McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery Cairns

Cairns, Cairns Area

The port of Cairns, was established for the Hodgkinson gold fields in 1876. A five acre cemetery was gazetted on McLeod Street the following year in 1877 as earlier burials had taken place along the Esplanade near the hospital reserve.

Management of the cemetery was initially sporadic, however in 1885 trustees apply for funding to properly manage the site. The cosmopolitan nature of early Cairns is reflected in the range of nationalities, including English, Irish, Scottish, Japanese, Javanese, Chinese, Indian, Italian, Bulgarian and Swedish. The cemetery is divided into sections for the use of Christian denominations, plus an area for non-Christian burials of Chinese, Malays, Javanese, and Aborigines. References to these burials, all unmarked, may be found in interpretation material in the cemetery rotunda.

Burials reflect the history of Cairns, representative of professional, business, clerical, political and mercantile interests. Included are; the first mayor of Cairns, Richard Ash Kingsford (grandfather of aviator Charles Kingsford Smith); Cairns' much admired medical pioneer, Dr Edward Koch; men who died during construction of the Cairns to Herberton Railway; and a beche-de-mere fisherman who had worked here prior to the establishment of Cairns.

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The Rock Face: Gold Coast Recreation Centre

Palm Beach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$11.35 - 11.35
24 February 2018
Want to experience the thrill of climbing an artificial vertical rock face over nine and a half metres high? The Rock Face is open to the public at the Gold Coast Recreation Centre. The walls each offer over 10 different climbs of varying degrees of difficulty, including crack only climbs for more experienced climbers.

Based Comedy at The Palm Beach Hotel

Palm Beach, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 25 February 2018
Free entry! Join them every Sunday night in The Palm Beach Hotel restaurant as some of the best stand up comedians from around the country and around the world take to the stage to entertain you. Hosted by Based Comedy with some of the best amateur and professional comedians in Australia.

Groove Therapy Dance Classes Gold Coast

Palm Beach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$20 - 160
Weekly from 26 February 2018
They are most well know for their beginner adult dance classes that have no mirrors, dim lights and loud pumping bass beats. They offer hip hop and street dance classes to the person who has always wanted to try a dance class but perhaps feels too intimidated/old/uncoordinated/curvy to step into a studio.

The Village Markets

Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
4 March 2018
The Village Markets (established in 2008) trades every month, on the first and third Sunday at Burleigh Heads State School 8.30am to 1pm. This creative hub for emerging entrepreneurs (the likes of Peony Swimwear, F+H Jewellery, Grace Bijoux, Children of the Tribe and Kivari have all traded there) plays host to 100+ incredible boutique market stalls in fashion, vintage, art and lifestyle, as well as street food, live tunes and a monthly pre-loved designer and vintage Rack Sale.

Bowlzilla Gold Coast

Elanora, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
17 March 2018
Bowlzilla Gold Coast is getting everyone together for the largest gathering by skaters for skaters in Australia fora third awesome year. Bowlzilla Gold Coast grows each year building a platform for the future of Australian skating, keeping it fun and owned by skaters.

Bleach* Festival

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Bleach* Festival illuminates, reflects, beams, focuses and most importantly connects art, with community...go with them and challenge the conventional as they strive to change perceptions. As the signature annual multi-arts festival of the Gold Coast, they shine a light on their unique creativity and culture by presenting the city in a new way, to new audiences, both locally and internationally as they build towards the 2018 Commonwealth Games and beyond.

Dangerous Song

Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
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Quiet By Nature

Currumbin, Gold Coast Area
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Exploring the Currumbin Estuary by kayak, audiences are invited to keep their eyes and ears peeled for the unusual, unnatural and ‘wild’ life of the area. In this truly immersive experience that encapsulates the natural beauty of the Gold Coast, Quiet by Nature audiences will experience wonder and delight as the banks of the river come to life before their very eyes.

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Currumbin, Gold Coast Area
From AU$10 - 10
13 – 14 October 2018
In a celebration of the old-fashioned art of busking, over 300 performers will showcase their talents along the banks of Currumbin Creek. People of all ages will soak up the atmosphere, vibe and sunshine and immerse themselves in the melting pot of creativity, culture and surprise.
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