesloe Beach is in Perth, Western Australia.

Cottone Road

East Russell

No information found.

Cottonwood Close

Mount Sheridan

Named after a plant theme, the cottonwood hibiscus (Hibiscus tiliaceus) usually grows on the banks of estuaries and is fast-growing.  It is found in Queensland and down as far as Port Macquarie.

Coughlan Close

Gordonvale

This street was named after an early family that owned a little shop in the area for many years.

Council Lane

Babinda

Named because this is the location of the Council depot.

Country Court

Brinsmead

No information found.

County Close

Smithfield

No information found.

Coutts Access

Glen Boughton

Named after a long-term resident family.

Cowie Close

Bentley Park

Named after an early farming family in the district, and the street was surveyed on 7/2/2002.

Cowley Street

Kamerunga

Named after Ebenezer Cowley, born in England in 1848. He studied tropical agriculture in Africa during his early life and later joined his cousin, A. C. Cowley who later became Sir Alfred Cowley in growing sugar cane in the Herbert River area. He established the Kamerunga State Nursery in 1889 and as Manager he was responsible for the introduction and experimentation for a wide range of tropical crops.  He was also a botanical collector and several plant species are named after him.  He died in 1899 at the age of 50 years and is buried in the McLeod Street Cemetery.

Cowrie Street

Palm Cove

Named after a shell theme, Cowrie shells are a group of marine snails with over 250 known species. The shells are smooth and highly polished.

Cowton Road

Aloomba

No information found.

Coxall Street

Mooroobool

Named after Mr J. Coxall who was General Manager of the Northern Division of Railways for many years.

Cracknell Road

White Rock

Named for a motion picture theme after Ruth Cracknell, a popular Australian actress who starred in The Importance of Being Earnest and the TV show Mother and Son. Born on the 6th July 1925, she passed away from a respiratory illness on 13 May 2002.  Mulgrave Shire approved the subdivision and the survey plan was registered with the Register of Titles on 28 November 1994.

Cradle Close

Goldsborough

Named after the gold mining that was done in this area.

Craig Close

Brinsmead

Named after Robert Jackson Craig, and early storekeeper and businessman.  Bill Smith who was unable to repay his debts murdered him in Smithfield in December 1877, and then suicided.

Craig Street

Mooroobool

Named after Robert Jackson Craig, and early storekeeper and businessman.  Bill Smith who was unable to repay his debts murdered him in Smithfield in December 1877, and then suicided.

Crathern Close

Edge Hill

Named after Alderman K.F. Crathern who was the Mayor of Cairns from 1973-76.

Crauchan Street

Smithfield

No information found.

Craven Street

Redlynch

Historical name synonymous with the Cairns and Tableland area.

Creedy Street

Westcourt

Named after Alderman Basil Creedy (1949–1976) who was Deputy Mayor in 1964.

Creek Close

Bayview Heights

No information found.

Crest Close

Bayview Heights

No information found.

Creswell Close

Gordonvale

This close was named after Peter Creswell a Mulgrave Shire council officer.

Crinum Close

Mooroobool

No information found.

Cristiano Access

Babinda

No information found.

Crofter Street

Edmonton

Named after proximity to Scottish fort Arkendeith.

Croker Place

Edmonton

No information found.

Cronulla Close

Kewarra Beach

Named after an Australian beaches theme, Cronulla Beach is in Sydney.

Crosby Close

Mount Sheridan

No information found.

Crossland Road

Gordonvale, Packers Camp

Named after one of the earliest Pioneers Edwin (Ned) Crossland (1842–1928).  He arrived in Cairns on 30 September 1876 and set up a blacksmith business.  He purchased property at Mackey’s Creek in the late 1870s.

Croucher Street

Earlville

No information found.

Crowley Close

Whitfield

Named after Mr Thomas Martin Crowley (Australian Labour Party) Member for Cairns (Queensland Parliament).  Mr Crowley was born in 1902 and died 18/10/1965. The subdivision for Crowley Close was approved by Cairns City Council, and the survey plan was registered in March 1957.

Crown Close

Edmonton

This close was named after Mount Peter Goldfield theme.

Crowsnest Terrace

Trinity Beach

Named after Crowsnest in the Darling Downs.

Crowther Street

Whitfield

This street was named after A. J. Crowther who was the General Manager of the northern Railways for many years.

Cruze Street

White Rock

No information found.

Crystal Close

Redlynch

This close was named after Crystal Cascades, a local water feature.

Crystal Valley Access

Woopen Creek

No information found.

Cuffe Court

Edmonton

Named after H.G. Cuffe the head teacher at Hambledon State School in 1903.

Culgoa Close

Bentley Park

No information found.

Cultivation Close

Edmonton

Named to reflect previous agricultural practises.

Cumberland Avenue

Smithfield

No information found.

Cunningham Street

Yorkeys Knob

Named after Allan Cunningham (1791–1829) who was an early Australian explorer.

Curlew Court

Bayview Heights

Named after a type of bird, the curlew is a long legged nocturnal bird, most commonly known for its eerie call.

Curlew Street

East Trinity

This street was named after a bird theme and the survey plan was registered with the Mulgrave Shire on 5/5/1962.

Curlewis Close

Brinsmead

Named after F.C.P. Curlewis, a Cairns Shire Councillor from 1922–26.

Currawong Street

Bayview Heights

Named after a Bird species, the Pied currawong (Strepera graculina) is a bird which prefers forest and woodlands. Its main call is a loud ‘currawong’ which gives the bird its name.

Currunda Close

Redlynch

No information found.

Curtin Street

Westcourt

Named for the Curtin family Michael and James or for Danny Curtin who ran a menswear business in Cairns.

Cutters Close

Mount Sheridan

This close was named in remembrance of early cane cutters.

Cyathea Close

Kamerunga

Cyathea is a genus of tree fern. One common species Cyathea cooperi is known as the Lacy Tree Fern or the Australian Tree Fern which is found in tropical areas along the coast of Queensland and New South Wales.

Cycas Close

Kamerunga

Cycas is a genus of cycad and is the only genus in the family Cycadaceae. There are approximately 90 species belonging to this genus.

Cygnet Close

Mount Sheridan

Named after a ship theme, the Cygnet was a ship that brought immigrants to Australia in the 1830s.

Cyperus Drive

Redlynch

This street was named for a rainforest and water theme after the Cyperus family of plants including the umbrella plant and nut grass.

Cyprea Close

Trinity Beach

Named after a nautical theme, this is the scientific name for the Cowrie Shell.

Dahlia Close

Mooroobool

The estate in which this close exists is based on a floral theme. The Dahlia is named after the Swedish botanist Dr. Anders Dahl and belongs to the Asteraceae family. These flowers originated in the mountain ranges of Mexico, Guatemala and Colombia before becoming popular throughout the world.

Daintree Close

Mount Sheridan

Named after the Daintree River that provides water for the 135 million year old ancient and primitive rainforest.

Daisy Street

Yorkeys Knob

Named after Daisy Lui, a former female staff member of the former Mulgrave Shire Council.

Dale Close

Bayview Heights

This close was named after a male Christian name theme.

Dalgety Street

Stratford

This street is named after Mr Dalgety who owned the land and was the foreman of the Shire Council Works.

Dalla Costa Access

Edmonton

This street was named after an old family of the Edmonton area. Two Dalla Costa brothers married two Tuni sisters combining both families of the area.

Dall'alba Close

Gordonvale

This close was named after an early pioneering family in the area.

Dallas Street

White Rock

This street was named after a United States of America theme, Dallas is a city in Texas.

Dalrymple Street

Edge Hill

Mr George Elphinstone Dalrymple was an explorer of the Coastal district of Queensland in 1873, and led the North-East Coast Expedition.

Dalton Road

Aloomba

No information found.

Dalton Street

Bungalow, Westcourt

Named after the Dalton family who owned the land before it was sub-divided.

Dalziel Street

Stratford

Originally known as Nellie Street, this street was renamed to honour the Dalziel family. Private George Dalziel died in action in World War 1 at the Western Front, and his cousin Sargent Henry (Harry) Dalziel was awarded the Victorian Cross.

Damson Drive

Redlynch

The street names in this subdivision are based on a rainforest theme. Damson is the common name of a small dark-purple plum tree (Prunus institia) that is native to Damascus, Syria.

Dan Jones Street

Bentley Park

This street was named after Dan Jones and early cane farmer.

Danbulan Street

Smithfield

Named after a Mountain theme, Mt Danbulan is adjacent to Wangetti.

Dandaloo Street

Bayview Heights

No information found.

Dann Street

Mooroobool

Named after Mr H.E. Dann, a long time prominent Cairns solicitor from 1930-1987.

Daphne Drive

Redlynch

No information found.

Daphne Street

Redlynch

No information found.

Daren Street

Smithfield

This street was surveyed on the 30th September 1974 and was registered with the Mulgrave Shire Council on the 4th February 1976.

Darkin Close

Smithfield

No information found.

Darlingia Close

Redlynch

This close was named after a rainforest and water theme. The Darlingia is a North Queensland rainforest tree.

David Street

Machans Beach

Named after David Christensen, a Mulgrave Shire Councillor from 1943-1957 and 1961–1972.

David Street

Manunda

Named after David Chaplin whose father owned land before it was sub-divided.

Davids Street

Gordonvale

Named after S. W. Davids, Manager of the Mulgrave Mill from 1898 to 1919.

Davidson Close

Redlynch

No information found.

Davies Road

Mount Peter

Named after John Davies, a railway linesman who died on the 13th of January 1940. His family descendants still tend his and his wife Elizabeth’s graves on the west bank of Wright Creek.  The survey of the area began in March 1986.This road was renamed in 2006 to Sawmill Pocket Road due to the confusion with Davis Road in the nearby area.

Davis Close

Manoora

This close was named after R.E. Davis who was the Mayor of Cairns from 1978 to 1988.

Davis Road

Wrights Creek

This road was named after an early farming family in the area.

Dawson Street

Bramston Beach

Named after Andrew Dawson (1863–1910) who served as Queensland’s first Labor Premier in 1899.

Daykin Close

Redlynch

No information found.

Daytona Street

Kewarra Beach

Named after a beach theme, Daytona Beach is in Fort Lauderdale USA.

De Jarlais Street

Earlville

Named after Alderman David De Jarlais a member of Council 1958-1967, 1969-1973, 1976-1978 & Mayor 1969-1973, 1976-1978.  He passed away while in office on the 9th April 1978 after suffering from a heart attack.

De Roma Close

Kanimbla

Named after a farmer of the cane lands during the 1930/40s period.

De Vecchi Close

Edmonton

Named after a long-term employee of Hambledon Sugar Mill. The survey plan was registered on 30/7/1996.

Deacon Court

Mooroobool

Named after Mr Dunbar's (1885 Headmaster) assistant, Miss Deacon.

Deanna Street

Woree

Streets in this subdivision are named after a female Christian name theme.

Deauville Close

Yorkeys Knob

No information found.

Debbie Street

Trinity Park

No information found.

Deep Acres Drive

Palm Cove

No information found.

Del Manso Crescent

Edmonton

Named after a long-term employee of the Hambledon Sugar Mill. The survey plan was registered on 6/5/1997.

Delaney Close

Kanimbla

Named after Constable Joe Delaney who was the first Policeman in Cairns in 1876.

Delta View Close

Freshwater

Streets in this area are named after a water theme.

Dempsey Street

Gordonvale

John Dempsey was a cane grower and former deputy Mayor of Cairns.

Denbeigh Street

Parramatta Park

This street was originally surveyed on the 6th April 1935.

Denman Close

Manoora

This close was named after George Denman who settled on the Palmer River in 1880 to operate an ore crusher. The last ore battery operated on the Palmer in the 1930's.

Denmark Street

Edmonton

No information found.

Dennis Close

Mooroobool

Named after Mr Paul Dennis a local Authorised Surveyor 1985.

Dennison Court

Smithfield

Named after a mountain theme, Mt Denison is in Central Australia, Northern Territory. The street name is misspelt.

Denver Street

White Rock

Named after a United States of America theme, Denver is a city in Colorado.

Deppeler Road

Edmonton,  Wrights Creek

This road was named after a pioneering family in the district. The survey plan was registered on 4/5/2001.

Derby Street

Yorkeys Knob

No information found.

Derrick Street

Redlynch

Dr Derrick was the last medical superintendent of the Irvinebank Hospital prior to its closure around 1932.

Derwent Street

Trinity Park

Streets in this subdivision were named after ships. The HMAS Derwent was in the Australian Navy Fleet.

Deshon Street

Manoora

Named after Mr Deshon who was an Engineer in 1911.

Detroit Street

White Rock

Named after a United States of American theme, Detroit is a city in Michigan.

Dexter Road

Gordonvale

This road was named after an early Gordonvale farming family.

Di Maggio Access

Miriwinni

No information found.

Di Savia Close

Whitfield

This close was named after the family of the wife of the developer, Mr Ponticello.

Di Silva Court

Brinsmead

No information found.

Diamond Street

Mount Sheridan

Named after a ship theme, HMS Diamond was a destroyer involved in service during World War II at Crete. The ship was sunk on April 27th 1941 whilst carrying Australian and New Zealand troops.

Dickson Road

Babinda

This road was named after a pioneering family in the area.

Diehm Street

Aeroglen

Named after the property owner Fredrick Andrew Diehm, who was a dairy farmer.

Digger Street

Cairns North

This street was named because many soldiers’ homes were built in the area after World War 1.

Digger Street

Gordonvale

This street was named after the ‘diggers’ who fought for their country in World War 1 1914–1918.

Dillon Close

White Rock

Mr Thomas Dillon was an early settler in Cairns and was Mayor in 1914 and 1916. He was also the owner of Dillon’s Cordial Factory.

Dillon Road

Caravonica

Named after the property owner.

Dillon Street

Bungalow, Mooroobool

Mr Thomas Dillon was an early settler in Cairns and was Mayor in 1914 and 1916. He was also the owner of Dillon’s Cordial Factory.

Dinner Creek Road

Eubenangee

So called because it crosses and runs near Dinner Creek.

Dirran Close

Edmonton

No information found.

Discovery Drive

Kewarra Beach

Named after the early Australian explorer Captain James Cook in 1770.

Disney Street

White Rock

No information found.

Diwi Diwi Street

Manoora

No information found.

Dodd Court

Mooroobool

Named after the first editor of the first newspaper.

Dollisson Street

Manunda

This street was named after Mr L.F. Dollisson an Alderman of Cairns City Council, 1952-1957.

Dolphin Close

Kewarra Beach

Named after an Australian beaches theme, Dolphin Beach is on the Gold Coast.

Donaldson Road

Aloomba

This road was named after Mr T.H. Donaldson who was Mayor of Cairns in 1917.

Donaldson Street

Manunda

This street was named after Mr T.H. Donaldson who was Mayor of Cairns in 1917.

Donnelly Close

Brinsmead

No information found.

Donovan Close

Edmonton

This close was named after early mining identity Tom Donovan.

Dora Street

Smithfield

Streets in this subdivision are named after female Christian names.

Doritis Close

Edmonton

Named after the Doritis genera of orchids including the Doritis pulcherrima. There are many species of Doritis, which are found in Burma, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Sumatra.

Dorunda Street

Mount Sheridan

Named after a ship theme, the Dorunda was a passenger and cargo ship that was launched in 1875, and was fitted both with sailing rigs and steam engines.

Douglas Street

Manunda

Named after Judge James Archibald Douglas, who was appointed as a Queensland Supreme Court Judge from 1964 to 1984.

Douglas Track Road

Kamerunga

Named after Sub Inspector Alexander Douglas Douglas who blazed a track from Thornsborough on the Hodgkinson Goldfield to Trinity Bay in 1876.

Dove Court

Bayview Heights

Streets in this subdivision are named after a bird theme. There are over 308 species of doves, and the terms dove and pigeon are used interchangeably, though the smaller species are more likely to be called doves. Doves are related to the extinct dodo.

Down Street

Freshwater

The Down family ran the Freshwater Hotel for many years before 1923.

Downing Road

Goldsborough

This road was named after an early farming family in the Goldsborough area.

Downing Street

Earlville

No information found.

Dowsett Close

Yorkeys Knob

No information found.

Doyle Street

Bungalow

Named after Patrick John Doyle (1863–1923) who was a well-known businessman of Cairns, specialising as a wine and spirit merchant as well as a large-scale sugar cane farmer.

Draper Place

Whitfield

Named after Norman P. Draper who was a successful business manager and the brother of Alexander Draper.

Draper Road

Gordonvale

Named after Alexander Frederick John Draper, prominent Cairns citizen, alderman from 1889–1927, and mayor for seven terms in 1891–1893, 1897, 1902, 1918 and 1924-26.  He was the owner of the Cairns Morning Post.  He came to Cairns as a Bank Manager and opened his own business as an auctioneer and commission agent.  He was also prominent in the Mulgrave Central Sugar Mill. He passed away on March 31, 1928. This street was originally known as the Carrah Farm Road.

Draper Street

Parramatta Park, Portsmith

Named after Alexander Frederick John Draper a prominent Cairns citizen who was Alderman from 1889–1927, and Mayor for five terms in 1891–93, 1897, 1902, 1918-19 and 1924-27.  He was the owner of the Cairns Morning Post although he came to Cairns as a Bank Manager and opened his own business as an auctioneer and commission agent.  He was also prominent in the Mulgrave Central Sugar Mill. He passed away on March 31, 1928.

Drexl Close

Gordonvale

Named after an early family in the area.

Drift Close

Goldsborough

Named after the gold mining that occurred in this area.

Dromana Close

Kewarra Beach

Named after an Australian beaches theme, Dromana is a bay side beach on the outskirts of Melbourne.

Drupa Street

Palm Cove

This street was named for a seashell theme after the Drupa shell genus. The street was surveyed on the 23rd December 1996 and registered with the Cairns City Council on the 10th March 1997.

Duane Close

Brinsmead

This close was surveyed on the 1st of April 1986 and was registered with the Mulgrave Shire Council on the 3 June 1986.

Ducrot Road

Babinda

No information found.

Duffy Street

Freshwater

Named after the early settling family of Jim Duffy.  It was originally known as Knudson Street.

Dugong Close

Bentley Park

The dugong is a mammal found along the tropical Queensland coast. The word dugong comes from the Malay language ‘duyung’ that means lady of the sea or mermaid.  They live in shallow waters and feed on sea grass which is why they are referred to as ‘sea-cows’.

Duignan Street

Whitfield

This street was named after a prominent early farming family in the area.

Dunbar Street

Mooroobool

Named for Edward Henry Vivian Dunbar, headmaster at the Cairns State School from the 1st of January 1885 to the 27th May 1886.

Dundee Close

White Rock

This close was named after a motion picture theme. Michael J ‘Crocodile’ Dundee was a larger than life Aussie Bushman played by Paul Hogan. The movie and its sequels were enormously successful in both Australia and overseas markets.

Dungarvan Drive

Brinsmead

No information found.

Dunn Street

Parramatta Park

This street is named after Mr S. Dunn who was a Land Commissioner in Cairns.

Dunne Road

Yorkeys Knob

No information found.

Durian Close

Manoora

The Queensland Housing Commission requested that all streets in this estate be named after tropical fruits. Durian is a tropical fruit native to Southeast Asia.

Dutton Street

Cairns City, Portsmith

No information found.

Duvir Close

Brinsmead

Named after Joseph Duvir, a publican in Smithfield in the late 1870s.

Duyfken Street

Bentley Park

Named after a Dutch ship involved in early exploration of Australia at the Gulf of Carpentaria in 1605-06 that was commanded by Willem Jansz.

Dwyer Place

Redlynch

Michael Dwyer, the oldest known grave in Cairns is on the banks of the Barron River, near Stratford. There is still a weathered headstone. Michael was a constable of gold escort who died in July 1877.

Dyer Close

Gordonvale

No information found.

Eagle Close

Yorkeys Knob

Named after a golfing theme, this street is close to the Half Moon Bay Golf Club.

Eagle Street

Deeral

No information found.

Earl Street

Westcourt

This street was named after Mr Edward Campbell Earl who had a butcher’s shop in Spence Street.  He was the first Chairman of the Cairns Harbour Board and was Mayor of Cairns in 1906.

East Parkridge Drive

Brinsmead

Named because it heads to the eastern part of the Parkridge estate.

Easterbrook Lane

Kewarra Beach

No information found.

Eastwood Street

Babinda

This street was named after a pioneering family of the area. Joseph Greetham Eastwood was an early settler in the Babinda district and landowner in the East Russell area where he grew coffee.  He was later a librarian at the Babinda School of Arts and an agent for the State Government Insurance Office.  He passed away on the 18th May 1943, and his grave is in the Babinda Cemetery.

Ebony Street

Redlynch

This street was named for a rainforest and water theme after the Ebony tree (Bauhinia carronii).

Ebrington Close

Gordonvale

This close was named after an old family in the area.

Echo Close

Mount Sheridan

No information found.

Eddy Street

Clifton Beach

This street was named after Eddy Reef, which is located east of Mission Beach.

Eden Court

Clifton Beach

Named after Eden Reef off the Queensland coast.

Edgar Street

Bungalow

Mr Edgar Boden who sub-divided the land.

Edmonds Close

Bentley Park

Named after early ship that explored the Northern waters, the street survey plan was registered with the Mulgrave Shire on 17/6/1993.

Edward Street

Cairns North

This street was named for a Christian name theme.

Egan Street

Manunda

Named after Alderman A.J. Egan.

Egmont Close

Clifton Beach

Named after a reef off the Queensland coast.

Eithne Street

Woree

This street was named after Eithne Doherty, wife of Tom Doherty, a long time employee of the Cairns City Council.

El Paso Street

Bayview Heights

Named for a Spanish flavour theme.

Eleanor Close

Mooroobool

Possibly named after Mrs Eleanor Moody.

Elford Street

Clifton Beach

Named after reefs off the Queensland coast.

Elgata Close

Woree

No information found.

Elkhorn Close

Redlynch

This close was named for a rainforest and water theme after the Elkhorn fern (Platycerium bifurcatum) which is a cluster of many individuals.  It is the most common and widely spread of the fern species.

Ellen Close

Bayview Heights

Named after a female Christian name theme.

Ellestree Close

Redlynch

No information found.

Ellibank Close

Edmonton

No information found.

Ellie Banning Close

Redlynch

This close was named after the daughter of the owners of the land that Redlynch Valley Estate is located on.

Elliott Court

Gordonvale

No information found.

Ellis Close

Kewarra Beach

Named after an Australian beaches theme, Ellis beach is north of Cairns.

Ellis Road

Bellenden Ker

No information found.

Ellison Street

Clifton Beach

Named after a reef off the Queensland coast.

Elliver Street

Smithfield

No information found.

Ellwood Close

Kewarra Beach

Named after an Australian beaches theme, Ellwood is an inner Melbourne beach suburb.

Elm Street

Holloways Beach

Streets in this suburb were named after floral and tree theme at suggestion of resident Anne Edwards. The elm tree (Ulmus procera) originated from Europe, North America and Asia and fully mature elm trees can live as long as 300 years.  They are used extensively as landscape trees, and the wood is prized by furniture and piano makers for its strength, weight –bearing and toughness.

Elmire Close

Westcourt

No information found.

Elphinstone Close

Portsmith

Named after an early squatter.

Elphinstone Street

Kanimbla

Named after an early squatter.

Emerald Street

Bayview Heights

This street was named for a gemstone theme after the Emerald, which is an intense green or bluish green gemstone. Gemstones are highly prized for their beauty, durability and rarity.Developed by three Irishmen (Peter Murphy, Richard Moffatt, George Mitchell) trading as M. Industries P/L.  The survey plan was registered in May 1973.

Emma Close

Mount Sheridan

Named after a ship theme, Emma was a ship that brought immigrants to Australia in the mid-1800s.

Emperor Street

Kanimbla

This street was named for a reef fish theme after the emperor angelfish (Pomacanthus imperator). The species are predominantly herbivores, but are also carnivores eating coral heads and small invertebrates, crushing hard-shelled prey with their powerful beak-like jaws.

Emson Road

Woopen Creek

No information found.

Endeavour Road

Clifton Beach

Named after reefs off the Queensland coast.  This reef was named by Capt James Cook whose ship the Endeavour hit this reef off Cooktown on 11 June 1770.

English Street

Manunda

Dr Peter B. English was a medical practitioner in Cairns during the 1930's and was also an Alderman 1930-1939.

Enmore Street

Manoora

Named by sub-divider Mr Charles Woodward after the Sydney suburb of Enmore. In the land boom of the early 1880s, an area of Portion 94 fronting Waterworks Road (now Reservoir Road) was sub-divided and called Walkerston. When the boom ended, many people forfeited their land through non-payment of rates. Charles Woodward bought the majority of land from different owners and at council auctions for arrears of rates. He re-subdivided some of the land, calling it Enmore Estate. That estate is now where Manoora is sited.(source: Mrs Anne Mills nee Woodward)

Erang Street

Woree

No information found.

Ernest Street

Redlynch

No information found.

Eros Close

Edmonton

Named after Greek theme Eros is principally the patron of male love and sexual desire. Eros is also a variety of sugar cane that was bred by CSR in 1933 and was grown around the Hambledon and Ingham areas. The street’s survey plan was registered on 13th of September 1973.

Escape Close

Clifton Beach

Named after reefs off the Queensland coast, Escape reef is an outer shelf ribbon reef with an area of 21 square kilometres located east of the Bloomfield River.

Esplanade

Cairns, Cairns North

Bounded by the ocean.

Esterina Close

Redlynch

No information found.

Ethel Close

Redlynch

No information found.

Etna Close

Woree

Named after a volcano in Southern Italy.

Etty Street

Kewarra Beach

This street was named after an Australian beach theme. Etty Beach is near Innisfail in Queensland.

Eubenangee Road

Eubenangee

The road is named after the region.

Eucalyptus Drive

Redlynch

Streets in this subdivision are named for a rainforest and water theme. Eucalyptus is a rainforest tree genus.

Eugenia Crescent

Redlynch

Streets in this subdivision are named for a rainforest and water theme. Eugenia is a genus of rainforest tree.

Euodia Close

Kamerunga

The Euodia elleryana is a rainforest flower that occurs predominantly in coastal and riverine rainforests and flowers in summer.  It is a highly ornamental plant that is popularly grown in parks and gardens. It is also the host plant of the Ulysses butterfly.

Eureka Street

Manunda

Named after Mr J.G. Hoare's property "Eureka". He was also Mayor of Cairns from 1920-1924.

Euston Close

Clifton Beach

Streets in this area are named after reefs off the Queensland coast. Euston Reef is an outer shelf patch reef off the coast of Cairns which borders Grafton Passage.

Evans Road

Bramston Beach

Named after Councillor A.F. Evans, 1936–45 & 1947–57.

Evans Street

Yorkeys Knob

Named for Wally Evans, a member of the progress association at Yorkeys Knob in the 1930s.

Everglade Rise

Brinsmead

This street was named for an environmental ‘green’ theme after Everglades National Park in the United States of America.

Everglades Street

Palm Cove

This street was named for a palm theme. The everglades palm also known as the Paurotis palm (Acoelorrhaphe wrightii) is native to Central America, south-eastern Mexico, the West Indies, the Bahamas and extreme southern Florida. It is one of the few palms that can survive standing in water.

Evergreen Street

Clifton Beach

Evergreen plants never totally lose their leaves; they can be broad-leafed or needle-leafed.

Fabris Street

Mooroobool

This street was named after Augustine Father Luigi Fabris who visited Cairns from Cooktown and Port Douglas from 1878.

Faculty Close

Smithfield

This close was named after a University theme after the nearby James Cook University.

Fairley Street

Redlynch

This street was named after Brigadier Sir Neil Hamilton Fairley who was in charge of the Malaria Medical Research Unit at Cairns during World War Two.

Fairview Street

Bayview Heights

This street was named for its good scenic views across Cairns and the inlet.

Fairway Street

Yorkeys Knob

This street is named after a golfing term, due to its proximity to the Half Moon Golf Course.

Fairweather Access

Goldsborough

No information found.

Fairweather Road

Kamerunga

Named after Councillor G.D. Fairweather of the Mulgrave Shire Council 1964–75.

Fairweather Street

Yorkeys Knob

Named after G. Fairweather who owned the land adjacent to the Captain Cook Highway, north of the Holloways Beach turn off.

Falcon Street

Bayview Heights

Street names in this subdivision are based on a bird theme.

Fallon Close

Brinsmead

Named after Jack Fallon (Ballarat Jack) a pioneering timber cutter in the district as well as a breeder of mules.

Fallon Street

Manunda

Named after Maggie Hayes, later Maggie Fallon, who made claim to being the first white woman to land in Cairns, arriving on the ship the Florence Irving in November 1876.  However, it is likely that Madame Limerick Nell arrived from Cooktown before her.

Falls Road

Wooroonooran

No information found.

Falls Street

Machans Beach

Named after Gordon Falls who was an active member of the Machans Beach Progress Association and helped to build the hall.

Fanning Street

Cairns North

Most likely named for Major P.B. Fanning, the Police Magistrate for Cairns from June 1888.  He undertook this position after performing the same position at Port Douglas.

Fantan Close

Redlynch

Named after a Chinese gambling game at the turn of the century. Bill and Holly Moule owned a small shop in the Redlynch Village and the rear of the shop was leased to Chinese and used as an opium den where Pak-a-pu and FanTan were played.

Fantin Access

Lamb Range, Mount Peter

Named in honour of old farming family of the district, and the survey plan was registered on 17/9/03.

Farmer Street

Edmonton

The street was named after an early miner Les Farmer. Name suggested by Kay Earl a local historian who wrote Mount Peter Goldmine history.

Fay Close

Brinsmead

No information found.

Fearnley Street

Manunda, Parramatta Park, Portsmith.

Named after J.G. Fearnley, shipping, forwarding and general agent around 1900.

Feathertop Close

Smithfield

Named after a mountain theme, Mount Feathertop is located in the ski fields near Bright.

Federation Street

Bungalow

So-called because it was sub-divided at the time of the Federation.

Feeley Close

Brinsmead

Named after Gordonvale local Councillor Albert E. Feeley who served the Mulgrave Shire Council from 1933–38.

Fern Street

Holloways Beach

Streets in this suburb were named after a floral and tree theme at suggestion of resident Ann Edward. Ferns are a vascular plant and can be divided into six main types.  Many species are grown as ornamental landscape plants.

Ferngully Street

White Rock

No information found.

Ferntree Close

Brinsmead

No information found.

Ferrari Street

Edmonton

Named after early farming family of local identity Katrina, the streets survey plan was registered with the Mulgrave Shire Council on the 25/6/1984.

Ficus Close

Redlynch

This close was named for a rainforest and water theme after the Ficus genus of rainforest fig tree species.

Fiesta Close

Bayview Heights

Named after a Spanish flavour theme.

Fife Close

Mount Sheridan

Named after islands off the North Queensland coast.

Fig Tree Drive

Caravonica

Named after the fig tree (Ficus carica), there is circumstantial evidence that figs were among the first cultivated crop based on preserved specimens in Jerico.  Figs have higher quantities of fiber than any other dried or fresh fruit.

Finch Street

Bayview Heights

Streets of this subdivision are named after bird species. The term finch (family Fringillidae) is a general term applied to more than 1000 species of stout billed seed eating birds with well developed gizzards.  Most finches are very musical with songs that vary from the soft twittering of gold finches and canaries to the spirited warble of the purple finch in flight.

Finchley Close

Redlynch

No information found.

Findlay Street

Brinsmead

No information found.

Finniss Crescent

Bentley Park

No information found.

Fireclay Close

Redlynch

No information found.

Fishburn Street

Bentley Park

Named after an English ship from first fleet to Australia, Robert Brown was captain and it was a store-ship weighing 378 ton.

Fisher Road

Gordonvale

Named after Andrew Fisher (1862–1928), who served as Prime Minister 1908-09, 1910-1913 and 1914-1915.

Fisherman Road

Edmonton

Probably named for the fishermen who used this road to Access the Blackfellows Creek to fish.

Fishtail Close

Wrights Creek

The Fishtail Palm is a Caryota palm and has long fronds with leaves that have jagged edges that look like they have been torn, like a fish’s tail.

Fisk Street

Westcourt

Named after Mr and Mrs E.M. Fisk, property owners, business owners & newsagents in the 1960s.  Mrs Fisk was the daughter of Thomas Joseph Boland.

Fitch Court

Stratford

No information found.

Fitzallan Close

Kanimbla

Named after Eugene Fitzherbert Fitzallan the caretaker Botanical Gardens Reserve – 1889, who was the Botanical Collector onboard the Government schooner “Spitfire” on the expedition to the lower Burdekin in 1860.  He moved to Cairns in the late 1880s where he started a nursery and gardens in Collins Avenue, which latter became the Flecker Botanical Gardens.  The Cairns City Council appointed him as Caretaker in 1897.  He left Cairns for Brisbane in 1898.

Fitzmaurice Drive

Bentley Park

Named after an Australian Rivers and streams theme, the Fitzmaurice River is located in western Northern Territory. The survey plan was registered on 29/3/2006.

Fitzroy Street

Mount Sheridan

Named after a ship theme, the Fitzroy brought immigrants to Australia in the 1850s.

Five Span Close

Brinsmead

No information found.

Fixter Road

Aloomba

Named after Reverend Fixter. The family is also a well-known cane farming family. In 2007 Ken Fixter and family still farm in the Behana area.

Flame Close

Bayview Heights

The flame tree (Brachychiton acerifolium) is a spectacular native rainforest tree.

Flamenco Close

Bayview Heights

Named after a Spanish theme.

Flecker Street

Whitfield

Named after Dr. Hugo Flecker (1884–1957) who was a radiologist and internationally renowned naturalist. He arrived in Cairns in 1932 and was the founding member of the North Qld Naturalist’s Club that he established in 1932, and held the Presidency from 1932 – 1946.  His name is also commemorated in the naming of 6 plants and 2 animals – one was the marine stinger Chironex fleckeri.  In 1957 the Royal Geographical Society (Qld Branch) awarded him the Thompson Foundation Memorial medal, the highest possible distinction. Flecker Botanical Gardens also named in his honour.

Flegerbein Road

Bartle Frere

No information found.

Fleming Street

Edge Hill

Named after cane farmer Mr G.T. Fleming who owned the land before it was sub-divided.

Fletcher Court

Edmonton

Named after Jo Fletcher a butcher from Townsville who sent up sheep for Frank Brown who had established a temporary post at Trinity Bay selling live mutton in 1876.

Flinders Court

Smithfield

Named after a mountain theme, Flinders Ranges are found in SA and are named in honour of Matthew Flinders who sighted their southern most peaks in 1802.

Flindersia Street

Redlynch

This street was named for a rainforest and water themes after the Flindersia genus of Australian rainforest trees.

Flora Close

Clifton Beach

The close is named after Flora reef, which is a middle shelf crescentric reef of 8.79km2 located south of Cairns.

Floreat Close

Kewarra Beach

Named after an Australian beaches theme, Floreat Beach is in Cambridge, Western Australia.

Florence Street

Cairns, Parramatta Park

Florence & Minnie were named after the two daughters of Capt. Mylchreest, the first Harbour Master of Cairns.

Flynn Close

Clifton Beach

Named after Flynn reef located east of green Island. It offers an abundance of marine life, hard corals including staghorn, table, plate and boulder corals and also many soft corals.

Fogarty Street

Whitfield

Named after Sir Reginald F.G. Fogarty, Manager of the National Australian Bank and the Cairns Brewery.  He was an Alderman on the Cairns City Council.

Foley Road

Palm Cove

No information found.

Foley Street

Manunda

Mr K. Foley who was an Alderman 1953-1955, 1960-1973.

Forest Avenue

Edge Hill

No information found.

Forest Gardens Boulevard

Mount Sheridan

Named after the residential estate it runs through.

Formantine Road

Smithfield

Named after mountain theme, Mount Formantine is part of the Macalister Range which was named by Dalrymple in 1873 after the Hon. Arthur Macalister, Colonial Secretary and Premier of Queensland. The four mountains in the range Mt Garioch, Mt Mar, Mt Formatine and Mt Buchan were named by Dalrymple after the four districts in his native Aberdeenshire in Scotland.

Forrester Street

Clifton Beach

This street is named after Forresters Reef on the Great Barrier Reef off the Queensland Coast.

Forum Close

Mooroobool

All close names in Forum estate are based on a Roman theme. The forum was the public square in the central area around which ancient Rome developed.  It was where all facets of life including commerce, politics, administration, justice, and recreation were carried out.

Fossicker Close

Goldsborough

Named after gold prospecting which was once done here.

Foster Road

Mount Sheridan

This road was constructed before 1957, was gravelled in 1963 and was converted into a bitumen pavement.

Fox Close

Brinsmead

Named after Maurice Fox, a teamster from the Palmer River in very early days of Cairns.  By 1885, he was the publican of the Royal Hotel.

Foxtail Street

Mount Sheridan

Named after a tropical theme, the foxtail (Wodyetia bifurcata) is an attractive palm which is exceptionally hardy and easy to grow, making it a popular landscaping plant.

France Road

Wrights Creek

This road was named after William France a local land holder and farmer.

Frances Street

Mooroobool

Name suggested by owner of the land.

Frangipanni Street

White Rock

Named after the Frangipanni tree, this street was surveyed in 1954 and re-gravelled in 1962.

Franklin Close

Clifton Beach

Named after Reefs off the Queensland coast.

Frankston Street

Kewarra Beach

Named after an Australian beaches theme, Frankston Beach is on the outskirts of Melbourne.

Franzmann Street

Bungalow

Mr A.W. Franzman who owned the land before it was sub-divided.

Fraser Close

Kanimbla

Named after Cairns surveyor Hughie Fraser, who surveyed the Mulgrave Tramways in the 1890.

Fredrick Street

Bungalow

No information found.

French Street

Palm Cove

Named after Eric French in recognition of his contribution to the Mulgrave Shire.

Frenchman Creek Road

Babinda

So named because it runs alongside Frenchman Creek.

Fretwell Road

White Rock

The name of this area’s first settlement was known as Fretwell after early hotel and storeowner Isaac (Ike) Fretwell in the 1880s.  He served on the Cairns Divisional Board 1880 – 1902 and also was the first Chairman of the Blackfellows Creek Provisional School Committee and was opposed to the provision of supplementary monies to the meagre wage the teachers received from the Education Department.

Friedli Access

Miriwinni

No information found.

Friend Street

Edge Hill

Mr W. Friend Alderman 1927-1928, 1930-1933 also Manager of Gas Supply Co. in Cairns.

Friendship Street

Bentley Park

Named after the British ship that sailed with the First Fleet transporting convicts to Australia and weighted 275 ton. Francis Walton captained it.

Frizzo Access

Goldsborough

No information found.

Frond Close

Redlynch

The close was named for a rainforest and water theme.

Frost Close

Edmonton

Named after novice Miner “Barney” Vivian William Frost who successfully extracted 36 ounces of gold by hand crushing a small quantity of quartz at Mount Peter Goldfield.

Fry Close

Whitfield

Named after Mr Richard (Dick) George Fry the manager and founder of North Queensland Engineers and Agents (N.Q.E.A).

Fuller Close

Edmonton

Named after early pioneering family.

Fulton Close

Whitfield

Named after previous Mayor of Cairns Mr W.J. Fulton, Alderman from 1952-1960 and Mayor in 1954.

Furrow Close

Smithfield

Furrowing refers to the ploughing of the land in preparation for planting sugar cane.

Fuscia Court

Mooroobool

The estate in which this street exists is based on a floral theme. The fuchsia is a genus of flowering plant, mostly shrubs.  The English vernacular name Fuchsia is the same as the scientific name.

Gadaloff Close

Gordonvale

No information found.

Gadd Close

Gordonvale

No information found.

Gadgarra Close

Edmonton

Named after the Gadgarra National Park, which is traditional Yidinji land.

Galeandra Street

Edmonton

Named after an orchid species from the family of Catasetinae. The street’s survey plan was registered on 20/04/04.

Galicia Street

Brinsmead

No information found.

Gallagher Street

Edmonton

No information found.

Gallery Drive

Mount Sheridan

No information found.

Gallet Road

Little Mulgrave

Named after a survivor of the ill-fated de Rays Port Breton Scheme who stayed in Cairns to farm cane.

Gallo Close

Brinsmead

No information found.

Gamburra Drive

Redlynch

No information found.

Gammie Close

Edmonton

Named after an early farming family in the district, and Mr Gammie was a long-term Hambledon Mill manager.

Gannet Street

Kewarra Beach

Named after an Australian beaches theme, Gannet Beach is on the NSW south coast.

Gardenia Court

Mooroobool

The estate in which this street exists is based on a floral theme. The street is named after Gardenia flowers.

Gardiner Close

Brinsmead

No information found.

Garioch Close

Edmonton

No information found.

Garland Close

Kanimbla

Named after the Caretaker of the Botanical Reserve – 1911.

Garlock Close

Clifton Beach

No information found.

Garnet Street

Smithfield

Named after a mountain theme, Mount Garnet is a mountain and town on the Atherton Tablelands.

Gates Close

Edmonton

Named after an early Edmonton settler who was a committee member for starting the Hambledon State School.

Gattenby Close

Edmonton

Named after early mining entity Captain Gattenby who was also an airman.

Gatton Street

Cairns, Manunda, Parramatta Park

No information found.

Gavin Hamilton Close

Redlynch

This close was named after Gavin Hamilton who was an early settler in the area and was burned to death in an accident in May of 1887. He was pinned under a log that he was rolling into a fire at Beards cutting.

Gavin Street

Smithfield

No information found.

Gaway Street

Caravonica

No information found.

Gayundah Close

Earlville

Named after a gunboat, HMAS Gayundah, the first ship of the Cairns Naval Brigade, which arrived in the town in November 1887.

Gelling Street

Cairns North

Named after R.C.C. Gelling who was Mayor of Cairns in 1919.  The street name was approved at a Cairns Municipal Council meeting on 11th December 1922.

George Cannon Drive

Mount Sheridan

No information found.

George Street

Earlville

Named after George Michael Gummow, General Manager of Cairns Timber Limited. He died in 1926.

George Street

Gordonvale

No information found.

Gerard Street

Woree

This street was named after a male Christian name theme.

Gerbanas Road

Babinda

No information found.

Gerbera Street

Holloways Beach

Many street names in this suburb were named for a floral theme at the suggestion of Ann Edwards, a resident of the suburb from 1961 to the mid 1980’s.

Ghidella Road

Miriwinni

Named after long-term residents.

Giangurra Esplanade

East Trinity

The street is named after an Aboriginal name, and the street’s survey plan was registered with the former Mulgrave Shire on 19/9/1986.

Giauca Street

Redlynch

No information found.

Gibson Close

Clifton Beach

Named after the reefs off the Queensland coast, the Gibson reef is about 50 kilometres south – southeast of Cairns.

Giffin Road

White Rock

No information found.

Gilbert Court

Gordonvale

No information found.

Gillette Street

Edmonton

Named after a Hambledon Mill manager from 1928-1943.

Gillian Close

Smithfield

Named after a female Christian name theme.

Gillies Highway

Gordonvale, Lamb Range, Little Mulgrave

Named to honour William Neal Gillies who was born on 28/10/1868 and died on 9/2/1928.  He was the (ALP) Member (Queensland Parliament) for Eacham and was briefly the Premier of Queensland from 26/02/1925 – 22/10/1925.

Gilmore Street

Bentley Park

Named after a ship carrying immigrants to Australia in the 1800s.

Ginger Close

Redlynch

This close was named for a rainforest and water theme after the ginger plant.

Girralong Street

Woree

No information found.

Givens Street

Mooroobool to Westcourt

Named after Tom Givens (1864-1928), Member of Parliament for cairns 1899 to 1902 and a Federal Senator 1903-1928.  He started the Advocate Newspaper in 1897 as well as the Trinity Times Newspaper.

Glacier Road

Kamerunga

This road was named after Glacier Rock on the Kuranda Railway above Kamerunga.

Glasgow Court

Mount Sheridan

Early Ships of the Cairns area.

Glen Boughton Street

Aeroglen

Named after property at East Trinity owned by John Hill who provided the fledgling Cairns settlement with fresh milk.

Glen Close

Bayview Heights

This close was named for a male Christian name theme. Developed by Bayview Development Company, the survey plan was registered in September 1971.

Glenelg Close

Kewarra Beach

Named after an Australian beaches theme, Glenelg is located in Adelaide, South Australia. The name was approved on the 19th April 1988.

Glenlea Street

Edge Hill

Named after the originator of early newspapers, The "Advocate" in 1897, and then the "Trinity Times" which survived up until the beginning of World War II.

Glenrowan Street

White Rock

No information found.

Gloucester Street

Whitfield

Named after Prince Henry William Fredrick Albert (31 March 1900 – 10 June 1974). The Duke of Gloucester, served as Governor General of Aust, during World War II from 1945 to 1947.  The Labor Prime Minister of the time, John Curtin had a policy of appointing Australians to the vice-regal post.  But in the circumstances of World War II, he decided that by appointing a member of the Royal Family would encourage Britain to maintain its support of Australia, and prevent her from becoming too dependent on the United States of America. The survey plan was registered on 3/9/1969.

Goessling Street

Gordonvale

No information found.

Goldberg Close

White Rock

No information found.

Golden Grove Drive

Bentley Park

A British ship from the first fleet to Australia, which was built in 1780 at Whitby.  She was skippered by Master Sharp and carried Reverend Richard Johnson, who was the first chaplain to the colony, and his wife. The Golden Grove was a store-ship that weighted 350 ton.

Golden Street

Goldsborough

Named after the gold prospecting that was done in this area.

Goldrush Close

Goldsborough

Named after the gold prospecting that was done in this area.

Goldsborough Road

Goldsborough

Named because the road leads to the district of Goldsborough.

Goldsworthy Road

Miriwinni

No information found.

Goldwyn Close

White Rock

Named after a motion picture theme, Goldwyn Pictures Corporation was an American motion picture production company founded in 1916 by Samuel Goldfish in partnership with Broadway producers Edgar and Archibald Selwyn using a combination of both last names to create the name. Seeing an opportunity, Samuel Goldfish then had his name legally changed to Samuel Goldwyn. Samuel Goldwyn went on to form Samuel Goldwyn Productions in 1923 that would become one of the most respected filmmakers in the industry.

Golf Parade

Babinda

Named on account of the golf club which was formed in 1929 and now the Babinda Mill grows cane here and also where it spreads some of the bagasse.

Golf Street

Yorkeys Knob

Names after a golfing theme this street is adjacent to the Half Moon golf course. The name was approved in 1988.

Gommory Close

Earlville

Named after a well know aboriginal in early days The name was approved in 1988.

Goodfellow Court

Mooroobool

Overseer of Works 1891.

Goodhew Close

Bentley Park

Named after early farming family, the street survey plan was registered on 21/10/2002.

Goodsell Drive

Bentley Park

Named after early farming family, the street survey plan was registered on 03/09/2004.

Goodwin Street

Edge Hill

Named after Lieutenant-General Sir John Goodwin, KCB, CMG, DSO, and Governor of Queensland, 1927-1932.

Gordon Street

Earlville

No information found.

Gordon Street

Gordonvale

This street was named after John Gordon who initially landed in Cooktown in 1874 before following new settlements through North Queensland becoming established in the cattle and butchering trades. He later became involved in cane growing.  John Gordon applied himself so actively in many aspects of early Gordonvale (Nelson) so it seemed appropriate that the township adopt his name, and the decision was instigated by the Progress Association at the time.

Gordonvale Atherton Road

Gordonvale

This street was named as it is the approach road to the Atherton Tablelands from Gordonvale. It is most commonly known as the Gillies Highway.

Goru Court

Mooroobool

Variety of cane brought to Cairns in 1895 from New Guinea by Government entomologist Henry Tyson.

Gough Street

Manunda

Named after Charles Gough, an Alderman of Cairns and Court Bailiff.

Gouldian Street

Bayview Heights

Named for a bird theme, a Gouldian is a type of Finch, a species of small seed-eating passerines [perching birds].

Govern Close

Redlynch

No information found.

Gowrie Street

Whitfield

This name was suggested by the owner of the property after the Earl of Gowrie, General Rt Hon Alexander Gore Arkwright Hore-Ruthven, Baron Gowrie, VC, PC, GCMG, CB, DSO and who acted as Governor General of Australia from 1936–1945.

Grace Close

Whitfield

No information found.

Grafton Street

Cairns

Originally named Sachs Street after Leopold Ferdinand Sachs, manager of the A.J.S. Bank in Townsville in 1876, it was later renamed Grafton Street after the birthplace in NSW of Mrs Hoare, wife of Alderman Hoare.

Graham Street

Edmonton

Early Scottish family of this area, also Secretary of the Fire Brigade in 1891.

Grampian Close

Smithfield

Named for a mountain theme after the Grampians, a group of 3 mountain ranges in Western Victoria. Thomas Mitchell, who named them after the Grampians in the Highlands of Scotland, explored it in 1836.

Granadilla Drive

Earlville

The Granadilla is a tropical passionfruit.

Granadilla Street

Holloways Beach

Many street names in this suburb were named for a floral theme at the suggestion of Ann Edwards, a resident of the suburb from 1961 to the mid 1980’s. Granadilla is a tropical passionfruit.

Grandview Crescent

Earlville

Named for the Scenic view obtained from this road.

Granite Close

Brinsmead

Streets in this subdivision are named after a rock theme.

Grantala Street

Manoora

Name approved on 19 October 1988.  The Grantala (3655 tons) was an Adelaide Co. passenger ship that was used in the Cairns area in 1911.  It served as a hospital ship in World War I.

Grason Street

Yorkeys Knob

No information found.

Gray Road

Green Hill

Named after an early pioneering family, the street survey plan was registered on 24/7/1995.

Gray Street

Freshwater

Named after the Gray family who owned the land where the street is situated.

Green Avenue

Kewarra Beach

Name approved on 15 October 1990.  Named after the Astronomer Charles Green who was with Captain James Cook when the Endeavour sailed past Cairns n June 1770.

Green Street

Edmonton

Long established family in the district, the streets survey plan was registered with the Mulgrave Shire on 17/1/1959.

Greenacres Close

White Rock

No information found.

Greenbank Road

Aeroglen,  Stratford

Named after the area on the Barron River that this road parallels.

Greenbank West Road

Aeroglen

No information found.

Greendale Close

Brinsmead

No information found.

Greenfield Close

Mooroobool

No information found.

Greenford Close

Brinsmead

No information found.

Greenhaven Street

Clifton Beach

No information found.

Greenhill Road

Green Hill

So named because this was the route to Green Hill. The original road was surveyed in June 1898. Captain Mein originally named Green Hill as Crescent Hill when he climbed it in 1857. Later Dalrymple named it Emerald Hill in 1873.  It was called Green Hill from at least the 1890s and possibly earlier.

Greenock Way

Kanimbla

This street was named for an environmental ‘green’ theme.

Greenslopes Street

Edge Hill, Whitfield

Named for the green slopes of the Whitfield Range.

Greenvale Close

Smithfield

No information found.

Greenwood Street

Gordonvale

Named after the family who came to the area in the late 1880s.  Their reputation was soon established with brick making at Redbank along with packhorse teamsters to the Tablelands.  They later took up cane growing at Gordonvale and purchased the property “Ramsay Farm” in 1901.

Greer Road

Miriwinni

Named after a resident family and R.T. Greer, a Cairns Shire Councillor 1939-42.

Gregory Street

Westcourt

Named after the Honourable Sir A.C. Gregory K.C.M.G., an explorer who passed down the Lynd River in 1855 in an effort to trace the remains of the explorer Ludwig Leichhardt.  The first Masonic lodge in Cairns bore his name.

Grevillea Street

Mooroobool

The street names in the estate in which this street exists are based on a floral theme. This street was named after the Grevillea plant.

Grey Street

Gordonvale

No information found.

Gribble Street

Mooroobool

Named after the Reverend who started the Yarrabah Mission in 1891.

Griffin Street

Gordonvale

Named after William Charles Griffin who began cane farming around 1896 and his property was called Somerset Farm. His varied interests and involvements for the betterment of Gordonvale also show him take the position of Chairman of Mulgrave shire 1944 – 51.

Griffith Street

Freshwater

Named after Sir Samuel Griffith, Premier of Queensland (1883-1888). On 10 May 1886, Sir Samuel Griffith turned the first sod on the Cairns to Kuranda railway line.

Griffiths Street

Manoora

Named by the suburb’s sub-divider Mr Charles Woodward after his wife Maud’s family. Her father Thomas Griffiths (1856-1943) and his brother John Griffiths (who was Mayor of Cairns Municipal Council 1915-1917) were born in Wales. Thomas Griffiths arrived in Cairns in 1898 after first landing in Brisbane in 1883.  In 1899, he established a sawmilling business on the corner of Spence and Draper streets. By 1908, Thomas Griffiths and Co. was the largest sawmill operation in North Queensland. In the 1920s, the sawmill was sold to a consortium which formed Cairns Timber Limited. Source: Mrs Anne Mills (nee Woodward), edited by Cairns Regional Council

Grimes Close

Kanimbla

Named after John Brown Grimes, the packer who carried the first postal service between Cairns and Thornborough from 1887.

Grimshaw Road

Fishery Falls

Named after early Cairns family and Cairns Divisional Board Member L.J. Grimshaw.  The name was approved at a Cairns Town Council Meeting on 11th December 1922.

Grimshaw Street

Parramatta Park

Named after early Cairns family and Cairns Divisional Board Member L.J. Grimshaw.  The name was approved at a Cairns Town Council Meeting on 11th December 1922.

Grogan Street

Westcourt

Named after the Grogan family, a pioneering family of North Queensland.

Grove Street

Cairns, Cairns North, Parramatta Park

No information found.

Guava Street

Holloways Beach

Many street names in this suburb were named for a floral theme at the suggestion of Ann Edwards, a resident of the suburb from 1961 to the mid 1980’s.

Guernieri Access

Packers Camp

Early pioneering farming family.

Guide Street

Clifton Beach

This street was named because of the Girl Guide camping ground on the street.

Guiness Close

White Rock

This street was named for a motion picture theme after Alex Guiness, a famous English actor who played the lead role in ‘Bridge over the River Kwai’.

Gum Street

Redlynch

The gum is a common term for the Eucalyptus genus whose 700 species dominate the tree flora of Australia.

Gummow Close

Whitfield

Named after Mr George Douglas Gummow General Manager and owner of Cairns Timber Limited and also an Alderman of the Cairns City Council, 1939-1949. He took control of the company after his father George Michael Gummow passed away in 1926.

Guthrie Close

Bentley Park

Named for a ship theme after the steamship Guthrie which was built in 1884.

Hadrian Avenue

Mooroobool

All streets in Forum estate are based on a Roman theme; Hadrian was a Roman Emperor who in 122AD ordered the construction of a ‘wall to separate the Romans from the Barbarians’ that was built across northern Britain at its narrowest point between the Solway Firth and the north sea.

Hagen Close

Trinity Beach

Named for a Papua New Guinea theme as suggested by a resident who had served as a coast watcher there in World War II.

Haines Street

Gordonvale

No information found.

Hall Road

Gordonvale

No information found.

Hall Street

Edge Hill

Mr T.R. Hall who was once secretary of the Cairns Harbour Board.

Halligan Street

Manoora

No information found.

Halloran Close

Gordonvale

First Sergeant in charge of the Police Station in 1885.

Hambledon Drive

Edmonton

Named after the Hambledon sugar mill, which was named after the village of Hambledon in England. This was the birthplace of Thomas Swallow who established the Hambledon Plantation and Hambledon Mill.

Hamilton Road

Glen Boughton

This road was named after early pioneers of the district Alan and Phyllis Hamilton, who were farmers in the area from the 1950s. Originally growing fruit trees and pineapples for the Cairns Golden Circle factory, they switched to sugar cane production in the 1960s before selling their property in the 1970s. The survey plan for the road was registered with the former Mulgrave Shire on 1/8/1974.

Hamilton Street

Aeroglen

This street was named after the late John and Mary Jean (known as Jean) Hamilton who owned an 8 hectare property at the end of Hamilton St from the 1930's. They had a Queenslander style house and landscaped gardens on the property but had to relocate around 1941. The American Military used the property as a radar station in WW2.

Hamilton Street

Meringa

No information found.

Hamlet Street

Brinsmead

No information found.

Hammond Court

Mooroobool

Early Educationalists and Medical Personnel - 1885.

Hanah Close

Mount Sheridan

No information found.

Hancock Street

Edmonton

Ursula Hancock was a pupil and teacher at the primary school, which was originally known as Blackfellows Creek School in 1887. She came from Irvinebank with her parents in 1923 and began teaching there in 1941. She was also a sole teacher at the Little Mulgrave School, riding her pushbike along the gravel road between Edmonton and Little Mulgrave each Monday and Friday.

Hanley Road

Miriwinni

No information found.

Hannam Street

Bungalow, Westcourt

Named after Willoughby Hannam, a railway engineer associated with the building of the Cairns railway that passed through the gap he discovered.  He was a prominent early Freemason and the master of the first Masonic Lodge formed in Cairns on 19th April 1886.  He died on 4 March 1893, aged 55.

Harbour Drive

Trinity Park

Named after an ocean going maxi yacht theme.

Hardwick Access

Gordonvale

No information found.

Hardwick Street

Stratford

Originally known as Lily Street in the 1927 subdivision, the street was renamed after a farmer on the Kamerunga Road.

Hardy Road

Mount Sheridan

No information found.

Haren Road

Bellenden Ker

No information found.

Hargreaves Street

Edmonton

No information found.

Harlequin Street

White Rock

No information found.

Harley Street

Freshwater, Kamerunga

No information found.

Harold Road

Mount Peter

Named after Mr Harold Carne, the name was approved by the Cairns City Council on 11 July 1994.

Harpa Street

Palm Cove

This street was named for a shell theme after the Harpa genus of shells.

Harper Close

Manunda

Harper is the married name of the daughter of the developer W. Murray.

Harris Road

Wrights Creek

Named after William Harris who came to the area in 1898 for the construction of the Mulgrave Mill, and later established a blacksmith shop.  His second son Charles A.R. Harris was a Councillor in the Mulgrave Shire Council 1949–54 and 1967–68.

Harris Street

Parramatta Park

Named after Mrs G.I. Harris she owned the land.

Harrison Close

Kanimbla

Named after the first schoolteacher in Cairns, Hugh Harrison, who set up a private school in 1880 in Abbott Street.

Hartill Street

Edmonton

Named after Isaac Abraham Hartill, an early pioneering family in the district.  He took up land in the Hambledon area in the later part of the 1880s and named the property ‘Bentley Park’ after his family’s property ‘Bentley Hall’ in England. Isaac was a Butcher, Dairyman and Grocer. The survey plan was registered with the Mulgrave Shire on 8/9/1922.

Hartley Street

Bungalow, Cairns City, Portsmith

Named after Robert Taylor Hartley, one of the Customs Officers in David Spence’s official landing party of 1876.  He became Sub-collector of Customs at Cairns in 1882 and also led the Church of England serve when the clergyman from Port Douglas was absent.  He was a member of the first Health Board of Cairns, appointed on 9 July 1881, as well as being the Police Magistrate.  The street used to lead to Malay Town that was situated among the mangroves in the big bend of Alligator Creek.  The area has since been cleared and reclaimed and is now occupied by oil tanks.

Harvey Creek Road

Bellenden Ker

Named because of its proximity to Harvey Creek that was named after an early pioneer who arrived in Cairns in 1877.

Harvey Road

Redlynch

Named after a Cairns settler who was among the early pioneers arriving in 1877.

Harwood Close

Brinsmead

Named after Mrs Shirley Harwood who was the first woman elected to the Mulgrave Shire Council serving for 12 years and has been recognised for her community service in the district.  Married to sugar cane farmer Tom, she was born in Brisbane, the daughter of ALP Member for Brisbane and one-time Speaker of the House, John Henry Mann.

Harwood Drive

Babinda

Named after Mrs Shirley Harwood who was the first woman elected to the Mulgrave Shire Council serving for 12 years and has been recognised for her community service in the district.  Married to sugar cane farmer Tom, she was born in Brisbane, the daughter of ALP Member for Brisbane and one-time Speaker of the House, John Henry Mann.

Hasell Street

Portsmith

Named after an early architect.

Hastings Street

Kamerunga

No information found.

Hatfield Close

Gordonvale

No information found.

Hawkins Street

Gordonvale

Named after George B. Hawkins, a blacksmith and early farmer who was a Cairns Divisional Board Councillor from 1903–08.

Hay Street

Mount Sheridan

Named after an island off the North Queensland coast.

Haycock Street

Clifton Beach

Named after reefs off the Queensland coast, these reefs are at the base of Haycock Island that is colloquially known as ‘Scout Hat Island’ after its appearance which resembles a scout’s hat.  The island’s official title was made by Captain Owen Stanley who was sailing in the Inner Passage in the ship Rattlesnake in 1848, when he saw the island that he thought looked like a ‘hay cock’.

Hayles Close

Kanimbla

Named for the Hayles family, who have been involved in the tourism and transport industries in Cairns since 1922.  Robert Hayles set up a branch of the business in Cairns in 1922, with services to Green Island commencing in 1928.

Hayley Close

Woree

This close was named for a female Christian name theme.

Hayward Street

Mooroobool

Named after Miss Hayward who owned the land before it was subdivided.

Hazelwood Close

Mount Sheridan

Named for a tree theme after the Hazelwood, which is a reddish brown wood and lumber from the heartwood of the sweet gum tree and is used to make furniture.  It is also known as satin walnut or red gum.

Headland Close

Edmonton

This site was the original Swallow family Hambledon Plantation, and took its name from the ‘headland of cane’ on the Estate.  The streets survey plan was registered with the Mulgrave Shire on 1/9/1978.

Headrick Street

Manunda

Named after David Headrick, President of the Cairns Chamber of Commerce in 1942.  He was president of the Cairns Show Association for many years and was an agriculture and farm produce merchant.  He died in 1975 at the age of 94.

Healy Road

Miriwinni

Named after James and son Francis Healy who arrived in the Cairns area in 1876 and became involved in a variety of pioneering ventures. Constable James Healy was a member of the Native Police and died shortly after arriving in the district.

Healy Street

Gordonvale

Named after James and son Francis Healy who arrived in the Cairns area in 1876 and became involved in a variety of pioneering ventures. Constable James Healy was a member of the Native Police and died shortly after arriving in the district. His widow married James Hill of Wright’s Creek.

Hearl Close

Brinsmead

Named after Mulgrave Shire Councillor Wendel Hearl.

Heather Street

Smithfield

Named after a female Christian name theme.

Heavey Crescent

Whitfield

Named by the owner of the property after Bishop Heavey who was a Bishop of Cairns and formerly the 3rd Vicar Apostolic of Cooktown.

Hector Close

Westcourt

Named after Mr Vivian Hector Veivers the Chief Draftsman of Cairns Council from 1936-1975.

Hedley Close

Redlynch

Named after the developer of the subdivision.

Helen Close

Smithfield

Named after a female Christian name theme.

Helix Close

Clifton Beach

No information found.

Hellmuth Street

Whitfield

This street is named after the Hellmuth family, who were very early settlers in Cairns.  The original Mrs Gertrude Hellmuth (nee Thompson) was born in Wales on 7th May 1878 and with her parents travelled by the sailing ship ‘Scottish Knight’ to arrive in Townsville on 15th June 1881. Gertrude married Edward Jackson Hellmuth and together they had 12 children.  Edward who was managing a cane farm for Mr G.R. Mayers at Nelson (Gordonvale) died when the youngest child was only a few months old, and the family had to work hard to survive without any outside financial assistance. Mrs Gertrude Hellmuth passed away on 9 November 1955, aged 77.

Helsdon Close

Clifton Beach

Named after a reef off the Queensland coast.

Henderson Close

Kanimbla

Named after an engineer in the area in 1910.

Henley Street

Earlville

Named after Henley Hill, which was named after Bill Henley, the owner of the property and who had a piggery there.  Originally called Gavioli’s Hill, it was donated to the Council by Bill Henley on the proviso that the name be changed to Henley’s Hill.

Hepburn Street

White Rock

Named for a motion picture theme after Katharine Hepburn who was a legendary actress and starred in numerous films between 1948 and 1989. She also holds the most ‘Best Actress’ Oscar Awards.

Herald Street

Bentley Park

Named after a ship carrying immigrants to Australia.

Heritage South Street

Redlynch

Named for a historical and cane theme.

Heritage Street

Redlynch

Named for a historical and cane theme.

Hermes Close

Mooroobool

All streets in this estate are based on a Roman theme, Hermes is the Greek name (Mercury is the Roman name) of the fleet footed messenger of the gods.

Heron Close

Kewarra Beach

Named after an Australian beaches theme, Heron Beach is located on Heron Island off the North Queensland coast.

Herries Street

Earlville

Named after Matron Herries, who delivered many Cairns babies in her private hospital in McLeod Street.

Hesp Road

Aloomba

Named after G. Hesp, a Cairns Shire Councillor from 1921–23.

Hesp Street

Yorkeys Knob

Named after well-known local James Hesp who purchased here and held the lease for the caravan park in the 1960s.

Hessels Close

Brinsmead

Named after Fred W. Hessel, a Mulgrave Shire Councillor from 1973–1975. He was a resident of Holloways Beach and a park in Jacaranda was named in his honour. Originally named Lucey Close, on the survey plan, this name was not ever used in the subdivision.  The Mulgrave Shire approved the subdivision.  The survey plan was registered with the Register of Titles in June 1985.

Hester Street

Edmonton

Barnie Hester was a Hambledon Mill worker.

Hetherton Street

Smithfield

No information found.

Hibiscus Lane

Holloways Beach

Originally known as the Laneway it was renamed to accommodate the floral theme of the suburb. The Hibiscus or rosemallow is a flowering plant known for its showy flowers and many are used as landscape shrubs.  There about 200–220 species in the genus.

Hickey Close

Gordonvale

Named after Michael Hickey, originally a packer on the Cairns to Herberton route, and then who owned a pub and a store at Harvey’s Creek in the late 1880s.

Hickling Access

Gordonvale

Named after an early farming family, and the streets survey plan was registered with the former Mulgrave Shire on 17/11/1995.

Hickory Street

Holloways Beach

Many street names in this suburb were named for a floral theme at the suggestion of resident Anne Edwards. The hickory tree belongs to the genus of Carya and the wood is extremely tough yet flexible and valued for use as tool handles.  Hickory wood is the preferred type for smoking curing meats because of the flavour it imparts to the meat.

Hicks Close

Kewarra Beach

Named after Zachary Hicks, a senior lieutenant aboard Captain Cook’s ship the Endeavour.

Hideaway Close

Palm Cove

Streets in this subdivision are named after a tranquillity theme.

Highleigh Road

Gordonvale

Highleigh was the name of Henry Simmonds home and settlement situated between Packer’s Camp and the Mulgrave River.

Hill Road

Wrights Creek

Named after the owners of the land through which the street passes who were very early settlers of the area. James ran a hotel called the Musgrave on Wright Creek, but worked as a carpenter at Hambledon Mill and he drowned in flooded McKinnon Creek in 1887.  He was married to the widow of Constable James Healy, one of the early police officers in Cairns.

Hill Street

Manunda

Mr W.R.O. Hill was one of the first Police Magistrates in Cairns.

Hillcrest Street

Bayview Heights

Named for its position on the crest of the Hill.

Hillman Place

Bentley Park

No information found.

Hilltop Close

Bayview Heights

Named for its position on the top of the Hill.

Hillview Crescent

Whitfield

Named for its scenic views.

Himalaya Close

Mount Sheridan

Named for a ship theme after the steamship Himalaya which had three masts with full rigging

Hispida Court

Mount Sheridan

This is named after Acalypha hispida commonly known as the chenille plant because of the showy cattail pendent clusters, which resemble the chenille fabric.

Hives Street

Gordonvale

Named after early pioneering family and Cairns Divisional Councillor F. Hives 1901–14.

Hoad Street

Earlville

Named after W. Hoad, a property developer and dairyman.

Hoare Lane

Gordonvale

Named after J. G. Hoare a city councillor and Mayor of the City of Cairns in 1911 and 1920-23.

Hoare Road

Gordonvale

Named after J.G. Hoare a city councillor and Mayor of the City of Cairns in 1911 and 1920-23.

Hoare Street

Manoora, Manunda

Named after J.G. Hoare a city councillor and Mayor of the City of Cairns in 1911 and 1920-23.

Hobbler Street

Bungalow

Named after G.A. Hobbler, Assistant District Mining Engineer for the Cairns to Herberton Railway in the 1880s and 1890s.

Hobson Drive

Brinsmead

Named after Mulgrave Shire Councillor – Alderman William Doyle Hobson who was present at the first meeting of the Municipal Council held in July 1885.  He was a prominent cane farmer and businessman.  The street was subdivided in 5 stages between 1985 and 1988.

Hockey Avenue

Smithfield

Named after Paul Hockey, a local one-armed man, who made history when he became the first disabled person to reach the summit of Everest from the north side in 2005.

Hodel Street

Whitfield

Named after Mr F.C. Hodel, once a member of Cairns Harbour Board and who was once a member of the Cairns Harbour Board as well as being appointed to the Barron Falls Hydro-electric Board in 1930.

Hodkinson Street

Redlynch

Named by James Venture Mulligan in 1874 after his friend, William Oswald Hodgkinson (1835 –1900), Mining Warden (1878 – 1883) on the Etheridge & Palmer Goldfields) and Member of the Legislative Assembly for Burke (1873-75 & 1888-93).

Hoffman Close

White Rock

Named for a motion picture theme after Dustin Hoffman, a prolific actor who won two ‘Best Actor’ Oscar Awards for ‘Kramer v Kramer’ and ‘Rain Man’.

Hogan Court

White Rock

This street was named after motion picture them for the enormously popular Australian TV presenter and actor, Paul Hogan (The Paul Hogan Show, Crocodile Dundee – 1986).  Mulgrave Shire approved the subdivision.  The survey plan was registered with the Register of titles on 28 November 1994.

Hogan Street

Westcourt

Named after Michael (Mike) Hogan, who was the first Superintendent of Ambulance Brigade that began in Cairns in 1904.  He was also an Alderman from 1921-1927.

Holden Close

Manoora

Named after Alan Stuart Holden who was born in 1917. Alan worked for Cairns City Council 1935-1965 and was Town Supervisor in Weipa 1966-1979. He was co-founder of the Edge Hill Memorial Bowls Club (built on land originally held by the RSL Branch) which opened in January 1955. He became President of the Club in 1952, a position he held for many years. Alan Holden was also actively involved in the RSL, Freemasons, various school committees and the building of the Edge Hill tennis courts. The Cairns City Council approved the street name on 7 December 1987.

(Source: Mrs M Black nee Holden, daughter of Mr Alan Holden, compiled by Mrs Anne Mills nee Woodward)

Hollett Close

Manunda

Named after early settler.

Hollingsworth Street

Portsmith

Named after D.C. Hollingsworth (1892-1976), an authorised surveyor who worked around Cairns between 1937 and the early 1970’s.

Holloways Beach Access Road

Holloways Beach

Providing admittance to Holloways Beach that was originally known as San Remo Beach.

Holly Street

Mooroobool

The estate in which this street exists is based on a floral theme. Holly is a genus of about 400 species of flowering plants with a small berry usually red when mature.  The spiky leaves provide protections for sheltering birds.  In the western cultures the Holly is traditionally used as a Christmas decoration.

Hollywood Boulevard

White Rock

Named after motion picture theme, Hollywood was the location where movies were produced and was nicknamed ‘Tinsel Town’.

Holman Street

Edmonton

Name of a Hambledon Mill Employee that served for 10 years or more.

Holmes Street

Stratford

No information found.

Holroyd Court

Mount Sheridan

No information found.

Homestead Close

Edmonton

The location of the original Swallow’s Hambledon Sugar Plantation home. The street’s survey plan was lodged with the former Mulgrave Shire on 1/5/1978.

Honeysuckle Street

Bayview Heights

Named after honeysuckles which are arching shrubs or twining vines in the family of Caprifoliaceae.  Another name for this plant is woodbine or eglantine a term used in Milton’s verse L’Allegro.

Hood Street

Trinity Park

Streets in this subdivision were named after ships. HMS Hood was a British Battle Cruiser that was sunk by the German Battleship the Bismarck in 1941.

Hook Close

Brinsmead

Named after T.R.S Hook, the first of the businessmen attracted to Cairns by the sugar boom in the district.  An auctioneer, he was appointed as clerk to the Cairns Divisional Board on the 6th August 1880, a position he held until his resignation on the 8th February 1881.  He drowned in March 1887 whilst trying to cross McKinnon’s Creek after returning home from a race meeting at Granite Gorge.

Hooper Close

Gordonvale

Named after Mr W.A. Hooper who was superintendent of Railways in Cairns.

Hop Wah Close

Brinsmead

Named after the Hop Wah estate where the first sugar mill in the district was located and was established by Andrew Leon in the early 1880s.  As well as sugar, many other crops were grown here including rice, cotton and tropical fruits. The site was on Clarkes Creek near where the Stockland Shopping Centre is now.

Hope Street

Clifton Beach

Named after a reef off the Queensland coast.

Hopkins Street

White Rock

No information found.

Horton Lane

Gordonvale

Named after a local family.

Hoskin Road

Miriwinni, Bartle Frere

No information found.

Hospital Street

Babinda

Named after the location of the Babinda Hospital.

Houston Street

Clifton Beach

No information found.

Howard Kennedy Drive

Babinda, Miriwinni

This drive was originally part of the Bruce Highway until the bypass was constructed and it was named after Mr Howard Kennedy (snr) who played a large part in promoting junior sport in the area.  He was a cane farmer who also coached a football side. In 1987 he won the British Empire Medal for services to sport.

Howe Street

Cairns North

Named after William Francis Seymour Howe, Johnstone Shire Councillor 1917-18 and Shire Chairman in 1919.  He was manager of the Mulgrave Sugar Mill, 1919- 39 when he died in a motor vehicle accident in Innisfail.

Howe Street

Gordonvale

Named after William Francis Seymour Howe, Johnstone Shire Councillor 1917-18 and Shire Chairman in 1919.  He was manager of the Mulgrave Sugar Mill, 1919-39 when he died in a motor vehicle accident in Innisfail.

Howie Close

Kewarra Beach

No information found.

Hoya Court

Mount Sheridan

Hoya is a genus of tropical climbing plants with about 200-300 species. They are native to Australia, Southern Asia and Polynesia. The common names for this genus are waxplant, waxvine, waxflower or just hoya.

Hudson Street

Whitfield

Named after the one time District Superintendent of Railways.

Hughes Close

Redlynch

Named after Thomas Hughes, a railway worker who was killed when struck by a wagon on No. 4 Tunnel of the Kuranda Railway construction on the 27th of March 1888.

Hulbert Street

Trinity Park

No information found.

Humbolt Close

Edmonton

Named after a ship that carried immigrants to Australia, amongst the passengers were Peter and Maren Petersen from Denmark travelling to Bowen in 1872.

Hunt Street

Manunda

Named after Thomas Hunt O.S.A. a missionary priest resident in Cairns.

Huntley Crescent

Redlynch

No information found.

Huon Street

Trinity Beach

Named after a Papua New Guinea theme after suggested by a resident who had served as a coast watcher there in World War II. Huon Gulf is in the Solomon Sea off the eastern Coast of Papua New Guinea.

Hussar Close

Kanimbla

No information found.

Hussey Road

Mount Peter

Named after an early farming family in the district. The survey plan for the street was registered on 1/10/1998.

Hutchings Street

Bungalow

Named after Mr Frank Hutchings, farmer and owner of land prior to sub-division.

Hutchinson Street

Edge Hill, Whitfield

Named by the owner of the property after Bishop John Hutchinson, the first Vicar Apostolic Vicariate of Cooktown.  He passed away in Cooktown and is buried there.

Hyacinth Close

Edmonton

This close was named after the common name for a species of orchid. The close was originally named Pansy Close but was changed after the developers thought the lots would not sell due to the negative connotations of the word ‘pansy’.  The survey plan for the close was registered with the Mulgrave Shire on 4/8/1997.

Hymes Street

Kanimbla

Named after Mr Hymes who opened the first store in Cairns.

Hythe Street

Kamerunga

No information found.

Ibis Close

Kewarra Beach

This close was named after the type of bird the ibis. They are highly social birds that gather in large flocks and form a distinctive V-shaped flight pattern.  The Ibis is the symbol of the Ancient Egyptian god Thoth who was the god of knowledge, science and architecture. The name ibis comes from Greek borrowed from Ancient Egyptian hib.

Icefire Quay

Trinity Park

Named after an ocean going maxi yacht based in Victoria.  It was the third yacht to retire in the 2005 Sydney–Hobart Yacht race breaking a mast off Maria Island.

Idaho Close

White Rock

Named after a United States of America theme, Idaho is a Mid-west State.

Idalia Road

Bentley Park, Mount Sheridan

Named after the ship the Idalia that floundered at sea in 1886 without any trace of 8 people aboard after leaving Cairns to visit Green Island.

Illawarra Street

Caravonica

Named after the Illawarra Plum, Podocarpus elatus, which is a native Australian bush tucker plant. Local aboriginals know it as Daalgaal. The Illawarra Plum is an evergreen, conical spreading tree that can grow from 5 to 30m tall and produces vivid purple plum-like fruits.

Illowra Court

Caravonica

No information found.

Illuka Close

White Rock

No information found.

Ilse Close

Clifton Beach

No information found.

Imooya Place

Trinity Park

No information found.

Imperial Court

Smithfield

No information found.

Impey Street

Caravonica

No information found.

Industrial Avenue

Stratford

Named because it runs through an industrial precinct.

Ingham Court

Mooroobool

Named after William Bairstow Ingham, an early sugar planter who settled in the Ingham district in 1873 and was the owner of the Ings (sugar) Plantation.  He was murdered in New Guinea in May of 1877 after being appointed as the Queensland Government Agent there.

Ingot Close

Goldsborough

Named after the gold mining which once occurred in the area.

Innes Street

Westcourt

Probably named for Captain W. Innes who commanded the Zeus to Smithfield in the late 1870s.  He was an auditor for the elections for the Cairns Divisional Board held on 17th July 1880.

Inwood Street

Bramston Beach

Named after an early pioneering family.

Iona Close

Edge Hill

No information found.

Ireland Crescent

Whitfield

This street was named after Francis Robertson Ireland who was born in 1898 and settled in Cairns in 1905. He built the Municipal Library in 1936 and became General Motor Car Dealer in 1931 founding the Company that still bears his name. The Cairns City Council approved the name on the 7th December 1987.

Irene Street

Earlville, Kanimbla, Mooroobool

This street was named for a female Christian name theme.

Iris Lane

Mooroobool

Named after a floral theme, the iris is a genus of 200-300 species of flowering plants with showy flowers. The name is taken from the Greek word for rainbow making reference to the wide range of colours found in the flowers.

Ironwood Street

Mount Sheridan

No information found.

Irvin Access

Little Mulgrave

No information found.

Irvin Lane

Gordonvale

No information found.

Irvin Street

Gordonvale

Named after Wilson Irvin who settled in the area in 1898 and held the position of Director of the Mulgrave Central Mill Company for 27 years.

Isaac Smith Close

Kewarra Beach

This close is named after Isaac Smith who was a crewmember on the HMS Endeavour in 1770.

Isabella Road

Edmonton

Named after Isabella Swallow, the wife of Thomas Swallow who was a sugar cane pioneer in the Edmonton area who opened the Hambledon Mill.

Ishmael Road

Earlville

Named after William David Ishmael, a councillor on the Mulgrave Shire from 1943–51.  The Ishmael family were cane farmers and owned the property adjoining this road.

Isilwood Close

Edmonton

Named after the Hills which form the backdrop for the township of Edmonton. The survey plan was endorsed by the Mulgrave Shire on 31/01/1994.

Isley Street

Edmonton

Named after Sub-Inspector John B. Isley of the Native Mounted Police who was in the Cairns District from 1877 to the late 1880s.  He tried to establish friendly contact with the local Indigenous endeavouring to persuade them to occupy the country around False Cape and Cape Grafton in order to have their own hunting grounds and to be available to the settling population as a source of labour.  The attempt was a failure.

Ivorywood Close

White Rock

Named after a tree theme, Ivorywood grows in Brazil where it is known as pau marfim.  It has a close compact grain displaying a smooth surface resembling ivory.  Its highly rated wear resistance makes the wood a good choice for tool handles, oars, and drawing instruments.

Ivy Close

Mooroobool

The street names for the estate in which this street exists are based on a floral theme. The common names for ivy are Common ivy or English ivy (Hedera helix).

Ixora Court

Mooroobool

The street names for the estate in which this street exists are based on a floral theme. The Ixora coccinea is native to India and Sri Lanka, and has the common names of flame of the woods, jungle flame, or jungle geranium.

Izatt Close

Edge Hill

This close was named after the sub-divider in approximately 1974.

Jacamunda Circuit

Earlville

No information found.

Jacana Close

Bayview Heights

This close was named after the Comb Crested Jacana or Lotus Bird (Irediparra gallinacea). The Comb Crested Jacana is a medium sized water bird with very long legs and long toes to help it walk across floating vegetation in the water.

Jacaranda Close

Manunda

Named after the Jacaranda trees which grew in the area The jacaranda puts on breath-taking floral display with vivid lilac blue clusters of trumpet shaped blossoms. It originates in Brazil and tropical/subtropical parts of South America. With richly figured timber, it is rarely logged because of high ornamental value.

Jacaranda Street

Holloways Beach

Many street names in this suburb were named for a floral theme at the suggestion of resident Anne Edwards. The jacaranda puts on breath-taking floral display with vivid lilac blue clusters of trumpet shaped blossoms. It originates in Brazil and tropical/subtropical parts of South America.  With richly figured timber, it is rarely logged because of high ornamental value.

Jackson Close

Westcourt

No information found.

Jackson Drive

Woree

No information found.

Jackson Street

Miriwinni

Named after early settling family and Cairns Shire Councillor J.H. Jackson 1927–29/1933–35.

Jacob Close

Gordonvale

This close was named after an early farming family who were associated with the Anglican church.

Jadana Close

Mooroobool

This close is named after a member of the Koppen family who were the original owners of the land.

Jade Crescent

Caravonica

Street names in this area are based on precious stones. Jade is an Australian gemstone.

Jagera Close

Kamerunga

The Jagera genus contains 4 species of small rainforest trees in the Sapindaceae family.  The genus is named after an Indigenous Aboriginal tribe that lived in the south-eastern corner of Queensland near where some of these trees are found.

Jago Street

Babinda

Named after William Jago who with his wife Martha settled in Babinda in 1914.  Martha was the daughter of Thomas Henry Parry of Gordonvale. William and Martha had previously been hotelkeepers at Mungana and OK mines in the Chillagoe Mineral Fields.

Jak Gee Street

Redlynch

This street was named after an early Chinese landowner in the Freshwater area.

James Cook Drive

Kewarra Beach

Named in memory of Captain James Cook who sailed past here in June 1770.

James Street

Cairns North, Manunda

Named after Mr H.J. James, president of Cairns Chamber of Commerce and also manager of Cummins & Campbell Ltd.

Jamieson Close

Gordonvale

Named after an early settling family and Cairns Divisional Board member J. Jamieson 1885–86. The family owned Jamieson’s Bakery on Moller Street in Gordonvale.

Jamieson Street

Trinity Beach

Named for John Jamieson, proprietor and manager of the Buchan Point Estate in the 1880s.  This estate covered part of land where the suburb of Trinity Beach now is. The estate covered 5600 acres including six miles of beach frontage opposite Double Island.

Jane Street

Freshwater

No information found.

Janett Street

Yorkeys Knob

This street was named for a female Christian name theme.

Janus Close

Mooroobool

All streets in this estate are based on a Roman theme. Janus was the Roman god of ‘gates and doors’ and ‘beginnings & endings’.  He was usually depicted with 2 faces looking in opposite directions.  He was worshipped at the beginning of harvesting and plantings times, marriages, births and other beginnings.

Jarda Street

Smithfield

No information found.

Jardine Close

Bentley Park

No information found.

Jarrad Close

Mooroobool

This close was named after a member of the Koppen family who were the original owners of the land.

Jasmine Street

Redlynch

This street was named for a rainforest and water theme after the native jasmine (Jasminum didymum subsp. racemosum).

Jasper Street

Woree

Streets in this subdivision are named after minerals and gemstones.  Jasper is an opaque variety of quartz, usually of red, yellow or brown colour.

Jaye Street

Edge Hill

No information found.

Jean Close

Woree

This street was named for a female Christian name theme.

Jenkins Access

Redlynch

No information found.

Jensen Street

Edge Hill

Mr V.H. Jensen was a Cairns City Alderman in 1903-1933 and 1939-1958.

Jensen Street

Manoora

No information found.

Jervis Street

Trinity Beach

Named after a Papua New Guinea theme after suggested by a resident who had served as a coast watcher there in World War II.  Jervis is another name for Mabuiag Island located midway between Papua New Guinea and Queensland and is tribal home to the Gumulal people.

Jessie Close

Yorkeys Knob

This close was named after a female Christian name theme.

Jilbar Close

Caravonica

Jilbar is the Yalanji Indigenous Tribal language word for the Corkwood seed (Duboisia myoporoides).

Jirrima Street

Woree

No information found.

Jitta Close

Mount Sheridan

Named for a plant theme after the Pink Jitta (Fagraea gracilipes) which is a very hard wood. It is used for making swords, spear points, music sticks, knives and fish-hooks.

Joan Street

Bungalow

Named after Joan Collins, the sister of Alderman W.A. Collins, who was Mayor for 22 years.

Johanna Road

Trinity Park

No information found.

John Malcolm Street

Redlynch

John Gordon Malcolm arrived in Kamerunga in the 1880’s as a child. His father worked at the Kamerunga State Nursery to maintain the water supply that was obtained through a pump on the Barron worked by a donkey engine. In later years they put a weir on Rocky Creek above the Railway line and brought the water down by gravitation.

John Street

Cairns North

May have been named after John Newell of the Jack & Newell Stores.

Johnson Road

White Rock

No information found.

Johnson Street

Yorkeys Knob

Named after Frank Johnson who was the licensee of the hotel there until 1935.

Johnston Street

Aeroglen, Stratford

J.M. Johnston was a sawmill owner in the Stratford area.

Jones Access

Bentley Park

No information found.

Jones Road

Gordonvale

Named after early settling family and Cairns Divisional Board member W. Jones 1902

Jones Street

Westcourt

Named after Mr Jones who owned a pig farm and dairy property in the area 1920s-1930s.

Jordan Close

Mooroobool

Name selected by developers.

Jordan Street

Edmonton

Named after an early miner in the area.

Jorgensen Street

Edmonton

This street is named after early settlers to the area who joined the Petersen’s in the first commercial mine in the area.

Joseph Banks Close

Kewarra Beach

Named for an early Australian discovery theme of Captain Cook’s voyage in the Endeavour. Joseph Banks was the botanist.

Josephine Close

Yorkeys Knob

This close was named for a female Christian name theme.

Josephine Falls Road

Bartle Frere

No information found.

Joy Close

Gordonvale

Named after an early pioneering family of the area. Charlie Joy had a radio store near the old Picture Theatre in Gordonvale.

Joyce Road

Woopen Creek

No information found.

Jubilee Street

Edmonton

Named in honour of Cairns 1926 Jubilee.

Jubilee Street

Parramatta Park

Named in honour of Cairns 1926 Jubilee.

Jublin Close

Kewarra Beach

No information found.

Judith Street

Yorkeys Knob

This street was named after Judith Bradshaw, a former female staff member of the former Mulgrave Shire Council.

Jules Street

Kewarra Beach

No information found.

Julia Percy Close

Bentley Park

This close was named after a ship theme. The Julia Percy was captained by Master Banner in 1868 who took the first cargo of pearls from Warrior Reef complex around Yorke Island a west-central Torres Strait Island.

Julian Close

Mooroobool

All street names in this estate are based on a Roman theme. This close was possibly named after Flavius Claudius Julianus (AD332-AD363), known as Julian the Apostate, a name he was given due to his rejection of Christianity. He was the emperor of the Roman world from AD361 until his death in AD363..

Jumna Close

Bentley Park

Named after a ship theme, the Jumna carried 335 Italian pioneers to Australia in 1891.  These immigrants went on to work in the mining, timber-cutting and were the foundation of the Italian community that developed around the Northern Queensland sugar industry.

Junction Street

Edge Hill

No information found.

Jungara Road

Redlynch

The road was named after the Aboriginal name meaning ‘bean tree’.

Juno Close

Mooroobool

All streets in this area are based on a Roman theme. Juno is the goddess of marriage and home.  She was married to Roman god Jupiter representing the wife and life partner.  The month of June is named after this goddess.

Jupiter Close

Clifton Beach

Named for reefs which lie off the Queensland Coastline.

Justine Close

Trinity Beach

No information found.

Kalinda Close

White Rock

This close was named after an early ship of the Cairns area.

Kalinga Court

Mount Sheridan

This court was named after an early ship of the Cairns area.

Kalyan Close

Caravonica

No information found.

Kamala Street

Redlynch

This street is named after the Red Kamala, Mallotus philippensis, a plant that is often used to regenerate degenerated areas of rainforest.

Kambara Street

White Rock

No information found.

Kamerunga Road

Barron, Caravonica, Kamerunga, Redlynch, Smithfield

Named after the township of Kamerunga. It was the road to Kamerunga from Stratford and Freshwater and was gazetted in 1936. Originally known as Cairns-Double Island Road until 1937.

Kangaroo Street

Bentley Park

Streets in this subdivision were named after ships. The HMAS Kangaroo was a boom defence vessel that was laid down on the 15th November 1939, and completed on 26th September 1940.  It was 178ft 6 inches in overall length and displacement was 786 tonne.  It was dismantled in 1968.

Kansas Close

White Rock

Named after a United States of America theme, Kansas is a Mid-Western State.

Karen Close

Woree

This street was named for a female Christian name theme.

Karloo Close

Woree

No information found.

Karwin Street

Bayview Heights

No information found.

Katandra Close

Trinity Beach

No information found.

Katanga Close

Smithfield

Named after a mountain theme, the Katanga province in Zaire is a mountainous, mineral rich province.

Kate Street

Woree

This street was named for a female Christian name theme.

Katoomba Street

Mount Sheridan

This street was named after a theme of early ships of the Cairns area. HMAS Katoomba was a minesweeper (Bathurst class) laid down on 9th September 1940 and launched on the 16th April 1941, with a displacement of 650 tonnes. She was one of the 60 minesweepers commonly known as corvettes that were built in the World War II shipbuilding programme.  Post-war she operated as a minesweeper in PNG, New Britain, and the Solomon Islands. In 1957 she was sold off to HKG Rolling Mills ltd.

Kauri Street

Manoora

All street names in this estate are based on a tree species theme. The Kauri Pine (Agathis microstachya, palmerstonii, robusta) also known as Queensland Kauri or Bull Kauri. It is a large softwood which is native to the Cairns and Maryborough districts.  It is suitable for plywood, furniture, joinery, pattern-making, vats, kitchen utensils, battery separators, turnery and violin bellies. Supplies of this wood are mainly limited to north Queensland.

Kavieng Street

Trinity Beach

Named after a Papua New Guinea theme after suggested by a resident who had served as a coast watcher there in World War II.

Kawana Street

Caravonica

Kawana is a word meaning ‘flowers’.

Keats Close

Mount Sheridan

Named after islands off the North Queensland coast.

Keeble Street

Stratford

Mr A. Keeble, early pioneer in district who established a dairy in West Cairns in 1893 and was a member of the Barron Shire Council in 1907.

Keem Street

Trinity Beach

No information found.

Keirle Avenue

Whitfield

Mr C. Keirle, Alderman (1924-1930) and prominent businessman.

Keith Street

Manoora

Named after the caretaker Green Island in 1910.

Keller Close

Whitfield

Named after Arthur Charles Thomas Keller MBE (1912-1991) and Glen Adelaide Keller (nee Sawyer, 1922-2009). Arthur Keller served and was wounded in WW2. After hospitalisation, he operated mixed grocery stores in Bunda Street and at Edge Hill, and served one term as Alderman on Cairns City Council. He worked tirelessly for the Legacy Association of Cairns, and contributed to the establishment of the Gymnastics Club, Meals on Wheels, TPI Association, Laurel Club and Senior Citizens Association in Cairns. He was awarded an MBE in 1974 for his charity work. His wife Glen was a trained nurse who contributed to the Guides, Scouts, Inner Wheel, Probus and Lifeline. Glen was one of the founders of Meals on Wheels (along with Vera  Woodward and Grace Beaman), and she also supported the Save the Children Fund, Blue Nursing, Red Cross and CWA.(Source: Mrs C Onley, daughter of Mr & Mrs Keller. Supplied by Mrs Anne Mills nee Woodward).

Kelly Street

Earlville

Probably named after the Kelly brothers, Jack & Mick, who operated a road construction company in the 1950s.

Kelpie Close

Mount Sheridan

Named after a theme of early ships of the Cairns area.

Kempton Street

Yorkeys Knob

No information found.

Kendall Street

Mount Sheridan

No information found.

Kennedy Highway

Smithfield

The Kennedy Highway was named after Edmund Kennedy (1818-1848) an explorer who led an expedition to Cape York in 1848 and was killed just 20km before reaching his destination.

Kennedy Street

Aeroglen

This street was named after the explorer Edmund Kennedy (1818-1848) who was killed in 1848 while on an expedition to Cape York.

Kenneth Street

Bayview Heights

This street was named for a male Christian name theme.

Kenny Road

Aloomba

After James Kenny an early Cairns settler who was the owner of a sawmill and a big-businessman.

Kenny Street

Cairns, Portsmith

Named after James Kenny, early settler and local sawmill proprietor in about 1882.  He was also Chairman of the Cairns Divisional Board and was responsible for the first footpaths in Cairns, made with a layer of mangrove mud spread over the sand and then covered with a layer of sawdust.  This was known as ‘Kelly’s Mixture’.

Kenrick Street

Gordonvale

No information found.

Kensington Close

Mount Sheridan

No information found.

Kentia Street

Palm Cove

This street was named for a palm theme. The Kentia Palm (Howea forsteriana) is one of the most beautiful palms in the world and is suitable for growing either indoors or outdoors.  It is an Australian native that occurs naturally on Lord Howard Island from where it gets it genus name.

Keppel Place

Bentley Park

No information found.

Kerlin Close

Redlynch

No information found.

Kern Street

Gordonvale

Named after James Kerns, who came to Australia in 1840 and first settled in the New England ranges of NSW. In 1873 he and two mates set out to walk and ride 2000 miles (3200km to the NQ Palmer River goldfields, where he took up cattle packing on the roads.  He settled in Wright Creek where he proceeded to cut and carry red cedar from the valley. In 1882 he and Michael O’Leary yoked bullocks and hauled the first cane plants to Hambledon Plantation.  He also carted timber to the Pyramid Mill and Mulgrave Mills.

Kerryanne Close

Smithfield

This close was named for a female Christian name theme.

Kerwin Street

Cairns North

No information found.

Kestrel Street

Bayview Heights

This street was named for a bird theme. The Nankeen Kestrel (Falco cenchroides) is a slender falcon found in most parts of Australia, but tends to be absent from dense forests.  Its success as a bird of prey can be largely contributed to its tolerance for a wide variety of habitats and its ability to feed on a variety of foods, and nest in a range of sites.

Keswick Close

Mount Sheridan

No information found.

Kevin Street

Whitfield

A name suggested by W.A. Collins, Kevin being the owner of the property.

Kewarra Street

Kewarra Beach

Named after the beach title where it is situated.

Kidman Street

White Rock

Named after motion picture theme, Nicole Kidman is an Australian actress who has made a number of films. She was married to Tom Cruise, and recently married famed county singer Keith Urban.

Kidston Street

Bungalow

Named after W. Kidston, a Premier of Queensland 1906–7 and 1908-11.

Kiernan Street

Manunda

Named after Cairns City Alderman George Kiernan serving from 1933–39 and 1940–4.

Kieta Close

Trinity Beach

Named after a Papua New Guinea theme after suggested by a resident who had served as a coast watcher there in World War II.

Kimanne Close

Smithfield

This close was named for a female Christian name theme.

Kimba Close

White Rock

No information found.

Kimberley Street

Trinity Park

No information found.

King Street

Babinda

Named after Patrick and Ellen King who came to Babinda from Kuranda in 1914.  They established a Boarding House located near the Railway Station, which was destroyed in the 1918 cyclone.  Patrick King then went on to work at the Babinda Mill.

King Street

Gordonvale

Named after Patrick and Ellen King who came to Babinda from Kuranda in 1914.  They established a Boarding House located near the Railway Station, which was destroyed in the 1918 cyclone.  Patrick King then went on to work at the Babinda Mill.

Kingfisher Close

Earlville

No information found.

Kingsford Street

Mooroobool

First Mayor of Cairns Richard Ash Kingsford 1885-6/1889, whose daughter Catherine was to marry William Charles Smith who was the Manager of the Qld National Bank.  Their son was to become one of Australia’s great heroes, the aviator Sir Charles Kingsford Smith.  R A Kingsford second daughter Caroline married William Swallow, the son of Thos Swallow from the Hambledon Sugar Mill.

Kingsley Close

White Rock

No information found.

Kingston Street

Babinda

This street was originally Nelson Street, but was renamed in honour of Douglas Kingston who married Bessie Cannon, the niece of George Cannon who was the donor of land for the Cairns Horse Racing Club.

Kipling Street

Brinsmead

Named after Joseph Kipling, a nephew of the famous author Rudyard Kipling, who selected 80 acres on the west bank of the Davidson (later Freshwater Creek) on 4 November 1879. He installed a rice mill here.

Kiriwina Close

Trinity Beach

Named after a Papua New Guinea theme after suggested by a resident who had served as a coast watcher there in World War II.

Kirke Street

Mount Sheridan

No information found.

Kirkman Close

Gordonvale

No information found.

Kirra Close

Kewarra Beach

Named after an Australian beaches theme, Kirra Beach is on the Gold Coast.

Kirraly Close

Mooroobool

No information found.

Kirrima Court

Redlynch

No information found.

Kirsten Close

Woree

This close was named for a female Christian name theme.

Kitava Street

Trinity Beach

Named after a Papua New Guinea theme after suggested by a resident who had served as a coast watcher there in World War II.

Kite Close

Bayview Heights

Named for a bird theme, the kite is the common name for about 30 species of typically light built birds of the hawk family Accipitridae.  It is widely distributed over warmer regions of the world.  They are distinguished by their graceful gliding flight, and occur most commonly near water or wetlands.

Klarwein Close

Gordonvale

This close was named after an early family in the Gordonvale district. Herb Klarwein owned a very successful soft drink factory in Gordonvale.

Knight Road

Smithfield

No information found.

Knight Street

Portsmith

No information found.

Knott Court

Whitfield

Name chosen by the developer.

Knowles Street

Babinda

This street is named after medical doctor Dr G. Knowles who at one time owned large areas of the district.

Knowles Street

Whitfield

This street is named after Dr. George Knowles a medical doctor in the Cairns district circa 1910.

Knust Road

Ngatjan, Woopen Creek

No information found.

Koch Street

Manunda, Mooroobool

This street was named after a respected philanthropist, Doctor Edward A Koch who was born in Germany in 1843. Dr Koch was in charge of Cairns hospital for many years and also had his own practice in Cairns.  Dr Koch died on 28 June 1901, aged 57 years and was interred in the McLeod Street cemetery the following day.  A memorial for Dr Koch is located on the corner of Abbott and Spence Streets, Cairns City.  Cairns Council approved the Koch Street subdivision in June 1953 and the survey plan was registered with the Titles Office in June 1954.

Kokoda Street

Trinity Beach

Named after a Papua New Guinea theme after suggested by a resident who had served as a coast watcher there in World War II.

Kokopo Close

Trinity Beach

Named after a Papua New Guinea theme after suggested by a resident who had served as a coast watcher there in World War II.

Konowna Close

Kanimbla

This close was named after TSS Konowna, an Australian United Steam Navigation Company ship.

Koonya Close

Kewarra Beach

Named after an Australian beaches theme, Koonya Beach is near Sorrento Beach in Victoria.

Koppen Terrace

Mooroobool

Named after the subdivider of the land.

Kowinka Street

White Rock

No information found.

Krait Street

Trinity Park

The streets in this subdivision were named after ships.  The Krait was a World War II Commando boat, famous for carrying out a sabotage raid in Singapore Harbour during the war.

Krakatoa Court

Smithfield

This street was named for a mountain theme after an Indonesian volcano. The name was approved on the 21st of November 1988.

Kruckow Road

East Russell

Named after the Kruckow family who owned a number of farms in the area. Members of the family also served as Councillors of the Mulgrave Shire.

Kruckow Street

Miriwinni

Named after the Kruckow family who owned a number of farms in the area. Members of the family also served as Councillors of the Mulgrave Shire.

Kulgun Street

Caravonica

Named after a word meaning ‘good path’.

Kurrajong Street

Earlville

Named after a species of tree, the Kurrajong tree.

Kurrimine Close

Kewarra Beach

Named after an Australian beaches theme, Kurrimine Beach is located on the Far North Queensland coast.

Kurruk Close

White Rock

No information found.

Kym Close

Bayview Heights

This close was named for a female Christian name theme.

La Trobe Close

Trinity Park

Streets in this subdivision were named after ships. The HMAS La Trobe served as a training ship in the 1950s.

Lacewing Drive

Mount Sheridan

No information found.

Lady Penrhyn Close

Bentley Park

This close was named after an English ship in the first fleet to Australia.  She was a convict transport ship of 333 tonnes and was skippered by Master William Sever.  Built in 1786, she carried 101 female convicts. After returning to England she was put on the London-Jamaica run and was captured in 1811 in the West Indies.

Lae Street

Trinity Beach

Named after a Papua New Guinea theme after suggested by a resident who had served as a coast watcher there in World War II.

Laguna Avenue

Redlynch

No information found.

Laidley Close

Bentley Park

Named after an Australian rivers and streams theme, Laidley Creek is located on Coochiemudlo Island in the South East of Queensland.  The streets survey plan was registered on the 9/6/2005.

Lake Morris Road

Kanimbla, Mooroobool

Originally opened in 1976, the former forestry road now provides access to Lake Morris water catchment. It was named after Frank P. Morris, a Cairns City Council Chief Engineer before and during World War II, who envisaged the building of this man-made lake as early as the 1930s.

Lake Placid Road

Caravonica, Kamerunga

Named because this road leads to Lake Placid.

Lake Street

Cairns, Cairns North

Named after Captain T. A. Lake the Skipper of the SS Victoria, one of the first vessels to Cairns.

Lakefield Street

Mount Sheridan

No information found.

Lamb Street

Smithfield

Named after a mountain theme, Lamb Range is located between Gordonvale and the Atherton Tablelands.  This range was named after Edward William Lamb (1828–1910) who was a Member of Parliament for Mitchell (1867-69) and Leichardt (1870 and 1871) and was also Secretary for Public Lands (1867–1868).

Lambus Street

Palm Cove

Named after a seashell theme for the Lambus shell genus.

Lancewood Close

Mount Sheridan

No information found.

Lander Close

Deeral

No information found.

Langan Street

Earlville

Named after a prominent Cairns doctor, Dr. Langan.

Langsat Close

Smithfield

No information found.

Lantana Place

Kewarra Beach

No information found.

Lanzo Street

Gordonvale

No information found.

Lark Close

Clifton Beach

Named after a reef off the Queensland coast.

Larsen Road

Redlynch

No information found.

Latania Close

Palm Cove

No information found.

Lato Close

Mount Sheridan

Named after a ship theme.

Latreille Terrace

Brinsmead

Named after Thomas Mills Latreille, who was an inaugural member of the Cairns Divisional Board on the 20th July 1880. He managed a 1280-acre block of land on the southern bank of the Mulgrave River for the firm Robert Philip & Co, of which he was a partner.  He was a member of the first Health Board of Cairns, appointed on 9 July 1881. By 1882 he was Chairman of the Cairns Divisional Board.

Laurel Avenue

Mount Sheridan

Named after a tree theme, Cinnamonum camphora or Camphor laurel was introduced from London Kew Gardens to the NSW Royal Botanical Gardens in 1828 as an ornamental species.  Subsequently it has spread explosively through the wetter and warmer parts of the eastern seaboard.  Consumption of the fruit, bark and roots are toxic to fauna and can cause their sterility. It is able to out compete native flora and has been declared a noxious weed.

Lauridsen Access

Bellenden Ker

No information found.

Lavell Road

Goldsborough

This road is named after an old family in the Gordonvale area.

Lavender Street

Mooroobool

Named after a floral theme, Lavenders are a genus of about 25–30 species of flowering plants in the mint family.  Lavenders are widely grown in gardens and flower spikes are used in dried flower arrangements and in potpourris.  The plant is also grown commercially for extraction of lavender oil from the flowers for antiseptic and aromatherapy purposes.

Lavis Road

Freshwater

No information found.

Law Street

Cairns North

Named after Andrew Hartill Law, Mayor of Cairns in 1910.

Lawson Close

Kanimbla

Named after an Alderman in 1891.

Lazarus Street

Bungalow

Named after J. Lazarus, an Alderman of the Cairns City Council, from 1952–76.

Le Grande Street

Freshwater

Named after Mr Charles Le Grande an early pioneer of Cairns.  He was a cane farmer near Kamerunga Bridge and Bullock River who carted timber for the Cairns Range railway.  It was originally called Hunter Street after a family who had lived there for many years.

Leafwing Close

Mount Sheridan

This close was named after the Leafwing butterfly. The Australian Leafwing, Doleschallia bisaltide australis, is so called because resting adult butterflies look like a leaf. They are found in the northeast section of Australia as well as in Singapore, South East Asia and the Solomon islands.

Leafy Close

Redlynch

This close was named for a rainforest and water theme.

Leanne Close

Woree

Named for a female Christian name theme.

Lee Street

Freshwater

No information found.

Lee Yan Road

East Trinity

Named after a prominent Chinese Business firm.

Lees Street

Yorkeys Knob

No information found.

Leeuwin Crescent

Bentley Park

Named after a Dutch explorer ship that sailed down the Western Australia coast in 1622.

Leftwich Street

White Rock

This street was named after an early pioneering family and was gravelled in 1962.

Legret Close

Clifton Beach

Named after a reef off the Queensland coast.

Leichhardt Place

Earlville

Named after the Adelaide Steaming Company’s ship that was one of the first ships to arrive in the new port of Cairns in October 1876 and had been active in the district since 1873 when she transported prospectors to Cooktown.

Leighton Crescent

Gordonvale

No information found.

Lena Close

Clifton Beach

Lena Reef is an outer shelf ribbon reef with an area of 7.1 square kilometres, located east of Cooktown.

Lennon Street

Westcourt

Named after James Lennon (1893-1945), a well-known merchant in Cairns and the son of William Lennon (1864-1946).

Lennox Street

Edmonton

Name of a Hambledon Mill Employee that served for 10 years or more.

Lenora Close

Woree

This close was named for a female Christian name theme.

Leon Close

Brinsmead

Named after Andrew Leon, a prominent member of the Chinese community in the very early days of Cairns.  He owned a large property to the south of Cairns where he grew the first sugar cane.  In 1882 his syndicate, Hap Wah, erected the first sugar mill, called the Pioneer Sugar Mill and the first cane was crushed.  He arrived in Cairns from China in October 1876, and his name was originally Andrew Lee On.

Leonard Street

Kewarra Beach

No information found.

Leonards Access

Kewarra Beach

The street was named after the owners of the cane farm in the area.

Leoni Close

Mooroobool

Named after a pioneering family in the area.

Leoni's Access

Gordonvale

Named after an early pioneering family in Gordonvale.

Leopard Street

Woolanmaroo

No information found.

Lesley Street

Smithfield

Named for a female Christian name theme.

Leslie Street

Mooroobool

Named after Leslie Marsh, son of the landowner and sub-divider.

Leumann Road

Aloomba

Named after early pioneering sugar cane family and Cairns Divisional Board member 1890. It is said he lost the entire property in a card game and his daughter June still lives in Cairns today.

Levuka Street

Mount Sheridan

Named for a ship theme after the steamer Levuka which was built in Hamburg, and skippered by Master Christian Thaad.  It was a passenger ship that sailed to Australia in the 1870s.

Lewis Road

Deeral

No information found.

Liberty Street

Portsmith

This name was approved by Cairns City Council February 1988.

Licence Street

Goldsborough

Named after the gold mining that once occurred here.

Lichen Close

Redlynch

Named for a rainforest and water theme, Lichens live on various surfaces such as soil, wood, rock and are often the first to settle in places lacking soil, constituting the sole vegetation in some extreme environments such as those found at high mountainous elevations and at high latitudes.  Lichens can derive their own energy for growth and reproduction directly from sunlight through the photosynthetic activities of an algal partner, and are part of the food available for many animals such as reindeer living in artic regions.

Licuala Close

Kamerunga

Licuala is a genus of tropical palms with fan shaped leaves and over 130 species. The Licuala ramsayi is found in Australia and is commonly known as the Australian fan palm.

Lilac Lane

Mooroobool

Named after a flora theme, Lilacs have been extensively developed in France over the last 100 years which is why so many lilac species have wonderful exotic French names.  The Syringa genus has about 20 species, and the shrubs are popular in parks and gardens throughout temperate zones.  A pale purple colour is generally known as ‘lilac’ after the flower.

Lilium Court

Kewarra Beach

No information found.

Lillian Road

Palm Cove

No information found.

Lillias Close

Earlville

Named after Lillias Starr the landowner prior to subdivision.

Lillipilli Street

Redlynch

This street was named for a rainforest and water theme after a plant species. The Lilli Pilli or Lilly Pilly usually refers to the tree species Acmena smithii, however it is also loosely used in the common names of other plants of the Acmena, Syzygium and Waterhousea genera.

Lily Street

Cairns North

Named after a floral theme.

Lime Street

Mooroobool

The estate in which this street exists is based on a floral theme.

Limewood Street

Mount Sheridan

No information found.

Limpet Close

Trinity Beach

Streets in this area are named after a seashell theme.

Linden Street

Clifton Beach

Named after coral reefs off the Queensland coast, the Linden Bank is a coral shoal located north east of Low Island and is reputed to be the site of Black Marlin sought after by big game fishermen.

Linmen Close

Bentley Park

No information found.

Lion Street

Deeral

No information found.

Lisa Close

Mooroobool

Named after a member of the Koppen family (original owner of land).

Lissner Crescent

Earlville

Named after Mr Lissner who built the Cairns Base Hospital at its present site in 1884.

Little Mulgrave Road

Little Mulgrave

No information found.

Littles Road

Gordonvale

Named after an old family in the area.

Little Street

Manunda

Mr L. Little was once Manager of A.M.P. in Cairns.

Lizard Street

Mount Sheridan

Named after islands off the North Queensland coast.

Lloyd Road

Miriwinni

James Lloyd was one of the first settlers in Babinda. His descendants still live in the same area where he first took up land.

Lobelia Court

Mooroobool

The estate in which this street exists is based on a floral theme.

Lockwood Close

Whitfield

No information found.

Lode street

Edmonton

No information found.

Loeven Street

Parramatta Park

Named after the Loeven family.  Simon Louis Loeven was an early settler and one of the first storekeepers in Cairns, arriving on the first steamer into Cairns.  He was a second-hand dealer and had the first drapery store in Cairns in 1876.  He was also first Chairman of the Cairns Divisional Board when it had its inaugural meeting on 20 July 1880 and on the first committee of the Cairns State School, being elected on 7 April 1879.  He was a member of the first Health Board of Cairns, appointed on 9 July 1881.

Lois Lane

Mount Peter

No information found.

Loftus Street

Meringa

No information found.

Logomeir Road

Edmonton

No information found.

Lois Street

Mooroobool

Name suggested by the owner of the land.

Lola Close

Woree

Streets in this subdivision were named after female Christian name theme.

Lomandra Close

Redlynch

This close was named for a rainforest and water theme after a plant species.

Lomatia Close

Redlynch

This close was named for a rainforest and water theme after the Lomatia group of trees including the ‘crinklebush’ (Lomatia polymorpha) and the ‘holly Lomatia (Lomatia ilicifolia).

Lomax Street

Mooroobool

Named after the Major Trappes Lomax, the Commander of Z force based at House on the Hill in World War II.

Lomond Close

Edge Hill

No information found.

Lomond Street

Smithfield

This subdivision is named after Ben Lomond Mountain Range in central Tasmania.

Long Street

Mooroobool

This street was named after the first matron of Cairns Base Hospital circa late 1870s to early 1880s, Anna Maria Long (nee Paynton). Her husband Henry was a wardsman at the hospital.

Longden Street

Brinsmead

Named after Mulgrave Shire Councillor.

Lookout Terrace

Trinity Beach

No information found.

Lord Close

Edmonton

Named after former Hambledon Mill worker.

Loretta Avenue

Woree

Named after female Christian name theme.

Loridan Drive

Brinsmead

Named after brothers Jean Baptiste and Jean Gustave Loridan, early businessmen involved in sugar at the Pyramid Plantation in 1883.

Lorikeet Street

Freshwater

No information found.

Lorraine Close

Bentley Park

No information found.

Lotus Place

Mooroobool

The street names for the estate in which this street exists are based on a floral theme.

Louis Close

Gordonvale

This close was named after Jim Louis, long time Gordonvale pharmacist in the 1950-1960’s.

Lowanna Close

White Rock

Many streets in this area are named after Australian municipalities. Lowanna is a town located close to Coff’s Harbour in northern New South Wales.

Lower Freshwater Road

Barron, Freshwater, Kamerunga

This road is named after Freshwater Creek that was commonly known as Lower Freshwater.

Lower Lake Morris Road

Kanimbla

This road was named as it is the lower reaches of the Lake Morris Road.

Lowrey Close

Gordonvale

This close was named after a long established storekeeper near the Mulgrave Mill. The store was called Lowrey’s store.

Lucas Street

Gordonvale

No information found.

Lucky Street

Edmonton

Named after the Lucky Wednesday mine that was worked by an old Carbine miner and Les Farmer. A flying fox to the valley below transported the extracted ore. The street’s survey plan was registered on the 2/8/2000.

Lucy Close

Kanimbla

The theme of street names for this area was woman folk of the farmers working the cane lands since the 1960s.

Luisa Street

Edmonton

This street was named after the Luisa Mine on Mount Peter. The name was suggested by Kay Earl a local historian. The streets survey plan was registered on 25/6/1998.

Luke Street

Holloways Beach

No information found.

Lum Jim Street

Redlynch

No information found.

Lumley Street

Parramatta Park

Named after C. Lumley Hill, who was the Member for Cook in 1885, and was the sub-collector of Customs in Cairns.

Lychee Close

Manoora

The Queensland Housing Commission requested Brookside estate be named after tropical fruits.

Lydia Street

Smithfield

The streets in this subdivision are based on female Christian names.

Lynch Street

Bungalow

Named after an early settler.

Lynd Street

Mount Sheridan

No information found.

Lyndel Drive

Bayview Heights, Woree

Named for a female Christian names theme.

Lyndon Close

Bentley Park

Named after an Australian rivers and streams theme, Lyndon River is located in the Pilbara region of WA. The streets survey plan was registered on 28/7/2005.

Lynette Street

Woree

Named after a female Christian name theme.

Lyons Street

Bungalow, Portsmith, Westcourt

Named after James Lyons (1842–1915) a saw miller and timber hauler who arrived in Cairns in 1881 and took over Kenny’s sawmill. He was Mayor of Cairns in 1895-96 and also a Member of the Queensland Parliament for the seat of Cairns from 11 March 1902 – 27 August 1904, and again in 1908.  He was the founder of the Cairns Stock Exchange in 1906, the President of the Cairns Chamber of Commerce, Jockey and Bowling Clubs and President of the Hospital and Cairns School of Arts.

Mabel Street

Mount Sheridan

Named after an island off the North Queensland coast.

Mac Peak Crescent

Smithfield

Named after a mountain theme.

Macadamia Close

Redlynch

This close was named for a rainforest and water theme after the macadamia plant species.

Macalister Place

Smithfield

Named by George Dalrymple on the 20th October 1873 after the Honourable Arthur MacAlister, Colonial Secretary and Premier of Queensland.

MacArthur Close

Palm Cove

Named for a palm theme after theMacarthur Palm (Ptychospermum macarthurii). A most elegant clumping, slender feather-leaved palm native to Northern Queensland where it thrives.

Macbar Court

Edmonton

No information found.

Macdonnell Street

Edge Hill

After H.K.N. MacDonnell, the founding Partner of MacDonnell Solicitor firm, who arrived in 1897.

Macdonnell Street

Manunda

After H.K.N. MacDonnell, the founding Partner of MacDonnell Solicitor firm, who arrived in 1897. The street was surveyed on the 28th of August 1947 for the Cairns City Council and was registered on the 18th of June 1948.

Machan Street

Machans Beach

Named after the Machan family.  Richard (Dick) Morton Machan purchased 250 acres of land at Machans Beach, then known as    Barron Beach, on the 27th March 1924 and settled on the beachfront. Richard and his four children were the first permanent residents of Machans Beach.

Machans Beach Access Road

Machans Beach

Named as it provides admittance to Machans Beach.

Macilwraith Street

Manoora

Named after Sir Thomas MacIlraith (1835–1900) a civil engineer who was the Premier of Queensland in 1879–83 and again in March to October 1893.  The street is bearing the incorrect spelling.

Mackellar Close

Edmonton

Named after a Hambledon Mill manager 1943-1957. The survey plan was registered on 25/7/1988.

Mackey Close

Brinsmead

Named after Thomas Mackey who was a packer to the Palmer River goldfields before becoming the first Chairman of the Mulgrave Central Mill in 1895, and he was also a member of the Cairns Divisional Board. He owned and ran a dairy before taking on the cane farm where the Meringa experimental sugar station is now.

MacNamara Street

Manunda

Named after John MacNamara, who with his brother were Government and General auctioneers in the early days in Cairns.

Maconachie Street

Woree

Surveyed on the 25th of July 1996 for the Cairns City Council and was registered on the 13th of August 1996.

Macquarie Street

Gordonvale

No information found.

Madang Street

Trinity Beach

Named after a Papua New Guinea theme after suggested by a resident who had served as a coast watcher there in World War II.

Madigans Drive

Mount Sheridan

The street is part of Forest Gardens Estate, which is being developed in a joint venture between Daikyo and Delfin Lend Lease. The street was surveyed on the 12th of March 1998 for the Cairns City Council.

Madon Close

Gordonvale

The close was surveyed on the 27th of February 1998 by the Cairns City Council for Vamgold Pty Ltd, and was registered on the 30th March 1998.

Magazine Street

Aeroglen, Stratford

So named because there was a powder magazine in this street.  The street was first surveyed in 1902 and an area was gazetted for an explosive magazine reserve.  The magazine factory was built and commissioned in the later half of the 1890s, under the management of John Miller.  It closed in 1950.  The Magazine keeper was Arthur Sidney Howgego (1872–1964) who lived in a cottage beside the Magazine.

Magee Street

Aeroglen

Named after police sergeant J.J. Magee who arrived in Cairns in 1890.

Magnolia Street

Holloways Beach

Streets in this suburb were named after a floral theme on the suggestion of resident Ann Edwards.  The Magnolia genus is a large genus of about 210 flowering plant species in the family of Magnoliaceae.  The genus is named after Pierre Magnol, a French botanist from Montpellier.  It is an ancient genus with fossilised specimens having been found dating to 20 million years ago.

Mahab Street

Kewarra Beach

The street was named after an early sub-divider and was surveyed on the 16th of May 1983 for the Mulgrave Shire Council and Ramine Pty Ltd. It was registered on the 1st of August 1983.

Maher Road

Gordonvale

Named after an early farming family. The street was surveyed on the 15th of June 1929 for the Township of Gordonvale and was registered on the 21st of August 1929.

Mahogany Street

Holloways Beach

Streets in this suburb were named after a floral theme on the suggestion of resident Ann Edwards.  The Eucalyptus acmenoides has the common name of white mahogany or stringbark, the Eucalyptus pellita or E. resinifera is known as the red mahogany, and the Eucalyptus robusta is also known as the swamp mahogany and is a favoured plant for koalas.

Mahogany Street

Manoora

Street names in this estate are based on a tree species theme. Mahogany wood is famed for its use in furniture as it is easy to work and displays a beautiful reddish sheen when polished.  It was popular for use in antique furniture such as Chippendale pieces.

Maina Street

Woree

The street was surveyed on the 17th of April 1973 for the Cairns City Council and was registered on the 12th of October 1973.

Maisel Close

Smithfield

The close was surveyed on the 4th of May 1995 for the Cairns City Council and Tropical research & Development Pty Ltd. It was registered on the 28th of April 1995.

Maitland Road

Gordonvale

This road took its name from a master brick maker who lived in the area. He lived at the crossing of Mackey’s Creek.

Majestic Street

Kamerunga

The survey for the street was done on the 17th of October 1994 for the Shire of Mulgrave and Newland Developments. It was registered on the 21st of November 1994.

Makoo Close

White Rock

The close was surveyed on the 14th of June 1974 for the Shire of Mulgrave and Watkins Ltd, and was registered on the 27th of November 1974.

Malabar Street

Mount Sheridan

Named after a ship theme.

Malaponte Close

Gordonvale

No information found.

Malibu Close

White Rock

Named after a United States of America theme, Malibu is located in the state of California.

Mallicoola Crescent

Edmonton

No information found.

Mangano Close

Brinsmead

The close was surveyed on the 5th of April 1990 for the Shire of Mulgrave and Wilispa Pty Ltd and was registered on the 14th of June 1990.

Mango Drive

Earlville

Named after the large mango trees growing along the creek bank on the land at the time of the subdivision.

Mangosteen Close

Smithfield

The close was named after a tropical fruit tree species Garcinia mangostana, “the Queen of Tropical Fruits”. The Mangosteen is native to the Sunda Islands and Moluccas regions of South East Asia and is grown in many tropical areas. The fragrant fruit is sweet and creamy, citrusy with a touch of peach flavour, however, the purplish ink juice of the outer shell is a dye that can be almost impossible to remove from fabric.

Manilla Close

Mount Sheridan

The close was surveyed on the 7th of February 2000 for Cairns City Council and Daikyo. It was registered on the 9th of February 2000.

Manly Close

Kewarra Beach

Named after Australian beaches theme, Manly is a popular Sydney beach.

Mann Street

Edmonton

Mr J. Mann, (1869–1939) of Scottish descent, arrived in 1889, and he was a sugar cane farmer in Edmonton and Secretary of the United Irish League of Cairns. He was also an Australian Labour Party member of the Queensland parliament from 27 August 1904 – 27 April 1912.

Mann Street

Westcourt

Named after Mr John Mann, of Scottish descent, who was an Australian Labour Party member of the Queensland parliament for this district.  The earliest known survey plan for this street is dated 1940, for the area between Tills St and Lyons St.  The street was generally established from west to east the more recent areas of the street being surveyed between 1965 and 1969.

Manoi Close

Bentley Park

No information found.

Mansfield Street

Earlville

Named after a prominent Doctor Edward (Teddy) Palmer Mansfield in Cairns.

Manus Street

Trinity Beach

Named after a Papua New Guinea theme after suggested by a resident who had served as a coast watcher there in World War II.

Maori Close

Clifton Beach

Named after Maori reef which is located east of Gordonvale.

Maple Crescent

Edge Hill

Maples are trees of the genus Acer and are usually distinguished by their opposite leaf arrangement. Maples are important as cultivated ornamental plants, for syrup sources and timber production. Maple wood is used for many things including bowling pins and lanes, drums, musical instruments and butchers blocks. The street was surveyed on the 30th December 1970 for the Mulgrave Shire Council and Norman Enterprises. It was registered on the 17th of April 1971.

Maple Street

Holloways Beach

Streets in this suburb were named after a floral theme on the suggestion of resident Ann Edwards. The maple (Acer saccharum) is a deciduous tree which means it loses its leaves in winter. Maples are important as cultivated ornamental plants, for syrup sources and timber production. Maple wood is used for many things including bowling pins and Lanes, drums, musical instruments and butchers blocks.

Maranoa Street

Parramatta Park

Maranoa was the name of a steamship built in 1883 and was owned by the Australasian United Steam Navigation Company (AUSN Co.). It was broken up in Bombay, India in 1911. The street was surveyed in early 1912 for Cairns City Council and was registered on the 11th of November 1912.

Mararna Street

Trinity Beach

Named after a Papua New Guinea theme after suggested by a resident who had served as a coast watcher there in World War II.

Marchant Street

Manoora

The street was surveyed on the 21st of August 1985 for the Cairns City Council and the Queensland Housing Commission. It was registered on the 21st of January 1987.

Marcia Close

Smithfield

This close was named for a female Christian name theme.

Marcus Close

Mooroobool

All street names in this estate are based on a Roman theme.

Maree Street

Freshwater

Named after Tom Maree Senior who built ‘Freshwater Cottage’ in the 1920s.

Marella Close

Manoora

The close was named after the merchant steamship ‘Marella’ which was an ex-German ship built for the East Africa trade. She was the flagship of Burns, Philp and Company, which is an Australian based food production and distribution company established in 1873. Upon the outbreak of war with Japan, the ‘Marella’ was used extensively as a troop carrier throughout the Pacific to New Guinea and other war areas. Jack Woodward, who subdivided this area, travelled on the ‘Marella’ from Brisbane to Singapore in October 1941 with 14 other airmen. Of the 15 airmen, five lost their lives in WW2, five were Prisoners of War, and five escaped and survived the War.

Maren Street

Edmonton

Named after early settler in the area Maren Petersen the wife of Peter Petersen after whom Mount Peter is named. The names for all of the McKinnon Glen subdivision were suggested by Kay Earl a local historian who wrote Mount. Peter Gold mine history.

Marett Street

Stratford

Named after Mrs Marett who ran the ferry at Stratford over the Barron River.

Margaret Street

Redlynch

The street was surveyed on the 17th of July 1935 for Cairns City Council and was registered on the 15th of May 1936.

Margo Street

Yorkeys Knob

This street was named after a female Christian name theme.

Maria Street

Woree

This street was named after a female Italian Christian name.

Marian Close

Smithfield

This close was named after a female Christian name theme.

Marietta Street

Holloways Beach

The street was surveyed on the 31st of January 1980 for the Mulgrave Shire Council and was registered on the 10th of April 1980.

Marigold Close

Mooroobool

The estate in which this street exists is based on a floral theme.

Marina Quay

Trinity Park

Named after an ocean going maxi yacht theme.

Marino Street

Manoora

Named after the sub-divider.

Mario Street

Woree

Named after Mario Calanna, who subdivided the land and was originally a sugarcane farmer of the area.

Mark Close

Holloways Beach

This close was surveyed on the 31st of January 1980 for Mulgrave Shire Council and was registered on the 10th of April 1980.

Marks Place

Manoora

Marks Place was surveyed on the 2nd of November 1994 for Cairns City Council and Elfin Pty Ltd and was registered on the 29th of August 1995.

Marlin Parade

Cairns City

Named after the renowned Giant Black Marlin of the waters off Cairns.

Marmion Close

Kewarra Beach

Named after an Australian beaches theme, Marmion Beach is in the city of Joondalup, Western Australia.

Marr Street

Edmonton

Named after an early Scottish family of the area.

Marsden Street

Mount Sheridan

Named after an island off the North Queensland coast.

Marsh Street

Earlville

Named after Freddie Marsh, a well-known butcher, who was the owner of the property before it was sub-divided.

Marsh Street

Woree

The street was surveyed on the 23rd of November 1948 for Mulgrave Shire Council and was registered on the 28th of July 1949.

Marshall Street

Machans Beach

Named after Mr Marshall who died in the 1927 cyclone.

Marshall Street

Bungalow

The street was surveyed on the 15th of April 1952. Cairns City Council approved the subdivision on the 6th of October 1955.

Marti Street

Bayview Heights

Named after the developer.

Martin Street

Babinda

Named after Miss Margaret Hart Martin, who was a half-sister of Miss Janet Taylor Munro. These sisters shared a close family bond, and were famed for their philanthropic work.  In honour of their community service the Cairns inner city park was named after them Munro Martin Park.

Martin Street

Freshwater

Named after Cocky Martin of Freshwater who had an orchid and Chinese garden in the area in the early days.

Martyn Street

Manunda, Parramatta Park

Named after an early Blacksmith of Cairns.

Marvin Close

White Rock

Named for a motion picture them after Lee Marvin, who was a gravelly voiced actor who made many feature films and won the ‘Best Actor’ Oscar Award for the move ‘Cat Ballou’.  He was a passionate Marlin fisherman, and often visited Cairns in the early 1970s.

Mary Parker Drive

Redlynch

This street was surveyed on the 17th of December 2003 for the Cairns City Council and Marlin Coast Developments. It was registered on the 22nd of December 2003.

Mary Street

Parramatta Park

This street name was approved at a Cairns Municipal Council meeting on the 11th of December 1922.

Mason Street

Stratford

This street was originally known as Bertie Street in the 1927 subdivision but was renamed in honour of William Walter Mason a Cairns pioneer. He had a 160-acre property on the Barron River named ‘Acacia Bank’.

Massey Street

Edmonton

Named after a long serving Hambledon Mill manager. The registration of the streets survey plan was made on 16/7/1985.

Matador Close

Bayview Heights

This close was named for a Spanish theme.  Only skilled toreros (bull handler) can be elevated to the title of Matador at a special bullfight called an alternative.

Matheson Drive

Brinsmead

Named after Mulgrave Shire Councillor of the same name.

Matilda Close

Woree

Streets in this subdivision are named after a female names theme.

Matisia Close

Mount Sheridan

Named for a tropical theme, the Matisia cordata is a fast growing tropical tree native to the lowland rainforests of Peru, Equador and adjacent areas of Brazil.  It will grow best in hot humid areas, needing protection from cold and winds.

Matoska Close

Mount Sheridan

Early ship of the Cairns area. The street was surveyed for the Shire of Mulgrave and Cairns Real Estate Pty Ltd and was registered on the 12th of July 1993.

Matthew Street

Holloways Beach

No information found.

Matthews Road

Eubenangee

No information found.

Maurice Street

Kewarra Beach

No information found.

Maxwell Access

Woopen Creek

No information found.

May Road

Eubenangee

No information found.

Mayers Street

Edge Hill

Mr W.H.J. Mayers, the first District Grand Master of the District Grand Lodge of Carpentaria.

Mayers Street

Gordonvale

George Russell Mayer prominent businessman and chairman of the Cairns Coffee Growers Association that was formed in 1899, and an Alderman on the Cairns Shire Council.

Mayers Street

Manunda

Mr W.H.J. Mayers, the first District Grand Master of the District Grand Lodge of Carpentaria.

Mayfield Court

Mount Sheridan

Streets in this subdivision are named after ships.

Mayflower Street

Mount Sheridan

This street was named after a ship theme. In 1620 the Mayfield brought the Pilgrims from England to New England, a two-month journey. She was a wineship of 180 tonne burden.

Maynard Close

Mount Sheridan

No information found.

Mayne Close

Bentley Park

The close was named after the Mayne River, which is located in South-western Queensland. The survey plan for the street was completed on the 8th of June 2005 and was registered with the Cairns City Council on the 20th of June 2005.

Maytown Close

Manoora

Named after the old town on the Palmer River.

Mazlin Street

Edge Hill

Named after Vera Woodward (nee Mazlin), wife of Jack Woodward who subdivided this area from the 1960s. Vera’s family were early pioneers on the Atherton Tableland. Her father built and owned a retail store on the eastern corner of Lake and Shields street from 1910 until the 1960s. Vera was community minded and formed the 5th Cairns Guide Co. in 1952, and the 1st Edge Hill Guide Co. in 1954. She was the first Captain in each and was Akela for the 4th Cairns Cub Pack 1960-1966. Vera’s other notable community roles included President of the Edge Hill School Auxiliary, she founded the Edge Hill School Tuckshop, was one of the founders of Cairns Meals on Wheels, was an Inner Wheel member and in the CWA. Vera’s lifetime of community service was recognised with a Paul Harris Fellowship.

Supplied by Mrs Anne Mills nee Woodward, edited by Cairns Regional Council.

McAlister Avenue

Kewarra Beach

No information found.

McAlloon Road

Aloomba

Named after early pioneering family and Cairns Shire Councillor.

McAlpine Close

Brinsmead

Surveyed for the Shire of Mulgrave on the 18th of May 1992 by Sam Industries. The plan was registered on the 24th of July 1992.

McBride Street

Redlynch

No information found.

McCann Close

Edmonton

No information found.

McCarthy Close

Brinsmead

Named after Mulgrave Shire councillor, M J McCarthy and he is recorded as having purchased the old hospital building 1884.

McColl Close

Redlynch

This close was named after John McColl who was a pilot involved in an air crash in the Freshwater Valley in 1943.

McCoombe Street

Bungalow, Manoora, Mooroobool, Westcourt.

Named after Thomas McCoombe a carpenter and builder who constructed the original post office and the Queensland National Bank as well as the first school.  He was born in Londonderry, Ireland in 1848 and arrived in Cairns in 1881.  He was elected to the Cairns Town Council in 1895. The area serviced by this street was opened up in November 1876 as the first rural settlement of Cairns.  The area was first known as Three Mile because that was the distance to the town centre.  Many Chinese market gardens were established here and the produce was sent to Cairns via Chinaman Creek.

McCormack Street

Edge Hill, Manunda, Mooroobool.

Named after William McCormack (1879 – 1947), he was a miner at Irvinebank and was State Secretary of the Australian Workers Union. He was a member of Parliament for Cairns from 1912 to 1930.  He was Speaker from 1915 until 1919, and Home Secretary from 1919 – 1923.  He was the first Queensland born Premier elected.

McDonald Close

Palm Cove

Named after Tom McDonald a pioneer aviator in the 1930s as well as the owner of a jewellery business.

McDonald Road

Bellenden Ker

The road was surveyed on the 8th of July 1999 for Cairns City Council.

McEachan Street

Edmonton

Name of a Hambledon Mill Employee that served for 10 years or more.

McEwen Street

Mooroobool

Named for the 1945 President of Cairns Chamber of Commerce.

McFarlane Drive

Kanimbla

Named after Andy McFarlane, an early packer, who was involved in the First Landing in 1876.

McGregor Road

Smithfield

Named after Sir William McGregor GCMB, CB and Governor of Queensland 1908–1915.

McGregor Street

Mooroobool

Named after Sir William McGregor GCMB, CB and Governor of Queensland 1908–1915.

McGuane Close

Brinsmead

The close was surveyed on the 8th of December 1992 for the Shire of Mulgrave Council and was registered on the 12th of January 1993.

McGuigan Street

Earlville

Named after owner of the property whose family owned a cane farm and the street bounded one of the sides of their farm.

McHugh Crescent

Whitfield

Named after cane farmer Mr McHugh, owner of the land before it was sub-divided.

McKauge Street

Earlville

Named after Mr Ron McKauge, local prominent businessman who served in the Royal Australian Navy in World War II, and was prominent in ex-servicemen’s affairs.

McKay Street

Manoora

This street was possibly named after George McKay who served on the Divisional Board. He was one of the first butchers in Cairns and was in partnership with James Collinson in Collinson & McKay Butchers.

McKenzie Street

Cairns North

Named after Mr C. McKenzie, Mayor in 1905 & again in 1912 & 1913.

McKinlay Street

Whitfield

Named after a worker who helped build & construct Mr Ponticello's sub-division.

McLachlan Street

Manunda

Named after Dr Donald McLachlan was Mayor of Cairns in 1904.

McLaughlin Road

Bentley Park

This road originated in 1885 and was gravelled in a two-stage process in 1952 and 1960. It was named after the McLaughlin family who were farmers of the area. Mango Park was the name of their home.

McLean Street

Cairns North

The street was surveyed on the 27th of June1939 for Cairns City Council and was registered on the 25th of July 1939.

McLeod Street

Cairns City, Cairns North

Named after Norman McLeod who was the clerk of the party of Customs Officials that arrived in Trinity Bay on the S.S. Porpoise 6 October 1876.  He acted as the first postmaster and established the post office with an empty brandy case hung on his tent pole as the postal furniture.

McMahon Drive

Fishery Falls

Named in honour of Dr McMahon who had a farm in the district that he subdivided into housing lots.

McManus Street

Whitfield

Named after Richard (Dick) T McManus who was an Alderman of the Cairns City Council 1930–49.  His wife was Paulina (nee Fox) who was an active member of the Country Women’s Association passing away in the early 1920s.

McNab Road

Aloomba, Fishery Falls

No information found.

McPaul Road

Bellenden Ker

Named after John McPaul senior who arrived in the district in 1888 and took up land here.  He opened a butcher shop to supply residents in the Millville District and was also the mail carrier.

McPhail Street

Edmonton

Named after R.F. McPhail head teacher at the Hambledon State School in 1939.

McPherson Close

Edge Hill

Named after Mr Alan McPherson Consulting Engineer, approx 1983.

McRobbs Close

Edmonton

Named after a mine which was on the summit of the district.

McSweeney Crescent

Gordonvale

No information found.

McSweeney Drive

Gordonvale

No information found.

Meander Close

Brinsmead

A meander is a bend in a River also known as an oxbow loop.  A meander is formed because the River flows faster on the outside edge of the smaller curve and slower on the inside edge resulting in deposition of sediment on the inner edge.

Meerawa Road

Aloomba

The road was surveyed on the 2nd of September 1930 for Mulgrave Shire Council and was registered on the 7th of October 1930.

Megan Close

Freshwater

The close was surveyed on the 30th May 1974 for Mulgrave Shire Council and Strachan and Chariner. It was registered on the 10th of July 1974.

Megan Street

Freshwater

No information found.

Meillion Court

White Rock

Named after motion picture theme, John Meillion was an Australian actor who endeared himself to the Australian television community.

Mein Close

Brinsmead

Named after J.S.V Mein who first camped at Green Island in 1857–58.  He set up a beche-de-mer station there and claimed to have climbed Green Hill in 1958.

Melaleuca Street

Manunda

Named after large groupings of Melaleuca trees on the sub-division.

Melchiori Close

Edmonton

Long established farming family still residing in the district, the street’s survey plan was registered 20/8/2002.

Melia Close

Mount Sheridan

The close was surveyed on the 19th of November 1996 for Cairns City Council and Daikyo and was registered on the 9th of December 1996.

Melinga Close

Caravonica

The close was surveyed on the 20th of September 1985 for Mulgrave Shire Council and Thiess Watkins. It was registered on the 30th of January 1986.

Melissa Close

Clifton Beach

The close was surveyed on the 9th of June 1995 for Cairns City Council and was registered on the 27th of June 1995.

Meller Street

Barron

After local family that resided in the area between 1930 and 1981, who conducted a tailoring business in Freshwater.

Melville Close

Mount Sheridan

Named after islands off the North Qld coast.

Melvin Close

Edmonton

Named after early Edmonton settler. Laurie Melvin was a storekeeper in the Hambledon area in the 1900s. M. Melvin was a butcher and racehorse owner.

Mendelsohn Close

Gordonvale

No information found.

Mendi Close

Trinity Beach

Named after a Papua New Guinea theme after suggested by a resident who had served as a coast watcher there in World War II.

Mentana Close

Mount Sheridan

No information found.

Menzies Road

Bartle Frere

The road was surveyed on the 1st of March 1919 for Mulgrave Shire Council and was registered on the 11th of March 1919.

Meranti Street

Edmonton

Named after species of Orchids.

Mercurio Street

White Rock

Named after motion picture theme, Gus Mercurio arrived in Australia as a former boxer and qualified referee before being discovered by television. His son Paul started in the film ‘Strictly Dancing’.

Mercury Close

Mount Sheridan

Named after a ship theme, the Mercury was a passenger ship which carried immigrants from Europe to America and Australia.

Mercy Close

Gordonvale

Named after the Sisters of Mercy.

Mermaid Close

Bentley Park

This close was named after HM Mermaid a ship involved in the exploration of Northern Australia. The Mermaid was under the command of Captain Philip Parker King and explored the North Queensland coast in 1819-1820. On 13th June 1829 the Mermaid was lost on a reef south east of Fitzroy Island while on a voyage from Sydney to Port Raffles, Darwin.

Merri Street

Bentley Park

No information found.

Merrybrook Street

Freshwater

Named after the Merrybrook farm which was the original name of the Bugeja’s farm.  Simon Bugeja and his family grew bananas in the area for many years.

Mesa Close

Smithfield

Named after a mountain theme, the Grand Mesa mountain in west central Colorado is the largest of its kind in the world reaching heights of 11000ft.  The mesa was formed as lava seeped upward through fissures in the earth 10 million years ago.

Messina Close

Kanimbla

No information found.

Meston Crescent

Brinsmead

Named after Archibald Meston (1851–1924) a noted Cairns identity, explorer and member of Parliament for Rosewood for 3 years from 1879.  He was the first Protector of Aborigines for Southern Queensland from 1898.  He arrived in Cairns in 1881 and was Chairman of the Cairns Divisional Board from 1883 to 1884.  He purchased a farm in Kamerunga in 1883 that he called Cambanora and was actively involved in bringing the railway line to Cairns. In 1910 he was appointed Director of the Queensland Government Tourist Bureau in Sydney.

Mestrez Street

Earlville, Mooroobool

Named after the Mestrez family who were pioneers in the district.  Charles Mestrez was the manager of the Telegraph line at Cairns from September 1878.

Meteor Street

Mount Sheridan

This street was named after a ship that carried immigrants to Australia. The Meteor was a 240-ton barque ship built at Whitehaven England and was launched on 15th September 1826.  She operated in the trade to Australia and Tasmania early in her career.  She was lost in 1856 whilst under the command of Capt. P.W. Kidd on passage from Newcastle for Rio.

Metric Close

Smithfield

This close is named on an educational theme due to its proximity to James Cook University.

Mia Street

Kewarra Beach

Named after an Australian beaches theme, Monkey Mia Beach is on the Western Australian coast and is famous for its resident dolphins.

Miami Road

Kewarra Beach

No information found.

Miara Close

Kewarra Beach

Named after an Australian beaches theme, Miara is north of Bundaberg in Queensland.

Michael Dwyer Close

Stratford

No information found.

Michaelangelo Drive

Redlynch

Michaelangelo Agius (1917-1992) was a Maltese immigrant who arrived in Cairns in 1936.  He was a cane cutter in the Fishery Falls and Mena Creek areas before arriving in Redlynch in 1947 when he bought a farm with his brothers from Jimmy Rice. The area was farmed for sugar cane until 1989 and is now known as Redlynch Grove.

Michaelmas Close

Clifton Beach

Named after Michaelmas Cay which is located just north of Green Island. The cay is surrounded by coral reefs and is unique as it is the nesting place for thousands of sea birds. Access to the Cay is restricted to protect the birds.

Michelia Street

Palm Cove

No information found.

Mighell Close

Gordonvale

This close was named after the Mighell family. Sir Norman Mighell, a son of the family, was Australia’s deputy high commissioner in London from 1946-1949. The close was surveyed in on the 20th of September 1989 and was registered with the Mulgrave Shire Council on the 20th November 1989.

Milano Street

Woree

Named after an Italian theme, Milan is a city in Italy.

Miles Street

Manoora

Named after W. Miles who was the Queensland Minister for Works when the decision was made to build the Cairns Range railway in 1885.

Miley Close

Gordonvale

No information found.

Milford Close

Kanimbla

This close was named after a Cairns based Town Solicitor in 1888.

Milko Close

Brinsmead

No information found.

Mill Road

Edmonton

This road was named after the Hambledon Sugar Mill that was located nearby. The mill operated from 1883 to 1991.

Mill Street

Babinda

This street was named as it leads to the Babinda Central Mill.

Mill Street

Gordonvale

Named after the Mulgrave Central Sugar Mill in the vicinity.

Millard Street

Manoora

No information found.

Miller Street

Parramatta Park

Named after either John Miller, who was one of the customs officials who came to Cairns to open a port for the collection of custom’s duties on 6 October 1876 or Sinclair Miller, building contractor and one time Mayor of Cairns in 1908.  He worked on the construction of the Hambledon Mill in 1882 as a carpenter. The street name was approved at a Cairns Town Council meeting on 11 December 1922.

Millhouse Close

Edmonton

After the sugar mill homestead that was located in this area.

Milln Close

Clifton Beach

Named after Milln reef located east of Green Island that offers a number of exciting diving sites, wall dives and swim throughs. Many marine animals can be seen here including sleeping parrot fish, turtles, barracudas and even bull rays.

Mills Close

Manoora

No information found.

Mills Street

Edmonton

No information found.

Miltonia Street

Edmonton

The name for an orchid theme, the Miltonia lindl is a small genus of the orchid family. They are named after Lord Fitzwilliam Milton, an English orchid enthusiast, and are native to Central and Southern Brazil down to Argentina.  The street’s survey plan was registered on 11/12/1996.

Mimosa Street

Holloways Beach

Many street names in this suburb were named for a floral theme at the suggestion of resident Ann Edwards. Mimosa (Albizia julibrissin) also known as silky acacia or silk tree and its native range is Iran to Japan. Because it can grow in a variety of soils, produce large seedpods and re-sprout when damaged. It is an aggressive plant that can out compete other native species.

Minerva Avenue

Mooroobool

All streets in this estate are based on a Roman theme, Minerva was a Roman Goddess of handcrafts.

Mineshaft Street

Goldsborough

Named after the gold mining that used to occur here.

Minnie Street

Cairns, Parramatta Park

Minnie & Florence were named after the two daughters of Captain Mylchreest, the first Harbour Master of Cairns.

Mintaro Crescent

Woree

No information found.

Mirinjo Access

Woopen Creek

No information found.

Mission Road

White Rock

No information found.

Mist Green Close

Brinsmead

No information found.

Mistletoe Close

Kamerunga

Mistletoe is the common name for various parasitic plants. The species grow on a variety of trees and can eventually prove fatal to them where infestation is heavy. Generally, damage more commonly only results in growth reduction. They are spread by birds that eat the berries and distribute the seeds which have a covering of sticky gum attaching the seeds firmly to its host. Nowadays, the mistletoe is commonly used as a Christmas decoration, and according to custom of Christmas celebrations, any 2 people meeting under a hanging of mistletoe are obliged to kiss.

Mitchell Street

Machans Beach

Named after Mr Mitchell who was the first teacher and headmaster at the Machans Beach State School in 1951.

Moana Close

Woree

The Mulgrave Shire Council approved this street for subdivision. The survey plan was registered with the Registry of Titles on 20 May 1982.

Moffat Street

Cairns North

Named after John Moffat, a well known mining magnate in the Irvinebank district in the 1880's.

Mohammed Access

Mount Peter

This access street was named after a long established farming family in the Mount Peter Road area.

Moignard Street

Manoora

No information found.

Moller Road

Aloomba

Named after Clas and his wife Catarina, who before the turn of the century were major owners and developers of cane growing lands in the Gordonvale-Fishery Falls area.  Descendants today continued the tradition of growing sugar cane.

Moller Street

Gordonvale

Named after Clas and his wife Catarina, who before the turn of the century were major owners and developers of cane growing lands in the Gordonvale-Fishery Falls area.  Descendants today continued the tradition of growing sugar cane.

Molloy Close

Smithfield

Named after a mountain theme, Mount Molloy is located on the Mareeba Shire.

Mona Street

Whitfield

Named after Mrs Mona Polentz.

Monica Close

Holloways Beach

No information found.

Monk Street

Manunda

Named after George William Monk, who was the principal surveyor on the Cairns – Kuranda Railway line June 1883.  He was also present at the first recorded gathering of Freemasons in Cairns.

Monsoon Terrace

Mount Sheridan

No information found.

Monterey Street

Kewarra Beach

Named after beaches theme, Monterey Beach is located in California.

Montrose Avenue

Edge Hill

No information found.

Moody Street

Manunda, Mooroobool

Named after H. Moody, early resident and cane farmer.

Moojeeba Way

Trinity Beach

No information found.

Moonah Street

Holloways Beach

Many street names in this suburb were named for a floral theme at the suggestion of resident Ann Edwards. Moonah (Melaleuca lanceolata) grows in mallee or open woodlands on clayey soil.

Moore Road

Kewarra Beach

No information found.

Moore Street

Trinity Beach

Named after the original owners of the land.

Moowooga Street

Earlville

Moowooga was the nickname for Mrs Williams, P.J. Doyle’s hostess.

Morabito Road

Yorkeys Knob

Named after a local sugar cane farming family.

Morehead Street

Bungalow

This street was possibly named after Boyd Dunlop Morehead (1843-1905) who was the Post Master General from 1880-1883 and was the Premier of Queensland from November 1888 to August 1890.

Moresby Street

Trinity Beach

Named after a Papua New Guinea theme after suggested by a resident who had served as a coast watcher there in World War II.

Moretto Street

Babinda

Named after Valero and Ivy Moretto who were storekeepers. Mrs Moretto and Mrs Joyce Mary Jago developed this area.

Morgan Road

Gordonvale,  Green Hill

Probably named after Lands Ranger P.W. Morgan who marked off a street and issued business licences at Faningtown (later Goldsborough) in May 1880 after gold was discovered on the Mulgrave.

Morgan Street

Yorkeys Knob

Named after Bill Morgan, Manager of Cairns Timber Ltd, and he was born in 1889.

Morinda Close

Kewarra Beach

This close was named for a native bush food theme. The fruit is eaten as a famine fruit where they are eaten raw with salt or cooked as a curry.  In some parts of Pacific Islands, it is a staple food of choice.  Young leaves can be eaten as a vegetable and the seeds can be roasted and eaten.  The plant also has a role in traditional medicines of the Pacific Islanders.

Morison Street

Edmonton

This street was named after a Hambledon Mill Manager who’s daughter Jocelyn attended Hambledon School around 1950.

Morley Street

Manoora

No information found.

Mornington Street

Kewarra Beach

Named after an Australian beaches theme, Mornington Beach is on the outer suburbs of Melbourne.

Morobe Close

Trinity Beach

Named after a Papua New Guinea theme after suggested by a resident who had served as a coast watcher there in World War II.

Morris Street

Freshwater

Named after Frank P Morris Cairns City Engineer for 26 years who devised an anti-malarial drainage system.

Morrison Street

Portsmith

No information found.

Morton Street

Edmonton

No information found.

Morwong Street

Kanimbla

Named for a reef fish theme, Morwongs are from the Cheilodactylidae and several species of morwong are commercially harvested as food fish particularly in Australia. Common names of the family include butterfish, finger fin, jackass fish and moki.

Mosch Place

Mooroobool

No information found.

Moss Access

Aloomba

No information found.

Moss Street

Aloomba

This street was named after a well-loved lady known by all as Granny Moss. Her son owned the farm at the foot of the Pyramid near Gordonvale.

Moth Close

Edmonton

Moths are more numerous than butterflies in both numbers and species.  Whilst butterflies normally fly during the day moths fly mainly at night. The street’s survey plan was registered on 14/02/2002.

Moule Close

Whitfield

Named after Alderman and subdivider Mr Fred Moule in approximately 1983.  He was a prominent businessman, and passed away on the 1st January 1989.  The Fred Moule Pavilion at the Cairns showground is named after him.

Mount Close

Edmonton

No information found.

Mount Finnigan Court

Smithfield

Named after a mountain theme, Mount Finnegan is in north-eastern Queensland.

Mount Koolmoon Street

Smithfield

Named after a mountain theme, Mount Koolmoon is located west of Mission Beach, Queensland.

Mount Milman Drive

Smithfield

Named after a mountain theme, Mount Milman is at Cooktown, Queensland.

Mount Peter Road

Edmonton, Mount Peter

This road was named after the local geographical feature Mount Peter which was named after pioneer Peter Petersen. After travelling to Cairns in 1897 he worked as a cane farmer and prospector and after his son Henry discovered gold on their Mount Peter property in 1920 he developed the Mount Peter Mines with two of his sons.

Mount Sampson Street

Smithfield

Named after a Mountain Range theme, Mount Sampson is located at Dayborough north of Brisbane.

Mount William Close

Redlynch

Named after a mountain by George Dalrymple in October 1873. The mountain was named in honour of F. Y. Williams, commissioner of Crown lands at Cardwell.

Moyle Road

Eubenangee

No information found.

Muir Street

Bungalow

No information found.

Muir Street

Gordonvale

Named after Matthew Muir, an early well-respected citizen and Mill Engineer.

Muirhead Street

Gordonvale

No information found.

Mulgrave River Forestry Road

Goldsborough

No information found.

Mulgrave Road

Bungalow

Mulgrave Road was originally known as Hop Wah Road as it lead to the Hop Wah Plantation where the first sugar mill in the district was built in 1880. The site of the mill was on Clarkes Creek next to the present location of Stockland Shopping Centre. The old name lost its significance after the plantation closed down and the road was renamed Mulgrave Road in 1911.Mulgrave was chosen as the name for the road as it leads to the Mulgrave River and District that were named after Lord Normanby who was the Earl of Mulgrave.

Mulindie Close

Edmonton

No information found.

Muller Street

Palm Cove

No information found.

Mulligan Street

Manoora

Named after Mr James Venture Mulligan an early explorer who discovered gold at Georgetown died at Mount Molly in 1906.

Mullins Street

Whitfield

Named by W.B. Collins after his Mothers maiden name.

Mulurri Close

Caravonica

No information found.

Munro Road

Bellenden Ker

Named after a pioneer of the sugar industry, William John Munro was the Chairman of the Mulgrave Shire Council from 1897 until 1912.

Munro Street

Babinda

This street was named after Miss Janet Taylor Munro who was the sister of William John Munro.  Mr Munro was the Chairman of the Mulgrave Shire Council from 1897 until 1912.

Munro Terrace

Mooroobool

Named after a pioneer of the sugar industry, William John Munro was the Chairman of the Mulgrave Shire Council from 1897 until 1912.

Murchison Street

Whitfield

Named after Mr W.H. Murchison, once Mayor of Cairns.

Murphy Street

Gordonvale

Named after an early pioneering family.

Murray Street

Manoora

Named after Mr I. Murray, the father of Miss H.E. Moody whose husband owned the land before it was sub-divided.

Mustafa Access

Bellenden Ker

Named after an early pioneering family.

Musumeci Road

Miriwinni

Named after a long-term family in the area.

Myalup Close

Kewarra Beach

Named after an Australian beaches theme, Myalup Beach is located on the West Australian Coast.

Mylchreest Street

Manunda

Named after Captain Mylchreest, the first pilot in Cairns who arrived in Cairns in 1876 with a party of Customs Officials to open the port.

Myrtle Close

Mount Sheridan

This close was named after a tree theme. Myrtle is a genus of flowering plants of the Myrtaceae native to southern Europe and northern Africa.  In Greek mythology, myrtle was considered to be sacred to Aphrodite, and ancient Greek brides had a tradition of wearing a crown of myrtle on their wedding day.

Mywee Street

Bayview Heights

No information found.

Nairen Close

Redlynch

No information found.

Nancy Street

Yorkeys Knob

This street was named after a female Christian name theme.

Napier Close

Trinity Park

Streets in this subdivision were named after ships. HMAS Napier was a destroyer and was commissioned in 1940.

Napier Road

Green Hill

This road was named after a local farming family.

Napier Street

Trinity Park

Streets in this subdivision were named after ships. HMAS Napier was a destroyer and was commissioned in 1940.

Narabeen Street

Kewarra Beach

Named after an Australian beach theme, Narabeen Beach is located in New South Wales.

Naranghi Close

Woree

No information found.

Narelle Close

Yorkeys Knob

This close was named after a female Christian name theme.

Natale Street

Edmonton

Named after Mary Natale, an early Edmonton settler and owner of Hambledon Hotel.

Nathan Street

Trinity Beach

This street was surveyed by the Shire of Mulgrave on the 8th of April 1976 and was registered on the 13th August 1976.

Natica Close

Trinity Beach

This close was named after the moon snail, Livid natica, which is a species of marine gastropod that buries itself under sand or mud.

Naunton Street

Gordonvale

This street is named after a family name of the Thomas family who were an early settling family of Gordonvale.

Nautilus Street

Trinity Beach

Nautilus is the common name of the group of marine molluscs belonging to the Nautilidae family. Having survived relatively unchanged for millions of years they are often considered to be living fossils. They are only found in the Indo-Pacific region inhabiting deep coral slopes.

Neales Street

Bentley Park

No information found.

Neary Close

Edmonton

Named after early trader Flo Neary of the Grafton Hotel.

Nebbia Access

Green Hill

Named after early farming family, the particulars of the street were entered into the Mulgrave Shire’s Register Book on 18/5/1964.

Neeve Close

Whitfield

Named after the Chief Draftsman of the Council Mr Brian Neeve in around 1975.

Nell Close

Kanimbla

The theme of street names for this area was woman folk of the farmers working the cane lands since the 1960s.

Nellie Street

Parramatta Park

This street was named after a female Christian name theme.

Nelson Road

Babinda

Named after George Nelson who lived in the immediate area.

Nelson Street

Bungalow

Surveyed on the 4th of January 1974 in Cairns City Council. It was registered in the Register of Titles on the 9th of July 1974.

Nelson Street

Gordonvale

Nelson was the second title of the township of Gordonvale which started as Mulgrave then was known as Nelson before being named in honour of local pioneer John Gordon.  It is approximately 24 km south of Cairns.

Nepaul Street

Edmonton

This street was surveyed for the Shire of Mulgrave on the 27th of April 1993 and was registered on the 8th of June that same year.

Nephrite Street

Woree

Streets in this subdivision were named after girl’s Christian names. Developed by A & A Zappala, R & A Calanna and G Parisi.

Neptune Court

Mount Sheridan

Named after an early ship carrying immigrants to Australia from 1844 – 59.

Nero Close

Mooroobool

All streets in this estate are based on a Roman theme. Nero was a Roman Emperor.

Nesbit Street

Manoora

Named after T Nesbit, a Cairns City Alderman in 1895.

Nettle Close

Redlynch

This close was named for a rainforest and water theme.

Neven Street

Brinsmead

Named after Mulgrave Shire Councillor.

Newberry Street

Smithfield

No information found.

Newby Close

Edmonton

Named after long serving Hambledon Mill employee, the street’s survey plan was registered by the Mulgrave Shire on 20/12/1994.

Newell Street

Bungalow

Named around 1957 for William Graham Newell who was the son of Mr John Newell, pioneer businessman.  Co founder of firm Jack & Newell.

Newman Street

Gordonvale

No information found.

Newport Close

Kewarra Beach

This street was named after a beach theme. Newport Beach is one of Sydney’s northern beaches.

Newton Street

Manunda

Named after Cairns Town Alderman – who served in 1894 and 1898.

Nicholas Street

Clifton Beach

Named after reefs off the Queensland coast.

Nicholson Close

White Rock

Named for a motion picture theme after Jack Nicholson, a veteran in the Hollywood scene who is well known for his dark and neurotic characters.  He has been nominated for an Academy Award 12 times, more than any other male actor.

Nielsen Road

Little Mulgrave

Early mining entity Peter Nielsen.

Nielsen Street

Aloomba

Early mining entity Peter Nielsen.

Nilla Close

Manoora

Nilla was the daughter of Vince Vlassof, one of two men who opened the Green Island crocodile farm in 1964. Nilla was among the group aboard Vince’s boat M. V. Tropic Seas, to recover the anchor from the H. M. Bark Endeavour.

Nimba Close

Smithfield

Named after mountain theme, Mount Nimba is in the Ivory Coast, Africa.

Nimroud Close

Mount Sheridan

Named after a ship carrying immigrants to Australia from 1844-59.

Nina Close

Smithfield

This street was named after a female Christian name theme.

Nindii Close

Edmonton

A common name for a species of orchid, the streets survey plan was registered on 4/12/2004.

Ninette Close

Kanimbla

Wife of a sugarcane farmer who had worked the Caneland since the 1960s.

Nioka Place

Caravonica

No information found.

Noble Close

Edmonton

Named after long serving Hambledon cane inspector and later General Manager of Sugar for CSR. The streets survey plan was registered by the Mulgrave Shire on 15/11/1994.

Nodosa Close

Mount Sheridan

No information found.

Noela Close

Woree

Named for a female Christian name theme.

Nolan Street

Whitfield

Mr E. Nolan, caretaker at the city Reservoirs, until his death in 1938.

Noosa Close

Kewarra Beach

Named after an Australian beach theme, Noosa is a popular beach on the Queensland Sunshine Coast.

Norfolk Circuit

Redlynch

No information found.

Norilla Close

Caravonica

No information found.

Norman Street

Gordonvale

Currently the principal commercial street of Gordonvale and named after the then Governor of Queensland, Sir Henry Wylie Norman, in 1892.

Normanby Close

Mount Sheridan

Named after an island off the North Queensland coast, Normanby Island is one of the Frankland Islands on the Great Barrier Reef.

Norris Street

Whitfield

Named after “Broady” and Mary “Nobby” Norris who operated a dairy from 1945 to 1963 on farm land leased from Albert Dean at Woodward and Pease streets. In the early years, the milk was delivered by Bill Stirling using horse and cart, with the balance of milk delivered to the Polar Star Factory in Sheridan Street. The dairy cows were fed grain delivered by horse and cart from the Cairns Brewery. “Broady” had his own bowling green and he helped to establish the Edge Hill Memorial Bowls Club in the early 1950s. Both “Broady” and Mary played bowls there, and Mary was also a keen tennis player.(Information supplied by Mrs E Langtree (daughter of Mr & Mrs Norris), provided by Mrs Anne Mills (nee Woodward), edited by Cairns Regional Council)

Northcote Street

Trinity Park

No information found.

Norwood Crescent

Trinity Park

No information found.

Nova Street

Kewarra Beach

Named for a seashell theme after the large Dwarf nova shell.

Novelli Street

Edmonton

Name of a Hambledon Mill Employee that served for 10 years or more.

Nucifora Access

Aloomba

Named after early pioneer Salvatore Nucifora.

Nunga Close

Manunda

No information found.

Nutmeg Street

Mount Sheridan

Named after a spice theme.

O’Brien Road

Smithfield

No information found.

O’Byrne Street

Gordonvale

No information found.

O’Driscoll Close

Edmonton

Named after an early miner in the district.

O’Grady Close

Edmonton

Named after a long serving Hambledon Mill worker, the street’s survey plan was registered by the Mulgrave Shire on the 29th October 1971.

O’Hara Street

Earlville

Named after Denny O'Hara, an early businessman and publican.

O’Keefe Street

Cairns North

Named after Mr J. O'Keefe M.L.A., who was once a Member for Cairns in the 1930's.

O’Leary Street

Westcourt

Named after John Joseph O'Leary, Superintendent of the Cairns Divisional Board’s Tramway at the turn of the century.  He was a foreman of the Shire Council for several decades.  He was a surveyor by profession and a prime mover in the construction of the Mulgrave Tramway.  He was buried on the 8th March 1933 at the Martyn Street Cemetery.

O’Meara Street

Edmonton

Named after a miner who worked on the Lucky Mine. The street survey plan was registered on 25/5/2001.

O’Neill Street

Gordonvale

Named after James O’Neill who was an early storekeeper, hotelkeeper and sugar cane farmer in the district.

O’Shea Esplanade

Machans Beach

Named after John O’Shea who was a Mulgrave Shire Health Surveyor and responsible for the planing of 150 trees along the Esplanade.

O’Sullivan Street

Edmonton

May Sullivan was a teacher at the Hambledon State School in 1925. The plan for subdivision for this street was accepted by the Mulgrave Shire Council on the 17th February 1958.

Oak Street

Holloways Beach

Many street names in this suburb were named for a floral theme at the suggestion of resident Anne Edwards. The Oak tree is a member of the beech family and its scientific name is Quereus or Lithocarpus.  They can live to over 200 years and a mature tree can draw up to 190 litres of water.

Oakblue Drive

Mount Sheridan

No information found.

Obersky Close

Brinsmead

This close was named after the developer.

Oceanview Place

Kanimbla

Name selected by developers presumable for the views of the ocean.

Ogden Street

Bungalow

Named after prominent businessman Alfred Ogden.

Old Cassowary Street

Freshwater

Named because of the frequency of cassowaries found here when the street was first surveyed.

Old Smithfield Road

Freshwater

Named because this was part of the original track to Smithfield.

Olea Court

Redlynch

Named after a rainforest and water theme, the olea’s is a group of trees which includes the native olive (Olea Paniculata).

Oleander Street

Holloways Beach

Many street names in this suburb were named for a floral theme at the suggestion of resident Anne Edwards.  Oleander (Nerium oleander) is an evergreen shrub that grows well in warm subtropical regions.  It is used extensively as an ornamental plant in landscapes, parks and along roads sides.  But, caution must be exercised, as it is one of the most poisonous plants and can be deadly, particularly to young children.

Olfersia Court

Mooroobool

Named after a fern found in and around Cairns.

Oliva Street

Palm Cove

Named for a seashell theme after the oliva shell genus.

Olive Street

Manoora

Named after Mrs Moody whose husband owned the land which was sub-divided.

Oliveri Road

Babinda

No information found.

Olivine Close

Bayview Heights

Named after a mineral theme, olivine is a mineral, a variety of chrysolite.  It is mainly an olive-green colour and occurs in eruptive rocks and in meteorites.

Olley Street

Earlville

No information found.

Onyx Street

Clifton Beach

Named after the reefs off the Queensland coast, the Onyx Reef is located south of Port Douglas.

Opal Reef Court

Clifton Beach

Named after a reef off the Queensland coast.

Opal Street

Bayview Heights

Named after a mineral theme, the opal is a gemstone which has an amorphous quartz like form of hydrated silica.  Some kinds of opal show changing colours.

Opaline Close

Brinsmead

No information found.

Orana Street

Caravonica

Named after a word meaning ‘welcome’.

Orchid Street

Holloways Beach

Many street names in this suburb were named for a floral theme at the suggestion of resident Anne Edwards.  Orchids (Orchidaceae family) are the largest and most diverse of the flowering plant families with over 25,000 species.  Orchids are cosmopolitan in distribution and occur in every habitat except Antarctica and deserts. The great majority however are found in the tropics.

Ore Close

Goldsborough

Named after the gold mining that was once done here.

Oregon Street

Manoora

This street was named after a tree theme.

Oriana Street

Brinsmead

No information found.

Orminston Close

Redlynch

No information found.

Ormond Close

Gordonvale

No information found.

Ormsby Close

Whitfield

After Mr R. Ormsby, a prominent local real estate businessman.

Orpheus Close

Mount Sheridan

Named after Orpheus Island off the North Queensland coast.

Orrell Close

Brinsmead

John and Jane Orrell where naturalists and were associated with Girl Guides.

Osborn Crescent

Edmonton

Named after an employee of the Hambledon Mill.

Osprey Close

Bayview Heights

Named after a bird theme.

Osterland Street

Clifton Beach

Named after a reef off the Queensland coast.

Osterlund Close

Kanimbla

This close was named after the rates clerk for Cairns City Council from 1927-1931.

Otter Street

Kewarra Beach

Named after beaches theme, Otter Beach is located in Oregon USA.

Otto Close

Edmonton

Named after a miner named Otto Keller, who drove a shaft near the summit of Mount Peter in the 1920s and 30s.  He was a short stocky man of European decent, and he was known for his great strength, carrying most of the machinery for the mine on his back up the mountain.  It was said that he and another Edmonton resident Mrs ‘Zarr’ Zaratich, were 1912 Titanic survivors with him being an Able Seaman on the ship. The survey plan of the street was registered by the Cairns City Council on 9/1/2001.

Owen Close

Portsmith

No information found.

Owens Road

Eubenangee

This road was named after an early pioneering family.

Oxley Street

Edge Hill

Named after Oxley who was an architect and was on the School of Arts Committee.

Oxley Street

Meringa

No information found.

Oyster Court

Trinity Beach

Named for a seashell theme.

Page Road

Edmonton

Named after Mr J. E. Page, an Alderman of Cairns City Council.

Page Street

Earlville

Named after Mr J. E. Page, an Alderman of Cairns City Council.

Palamino Court

Little Mulgrave

Named for a horse theme.

Palm Avenue

Parramatta Park

Named "Palm Avenue" because it was previously an avenue of palms.

Palm Cove Boulevard

Palm Cove

No information found.

Palm Street

Holloways Beach

Many street names in this suburb were named for a floral theme at the suggestion of resident Ann Edwards. Palm trees grow in places that are warm and have a lot of sunshine, and there are around 2600 species in this family.  Common products and food are derived from palms and they are widely used in landscaping because of their exotic appearance.

Palmer Close

Gordonvale

No information found.

Palmer Street

Portsmith

Named after Sir Arthur Palmer (1819–1888) the Premier of Queensland from 1870–1874.  The Palmer River and Palmer River Goldfield were also named after him.

Palmerston Street

Aeroglen

Named after Christie Palmerston (1850–1893), an early explorer and pioneer who blazed a track from Geraldton (Innisfail) to Herberton in 1882.

Palmetto Street

Palm Cove

This street was named after a palm theme.

Paluma Street

Mount Sheridan

Named after a ship theme, the HMS Paluma is a survey ship which conducted a marine survey of the Great Barrier Reef circa 1890–93.

Pambula Close

Kewarra Beach

Named after an Australian beaches theme, Pambula is on the Southern Coast of New South Wales.

Pan Street

Goldsborough

No information found.

Pandanus Street

Holloways Beach

Many street names in this suburb were named for a floral theme at the suggestion of resident Ann Edwards. The Pandanus tectorius, also known as the screw pine, is native to all the archipelagos of Micronesia.  It is a large and complex genus found commonly on frontal beach ridges in tropical and subtropical coastal areas.

Pandora Close

Bentley Park

HMS Pandora was sent by the British Admiralty in pursuit of the HMS Bounty mutineers. On returning to England via the Torres Strait with 14 mutineers on board, the Pandora struck the Great Barrier Reef off Cape York and sank on the 29th August 1791.

Panguna Street

Trinity Beach

Named after a Papua New Guinea theme as suggested by a resident who had served as a coast watcher there in World War II.

Panebianco Access

Babinda

No information found.

Pannikin Street

Goldsborough

Named after a mining theme for the gold mining previously done here.

Panorama Street

Bayview Heights

This street was named for its scenic values.

Panoramic Place

Whitfield

Named for the panoramic views from the street.

Panther Street

Woolanmaroo

No information found.

Papacek Access

Little Mulgrave

No information found.

Papaya Close

Manoora

Many street names in this area are named after tropical fruits.

Paperbark Street

Bramston Beach

No information found.

Par Street

Yorkeys Knob

Named due to its position near the Half Moon Golf Course.

Paradise Close

White Rock

No information found.

Paradise Palms Drive

Kewarra Beach

Leads into Paradise Palms golf club.

Paramount Close

White Rock

Named for a motion picture theme, Paramount company is a leading movie making company in Hollywood.

Paringa Street

Caravonica

No information found.

Park Street

Bayview Heights

No information found.

Park Street

Whitfield

No information found.

Parkinson Avenue

Clifton Beach

Named after artist Sydney Parkinson who was a member of Captain James Cook’s crew in their voyage to Australia above the Endeavour in 1770.

Parkridge Drive

Kanimbla

Named for an environmental theme.

Parkway Street

Trinity Park

No information found.

Parramatta Street

Parramatta Park

Named after the Sydney suburb of Parramatta, and the Parramatta Hotel was on the five ways.

Parry Road

Gordonvale

Named after John Jasper Parry, son of Thomas Henry Parry who was a large cane grower in the Gordonvale area.  John purchased a large area of land at Babinda on the western side of the railway line.  The Mulgrave Shire Council resumed a portion of this early holding for town and residential use.

Parry Street

Babinda

Named after John Jasper Parry, son of Thomas Henry Parry who was a large cane grower in the Gordonvale area.  John purchased a large area of land at Babinda on the western side of the railway line.  The Mulgrave Shire Council resumed a portion of this early holding for town and residential use.

Parton Close

White Rock

Named for motion picture theme after much loved American Country Singer, Songwriter and Actress Dolly Parton.  The Mulgrave Shire approved the subdivision.  The survey plan was registered with the Register of Titles on 12th April 1985.

Pascoe Close

Mount Sheridan

No information found.

Passchendaele Street

Stratford

Named after site of a World War I battlefield.

Patience Street

Manoora, Manunda

Mr Dan Patience an early manager of Burns Philp and Co and Mayor of Cairns in 1894.

Patrick Close

Gordonvale

No information found.

Patula Close

Manoora

Named after a ship.

Paul Close

Yorkeys Knob

No information found.

Pavetta Close

Bentley Park

This close was named after Pavetta australiensis, which is a perfumed flower that butterflies are attracted to.

Peacock Street

Trinity Beach

Named for a bird theme.

Peakviews Close

Redlynch

For views across the ranges.

Pearce Close

Gordonvale

Named after local family of the area. Mr Pearce senior was the first Timber Mill owner in Gordonvale.

Pearl Close

Bayview Heights

This close was named for a female Christian name theme.

Pease Street

Edge Hill, Manoora

Named after the Honourable Percy Pease (1876–1940), Member of Parliament for the district and Minister of Lands for some of that time.  He was born in Westmorland England arriving in Cairns in1900 and established a merchant and timber firm.  He was an Alderman on the Cairns City Council in 1916 and a member of the Cairns Harbour Board 1915–1920.  He was on the committee of the Cairns Ambulance Centre from 1908–1916.  He won the by-election for the seat of Herbert on 10 April 1920 that he held until his death.  In 1929 he was elected Deputy Leader of the Queensland Labor Party in opposition until 1932.  He then took the portfolio of Public Lands and the Deputy Premiership on 17 June 1932.

Peate Close

Edmonton

Named after a former Mount Peter miner, and the streets survey plan was registered on 25/6/1998.

Pecten Close

Trinity Beach

This close was named after the seashell theme of the area. A pecten is the shell of a scallop, Pecten fumatus, and is also well known as being the symbol of the Shell fuel company.

Peever Road

Babinda

Named after the Peever brothers Edward, Vere and Vernon who were involved in sugar cane farming and cutting. Vernon’s wife Gladys May resided in Church Street Babinda.

Pelican Street

Deeral

No information found.

Pelizzari Close

Redlynch

This close was named after an early family in the area. A member of the Pelizzari family married into the Chirio family who owned the land this street is located on.

Pelling Close

Kanimbla

Mr J. Pelling was a blacksmith for the Cairns City Council for over 40 years.

Pellowe Street

Clifton Beach

The street is named after Pellowe reef, which is a small isolated reef located east of Green Island close to the edge of the continental shelf in the Great Barrier reef. It is a very exciting diving site where many large fish, sea cucumbers and nudibranchs are often seen.

Pembroke Street

Parramatta Park

Named after the Earl of Pembroke.

Penda Close

Manoora

All streets in this area are based on a tree species theme.

Pennine Close

Smithfield

Named after a mountain theme, the Pennine Mountains are in England.

Penny Close

Whitfield

Named after Mr Richard Gerard Penny, (10/8/1919 – 28/06/1985) who was the secretary/manager of the Cairns RSL from 1960–1980. He also took the role of president/secretary of the Cairns Sub-Branch RSL.

Pepperina Street

Mooroobool

Named after a flora theme.

Pepperwood Street

Redlynch

No information found.

Pera Close

Bentley Park

Named after a Dutch ship which was involved in exploration of Northern Australia at the Gulf of Carpentaria in 1606 and was captained by V. Colster.

Perch Street

Kanimbla

No information found.

Percy Street

Mount Sheridan

Named after a ship theme

Peridot Street

Bayview Heights

The streets of this subdivision are named after minerals and gemstone. Peridot is the Jewellers name for olivine and peridoties are minerals consisting of olivine and various other minerals.

Periwinkle Avenue

Trinity Beach

No information found.

Perkins Street

Manoora

Named after Mr Perkins, one time manager of the Cairns Branch of the Bank of New South Wales.

Petersen Close

Manunda

Named by Mr Polentz, who owned land before it was sub-divided after Alderman George Petersen at the turn of the century.

Petersen Road

Edmonton

Named after Peter Petersen who was born in Denmark and travelled to Australia in the ship the Humbolt.  He arrived in Cairns in 1897 and was a cane farmer and prospector.  In May 1920 his son Henry discovered gold on the family property at Mount Peter. He worked the field with two of his sons and developed the Mount Peter Mines.

Petersen Street

Aloomba

Named after Peter Petersen who was born in Denmark and travelled to Australia in the ship the Humbolt.  He arrived in Cairns in 1897 and was a cane farmer and prospector.  In May 1920 his son Henry discovered gold on the family property at Mount Peter. He worked the field with two off his sons and developed the Mount Peter Mines.

Petersen Street

Freshwater

No information found.

Petersen Street

Trinity Beach

No information found.

Petri Street

Gordonvale

No information found.

Petricola Street

Clifton Beach

Named after reefs off the Queensland coast.

Peverill Close

Edmonton

Named after an early Edmonton settler who was part owner of the “Specimen Hill” mine.

Pheasant Street

Bayview Heights

This street was named for a bird theme.

Phillips Street

Machans Beach

Named after Bing Phillips who was a member of the Machans Beach Progress Association.

Philp Close

Kanimbla

Named after Mr Philip who carried on the timber industry during the 1882 depression.

Phoenix Street

White Rock

Named after a United States of America theme, Phoenix is a city in the state of Arizona.

Piccone Drive

Edmonton

Named after Lou and Luigi Piccone who in 1920 established a shop in the Hambledon area, a long-term resident and is recognised for philanthropic acts.

Picnic Street

White Rock

Named with the movie theme, this name comes from the 1975 movie Picnic at Hanging Rock.

Pier Point Road

Cairns City

After the adjacent pier.

Pilosa Street

Redlynch

Named for a rainforest and water theme after a plant species.

Pinda Close

Edmonton

This close is named after a specific species of sugar cane, and the street was surveyed on 6/9/1973.

Pine Creek-Yarrabah Road

Gordonvale to East Trinity

One of the earliest roads in the district.

Pine Tree Close

Bayview Heights

Named after a tropical tree theme.

Pioneer Street

Manoora

In honour of the Pioneers of the region.

Piper Close

Mount Sheridan

Named after islands off the North Qld coast.

Pisa Street

Woree

Named after an Italian theme, Pisa is a town in Italy famous for its leaning tower.

Pitt Court

Earlville

Named for Douglas Pitt the Younger, born 1880 on Murray Island and died in 1925.  He was famous for swimming to safety in the 1899, 1918 and 1920 cyclones as well as becoming the first person to swim from Magnetic Island to Townsville.

Pittsburg Street

White Rock

Named after United States of America theme, Pittsburg is the northern most towns in New Hampshire and shares an International border with Canada.

Pixar Street

White Rock

No information found.

Pixie Street

Clifton Beach

Named after the reefs off the Queensland coast.

Plaintain Street

Kewarra Beach

Native bush food theme.

Planchonella Close

Edge Hill

No information found.

Plantation Road

Edmonton

The view from Hambledon House of sugar plantation.

Plath Close

Portsmith

Member of the subdivider's family.

Platypus Close

Mount Sheridan

Named after a ship theme.

Playford Close

Brinsmead

No information found.

Poinciana Street

Holloways Beach

Many street names in this suburb were named for a floral theme at the suggestion of resident Ann Edwards.  Poinciana is native to Madagascar and is an introduced weed.  It is widely planted as a shade tree in parks, streets and home gardens.

Poinsettia Street

Holloways Beach

Many street names in this suburb were named for a floral theme at the suggestion of resident Ann Edwards. Native to Mexico, the poinsettia is also known as the Mexican flame tree, the Christmas star and the Noche Buena.  Its scientific name is Euphorbia pulcherrima, and it is known for its striking red display at Christmas time.

Polentz Circus

Whitfield

Named after Mr Roland (Roly) Polentz who owned a sugar cane farm in Edge Hill. He subdivided the area near the Edge Hill Bowls Club in the late 1950s. Mr Polentz later owned and drove a taxi in Cairns.

(Supplied by Mrs Anne Mills nee Woodward, edited by Cairns Regional Council).

Polentz Street

Edge Hill

Named after Mr Roland (Roly) Polentz who owned a sugar cane farm in Edge Hill. He subdivided the area near the Edge Hill Bowls Club in the late 1950s. Mr Polentz later owned and drove a taxi in Cairns.

(Supplied by Mrs Anne Mills nee Woodward, edited by Cairns Regional Council).

Pollard Road

Babinda

Named after James Pollard who settled in the area in the late 18th century.  After marriage he adopted Carl Gambassi in order to keep the Pollard name in existence.

Pollock Close

Bentley Park

Named after an Australian river and streams theme. The street survey plan was registered on 4/11/2004.

Pomona Avenue

Mooroobool

Streets in this subdivision are named after a Roman theme. Pomona was the Roman goddess of the fruit tree.

Ponticello Street

Whitfield

Named after the subdivider Mr Ponticello in 1975.

Ponzo Street

Woree

After Domenico Ponzo who purchased in the area (from Mr S. Spoto) in 1988 Mr Ponzo eventually sold the land to the Curcuruto Family.  Ponzos originally farmed in Saw-Mill Pocket, Edmonton in the 1930s.  (Supplied by Cr. Jeff Pezzutti, compiled by Cairns Regional Council).

Pool Close

Woree

The Woree swimming pool is located in this close. The Cairns City Council approved this name in April 1998.

Poolwood Road

Kewarra Beach

No information found.

Popple Close

Kanimbla

After Mr Popple who was the carpenter who built the first school.

Port Close

Trinity Beach

No information found.

Porta Access

Edmonton

This street was named after a long established Edmonton farming family.

Portsea Crescent

Kewarra Beach

Named after an Australian beaches theme, Portsea Beach is located east of Melbourne and is the place that Prime Minister Harold Holt disappeared assumed drowned.

Possum Street

Trinity Beach

No information found.

Potts Close

Edmonton

Named after Mr Potts, who was a storekeeper inn the Hambledon district area around 1900.

Powell Place

Bentley Park

No information found.

Powlett Close

Bentley Park

No information found.

Pradella Access

Woopen Creek

No information found.

Prescott Street

Whitfield

Named after Mr Bob Prescott, a friend of the subdivider.  Also well know Cairns businessman and owner of Prescott Real Estate - 1890's.

Price Close

Edge Hill

Named after the subdivider Mr Tony Price - 1980.

Price Road

Bartle Frere

No information found.

Primo Street

Freshwater

Named after Primo Savina who was heavily involved in community activities in the 1930-40s.

Primrose Street

Mooroobool

The street names in this estate are based on a floral theme.

Prior Street

Edmonton

Named after an early pioneering family. The streets survey plan was registered with the Mulgrave Shire on 15/8/1984.

Prior Street

Machans Beach

Named after Walter Prior who retired to Machans Beach in the 1930s.

Pritchard Close

Gordonvale

No information found.

Progress Road

White Rock

Constructed between 1945 and 1947 as far as Coombs Street.  Bitumen surfaced in 1955 and extended to Sheehy road in 1960 and surfaced in 1961.

Propeller Court

Trinity Beach

No information found.

Prospect Close

Edmonton

Named after the Mount Peter Goldfield Prospectors, and the survey plan was registered on 23/8/1995.

Prospector Close

Goldsborough

Named after the Mining theme with the historic gold mining of the district.

Providence Close

Bentley Park

This close was named after HMS Providence, a British naval vessel commanded by Captain William Bligh from 1791-93 to collect botanical specimens from the Pacific.

Pumila Close

Mount Sheridan

No information found.

Purbeck Place

Edge Hill

No information found.

Pyne Street

Edge Hill

Named for the Pyne Family, James Pyne was an early pioneer in the district and was one of the first trustees of the Cairns Cemetery being appointed on 23 December 1877.  He was nominated for the Cairns Divisional Board as a member along with Louis Severin in January 1880 and was on the first committee of the Cairns State School, being elected on 7 April 1879.  He was the agent for Wilson & Hart’s timber merchants of Maryborough, and lived in a cottage on the beach.  This land was then acquired by the Department of Education for the Cairns State School.

Pyne Street

Edmonton

Named for the Pyne Family, James Pyne was an early pioneer in the district and was one of the first trustees of the Cairns Cemetery being appointed on 23 December 1877.  He was nominated for the Cairns Divisional Board as a member along with Louis Severin in January 1880 and was on the first committee of the Cairns State School, being elected on 7 April 1879.  He was the agent for Wilson & Hart’s timber merchants of Maryborough, and lived in a cottage on the beach.  This land was then acquired by the Department of Education for the Cairns State School.

Pyramid Close

Gordonvale

No information found.

Pyramid Siding Road

Aloomba

No information found.

Quadrio Crescent

Brinsmead

This crescent was named after an early settling family in the district.

Quail Close

Woree

This close was named for a bird theme after the quail which is a name used for many genera of mid sized birds that are mainly ground dwellers. Some quails however are migratory and fly for long distances. Quails are a popular hunting bird.

Quamby Close

White Rock

No information found.

Quarry Street

Aeroglen

This street was named because it gave access to the Council's quarry.

Quartz Street

Edmonton

No information found.

Queely Close

Redlynch

No information found.

Queen Street

Edmonton

This street was probably named after Queen Victoria.

Queen Street

Parramatta Park

This street was probably named after Queen Victoria.

Queenley Close

Edge Hill

No information found.

Queensborough Close

Trinity Park

No information found.

Queenscliff Close

Kewarra Beach

Named after an Australian beaches theme, Queenscliff Beach is located on the Peninsula outside Geelong.

Quest Court

Trinity Park

Named after an ocean going yacht.

Quetta Close

Manoora

Named after a ship that sank on the 28th February in 1890 after striking a rock in the Adolphus Channel with the loss of 133 lives.

Quigley Street

Parramatta Park, Bungalow

This street is in the area of Dan Quigley's paddock, where Moody and Quigley used to paddock and pasture their horses around 1905.

Quinlan Street

Babinda

Named after pioneering family the Quinlans who once lived at the junction of Quinlan and Munro Streets.

Quinn Drive

Edmonton

No information found.

Quoll Close

Redlynch

This close was named for a rainforest and water theme after the quoll which is a small native marsupial.

Quondong Close

Manoora

All street names in this area are based on a tree species theme. There are different types of Quandong found throughout Australia. The Blue Quandong, Elaeocarpus angustifolius, is found in Far North Queensland and has bright blue fruits and cream flowers.

Rabaul Street

Trinity Beach

Named after a Papua New Guinea theme after suggested by a resident who had served as a coast watcher there in World War II.

Racemosa Street

Mount Sheridan

No information found.

Radford Close

Gordonvale

No information found.

Rafferty Street

White Rock

No information found.

Raffia Court

Redlynch

Streets in this suburb were named after a rainforest and water theme. This street takes its name from a plant species.

Raffles Avenue

Redlynch

No information found.

Ragamuffin Quay

Trinity Park

Named after ocean going maxi yacht.

Ragnar Street

Edmonton

Ragnar is a variety of Sugar Cane that was bred by CSR in 1940 and was grown around the Hambledon, Mulgrave and Ingham mill areas. The survey plan for the street was registered with the Mulgrave Shire on the 22nd of October 1974.

Rainbow Street

Kanimbla

No information found.

Rainforest Road

Edmonton

Named because the road leads to the Rainforest. The survey plan was registered with the Mulgrave Shire on 22/3/1989.

Raintree Place

Edge Hill

No information found.

Rainy Mountain Place

Smithfield

Named after a mountain theme, Rainy Mountain is a rounded Hill standing northwest apart from the main group of the Wichita Mountains in Oklahoma, and was a prominent landmark for the Kiowa Nation of Indians on the southern plains.

Rambutan Close

Manoora

The Queensland Housing Commission requested that all street names be related to tropical fruits.

Ramsey Close

Kewarra Beach

Named after Australian beaches theme, Ramsey beach is on Hinchinbrook Island, Queensland.

Ramsey Drive

Kanimbla

Named after the first publican in Cairns in 1876.

Ramu Street

Trinity Beach

Named after a Papua New Guinea theme after suggested by a resident who had served as a coast watcher there in World War II. The Ramu River is in PNG.

Rangeview Close

Smithfield

Named after a mountain theme, with the term referring to a view of the ranges.

Raphis Close

Kamerunga

Named for a flora and fauna theme.

Rasmussen Street

Bramston Beach

No information found.

Ravizza Close

Edmonton

The Ravizzas arrived in Australia in the early 1920's. George Ravizza was an important member of the Italian Community in Edmonton and owned the original homestead in Edmonton. They had no children and were very wealthy. George’s first wife died in the early 1950's and is buried in Cairns Cemetery. George had announced that upon his death he would donate 5 acres of land to the Mulgrave Shire Council, headed by Mayor Tom Pyne, to be dedicated to the children of Edmonton. The park was developed in the late 1980’s and Ravizza Park is the only parkland remaining of the original estate. The monument itself is located in the South West corner of Ravizza Park, on the corner of Ravizza Drive and Ravizza Close. The monument bears the engraving “Dedicated to the Children of Edmonton and District”. The survey plan was registered with the Mulgrave Shire on 8/5/1984.

Ravizza Drive

Edmonton

The Ravizzas’ arrived in Australia in the early 1920's. George Ravizza was an important member of the Italian Community in Edmonton and owned the original homestead in Edmonton. They had no children and were very wealthy. George’s first wife died in the early 1950's and is buried in Cairns Cemetery. George had announced that upon his death he would donate 5 acres of land to the Mulgrave Shire Council, headed by Mayor Tom Pyne, to be dedicated to the children of Edmonton. The park was developed in the late 1980’s and Ravizza Park is the only parkland remaining of the original estate. The monument itself is located in the South West corner of Ravizza Park, on the corner of Ravizza Drive and Ravizza Close. The monument bears the engraving” Dedicated to the Children of Edmonton and District”. The survey plan was registered with the Mulgrave Shire on 8/5/1984.

Ray Jones Drive

Portsmith, Woree

This drive was named after local citizen Ray Jones, who was the longest serving State Member made an outstanding contribution to the City of Cairns. He was a Member of the Legislative Assembly from 1965-1983.

Ray Street

Yorkeys Knob

Named after Ray Howarth who was the driving force behind the development of the Half Moon Bay Golf Club and the rock groyne on the shoreline.  The Half Moon Bay Golf Club was the first club in Australia to accept women as equal members.

Red Bluff Crescent

Kamerunga

Named after a local geographical feature.

Red Gum Close

Mount Sheridan

No information found.

Red Ochre Street

Redlynch

This street was named for the red soil prevalent in the area.

Red Peak Boulevard

Caravonica

Named after a local geographical feature.

Red Siris Close

Redlynch

Red Siris is the common name for Acacia Cedar or Albizia toona, a native cabinet timber of North Queensland, which is very common in the Cairns area. It is also known as "sneeze-wood" as the sawdust causes a reaction, which in the worst cases, will lead to inflammation of the sinus cavities and nosebleeds. The timber has rich red heartwood and strikingly yellow sapwood.

Redbank Road

Packers Camp

Named after the red clay banks of Mackey Creek. Redbank was also a small settlement to which small ships came to discharge cargo. The survey plan was registered with the Mulgrave Shire on 15/04/1909.

Redden Street

Portsmith

Named after Peter Redden, an early businessman and also an Alderman in 1882.

Redfern Place

Kanimbla

Named after the old plantation and homestead situated in the area.

Redford Road

Barron

No information found.

Redheart Close

Mount Sheridan

No information found.

Redlynch Connector Road

Redlynch

No information found.

Redlynch Intake Road

Redlynch

This is the access road to Redlynch.

Redman Street

Trinity Beach

No information found.

Redwood Street

Whitfield

Named after Chas Redwood, company manager of H.M. Svendsen Pty Ltd Undertakers.

Reed Road

Trinity Park

This road was originally known as Pullar Road, after George Pullar who owned the adjacent area. The road was gazetted in 1926.

Reed Street

Edmonton

Named after Dr John Hastings Reed, who trained in England and Germany as a chemist.  He became the manager of the Hambledon Mill in 1897and foster the new strains of Badilla and Goru sugar cane.  He married Sybil Orger Dunn and they had three daughters Pegg (1904), Betty (1905) and Nancy ‘Bill’ (1908). The Survey Plan was registered with the Mulgrave Shire on 19/4/1973.

Reese Close

Gordonvale

This street was named after a schoolteacher at Gordonvale around the 1950-1960’s.

Regent Avenue

Redlynch

No information found.

Reliance Close

Bentley Park

This close was named after the early exploratory ship HMS Reliance which served the New south Wales Government in the 1790s. In 1795 Matthew Flinders sailed from England to New South Wales on the Reliance. The survey plan for this close was registered with the Mulgrave Shire Council on 16/6/1992.

Rennel Close

Mount Sheridan

Named after islands off the North Queensland coast.

Renton Close

Edmonton

Early Edmonton settler A.M. Renton, a Hambledon State School committee member in 1890.

Reservoir Road

Kanimbla, Manoora

This road was so-called because it travels towards the City Reservoir.

Resolution Drive

Bentley Park

This drive was named after early exploratory ships of the Northern waters, and the ship the Resolution was commanded by Captain Cook on his second and third voyages in the 1770s. The survey plan was registered with the Mulgrave Shire on 2/12/1991.

Retreat Close

Palm Cove

The close was named for a tranquillity theme.

Rhapis Court

Whitfield

Name selected by developers.

Rhonda Street

Yorkeys Knob

Named after Rhonda Duplock, a former female staff member of the former Mulgrave Shire Council.

Ribbon Close

Clifton Beach

Named after a reef off the Queensland, ribbon reefs only occur in the northern part of the Great Barrier Reef extending from Cooktown to eastern Torres Strait, a distance of 670 kilometres.  They form along the edge of the continental shelf and in some places the outer edge is so suitable for coral growth that the reefs grown high and form narrow walls.  This almost continuous barrier is only broken by passages between the individual reefs.  Some of these channels are deep enough for ships to pass through.

Richardson Road

Gordonvale

No information found.

Richardson Street

Edge Hill, Whitfield

Named after Mrs Belle Richardson who formed a partnership with Mrs Maud Woodward in 1923 when Belle bought a half-share in Maud’s 200-acre parcel of land (“Springfield Farm”) fronting Pease Street. The women obtained a sugar cane assignment. In 1935, the partnership was dissolved and Belle Richardson returned to Victoria with her husband Jack.(source: Mrs Anne Mills nee Woodward).

Richmond Court

Kanimbla

Named after the old plantation and homestead called Richmond Park Estate, situated in the district.  The land was originally James Burke’s selection, and it was subdivided into 164 lots in 1886.  The original estate was situated on a Hill overlooking freshwater Creek and the Barron River.

Ridolfi Close

Gordonvale

No information found.

Rigg Street

Woree

Named after Rigg Family who owned the land in the area, around Gordon Creek.  (Mrs Rigg was formerly of the Cannon Family).  The Riggs sold the farm to the Curcortto Family who sold the land to Lance Kippin & Tony Price who developed the land during the 1980’s.

Rignold Street

Mooroobool

Mr Rignold was the Overseer of Works 1889.

Rinks Close

Stratford

No information found.

Rita Close

Woree

This close was named for a female Christian name theme.

Rivercherry Street

Trinity Park

No information found.

Riverside Parade

Trinity Park

This street is named after the tributary of the Half Moon River that flows adjacent to the road.

Riverslea Close

Redlynch

No information found.

Riverstone Road

Gordonvale

Along this road, which is considered the most historical roadway in Gordonvale, is the historic Riverstone homestead. This road from the pre-Mulgrave period honours the name of Riverstone, which in the 1880s and 90s was a highly respected and popular rest area and Hotel for travellers and teamsters from the coastal settlements to the various mining areas on the Tablelands.  Richard Blackwell and William Saunders Alley established Riverstone in 1877 and also provided a weekly coach service to Cairns. The hotel burnt down in 1907.

Riverview Close

Freshwater

Named for a water theme.

Robb Road

Redlynch

Named after John Robb, a construction Engineer, the contractor for construction of the Kuranda Range Railway in the late 1880s.

Robb Street

Parramatta Park

Named after John Robb, a construction Engineer, the contractor for construction of the Kuranda Range Railway in the late 1880s.

Robert Road

Bentley Park

Named after early settler Ernst Roberts who was an early settler and this road lead to his property.

Roberts Drive

Trinity Beach

No information found.

Robin Close

Bayview Heights

This close is named for a bird theme.

Robinson Road

Smithfield

Named after a property holder in this area.

Robson Street

Kanimbla

Named after James Robson, and early Cairns pioneer and track blazer who on 1 January 1884 was the recipient of an illuminated address and a gold watch and chain for his services to the district in opening tracks over the range.  The presentation took place at Stewart’s Store at the head of the Cairns Inlet. In the 1880s he owned the property Fernvale in the White Rock in the White Rock district.  Later he moved to a better site at the foot of the range near Foster’s and called his second home Waterview.

Rocks Road

Redlynch

This road was named after the popular swimming hole ‘The Rocks’ on Freshwater Creek.

Rockton Place

Kanimbla

Named after a Ship, a steamer that was used in the later 19th and 20th centuries to transport bananas to Sydney and Melbourne markets.

Rodda Street

Bungalow

No information found.

Roderick Street

Bentley Park

No information found.

Roebuck Close

Bentley Park

Named after the British explorer ship that under William Dampier’s command visited the West Australian Coast in 1699.

Rogers Close

Whitfield

Mr Ken Rodgers, local draftsman, did all real property plan work for the sub-divider.

Rogers Road

Bartle Frere

No information found.

Rollinia Close

Manoora

The Queensland Housing Commission requested all street names be related to tropical fruits.

Roma Close

Mount Sheridan

No information found.

Romney Street

Kamerunga

No information found.

Ronto Close

Manoora

Named after Eugene Ronto the Engineer responsible for sub-divisions with the Cairns City Council in 1977.

Roos Road

Little Mulgrave

Named after early settler Roos who built the first Little Mulgrave Hotel.

Roper Road

Eubenangee

No information found.

Rosa Close

Edmonton

Named after Rosetta Ravizza second wife of George were a philanthropic couple who donated a valuable parcel of land dedicated to the Children of Edmonton, and now lives in Italy The survey plan was registered with the Mulgrave Shire on 15/2/1985.

Rose Blank Close

Manunda

After deceased Alderman Rose Blank who died in a plane crash.

Rose Street

Westcourt

Named after Mrs Rose Tooma previously owned the land.

Rosella Close

Mount Sheridan

No information found.

Rosemarkie Street

Edmonton

Named after a Scottish village that adjoins Avoch and Arkendeith villages in the highlands.

Rosemont Court

Kanimbla

No information found.

Rosewood Close

Redlynch

Named after a rainforest and water theme, this street is named after the Rosewood tree (Dysoxylum fraserianum). Its common name is the rose mahogany tree.

Roslyn Close

Yorkeys Knob

Named after female Christian names.

Ross Road

Deeral

No information found.

Ross Street

Portsmith

No information found.

Rossi Street

Gordonvale

No information found.

Rossmann Road

Smithfield

No information found.

Rowe Street

Earlville

Named after the family name of the wife of the developer W. Murray.

Royal Saxon Close

Mount Sheridan

Named after an early ship carrying immigrants to Australia from 1844–59.

Royce Street

Redlynch

No information found.

Ruby Close

Caravonica

Streets in this area take their names from precious stones.

Rudder Close

Clifton Beach

Named after reefs off the Queensland coast.

Rudder Street

Clifton Beach

Named after reefs off the Queensland coast.

Runnymede Avenue

Redlynch

No information found.

Rushworth Road

Gordonvale

Named after Wright Rushworth, an early sugar cane farmer.

Russell Heads Reserve

East Russell

No information found.

Russell River Road

Bellenden Ker

This road leads to the Russell River.

Russell Road

Gordonvale

This road was so named as it was the road from the Gordonvale River to the Russell River in the 1880s.

Russell Street

Edge Hill

No information found.

Russell Street

Manunda

No information found.

Russellia Street

Redlynch

Named for a rainforest and water theme. This street takes its name from a plant species.

Ruth Street

Woree

Named after Female name theme.

Rutherford Street

Cairns North

Named after Mr P. Rutherford, surveyor in Cairns in the 1930s.

Rutherford Street

Yorkeys Knob

No information found.

Ryan Close

Brinsmead

Named after John Michael Ryan a very early resident of Cairns and who was a cordial manufacturer.  He was a member of the inaugural Cairns Road Board in 1879. He was an inaugural alderman on the Cairns Town Council having topped the poll in the July 1885 elections. He was a member of the first Health Board of Cairns appointed on 9th of July 1881.

Sabine Close

Mount Sheridan

This close was named after a ship theme. Sabine was the name given to the Cardwell Police Boat by Sub-Inspector R. Johnstone in 1872 after the Navigating Mid-Shipman of the Basilisk.

Saddle Mountain Road

Smithfield

Named after a mountain theme, Saddle Mountain is located near Cairns.

Saffron Close

Holloways Beach

Many streets in this suburb were named for a floral theme at the suggestion of resident Ann Edwards. The word saffron originates from the 12th Century old French term ‘Safran’.  It is the most expensive spice in the world, by weight it is worth more than gold.  It is prized for its intense colour, aroma and flavour, and is actually the dried stigmas of the Saffron crocus.

Sago Close

Palm Cove

This close was named for a palm theme.

Saidor Close

Trinity Beach

Named after a Papua New Guinea theme after suggested by a resident who had served as a coast watcher there in World War II.

Sailfish Close

Kanimbla

This close was named for a reef fish theme after sailfish which grow up to 3.4m and can weigh up to 100kg. They are very fast swimming fish and are dark blue, brown and silvery in colour.

Saligna Street

Redlynch

This street was named for a plant species theme after the tree Eucalyptus saligna. This species favours a humid climate and can be found along the New South Wales and Queensland coasts and the nearby ranges. A medium to tall tree, E. saligna has rough bark around its base which after about 4m sheds in strips to reveal a smooth trunk. The common names for this species are Blue Gum or Sydney Blue Gum.

Salter Close

Woree

Named after Charles and Mary Salter. Charles was a carpenter who built a stately Queenslander in the 1930s, which is still in use beside the White Rock Shop on Progress Road.

Salvado Drive

Smithfield

No information found.

Salwood Close

Holloways Beach

No information found.

Samuel Street

Yorkeys Knob

This street was named after a Christian name theme.

Sandalwood Avenue

Kewarra Beach

This street was named for a native bush food theme.

Sandover Close

Bentley Park

Named after an Australian Rivers and streams theme, the Sandover River is located in the Northern Territory.

Sandown Close

Woree

No information found.

Sandpiper Court

Bayview Heights

This street was named for a bird theme.

Sandpiper Street

East Trinity

Named after a bird species. The survey plan was registered with the Mulgrave Shire on 7/3/1962.

Sandra Close

Trinity Park

No information found.

Sandray Close

Edge Hill

No information found.

Sandwich Street

Kamerunga

No information found.

Sandy Road

Mount Peter

No information found.

Sapphire Close

Bayview Heights

Streets in this subdivision are named after minerals and gemstones.  Sapphire is a precious stone consisting of corundum and is usually, but not always blue.

Sarina Close

Kewarra Beach

Named for an Australian beaches theme, Sarina Beach is located in the Mackay region of Queensland.

Sassafras Street

Bramston Beach

Named after a sassafras tree, Doryphora sassafras.

Satellite Street

Clifton Beach

This street was named after a small reef off the southern coast of Port Douglas.

Satinash Close

Redlynch

This close was named for a rainforest and water theme after the Yarrabah Satinash (Syzygium angophoroides) and the Paperbark Satinash (Syzygium papyraceum) rainforest trees.

Satinay Close

Manoora

This close takes its name from the satinay tree.

Saunders Court

Clifton Beach

No information found.

Savage Street

Edmonton

Name of a Hambledon Mill Employee that served for 10 years or more.

Savaii Close

Palm Cove

This street was named after a palm theme.

Savannah Street

Palm Cove

This street was named after a palm theme.

Saw Street

Machans Beach

Named after Beatrice and James Saw who owned the first Post Office and store in Machans Beach and arrived in the early 1940s.

Sawmill Pocket Road

Mount Peter

No information found.

Sawpit Street

Mount Sheridan

This street was named after a tree theme. There was a large settlement of Cedar Cutters beneath Mount Sheridan with many men who were skilled sawpit workers. Large logs were laid across an open pit, with one timber man on top, and another in the well of the pit, each on one end of a huge crosscut saw

Saxon Street

Clifton Beach

Named after Saxon Reef which is a middle shelf planar reef with an area of 1.9 square kilometres, and is renowned for its Manta Rays and schools of barracuda, turtles and a diversity of colourful tropical fish.  It is located northeast of Cairns.

Scarborough Close

Kewarra Beach

Named after an Australian beaches theme, Scarborough Beach is located at Perth Western Australia.

Scarlet Close

Mount Sheridan

No information found.

Scenic Street

Bayview Heights

Named after a scenic theme.

School Street

Babinda

Named due to this road leading to the State School that was established in 1916.  This location is now the site of the Council Swimming Pool.

School Street

Machans Beach

Named because this road lead to the State School at the end of the road.

Schooner Road

Trinity Park

Named for an ocean going maxi yacht theme.

Schorman Street

Gordonvale

No information found.

Schweitzer Close

Brinsmead

No information found.

Sciacca Access

Miriwinni

No information found.

Scotia Close

Mount Sheridan

Named after an early ship carrying immigrants to Australia in the 1800s.

Scott Street

Bungalow, Parramatta Park

Named after Sir Robert Scott a Polar Explorer.

Scout Court

Mount Sheridan

Named for a theme of early ships of the Cairns area.

Seabreeze Court

Redlynch

No information found.

Seary Close

Whitfield

Named after Mr Jack Seary, one of the legendary figures of Rugby League in Cairns during the 1950s. From senior player, Jack rose to become President of the Cairns District Rugby League Association. He was an Alderman of Cairns City 1967-1970 and again in 1987.

Seascape Close

Palm Cove

No information found.

Seaview Close

Bayview Heights

This close was named for a scenic theme after the views of Trinity Inlet.

Seclusion Drive

Palm Cove

This street was named for a tranquillity theme.

Selby Close

Edmonton

Named after a mine known as Selby mine and the survey plan was registered with the Mulgrave Shire on 15/11/1994.

Selwyn Circuit

Trinity Park

No information found.

Senate Street

Bentley Park

Named after early ships which sailed in northern waters. The survey plan was registered on 8/11/1996.

Sennfeld Close

Palm Cove

No information found.

Serenity Place

Smithfield

Named after a mountain theme, Serenity Mountain is located in Pigeon Forge in Tennessee.

Sergeant Street

Kanimbla

No information found.

Serissa Street

Mooroobool

Named after a floral theme.

Seton Street

Trinity Park

No information found.

Severin Street

Manunda, Parramatta Park

Named after Louis Severin, timber merchant and builder who had a hardware business in Abbott Street and a timber yard in Spence Street in the very early years of Cairns.  He arrived with the first party from Cooktown in 1876 and was a member of the first Cairns Divisional Board constituted on 20 July 1880.  He was amongst the Aldermen present at the first meeting of the Cairns Municipal Council in the Council Chambers on July 22 1885 and was Mayor in 1887-88 and again in 1903.  He was born in 1849 in France and died in Cairns on 7 January 1905, and is buried in the McLeod Street cemetery.

Sewell Street

Mount Sheridan

No information found.

Sexton Street

Aeroglen

Named after the sub-collector of Customs from 1919 to 1938.

Seymour Street

Cairns North

Named after Seymour Howe, who was Manager of the Mulgrave Mill and was greatly involved in the sugar industry.  The street was named in 1939.

Shaft Street

Edmonton

Named after Mount Peter Goldfield theme.

Shale Street

Brinsmead

Named after a rock theme.

Shamrock Avenue

Brinsmead

Possibly named after Joseph Shamrock, an early cordial manufacturer.

Shang Street

Mooroobool

Named after distinguished World War 1 soldier Caleb Shang who was awarded two Distinguished Conduct medals and one Military Medal. He arrived home in March 1919 to a Mayoral welcome before 3000 people.

Shannon Drive

Bayview Heights, Woree

This street was named after a female Christian name theme.

Sharon Street

Smithfield

This street was named after a female Christian name theme.

Shaws Access

Redlynch

No information found.

Shaws Road

Redlynch

No information found.

Shearer Avenue

Manunda

Mr J. Shearer owned land before it was sub-divided and he was the local manager for A.C.F. Shirley’s Fertilisers.

Sheehy Road

White Rock

This road was named after a farmer living in the area. The road was previously known as Eardley Road after an early settler.

Shell Close

Kewarra Beach

Named after an Australian Beaches theme, Shell beach is close to Monkey Mia on the West Australian coast.

Shellbourne Street

Bentley Park

No information found.

Sheppards Street

Gordonvale

Named after Thomas Sheppards, an early sugar cane farmer in the Highleigh area.

Sherbrook Close

Kanimbla

This close was named for an environmental ‘green’ theme.

Sheridan Street

Cairns, Cairns North

Named after Brinsley Guise Sheridan, a descendent of play-write Richard Brinsley Sheridan. He was Police Magistrate at Cardwell 1870-1878, commissioned by the Government of the day to select a site on Trinity Bay for the town of Cairns. Died in Cooktown in 1878 and is buried in the Cooktown cemetery.

Sherwood Close

Brinsmead

Environmental ‘green’ theme.

Shields Street

Cairns

Named after W. Tennant Shields, Manager of the Queensland National Bank, beginning at Georgetown, then Cooktown and finally Cairns.

Short Street

Babinda

Named after Mr Short, who was General Manager of the Queensland Central Sugar Mills before it was acquired by the farmers and run as co-operative Companies.  He made periodic visits from Brisbane to Babinda in the course of his work.

Short Street

Cairns North

Named because it is a very short street.

Short Street

Redlynch

Named because it is a very short street.

Short Street

White Rock

Named after Mr Short, who was General Manager of the Queensland Central Sugar Mills before it was acquired by the farmers and run as co-operative Companies.  He made periodic visits to Babinda in the course of his work.

Sidlaw Street

Smithfield

This street was named for a Scottish theme.

Sikh Temple Road

Wrights Creek

Named after the Sikh temple which is located on this road.

Silkwood Close

Manoora

No information found.

Silky Oak Court

Mooroobool

Named for a floral or tree theme.

Silver Crescent

Palm Cove

No information found.

Simbai Close

Trinity Beach

Named after a Papua New Guinea theme after suggested by a resident who had served as a coast watcher there in World War II. Simbai is a town in the Madang Province in Papua New Guinea.

Simmonds Road

Eubenangee

Named after an Alderman in 1893.

Simmonds Street

Babinda

Named after Wilfred Mylchreest Simmonds, a cane farmer and at one stage Chairman of the Shire Council.

Simmonds Street

Gordonvale

This street is named after Henry Simmonds an early settler in the Packer’s Camp area.  This pioneer was well to the fore as an instigator for the establishment of the Mulgrave Central Mill Company.

Simmonds Street

East Russell

This street was named after a pioneering family in the area. W.M. Simmonds was Chairman of the Mulgrave Shire 1930-35.

Simon Street

Freshwater

Named after Simon Bugeja who with his wife and family owned the land where the road is situated.

Sims Esplanade

Yorkeys Knob

Named after Frank Sims, a dairy farmer on the Tablelands who built a weekend house at Yorkeys Knob and eventually retired to it in the 1930s.

Sinclair Street

Gordonvale

No information found.

Sirens Court

White Rock

Named after motion picture theme, Sirens was a movie featuring artist Norman Lindsay, and in which Australian actress Elle McPherson played ’Pru‘. It was released in 1994.

Sirius Street

Bentley Park

Named after the HMS Sirius, weighing 540 tons was the flagship for the First Fleet, which sailed from Britain to Australia in 1788. Sirius is also a variety of sugar cane that was bred by the CSR company in 1945 by combining Trojan and Eros varieties that were commonly grown around the Far North.

Skull Road

White Rock

This road was named after a family living in the area. The road was gravelled in 1963.

Skye Close

Edge Hill

No information found.

Slatcher Close

Gordonvale

No information found.

Slate Close

Brinsmead

Named after a rock theme.

Slathiel Street

Brinsmead

This street was named after the Salathiel family, an early farming family. The name for the street was misspelt.

Slipper Street

Edmonton

A common name for a species of orchid, and the survey plan was registered on 4/8/1997.

Small Leaf Close

Mount Sheridan

No information found.

Smallwood Street

Mooroobool

Named after owner of land through which the street is situated.

Smart Street

Mooroobool

Name after the owner/sub-divider of the land.

Smith Street

Cairns North

Named after Bill Smith, an early settler who started a town on the Barron River known as Smithfield.

Smithfield Village Drive

Trinity Park

No information found.

Smoko Close

Brinsmead

No information found.

Snapper Close

Mount Sheridan

Named after islands off the North Qld coast.

Snowwood Close

Mount Sheridan

This close was named for a tree theme.

Soderberg Close

Redlynch

This close was named after the Soderberg family who were early Redlynch cane farmers.

Solager Street

Manoora

No information found.

Solomon Close

Brinsmead, Kanimbla

An early tradesperson who opened the first store in Cairns.

Solomon Place

Mooroobool

No information found.

Somerset Close

Bentley Park

This close was named after a ship theme. The SS Somerset was a steamer belonging to the Eastern and Australian Steamship Company in the 1800’s. The survey plan was registered with the Mulgrave Shire on 21/4/92.

Sommerville Crescent

Whitfield

Named after Mr G. Sommerville, River of the engine, which hauled sand from Aeroglen to City.

Sondrio Street

Woree

Named after an Italian theme, Sondrio is a boy’s name.

Sophia Close

Fishery Falls

No information found.

Sophie Close

Brinsmead

No information found.

Sorensen Close

Gordonvale

No information found.

Sorrento Street

Woree

Named after Italian theme- Sorrento is a city in Italy.

Soure Street

Earlville

Named after Jim Soure a pioneer in the Earlville area.  He opened the first mixed store in the area on the site of the present day Earlville Post Office.  He was later the official postmaster for Earlville and in the early 1920s he was an ice-cream vendor using a horse and cart for deliveries.

South Ellison Street

Clifton Beach

Named after a reef theme, Ellison Reef is on the Great Barrier Reef.

South Woolanmaroo Reserve

East Russell

No information found.

Southerden Drive

Kanimbla

Named after an early auctioneer and commission agent in Cairns in the 1880s E.B. Southerden.  He was active in the Cairns Railway League in the 1880s.

Southgate Close

Woree

No information found.

Spartan Close

Edmonton

Named after a Greek theme. Spartan was also an early variety of cane bred by CSR. The survey plan was registered with the Mulgrave Shire on 22/10/1974.

Speculation Street

Smithfield

This street was name for a mountain theme.

Speedy Close

Bentley Park

Named after a ship carrying immigrants to Australia in the 1800s.

Spence Street

Bungalow, Cairns, Parramatta Park, Portsmith

Named after David Spence, first sub-collector of customs and officer in charge of the official landing party.  He was on the first committee of the Cairns State School being elected on the 7th April 1879.

Spender Close

Gordonvale

No information found.

Sperring Street

Manunda

Mrs Joan Sperring owned land adjacent to the sub-division and also owned the Crown Hotel.

Spider Street

Edmonton

Named after the common name for a species of Orchid. The survey plan was registered on 22/7/2002.

Spinos Street

Redlynch

This street was named for a plant species theme.

Spoto Street

Woree

Named after Italian Sebastiano Spoto a canecutter owning land in the area in 1938. Descendants of Mr Spoto are still in Gordonvale.  The land was sold to Mr Ponzo in 1988.

Spowatt Close

Kanimbla

Named after Andrew Spowatt, a Cairns teamster and packer in the 1880s and later the Cairns bellman.

Spray Close

Mount Sheridan

This close was named after a ship theme.

Springbrook Avenue

Redlynch

No information found.

Taffles Street

Redlynch

No information found.

Talaroo Street

Edmonton

No information found.

Talasea Street

Trinity Beach

Named after a Papua New Guinea theme after suggested by a resident who had served as a coast watcher there in World War II.

Talia Street

Caravonica

No information found.

Talisman Close

Edmonton

Named after an early Edmonton mine.

Tallow Wood Close

Redlynch

This close was named for a rainforest and water theme after a plant species.

Talpa Close

Palm Cove

Named for a seashell theme after the Mole Cowry shell (Cypraea talpa).

Tamar Close

Mount Sheridan

Named after an early ship Captained by Matthew Flinders and was involved in the exploration of North Queensland in 1824.

Tamarind Street

Holloways Beach

Many street names in this suburb were named for a floral theme at the suggestion of resident Anne Edwards.  The Tamarind is native to tropical Africa and grows wild in the Sudan.  The tamarind has many uses in food and is an important ingredient in chutneys, curries, and sauces.  It also has many medical benefits including assisting fevers, acting as a laxative, a digestive, and as an anti-inflammatory.

Tamba Street

Bayview Heights

No information found.

Tanganelli Close

Kanimbla

Augustine Father who visited Cairns from Cooktown and Port Douglas from 1878.

Tanjong Close

Kewarra Beach

This close was named after a native bush food theme.

Tanner Crescent

Stratford

Named after Ted Tanner, earth-moving contractor of Tanner Industries who undertook the development of this area in 1960.

Tapini Close

Trinity Beach

Named after a Papua New Guinea theme after suggested by a resident who had served as a coast watcher there in World War II.

Tarana Close

Caravonica

No information found.

Tarcoola Street

Mount Sheridan

Named after a ship theme.

Tari Place

Trinity Beach

Named after a Papua New Guinea theme after suggested by a resident who had served as a coast watcher there in World War II.

Taringa Street

Brinsmead

No information found.

Taro Close

Mount Sheridan

Named after a native root vegetable in keeping with the Botanic name theme.

Taylor Street

Parramatta Park

Named after Alfred Taylor an ironmonger who was elected as an Alderman to the first Municipal Council on 18 July 1885.  He served from 1885–87 and 1889–1898.  He owned Cairns Plumbing Works and Glaziers and was also Mayor of Cairns.

Teak Court

Mount Sheridan

This court was named for a tree theme.

Teal Close

Bayview Heights

This close was named for a bird theme.

Teatree Close

Manunda

Named after the significant number of tea trees existing in the area at the time.

Tee Street

Yorkeys Knob

Named due to its proximity to the Half Moon Golfing Club.

Teewah Close

Kewarra Beach

Named after Australian beaches theme, Teewah Beach is located near Boreen Point, close to Gympie, north of Brisbane.

Telecom Road

Bellenden Ker

Named after the communication tower.

Telford Street

Earlville

Named after Mr Telford who was an Alderman in 1891.

Temora Close

Edge Hill

No information found.

Templar Crescent

Bentley Park

Named after an early ship carrying immigrants to Australia between 1844 and 1859.

Templeton Street

Gordonvale

Named after a family that had an early association with Gordonvale.

Tenni Street

Redlynch

Named after James Tenni, a local pioneering sugar farmer in the Jungara area in the 1920’s.

Teraglin Street

Kanimbla

No information found.

Terebra Street

Palm Cove

Named for a seashell theme after the Terebra shell genus.

Teresa Street

Freshwater

Named after Primo Savina’s mother, Primo grew sugar cane here and sub-divided the land.

Terminalia Street

Redlynch

Named after a rainforest and water theme. Terminalias are a rainforest species.

Terminus Street

Parramatta Park

It was once the terminus of the Cairns to Nelson (Gordonvale) tramline.

Thais Street

Palm Cove

Named for a seashell theme after the Thais shell genus.

The Boulders Road

Babinda

Named after the tourist attraction ‘the Boulders’. Originally known as Babinda Creek Road and gazetted in April 1931.

The Gateway

Kanimbla

No information found.

The Peak

Brinsmead

After its location at the top of the peak.

The Rocks Road

Redlynch

This road was named after the popular swimming hole ‘The Rocks’ on Freshwater Creek.

Theresa Close

Woree

Named for a female name theme.

Thetford Close

Clifton Beach

Named after Thetford Reef, which is east of Green Island and is made up of numerous coral bommies. It is home to many soft and hard corals including staghorn and plate coral as well as an abundance of other marine creatures including giant clams, butterfly fish, angel and damsel fish.

Thiele Road

Bartle Frere

No information found.

Thomas Street

Cairns North

Mr T. Thomas, present at the first recorded gathering of Freemasons in Cairns.

Thomas Street

Gordonvale

This street is named after this family’s long-standing occupation as butchers and bakers in Gordonvale.  The building named after the Thomas family was erected in 1893.

Thomas Street

Manunda

Christian name theme.

Thomason Road

Gordonvale

Early pioneering family.

Thomson Road

Edmonton

Named after a pioneering family.

Thomson Street

Earlville

No information found.

Thornton Court

White Rock

This street was named for a motion picture theme after People’s Choice Awards “Favourite Actress” and “Favourite TV Star” Sigrid Thornton (Man from Snowy River, Sea Change).  The Mulgrave Shire approved the subdivision.  The survey plan was registered with the Register of Title on 28 November 1994.

Thorpe Place

Bentley Park

Named after an early farming family, the survey plans were registered on 5/11/1996.

Thrush Terrace

Clifton Beach

No information found.

Thumm Street

Gordonvale

Named after Jack Thumm, an early slaughterman for John Gordon, while Gordon was involved in the butchering trade.

Tidmarsh Road

Fishery Falls

No information found.

Tiffany Street

White Rock

No information found.

Tiger Street

Woolanmaroo

No information found.

Tills Street

Westcourt

Named after R.A. Tills an early saw miller and Mayor of Cairns 1900–01 and again in 1907.  He arrived in Cairns in 1883 and had his sawmill first at Redlynch while the railway line was being built and then moved it to Cairns in about 1898.  He was one of the officers of the first Masonic Lodge to be formed in the town.

Tilse Close

Edmonton

Named after early miner Lew Tilse.

Timber Terrace

Smithfield

No information found.

Timberlea Drive

Bentley Park

Named by the Developer to differentiate the street from Roberts road.  The survey plans were registered on 11/8/1995.

Timberlea Drive East

Bentley Park

Named by the Developer to differentiate the street from Roberts road.  The survey plans were registered on 11/8/1995. This portion of the drive is eastward from the main drive.

Tin Sang Close

Edmonton

This close was named after an early Edmonton settler who owned a ’green grocers’ shop on the other side of Collinson Creek.

Tingira Street

Portsmith

The S.S. Tingira regularly brought goods and passengers from Brisbane to Cairns prior to the 1930's.

Ti-Tree Road

Miriwinni

No information found.

Tobias Close

Clifton Beach

Named after a reef off the Queensland coast, Tobias Spit is off the Frankland Islands.

Todd Close

Brinsmead

No information found.

Todd Road

Mount Sheridan

Named after long established farmers of the area.

Tognolini Close

Redlynch

Named after the Tognolini family.  E.L. Tognolini was a cane farmer who owned the land and grew cane on it.  In the 1980s he sold the land for subdivision.

Tolson Close

Brinsmead

Named after a Mulgrave cedar exporting family.

Tom Cannon Close

Babinda

No information found.

Tom Carr Close

Babinda

Named after prominent citizen Thomas Livingstone Carr who was born in Geelong (1901 – 1989) and arrived in Babinda when he was 19. He married Emelia (Millie) Williams in 1925, and they shared 63 years of marriage.  During his lifetime Tom did so much for the community that the Mulgrave Shire Council honoured him with their first Australia Day Citizen Award in 1981.  Tom owned and managed cane farms at Bucklands Road and Nelson Road.  He had a dairy farm, ran a taxi service and worked as a real estate salesman for 45 years.  He was a Justice of the Peace, and assisted many Boards and Councils.  In recognition of his contributions to the community, the Babinda Chamber of Commerce presented him with the ‘Tom Carr’s Seat of Knowledge’ situated in Munroe Street.

Toni Close

Bayview Heights

This close was named for a female Christian name theme.

Toogood Road

Bayview Heights, Woree

Named after Frances Toogood who was a cane farmer in the area and purchased his property in 1933.

Toohey Street

Portsmith

Named after Mr Jim Toohey, early settler and explorer of the district.  He was a cedar cutter and had a hotel in Smithfield.

Toolong Close

Smithfield

No information found.

Toona Terrace

Redlynch

This street was named for a rainforest and water theme after the red cedar rainforest tree.

Topaz Street

Bayview Heights

Streets in this subdivision are named after minerals and gemstones.  Topaz is a gemstone composed of transparent or translucent aluminium silicate mineral and is coloured yellow, white, green, blue or can be colourless.

Torazzi Place

Kanimbla

Named after E. Torazzi, an agriculturalist who was a tobacco farmer in the mid 1880s and then moved into growing oranges for the marmalade factories down south.  He was eventually recruited to manage Horace Brinsmead’s citrus orchids in the late 1800's.

Torino Street

Woree

Named after an Italian theme, Torino is a city in Italy.

Torokina Street

Trinity Beach

Named after a Papua New Guinea theme after suggested by a resident who had served as a coast watcher there in World War II.  Torokina is a town in Papua New Guinea.

Torquay Close

Kewarra Beach

Named after an Australian beaches theme, Torquay is located south of Geelong in Victoria.

Torrance Avenue

Edge Hill

No information found.

Tourmaline Close

Bayview Heights

Streets in this subdivision are named after minerals and gemstones.  Tourmaline is a boron aluminium silicate mineral of various colours possessing unusual electric properties and used as a gem.

Tower Access

Bramston Beach

No information found.

Townsend Close

Edmonton

This close was named after an early Edmonton settler who was the owner of the local bicycle shop.

Tracey Close

Woree

This close was named for a female Christian name theme.

Tradewinds Close

Redlynch

No information found.

Trafalgar Road

Mount Sheridan

Named after an early ship carrying immigrants to Australia in the 1800s.

Tranquil Place

Smithfield

Named after a mountain theme, Tranquil Mountain is found at Whistler, British Colombia.

Trappes Court

Mooroobool

Named after Major Trappes Lomax, Commander of Z force based at House on the Hill in World War II.

Travolta Close

White Rock

Named for a motion picture theme, this street was named after John Travolta. The New Jersey born actor is famous for his lead role in Grease. The Mulgrave Shire approved the subdivision.  The survey plan was registered with the Register of Titles on the 8th May 1965.

Treetop Drive

Mount Sheridan

This drive was named for a tree theme.

Trembath Drive

Gordonvale

No information found.

Trevor Access

Goldsborough

Named after a long established Gordonvale and Goldsborough family.

Trevor Close

Gordonvale

Named after a long established Gordonvale and Goldsborough family.

Tribulation Close

Kewarra Beach

This close was named for an Australian beach theme after Cape Tribulation.

Trim Court

Edmonton

Named after a long-term employee at Hambledon Sugar Mill.  The survey plan was registered on 11/8/1995.

Trinidad Close

Trinity Beach

Named after a Papua New Guinea theme after suggested by a resident who had served as a coast watcher there in World War II.

Trinity Beach Road

Trinity Beach

This road provides access to Trinity Beach.

Trinity Street

Parramatta Park

Named after Trinity Bay in which Cairns is situated. Captain Cook named the bay in 1770 because he arrived there on Trinity Sunday.

Tristania Street

Holloways Beach

Many street names in this suburb were named for a floral theme at the suggestion of resident Anne Edwards.  This is from the myrtle family (Tristania neriifolia) known as the water gum.

Triton Street

Palm Cove

Named after a seashell theme.

Trivia Street

Palm Cove

This street is named after a seashell theme. Trivia is a genus of shells.

Trochus Close

Trinity Beach

Named after a seashell theme. Trochus shells are used in the manufacture of buttons and decorative jewellery and are prized for their luminescent mother of pearl inner layer. Commonly known as top shells, they are found in two tropical regions of Australia, the northern waters of the Great Barrier Reef and Thursday Islands and also off Western Australia where coral reefs are found off the Kimberley’s and King Sound. The current global demand for trochus shells is estimated at 7,000 tonnes annually with a market worth $50-$60 million dollars.

Trojan Street

Edmonton

Named after the Greek theme of the area and also a common variety of Sugar Cane grown in the area. Trojan sugar cane was developed and bred by CSR in 1933 and was grown in most areas north of Mackay. The street was surveyed on the 6th of September 1973.

Trucano Close

Whitfield

Named after Mr Charlie Trucano, served as the first Honorary Italian Consul in Cairns.

Trumpeter Street

Kanimbla

This street was named after a reef fish theme.

Trundle Terrace

Whitfield

Named after Mr Warwick Trundle, town clerk in 1983.

Tryal Street

Bentley Park

Named after ship theme, John Brooke commanded the Tryal, which was the first known English ship to be lost in Australian waters. It struck rocks on 25th May 1622 and sunk.

Tucker Street

Machans Beach

Named after Reg Tucker who ran the service station.

Tudor Close

Trinity Park

No information found.

Tuffley Close

Kanimbla

Named after the first hairdresser to Cairns, Henry Tuffley, who started a business in November 1876.

Tulip Close

Manunda

This close was named after the African tulip tree.

Tully Street

Stratford

Named after Late Councillor Jim P. Tully, member of Mulgrave Shire Council 1941–44 and owner of the Stratford Hotel during World War II.  He died in March 1982.

Tuppy Place

Edmonton

No information found.

Turner Close

Gordonvale

No information found.

Turner Street

Whitfield

Named after Roy and Emily Turner who bought a half-acre house block on the corner of Walsh and Pease streets (on Mr Fleming’s subdivision) in 1935. They were members of the Edge Hill Progress Association and ran dances at the Progress Hall in Mayers Street. The Turners helped build the Edge Hill tennis courts in Junction Street. (Source: Mrs B. Stanton, daughter of Roy and Emily Turner, supplied by
Mrs Anne Mills nee Woodward).

Turon Close

Bentley Park

No information found.

Turpentine Street

Redlynch

No information found.

Turquoise Close

Bayview Heights

Streets in this subdivision were named after mineral and gemstone theme. Turquoise is a gemstone of a sky-blue to apple green colour.  It is almost opaque or sometimes translucent, consisting of hydrous phosphate of aluminium.

Turtle Close

Clifton Beach

Named after a reef off the Queensland coast.

Tydeman Crescent

Clifton Beach

Named after a reef off the Queensland coast, the Tydeman reef is an outer planar reef with an area of 10 square kilometres off the coast of Princess Charlotte Bay.

Tyrconnell Crescent

Redlynch

No information found.

Tyrie Close

Earlville

Named after Dr. Baxter Tyrie, Government Health Officer from 1909 to at least 1914.

Ulambi Close

White Rock

No information found.

Undine Street

Clifton Beach

Named after Undine Reef off the Queensland coast.

Unity Street

Clifton Beach

Named after Unity Reef off the Queensland coast.

Universal Close

White Rock

This close was named for a motion picture theme after the Universal Studios which date back to 1906 when Carl Laemmle opened his first Nickelodeon theatre in Chicago. The Mulgrave Shire approved the subdivision.  The survey plan was registered with the Register of Titles on the 6th August 1982.

Upham Road

Miriwinni

No information found.

Upolu Esplanade

Clifton Beach

Named after Upolu Reef off the Queensland coast.  The Upolu Cay was named after the Schooner Upolu owned by William Pitts of Sydney that was wrecked off Cairns on the 25th April 1886. Situated north of Green Island Upolu Cay has breathtaking coral gardens, exotic marine life and soft white coral sands.

Upper Miles Street

Manoora

The upper reaches of Miles Street, named after W. Miles who was the Queensland Minister of Works when the decision was made to build the Cairns Range railway in 1885.

Upper Perkins Street

Manoora

The upper reaches of Perkins Street, named after Mr Perkins one time manage of the Cairns Branch of the Bank of New South Wales.

Upper Richardson Street

Edge Hill

No information found.

Upward Street

Cairns City, Parramatta Park

Named after George Upward an early shipping agent from late 1876 and a storekeeper.  He owned a sawmill in Upward Street for a short time in the late 1870s.  He also owned the vessel Fitzroy, which he purchased from W.B. Ingham.  When the Cairns economy slumped he left the district.

Urambi Close

Woree

No information found.

Valda Close

Edmonton

Named after Mrs Valda Ravizza, the first wife of Mr George Ravizza, an Edmonton local who was a well known philanthropist.  The survey plan for this Close was registered on 23/4/1992.

Valla Close

Kewarra Beach

Named after Valla Beach in northern New South Wales.

Vallely Street

Freshwater

Named after a long established local family.

Valmadre Street

Caravonica

No information found.

Vanda Close

Edmonton

Named after the common name for a species of orchid. The survey plan was registered on 11/12/1995.

Vandeleur Street

Earlville

Named after a property owner in the area.

Varese Street

Woree

Named after an Italian theme, Varese is a city in Italy.

Varley Street

Yorkeys Knob

Named after Luicie Marcella Varley, who owned the land where Yorkeys Knob is situated from around 1920.  Matron Varley, as she was known, opened the first hotel in Yorkeys Knob in the 1920s.

Vasey Esplanade

Trinity Beach

No information found.

Vauclause Close

Kanimbla

No information found.

Veivers Close

Westcourt

Named after the Veivers family who owned a cane farm at Palm Cove.  Vivian Hector Veivers was the Chief Draftsman of the Cairns City Council from 1940–1975.  He was born on the 8th June 1915 and died on the 13th June 1980. Walter Hill Veivers moved his family to Freshwater in 1883 and with Toohey operated the first bullock teams in the district pulling timber from the southern side of Trinity Inlet.

Veivers Road

Palm Cove

Named after the Veivers family who owned a cane farm on the southern side of the road.  Vivian Hector Veivers was the Chief Draftsman of the Cairns City Council from 1940–1975.  He was born on the 8th June 1915 and died on the 13th June 1980. Walter Hill Veivers moved his family to Freshwater in 1883 and with Toohey operated the first bullock teams in the district pulling timber from the southern side of Trinity Inlet.

Velma Close

Woree

Named for a female name theme.

Venezia Street

Woree

Named after an Italian theme, Venizia is a town in Venice.

Venice Close

Kewarra Beach

Named after beaches theme, Venice Beach is a famous beach in California, USA.

Venus Battery Close

Edmonton

Named after the Charter’s Towers plant that treated the Mount Peter ore.

Verbena Drive

Mount Sheridan

This street was surveyed and registered in many different stages between 1994 and 2004. The plans were originally registered with the Mulgrave Shire Council however the later stages were registered with the Cairns City Council.

Vernon Street

Mount Sheridan

This street was named after a ship theme. The wooden ship Vernon was a training ship that was used for some time in the late 1800’s as a nautical school and reformatory for teenage boys who learned trades under naval discipline

Vetiver Street

Trinity Park

No information found.

Vianen Close

Bentley Park

Named after an early ship named Vianen.

Vickers Street

Edmonton

This street was named after early settlers in the district.

Vico Street

Gordonvale

Named after Don Vico, a farmer from Gordonvale who owned the farm that Crystalbrook is built on. The plans for the street were approved by the Mulgrave Shire Council in December 1985.

Victoria Street

Parramatta Park

Named after the S.S. "Victoria", the ship on which lunch was held to celebrate the declaration of Cairns as a port of entry on the 1st November 1876.

Victory Close

Edmonton

No information found.

View Street

Brinsmead

The street was developed in two stages. The first part was surveyed on the 11th of October 1972 and was registered with the Mulgrave Shire Council on the 1st of February 1973. The second stage was surveyed on the 30th of July 1974 and was registered on the 1st of October 1975.

Vigilant Close

Bentley Park

Named for a ship theme after the HMAS Vigilant which was a survey ship.

Villa Street

Bayview Heights

Named after a scenic theme.

Village Terrace

Redlynch

Named for a historical and sugar cane theme.

Villiers Street

Edge Hill

No information found.

Vine Close

Bayview Heights

Named for a tropical plant theme.

Viola Close

Bayview Heights

Named for a female Christian name theme.

Violet Street

Mooroobool

Many street names in the estate in which this street exists are based on a floral theme.

Vista Street

Bayview Heights

Named for its scenic values.

Vivian Close

Westcourt

Named after Mr Vivian Hector Veivers the Chief Draftsman of the Council from 1936-1975.

Vohland Road

Aloomba

Named after the Vohland family, an old farming family of the area.

Volute Close

Trinity Beach

Named after a seashell theme, the volute is a scroll like ornament that forms the basis of the Ionic order found in the capital of the Iconic column.   The word is derived from the Latin ‘voluta’ meaning scroll.

Vrackie Street

Smithfield

Named after Ben Vrackie a mountain in Scotland that reaches 841m.

Vulcan Street

Aeroglen

Named after the Vulcan Foundry.

Vulture Street

Deeral

Many streets in this area are named after species of birds. Vultures are scavenging birds that feed on the carcases of other animals. They are usually bald headed and are divided into two groups the old world vultures and the new world vultures.

Wabag Close

Trinity Beach

Named after a Papua New Guinea theme after suggested by a resident who had served as a coast watcher there in World War II.

Wagtail Close

Kewarra Beach

The wagtails are a group of small passerine birds with long tails, which they frequently wag, Motacilla the root of the family name (Motacillidae) means moving tail.  They are slender and often colourful ground feeding insectivores of open country in the old World.  They are ground nesters laying up to 6 speckled eggs at a time.

Waite Street

Machans Beach

Named after Jack Waite who was secretary of the Machans Beach Progress Association.

Wakunai Close

Trinity Beach

Named after a Papua New Guinea theme after suggested by a resident who had served as a coast watcher there in World War II.

Walgan Close

Bentley Park

No information found.

Walker Road

Edmonton, Bentley Park

Named after James Walker, one of the first Pilot boatmen aboard the Porpoise and was with the party present at the first official landing at Cairns on the 1st November 1876.

Walker Road

Yorkeys Knob

Named after the property holder in this area Mr Walker.

Wallace Street

Manunda

Named after George Walter Gordon (Wally) Wallace, Member for Queensland Parliament born 16/1/1900 and died on 12/10/1964.

Wallum Close

Holloways Beach

Many street names in this suburb were named for a floral theme at the suggestion of resident Ann Edwards. The Wallum Banksia (Banksia aemula) likes to grow in sandy soil know as ‘wallum’.

Walnut Close

Manoora

This estate is based on tree species theme. The walnut tree is said to be one of the world’s oldest sources of edible nuts. The word ‘walnut’ derives from Old English “wealhhutu’” which literally means foreign nut.  The walnut belongs to the scientific genus of Juglans.

Walnut Street

Holloways Beach

Many street names in this suburb were named for a floral theme at the suggestion of resident Ann Edwards .The walnut tree is said to be one of the world’s oldest sources of edible nuts.  The word ‘walnut’ derives from Old English “wealhhutu’” which literally means foreign nut.  The walnut belongs to the scientific genus of Juglans.

Walsh Street

Edge Hill

Named after Callaghan Walsh (1843-1918) who was Mayor of Cairns from 1889–1890, President of the Chamber of Commerce in 1898, Provisional Chairman of the Harbour Board 1899–1906 and the Chairman of the Harbour Board in 1911. He was a partner in a merchant business in Cooktown, Port Douglas and Cairns and was also a storekeeper.

Walters Street

Portsmith

No information found.

Warana Close

Kewarra Beach

Named after an Australian beaches theme, Warana Beach is on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

Waratah Drive

Manunda

The Waratah belongs to the genus Telopea. The original Waratah is native to a small area of the central coast of New South Wales and was proclaimed the official floral emblem of New South Wales on the 24th 1962.  It is a bird attracting plant providing large quantities of nectar for a variety of honey suckers and Indigenous Australians used the seeds of several species as a source of food – caution some species of Waratahs are toxic. Waratah plants resist destruction by bushfires, sprouting freely from the rootstock shortly after a fire kills its aerial growth and flower within two to three years later.

Ward Street

Mooroobool

No information found.

Warden Street

Kamerunga

No information found.

Warncke Close

Gordonvale

Named for the pioneer Warncke family of the district.  Wilhelm Augusta Warncke and Caterina Margareta Warncke (later Moller) arrived in the district in 1887.

Warner Road

Wrights Creek

Named after Frederick Horatio Warner a NQ surveyor who began survey work in Far North Queensland in 1839.  He worked with the Hann and Mulligan expeditions, and then with Inspector Douglas of the native Mounted Police to open up the first track from Thornborough to Trinity Bay on the 23rd of September 1876. Warner went up the Barron with the official party to the naming of Smithfield on the 15th of December 1876.

Warner Street

Manunda

Named after Frederick Horatio Warner a NQ surveyor who began survey work in Far North Queensland in 1839.  He worked with the Hann and Mulligan expeditions, and then with Inspector Douglas of the native Mounted Police to open up the first track from Thornborough to Trinity Bay on the 23rd of September 1876.  Warner went up the Barron with the official party to the naming of Smithfield on the 15th of December 1876.

Warrego Street

Parramatta Park

This street was named after the Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Warrego which was built in Sydney and was commissioned in August 1940. HMAS Warrego was used as a minesweeper in the waters around Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and New South Wales and also worked as an escort for other ships. During its 23 years of service Warrego spent most of its time in the waters off the eastern Australian coast with some time in Darwin and South Australia.  Warrego surveyed the Great Barrier Reef and also stopped briefly in Cairns during December 1942 and January 1943.

Warren Street

Palm Cove

This street was surveyed on the 2nd of June 1987 and was registered with the Mulgrave Shire Council on the 4th of August 1987.

Warrnambool Street

Trinity Park

Streets in this subdivision are named after ships. HMAS Warrnambool was a corvette that sunk on 13 September 1947 after striking a mine off the Cockburn Reef 130 km south east of Cape York.  She was named after the Victorian town as Warrnambool.

Waste Street

Portsmith

No information found.

Water Street

Cairns

No information found.

Waterfall Close

Edmonton

Named after the Isabella Falls.  Isabel was the wife of Thomas Swallow, the sugar cane pioneer and early landowner in the area.  The survey plan was registered with the Mulgrave Shire on 22/12/1988.

Waterlilly Street

Kewarra Beach

Native bush food theme.  The water lily is the common name for a small family of aquatic plants (family Nympheaceae). There are about 70 species that are grouped into night, tropical and hardly types. The yellow lily's roots are sometimes eaten and the white lily's roots are used to treat sore mouths.   Water lilies are able to reproduce by budding; the roots detach and grow into new water lilies.  Once used in ancient Egyptian are, water lilies also feature in Claude Monet’s paintings.

Watervale Close

Redlynch

This close was surveyed on the 18th of November 1992 and was registered with the Mulgrave Shire Council on the 23rd of December 1992.

Watkins Close

Mooroobool

Named after the sub-divider Mr Watkins, and the survey plan was registered with the Cairns City Council on the 12th March 1981.

Watson Road

Bartle Frere

Watson Road was surveyed on the 30th of March 1972 and was registered with the Mulgrave Shire Council on the 3rd of May 1973.

Watson Street

Earlville

This street was surveyed on the 17th of December 1958 and was registered with the Cairns City Council on the 20th of January 1959.

Wattle Street

Yorkeys Knob

The street was developed in two stages, the first being surveyed on the 4th of June 1954 and registered with the Mulgrave Shire Council on the 8th of May 1956. The second stage was surveyed on the 10th of August 1973 and was registered on the 10th of October 1973.

Wau Close

Trinity Beach

Named after a Papua New Guinea theme after suggested by a resident who had served as a coast watcher there in World War II.

Waughs Pocket Road

Waughs Pocket

This road was named after the Waugh family who were early pioneers.

Waverley Court

Mount Sheridan

Named after an early ship carrying immigrants to Australia in the 1800s.

Wawan Street

Manoora

No information found.

Weaver Street

Babinda

Named after Arthur Weston Weaver who settled with his family in the area.

Wedelia Court

Kanimbla

Named after the introduced ground cover species ‘Wedelia trilobata’ commonly known as the Singapore Daisy. This spreading perennial herb with yellow daisy flowers often grows around lakes and watercourses and it grows so thick that it smothers native plants. It is easily spread by humans and by water. The street was surveyed on the 29th September 1989 and was registered with the Cairns City Council on the 17th November 1989.

Wedlock Close

Gordonvale

The close was named after an old Gordonvale family. It was surveyed on the 26th of October 1992 and was registered with the Mulgrave Shire Council on the 8th of January 1993.

Wellington Street

Bungalow

Named after Governor William Wellington, who claimed establishment of a new port in Trinity Inlet in 1876.

Welsh Road

Bellenden Ker

An early settler on the Russell River.

Wendy Street

Trinity Park

The survey of the street was done on the 2nd of February 2005 and it was registered with the Cairns City Council on the 15th of February 2005.

Wenlock Close

Mount Sheridan

Named after Wenlock River in the Cape York Peninsula.

Wentworth Close

Bentley Park

Named after an early ship with travelled the Northern waters, the survey plan was registered with the Mulgrave Shire on 21/4/1992.

Wesel Street

Bentley Park

Named after an early Dutch ship with travelled the Northern waters, the survey plan was registered with the Mulgrave Shire on 3/10/1989.

West Parkridge Drive

Brinsmead

Named because the roadway leads to the western portion of the subdivision. The survey plan was registered with the Cairns City Council on 1 October 2003.

West Street

Manunda

The street was subdivided in two stages with the first part being surveyed on the 10th of February 1939 and registered on the 2nd of July 1940. The second part was surveyed on the 20th of August 1970 and was register with the Cairns City Council on the 17th of November 1970.

Wewak Street

Trinity Beach

Named after a Papua New Guinea theme after suggested by a resident who had served as a coast watcher there in World War II.

Whale Close

Kewarra Beach

Named after an Australian beaches theme, Whale Beach is in Sydney New South Wales.

Wharf Street

Cairns

So-called because it is adjacent to the wharves.

Wheatley Avenue

Bentley Park

An early farming family in the district, the survey plan was registered on 16/4/2004.

Wheeler Court

Brinsmead

The street was named after an early district family. The survey plan was completed on the 3rd of September 1993 and was registered with the Mulgrave Shire Council on the 25th of November 1993.

Whela Close

Bentley Park

Named after Australian Rivers and streams; Whela Creek is located in Western Australia.  The survey plan was registered 9/6/2005.

Whelk Close

Trinity Beach

Named after the seashell theme, whelks are large marine gastropods (snails) that are found in temperate waters.  They are scavengers and carnivores whose various families are in the order of Neogastropoda.

Whereat Road

Edmonton, Bentley Park

This road was named after an early settling family in the district the Whereat family. Seven children from the family attended Hambledon School in 1912. Local historian Kay Earl suggested the name for this street.  The survey plan was registered with the Mulgrave Shire in February 1907.

White Street

Westcourt

Named after V.N. White owner of the land on which the street is situated.

Whitehaven Court

Clifton Beach

Named after an Australian beaches theme, Whitehaven Beach is in the Whitsundays Queensland.

Whitewood Close

Mount Sheridan

No information found.

Whitfield Street

Aeroglen

Named after its close proximity to the Whitfield Range.

Whitman Street

Miriwinni

This street was named after an early local family in the area.

Whitney Road

Glen Boughton

Mr Norm and Mrs Edna Whitney, farmers who are still in the area.  The survey plan was registered in the Mulgrave Shire on 15/7/1965.

Whittaker Close

Gordonvale

Named after the Whittaker family of Gordonvale. A Mr Whittaker was the Manager of the Mulgrave Sugar Mill in the 1960s.

Whitton Street

White Rock

This was first indicated as a street in 1938. The road was graded in 1953 and gravelled in 1962.

Whyandra Close

Mount Sheridan

This close was named after a ship theme although the name has been misspelt. The S.S. Wyandra was a passenger ship that brought people to Australia from London in 1902 making stops in Townsville and Brisbane.

Wienert Close

Gordonvale

No information found.

Wienert Street

Edmonton

No information found.

Wilcox Close

Manoora

The close was surveyed on the 31st of January 1973 and was registered with the Cairns City Council on the 13th if June 1973.

Wilkie Street

Babinda

Named after early pioneers Mr and Mrs Wilkie who lived at what is now the junction of Wilkie and Munro Streets.

Wilkinson Street

Kewarra Beach

Named after Alfred Edwin Wilkinson (20/3/1880 – 5/4/1951), the third Town Clerk 1916–1951.  His father George was a tinsmith in Cairns.

Wilkinson Street

Manunda

Named after Alfred Edwin Wilkinson (20/3/1880 – 5/4/1951), the third Town Clerk 1916–1951.  His father George was a tinsmith in Cairns.

Wilks Street

Westcourt

This street was surveyed on the 2nd of April 1970 and was registered with the Cairns City Council on the 22nd of July 1970.

Willandra Court

Caravonica

The street was surveyed on the 12th May 1986 for the Mulgrave Shire Council and was registered on the 3rd November 1986.

William Hickey Street

Redlynch

Francis William Hickey was the Redlynch Station Master in 1927 and became secretary of the committee formed to establish the first school for Redlynch. The Redlynch school was opened in 1932 and saved forty children from Freshwater school.

William Street

Portsmith

Named after William Smith (1892-1869) who arrived in cairns in 1914 and had links with many local businesses and organisations. The street was surveyed on the 8th May 1985 and was registered with the Cairns City Council on the 6th December 1985.

Williams Esplanade

Palm Cove

Named for Cecil De Graaf Williams the son of Jacobus De Graaf Williams.

Williamson Road

Eubenangee

Named after the property owners – the Williamsons.

Willie Ming Close

Redlynch

Willie Ming was a wealthy and successful Chinese gardener who grew bananas and other crops on land close to Redlynch Valley Estate. He once invited 375 people to his property to celebrate the birth of his son. The celebrations lasted several days and cost one hundred and fifty pounds.

Willoughby Close

Redlynch

No information found.

Willow Street

Holloways Beach

Many street names in this suburb were named for a floral there at the suggestion of resident Ann Edwards. The genus Salix is part of the willow family Salicaceae.

Wills Street

Brinsmead

Named after Mrs Wills who arrived in Cairns in 1915 and set up the first shop in Redlynch in 1920.  She later established an orchard on Intake Road, a caravan park, and the first dog breeding kennels.

Wilmas Street

Trinity Beach

The street was surveyed on the 28th of March 1941 and was approved by the Mulgrave Shire Council on the 6th of June 1941.

Wilmot Close

Edmonton

Named after an early Edmonton settler who was the preparatory school teacher at Hambledon state school. harmony

Wiltshire Drive

Gordonvale

This street was named after an old family of the area. The street was subdivided and surveyed in 5 stages. The first blocks were surveyed on the 2nd of June 1994 and were registered with the Mulgrave Shire Council on the 16th of August 1994. The other stages were surveyed between February 1998 and May 2005 and were registered with the Cairns City Council between March 1998 and June 2005.

Wilunga Street

Stratford

Willunga is an aboriginal name that can mean, ‘place of green trees’, ‘place of many trees’ and ‘scrubby place’. The street was surveyed on the 14th December 1948 and was registered with the Mulgrave Shire Council on the 23rd August 1949.

Wimble Street

Brinsmead

Named after Frederick Thomas Wimble (28 November 1846 – 3 January 1936) who was a land speculator, businessman, founder and owner of the Cairns Post as well as the first member for Parliament for Cairns.  He arrived in Cairns in 1883 and became a Member of the Cairns Railway League and a Cairns Alderman. He was elected to the first Cairns Town Council on 18 July 1885.  He was the MLA for Cairns 5 May 1888- 29 April 1893 for the Liberal Party.

Windamere Close

Brinsmead

This close is named after an early settler in the district. The street was surveyed on the 15th of February 1996 and was registered with the Cairns City Council on the 21st of March 1996.

Windarra Street

Woree

Windarra is an Aboriginal word meaning ‘where’ or ‘west winds’.  Different sections of the road were surveyed and registered with the Mulgrave Shire Council during the late 1970’s early 1980’s.

Windlass Street

Goldsborough

Named after the mining theme for the gold mined here.

Windsor Close

Brinsmead

Named after an early settler in the district.

Winfield Street

Whitfield

Named after William (Bill) Bryce Winfield OAM, born in Gordonvale in 1931. Bill was educated in Gordonvale and due to WW2 was evacuated to Herberton then Brisbane, and on to Charters Towers for secondary schooling. On his return, he gained an electrical apprenticeship with the Cairns Region Electricity Board (CREB). In 1953, he started his own electrical contracting business and in 1966, Winfield’s Electrical joined the Betta Electrical buying group. Winfield’s Electrical operated for 58 years and Bill served as Director for 32 years until his retirement in 2011. A keen freemason, Bill was involved in the planning and building the Carpentaria Freemasons Home for the Aged in Whitfield, which was named in his honour when it opened in 1982. He was awarded an Order of Australia Medal in 1986 in recognition of his commitment to care for the elderly.

Xavier Herbert Drive

Redlynch

No information found.

Xecanas Access

Babinda

No information found.

Yanchep Close

Kewarra Beach

Named after an Australian beaches theme, Yanchep beach is north of Perth in Western Australia. The site was surveyed on the 5th May 1988 and was registered by the Mulgrave Shire Council for Kewarra Developments Pty. Ltd. on the 22nd of June 1988.

Yangoora Street

White Rock

Yangoora is an Aboriginal name for a stringybark or eucalyptus tree. This street was surveyed on the 7th of August 1973 for the Shire of Mulgrave and was registered on the 4th of April 1974.

Yara Street

Bayview Heights

Many streets in this area are named after birds and Yara is an Aboriginal name for a bird of the sea or a seagull. The site was surveyed on the 8th October 1973 for the Shire of Mulgrave and was registered on the 18th December 1973.

Yarrabah Road

Green Hill to East Trinity

This is the road leading to the Yarrabah township.

Yarrum Street

Earlville

This street is titled Murray spelt in reverse. W. Murray was the sub-divider of property.

Yates Court

White Rock

This street was named for a motion picture theme after Peter Yates who was a Director who made 23 Hollywood movies.  Born on the 24th July 1929 in Hampshire UK, he creatively peaked between 1968 and 1973 with a number of capably handled thrillers and action movies such as Murphy’s War, The Hot Rock, and The Friends of Eddie Coyle.

Yellowfin Close

Kanimbla

Named after a reef fish theme, Yellowfin tuna is an ocean fish of the scientific name Thunnus albacares.

Yongala Street

Manoora

Named after the ship SS Yongala (launched in Southampton, England in 1903). From 1907 to early 1911, the Yongala serviced the east coast run from Melbourne to Cairns. On 23 March 1911, it steamed into a cyclone and sank without a trace south of Townsville. All 122 passengers perished including Mrs Mary Annie Woodward, the Grandmother of Jack Woodward who subdivided this area. The Yongala wreck was discovered 40 years after it sank and is now a popular dive site.(Information supplied by Mrs Anne Mills nee Woodward, edited by Cairns Regional Council)

York Street

Whitfield

This street was surveyed on the 16th February 1972 and was registered with the Cairns City Council on the 15th May 1972.

Yorkeys Knob Road

Yorkeys Knob

Named for its access to the Yorkeys Knob beach.  The suburb was named after George Lawson who had a beche-de-mer fishing station on Green Island in the 19th century and used to collect wood where Yorkeys Knob is.  His nickname was Yorkey because he was born in Yorkshire.  The road was gazetted in 1938 as a tourist road.

Young Street

Earlville

The name was approved in 1988, and was named after T.H Young, a customs officer in the late 1870s and prior to that, a Police Magistrate at Cardwell.

Yule Avenue

Clifton Beach

Named after Yule Reef, a coastal fringing reef located south east of Port Douglas. It was named after Lieutenant Charles B. Yule an early surveyor of the Queensland coastline who commandeered the ship Bramble in 1848.

Yurongi Street

Caravonica

This street was named after an Aboriginal word theme. The plans for this street were approved by the Mulgrave Shire Council in July 1973.

Yvette Court

Brinsmead

Named after an early settler in the district. The Cairns City Council approved the plans for the lots of the street in May 1999.

Zamia Street

Holloways Beach

Many street names in this suburb were named for a floral theme at the suggestion of resident Anne Edwards. Zamia is a genus of tree with the common name cycad. Cycad. Mulgrave Shire Council approved the subdivision for Zamia Street.  The survey plan was registered in August 1973.

Zammit Street

Edmonton

This street was named after a Hambledon Mill employee that served for 10 years or more. Cairns City Council approved plans for the street in January of 2006.

Zanzoo Close

Redlynch

Named after the Zanzoo Weir Crossing over the Freshwater Creek. The street was named around 1987.

Zarr Street

Edmonton

This street was named after Mrs Zaratich who was commonly known as Mrs Zarr.  She was a governess of Polish descent who, along with Otto Keller was said to be a survivor from the Titanic. She had a hut on the Mt. Peter goldfields where she supplied vegetables, eggs and chickens to the miners.

Zebrina Street

Redlynch

This street is named after Tradescantia zebrina, common name, Wandering Jew. Zebrina is native to Mexico however it is classed as an invasive environmental weed in North Queensland. The Cairns City Council approved plans for the street in March 1996.

Zechaen Court

Bentley Park

Named after a Dutch exploration ship that was used in Abel Tasman’s fleet on his 1642 voyage during which he discovered Tasmania. The Mulgrave Shire Council approved the plans for the street in May of 1992.

Zircon Street

Bayview Heights

Streets in this subdivision are named after minerals and gemstones.  Zircon is a zirconium silicate of which some translucent varieties are cut into gems. It is the oldest known mineral in the world, found in Western Australia at 4.4 billion years old.

Aeroglen

Aeroglen was originally known as Quarry Siding because of a quarry in the area. It is recorded that the first aircraft landed on the nearby salt flats in 1929 and a few years after that the Cairns airport was established in the locality. In 1937, the Federal Government purchased the airport for use by the RAAF and work began to construct an earth wall to prevent tidal encroachment and to realign, lengthen and bitumen the runway. The adjacent area was named Aeroglen sometime prior to 1939 because of the proximity to the aerodrome.

Aloomba

Aloomba developed as a small town servicing the developing cane industry in the 1800s. Its name is said to be a derivation of the aboriginal (Yidinji peoples) word ‘Ngalumba’ indicating a tree, possibly cedar.

Babinda

The township of Babinda was named after the Babinda Creek Falls. The name Babinda is a corruption of the aboriginal (Yidinji) word ‘binda’, meaning ‘where the water falls’.

Barron

Derived from the Barron River, which was named after Thomas Henry Bowman Barron who was the Chief Clerk of Police in Brisbane. Named by Sub Inspectors Robert Arthur Johnstone (1843-1905) and Alexander D. Douglas (1843-1914) of the Native Police. The area broadly describes a portion of the Barron delta.

Barron Gorge

The Barron Gorge forms the rugged upper reaches of the Barron River, and guides the heavy monsoonal rains into the river.  Derived from the Barron River which was named after Thomas Henry Bowman Barron, the Chief Clerk of Police in Brisbane. Named by Sub Inspectors Robert Arthur Johnstone (1843-1905) and Alexander D. Douglas (1843-1914) of the Native Police.

Bartle Frere

Mount Bartle Frere, Queensland’s highest peak, was named by George Elphinstone Dalrymple (1826-1876), on the 30th September 1873 after Sir Henry Bartle Edwards, 1st Baronet Frere (1815-1884). Sir Henry Bartle Edwards was a President of the Royal Geographical Society (London) and a British colonial administrator in India and South Africa.

The locality was named and bounded by the Minister for Natural Resources on the 23rd February 2001 and was amended by the Minister for Natural Resources and Minister for Mines on the 28th February 2003.

Bayview Heights

Named in 1947, and offering good views to the sea, the area was aptly named Bayview when subdivided in 1947.

Bellenden Ker

Mt Bellenden Ker is the second highest mountain in Queensland. The Bellenden Kerr Range was noted by Lieutenant James Cook on his charts in 1770, but for some reason he did not give it a name. Mt Bellenden Ker was eventually named by Lieutenant Phillip Parker King RN, on the 22nd June 1819 aboard HM Colonial Cutter Mermaid. It was named after John Bellenden Ker (1765-1842), a botanist from Melbourne, at the suggestion of Allan Cunningham (1791-1839), an accompanying botanist aboard HMCC Mermaid.

Adjacent to the Bellenden Ker Range, the township was to be called Millville, in anticipation of the construction of a sugar mill. The mill was never built, and the area was named after the dominating Mt. Bellenden Ker.

Bentley Park

Originally settled by Isaac Abraham Hartill, an immigrant from the UK. He named his property after his family home, Bentley Hall, in England.

Bramston Beach

Bramston Beach derived its name from Bramston Point, a landmark feature named after Sir John Bramston (1871 -1921), politician and civil servant, Member of Legislative Council 1863-69, Member of Legislative Assembly Burnett 1871-73 and Attorney-General 1865 and 1870-74.

Brinsmead

Named after Horace George Brinsmead who came to Cairns from Melbourne around 1881. He obtained land on the Barron River Flats at Freshwater and began cane farming in 1882. He called his plantation 'Virginia Plantation'. Brinsmead died in 1908.

Horace Brinsmead was very active in civic affairs and served on the Cairns Divisional Board and other associations. He is remembered for:

1.  Being a Father of Cairns Tourism when he took the first tourist party to view the Barron River Falls in 1885.

2.  Moving the Motion at a Cairns Divisional Board meeting, that Cairns take the necessary steps to become a Municipality.

Bungalow

Bungalow was derived from a residence named 'The Bungalow', used by Archdeacon Joseph Campbell, clergyman and agricultural entrepreneur. 'The Bungalow’ was situated on what was then the Mulgrave Tramway to the Mulgrave Central Mill at Gordonvale and was used as a cotton plantation.

Housing and commercial stores grew up over time around ‘The Bungalow’ and the whole area, in keeping with the Australian way, gradually dropped 'The' to become simply Bungalow.

Cairns City

Cairns was named after William Wellington Cairns (1828-1888) Governor of Queensland from 1875-77. Before officially being named Cairns, the town was variously known as Dickson River by people who squatted along its banks, Newport by Cooktown residents who saw Cairns as a rival, Thornton after William Thornton and Trinity Bay by people who were unsure of the real name.

Confusion reigned about the time that Cairns was officially proclaimed on 7th October 1876, until the matter was finally put to rest when the Proclamation of the Municipality of Cairns was made in the Government Gazette of May 1885. Cairns was proclaimed a City in 1923.

Cairns North

Originally part of Edge Hill, it is named Cairns North simply because it is to the north of Cairns.

Caravonica

Caravonica was the name given to the holdings of musical doctorate Dr. David Thomatis circa 1884. It was named after his hometown in Italy. A romantic version of the naming associating the Italian endearment (Cara) and his late wife (Vonica) is believed to be incorrect.

Clifton Beach

Reportedly named after Clifton, Perthshire, Scotland, the birthplace of Mary Hunter Smart, a European settler in the area in the 1880s. Clifton Beach was named as a suburb in May of 1959. It was as an acknowledgement of a civic duty by William F. Smart, that Mulgrave Shire Council thought to name the area after Smart's Scottish birthplace. However that name, Inverkeilor, was deemed unsuitable, and his wife’s birthplace, Clifton, was chosen.

Deeral

Deeral was originally known as Munro’s Creek, after William John Munro and was situated upon the Cairns-Mulgrave rail. In 1909, the Tramway Committee renamed the tramway, calling it Deeral. It was believed that the name was an aboriginal name, Yidinyji language, indicating teeth, but to date it has not been confirmed.

Earlville

The Earlville area was originally a sugar cane plantation and was named after Edward Campbell Earl and the Earl Family who lived in the area. The area was well located on the only road south and became an obvious place for Cairns to expand

East Russell

No information found.

East Trinity

Trinity Bay was discovered by Lieutenant James Cook in 1770, at a time of religious significance, Trinity, and so he named the bay, Trinity Bay.

Edge Hill

In the early days of Cairns, there was a quarry called Edgecliff in the locality. A small township developed near the quarry site and this township became known as Edge Hill, because the suburb is situated on the foothills of Mt Whitfield.

Edmonton

Edmonton began as Hambledon Estate, a group of Sugar Cane Plantations selected in 1883 by Thomas Swallow on behalf of various family members. Originally known as Hambledon, then Hambledon Junction, it became Edmonton in 1914 when, at the suggestion of a local Plantation owner, John Dear, it was renamed as Edmonton after Dear’s birthplace in England.

The original name Hambledon came from Thomas Swallow who was a member of the well known family of Biscuit Makers in England. He was born at Hambledon, a village near the City of Reading in England, and he named his Plantations after his birthplace.

Ellis Beach

Ellis Beach was once known as Mt Buchan Beach. At the time the Cook Highway was being constructed, a caretaker, Dick Ellis, was employed to manage the contractor’s camp. Over time Mt Buchan Beach was increasingly referred to as Ellis Beach, the name it currently holds.

Eubenangee

Eubenangee was originally a railway station name derived from the Aboriginal word ‘Eubenangee’ meaning ‘Big Swamp’.

Fishery Falls

Changed from Fishery Creek to Fishery Falls on the 12th of January 1934, the name reflects Aboriginal fish traps found in the area

Fitzroy Island

Named by Captain Cook, after one time English Prime Minister Augustus Herbert Fitzroy, after the island was sighted on 9th June 1770. Fitzroy was Prime Minister of England at the time of Cook’s departure.

Freshwater

Lying on the fertile Barron River flats, the area was formerly known as Richmond. In 1886 some of the land was resumed for residential purposes, and named the Freshwater Creek Estate. The name was subsequently corrupted to simply ‘Freshwater’.

Glen Boughton

Located across Trinity Inlet from Cairns, Glen Boughton was originally a property owned by Messrs Hill and Clayton where they unsuccessfully attempted to grow sugar cane. Their fortunes improved when they turned to dairying. A horse drawn railway was used to take the milk to Trinity Inlet from where it was taken by row boat to Cairns.

Goldsborough

Founded as a gold mining town, it was first known as Fanning Town, after Major P. B. Fanning. The name was later changed to Goldsborough, but the gold soon ran out and storekeepers moved to the area now known as Gordonvale. Goldsborough's legacy was the expansion of farming into the Mulgrave River Valley.

Gordonvale

In its early days, Gordonvale, then known as Nelson, was a staging point for Robson’s track, the forerunner to the Gillies Highway. It was named Mulgrave River Settlement in 1882, but after ten years shortened up to ‘Mulgrave’. After several other names, ‘Gordonvale’ a name that celebrated local pioneer, town butcher and Councillor John Gordon, was confirmed as the official name in January 1914.

Green Hill

Located south of Cairns, Green Hill was originally called Crescent Hill, it was called Green Hill from the 1890s onwards.

Green Island

Named on his charts by Lieutenant James Cook RN (1728-1779) navigator of HM Bark Endeavour, 10 June 1770. Named either because of its vegetated appearance, or possibly after Charles Green (1736-1771), astronomer aboard the Endeavour. Charles Green died on 29th January 1771, at Batavia (Jakarta), a victim of dysentery, which was to kill some 30 members of the crew of the Endeavour whilst it was there for repairs.

Holloways Beach

Formerly known as San Remo, it was re-named Holloways Beach after Richard Holloway, a pioneer farmer of the area around 1926.

Kamerunga

Reported to be an Aboriginal word from the Yidinji language, being the name for the Barron Gorge.

Kanimbla

Named after MV Kanimbla, a coastal passenger liner, which used Cairns as a cruise port of call between 1936 and 1961, and also served as a Landing Ship Infantry in South West Pacific theatre 1943-45. Kanimbla was named and bounded, as an excised area from Manoora and Mooroobool, by the Governor in Council on the 11th February 1989. The boundaries were amended by the Minister for Natural Resources on the 23rd February 2001.

Kewarra Beach

The name is a derivative of the aboriginal word 'kewarra', meaning 'at the foot of the rainbow'. The name was adopted in the 1970s by Euan Bruce, the Cairns engineer charged with creating the suburb.

Lamb Range

It is believed that the range was discovered and named by the explorer George Elphinstone Dalrymple in 1873. He named it after Edward William Lamb (1828 – 1910). Edward William Lamb was the Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for the Electorate of Mitchell from 1868 to 1869, and the Member for the Electorate of Leichhardt from 1870 to 1871. He served as the Secretary for Public Lands from 1867 to 1868. Robson’s Track was blazed, somewhere around 1879, by John Robson, along the Mulgrave Valley and up the steep Lamb Range, and was to form part of the Gillies Highway.

Little Mulgrave

Little Mulgrave is located at the bottom of the Gillies Range.

Macalister Range

The Macalister Range was named by the Explorer George Augustus Frederick Elphinstone Dalrymple (1826-1876) during his expedition of 1873. He named it after Arthur Macalister (1818-1883), the Colonial Secretary, and Premier of Queensland 1866-67, 1874-76.

Machans Beach

Machans Beach is named after Richard Machan, always known as Dick, who was the first permanent resident of the area. He moved to the area, then known as Barron’s Beach, in 1924 with his daughter and three sons following the death of his wife Christina and purchased the leasehold of 250 acres. A businessman and tourism entrepreneur Machan had many business ventures including a fire wood supply company and a tourist operation driving customers between the beach and Cairns in his T Model Ford.

Manoora

Named after TSMV (Twin screw motor vessel) Manoora, built 1935 in Scotland for the Adelaide Steamship Company Limited. Cairns was a regular port of call for Manoora during the winter months on the Melbourne-Cairns tourist line. Manoora, of 10,856 tons gross, was also an Armed Merchant Cruiser from 1939 to 1942, then a Landing Ship Infantry from 1943-45.

Manunda

Manunda was named by Queensland Place Names Board on the 1st September 1973. The boundaries were amended by the Minister for Natural Resources on the 23rd February 2001. Named after TSMV (twin screw motor vessel) Manunda, which was built Scotland in 1929 for Adelaide Steamship Company Limited. Manunda was a regular winter visitor to Cairns from 1930-56, except for World War II service as 2/1st Australian Army Hospital Ship 1940-46. Sold in 1956, broken up in Japan 1957.

Miriwinni

Nestled at the foot of Mount Bartle Frere, the highest Mountain in Queensland, Miriwinni is believed to be taken from an Aboriginal name meaning mountain rock. Possibly a corruption of Merriwinnoo.

Mooroobool

Named after Mooroobool Peak near Copperlode. It is an Aboriginal word for 'meeting of the waters'.

Mount Peter

Reportedly named after Peter Rasmussen a European settler who arrived in Cairns circa 1897.

Mount Sheridan

Named by George Elphinstone Dalrymple (1826-1876), a public servant, explorer and politician, on the 17th October 1873, after Brinsley Guise Sheridan public servant (Police Magistrate, Cardwell in 1873).

Packers Camp

Named after the place where the horse, mule and bullock teams were loaded for the trip over the range to the goldfields. Originally known as Highclere (Receiving Office - 1895) and changed to Highleigh in 1896, the office closed in 1898. Reopened as Packers Camp Post Office in 1951, it was closed again in 1971.

Palm Cove

Situated to the south of Buchans Point, the area was originally known as Buchans Beach. Around 1881, it was developed into a substantial farming plantation, known as Buchans Estate, and growing all manner of fruits, including some 2,000 palms. Doubtless because of the coconuts, the locals deemed the area Palm Beach. To avoid confusion with Palm Beach Sydney, the area became commonly known as Palm Cove.

Paramatta Park

Named after Parramatta in Sydney when it was subdivided in 1886. The word Park was added to avoid confusion with the Sydney suburb. Another version of the origin of the name is that it was derived from the name of a local hotel in the late nineteenth century.

Portsmith

Named after William (Old Bill) Smith (circa 1825-1877), a European pioneer of the Cairns area and discoverer of Smith's Track to the Tableland area.

Another version of how Portsmith was named is that it was named after the landing on Smiths Creek, the creek being named after Bill Smith who camped there in 1876.

Redlynch

Prior to 1887, Redlynch was known as Eight Mile Section Camp, being eight miles from Cairns along the developing railway. It is not clear why the name was changed, but one version ascribes the name to the English village of Redlynch, in Wiltshire. Redlynch means ‘reed marsh’ in old English. Another version reflects the feisty personality of an Irish railway construction foreman, ‘Red’ Lynch. Freshwater railway station is the site of a cottage claimed to have been the home of Mr Lynch.

Smithfield

Smithfield was originally the name of a township on the Barron River, named after William Smith (Bill) in 1876. Smith was a prospector, packer and track finder to the Hodgkinson Field. It was known locally as Smithville, to avoid the association with the London cattle market where witches and martyrs were burnt at the stake. Unknowingly located on flood plains, the township declined and was deserted by 1881. The town was re-sited on higher ground where the current suburb is now located.

Stratford

Named after the AIF enlisted man, Harry Stratford, who holds the sad distinction of being one of the first men ashore at Gallipoli, and also the first solider to perish at that landing. That Stratford was named after Stratford-on-Avon is discounted.

Trinity Beach

Trinity Bay was discovered by Lieutenant James Cook in 1770, at a time of religious significance, Trinity, and so he named the bay, Trinity Bay. It followed that the beach would be known as Trinity Beach.

Trinity Park

Derived from Trinity Bay, which was named on Trinity Sunday 1770 (ship time 10 June 1770) by Lieutenant James Cook.

Waugh’s Pocket

Apparently named after a pioneer farmer, possibly T.R. Waugh, who was a Councillor on the Cairns Divisional Board in 1889.

Westcourt

The original land was a large dairy farm which was subdivided in 1886. The area was generally known as west Cairns. A later proposal to call the area Westgate was varied after the tragic Westgate Bridge failure in Melbourne in 1970.

White Rock

White Rock was originally a railway station named after a nearby rock feature. First subdivided in 1948, and named after the mountain behind the suburb. Also known as Jirriwanday, in the Yidinyji Language.

Whitfield

Derived from Mount Whitfield, which was named on the 17th October 1873, by George Elphinstone Dalrymple (1826-1876) an explorer, public servant and politician. ‘Whitfield’ was after Edwin Whitfield a storekeeper and merchant of Cardwell who was a friend of Dalrymple’s. Officially named by Queensland Place Names Board on 1st September 1973. Boundaries amended by the Minister for Natural Resources 23rd February 2001.

Woopen Creek

No information found.

Wooroonooran

Wooroonooran range is an alias for Bellenden Ker Range.

Woree

The area was originally known as Four Mile – the distance from the centre of Cairns. Until June 1909 the railway station was known as Pryns Station after William Pryn who owned a hotel in this location on the banks of Gordon Creek. Re-named by the Railway Department circa 1914 from an Aboriginal name meaning 'piccaninny' or child. The likely spelling should have been Wurree the Aboriginal word for child who likes to dabble in shallow water.

Wright’s Creek

Named after the Wright Brothers who brought 1000 head of cattle down to the creek for agistment in 1878.

Yorkeys Knob

George Lawson (1839-1907), known as 'Yorkey’, was a fisherman who lived on the hill known locally as the Knob. Yorkey was a beche-de-mer fisherman and during the off-fishing season he farmed pumpkins, sweet potatoes and melons. The area of land farmed by Yorkey contained the Knob and was bounded to the west by Varley Street and to the south by Kempton Street – essentially the main beach area of the suburb now known as Yorkeys Knob. On the 20th September 1886, whilst fishing at Green Island, Yorkey had his right hand blown off by an explosion of dynamite. The stump remaining on Yorkey's arm is said to have resembled the land at Yorkeys Knob, further entrenching the name with locals.

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Acknowledgements

Many people assisted in compiling this information. Council specifically acknowledges the generous support and input from the Cairns Historical Society and Kay Earl.

Other sources of information included:

  • A Pictorial History of the Mulgrave Shire 1880-1980, Published by G.K. Bolton, Cairns, 1980. Published for the Mulgrave Shire Council.
  • Alley, Jan. Recollections and Recipes of Riverstone.
  • Cairns Connect
  • Cairns Museum
  • Certain Friends in Uncertain Times, 1995. Published by the Machans Beach Progress Association.
  • Jeremy Hodes. 1998. Far North Queensland Place and Street Names: Their origins and meanings.
  • Email Kay Earl kayearl@cairnsweddings.com.au for information on Edmonton, Mt Peter Mine, Thomas Swallow, The Cane industry and Hambledon-Blackfellow Creek School.
  • Moments in Time Collection, The Cairns Post, 2002.
  • Murphy J. 1998. Cairns and District: Our Heritage in focus. State Library of Queensland Foundation.
  • Walters, Aubrey John. 2005. Behind the Name - About the origin of some towns and places in the Cairns Region.

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