Cairns Esplanade Heritage Walk Trail

The gun to the south of the Cenotaph is a rare 5" Breech-loading gun, rifle barrelled, mounted on a slide recoil system. This gun was made by the Railway Carriage Department, Woolwich England in 1887. The gun to the north is a 25 pound artillery piece, Mark II, circa 1940. This type of gun was the main field gun used by the British and Commonwealth Military forces from 1940 to the 1970s.

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