Mission Beach

Mission Beach is 110 km south-east of Cairns and 40 km south of Innisfail. It was named after the Hull River Mission, located at the area now known as South Mission, 12 km to the south.

The Hull River Mission was established in 1914 with the objects of regulating Aboriginal employment and isolating the Aborigines from opium. When the mission was destroyed by a cyclone and tidal wave in 1918 the inhabitants were moved to Palm Island and the mission was not rebuilt.

Further Reading: 

Constance Mackaness, Clump Point and district: an historical record of Tom O'Shanter, South Mission Beach, Mission Beach, Bingil Bay, Garner's Beach and Kurrimine, Cairns, G.K. Bolton, 1959, 1983


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