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Memorial headstone for 19th Century Aboriginal leader.

Born in 1870 the Irukandji elder led his tribe in a time when European settlement between Port Douglas and Cairns began to encroach on traditional life. In 1898 the Queensland Government gave King Billy the first of two breastplates to recognise his leadership.

Location

Address:McLeod Street , Pioneer Cemetery, Cairns, 4870
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -16.915571
Long: 145.764452
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Grave
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Indigenous

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 12th July, 2007
Source: MA
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