Kurrimine Beach

Kurrimine Beach, a rural town and beach holiday place, is 30 km south of Innisfail and 100 km south-east of Cairns.

The locality was originally named Murdering Point, after the discovery of two bodies in 1878, believed to be the survivors of a wreck, the 'Riser', which foundered on Kings Reef, a few kilometres from Kurrimine Beach. Murdering Point has been mostly submerged by coastal sand drift, and its renaming as Kurrimine appears to have occurred in the postwar years. It is thought that the name was derived from an Aboriginal expression meaning sunrise.


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