Fearnley Street Drain
Places of Significance - Cairns Regional Council

The Fearnley Street drain is of historical importance as a successful attempt to control the breeding of the "Anopheles" malarial-carrying mosquito, using military resources in the closing days of World War II. This drain (which was just one part of a larger system progressively created by the Council), created a lowering of malarial and dengue cases and allowed the opening up of land for settlement west of Lily Creek.

 

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