Old Smithfield Town Site
Places of Significance - Cairns Regional Council

The former Smithfield township site is of cultural significance at the local level. As the site of one of the earliest settlements in the Cairns area, it subsequently failed and was abandoned. As such it has the ability to reveal in an archaeological manner, information about life in a very short period of the late 1870s. Although this area was later turned over to cane farming, it is still possible to recover archaeological evidence of settlement although this may have been partly destroyed by agricultural activities.


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