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Anchor commemorates the landing party of 1876.
In October 1876 the Porpoise arrived in Trinity Bay with a postmaster and customs officers aboard. The government was not slow in responding to the establishment of a new settlement. The public servants cut out an area for themselves near where The Esplanade now stands. At the time the whole area was covered with dense scrub. On 1 November Trinity Bay was declared a port of entry and clearance. It was renamed after the then Governor of Queensland, Sir William Cairns.
|Address:||The Esplanade, Fogarty Park, Cairns, 4870|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -16.921111|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||06-October-1876|
|Actual Event End Date:||06-October-1876|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Thursday 9th December, 2004|
On this spot
the Official Founding Party
Port of Cairns
6th October 1876