Dutch soccer team that Adam Sarota joined in 2010
A local area that has been affected by bush fires in the past.
This beetle almost financially ruined the Stampa family.
Name of the family that grows and sells produce from their Cairns Rd garden.
The type of business George Court’s father owned in Norman St.
A harmless snake that is immune to the toxin of the cane toad.
This outdoors treasure hunt uses devices with a GPS function.
Owners of local pizzeria ___ & ____.
A popular ball game played in the past with a tennis ball under high set school buildings.
Hoolihans are an accredited service agent for this brand of electrical appliances.
The number of beds the Gordonvale Memorial Hospital opened with in 1926.
Family name of first Station Master in Gordonvale (Nelson).
The European country the Stager family migrated to Australia from in 1883.
The number of years The Mulgrave Shire existed.
The month in 1897 the Cairns-Mulgrave Tramway was officially opened.
What caused the destruction of the Aloomba Hotel in 1930.
Name of the track used by packers bringing tin from Herberton to Packer’s Camp.
Family name of an early pioneer who has a street, creek and the Norman Park pavilion named after him.
Type of tree that was felled along the Mulgrave River.
Family name of first chairman of the Gordonvale Ambulance Committee and Chief Engineer of the mill.
Name of March 1956 cyclone.
Emergency service that is having a new station built on the Gillies Highway (two words).

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