Marino Barracks
Places of Significance - Cairns Regional Council

The barracks are significant as a now rare form of accommodation in a period in which labour for working in the sugar industry was provided by a number of nationalities and wages and conditions were basic. Accommodation was placed close to the cane fields and often contained only a small number of labourers. It was very basic in terms of a kitchen and a bath area leading to an L shaped layout. These building have long been abandoned as accommodation and used instead for other purposes (storage, spare accommodation, horse stalls and so on). 


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