Smithfield, Queensland

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Smithfield is located in Queensland
Coordinates 16°49′53″S 145°41′27″E / 16.83139°S 145.69083°E / -16.83139; 145.69083Coordinates: 16°49′53″S 145°41′27″E / 16.83139°S 145.69083°E / -16.83139; 145.69083
Postcode(s) 4878
Location 15 km (9 mi) N of Cairns
LGA(s) Cairns Regional Council
State electorate(s) Barron River
Federal Division(s) Leichhardt
Suburbs around Smithfield:
Trinity Beach Trinity Park Trinity Park
Macalister Range Smithfield Yorkeys Knob
Holloways Beach Caravonica Barron

Smithfield, about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) to the north of Cairns City Centre, Queensland, Australia was first established in 1876, and was a rival for dominance of the area to Cairns at that time. However, after a devastating flooding of the Barron River on which the settlement was situated during a cyclone, the original site was abandoned.

It is now a suburb of Cairns, and is the business and trade centre of the Cairns 'Northern Beaches'.


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