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A garden commemorates Japanese backpacker Michiko Okuyama, who was bashed to death in Cairns in 1997. The memorial garden was created at Cairns Civic Theatre after Michiko’s death as a place of peace in the face of the Japanese tourist’s murder. The garden is tended by Bungalow couple, John and Luiza grave. 

Her body was stored under rotting vegetables in a wheelie bin by a 16-year-old youth who was later convicted of her murder.

Location

Address:Florence & Sheridan Streets, Civic Theatre, Cairns, 4870
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -16.920285
Long: 145.771227
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Garden
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Crime
Source: MA
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