Aerial view over Manunda.jpg
|Population||5,390 (2016 census)|
|• Density||1,198/km2 (3,100/sq mi)|
|Area||4.5 km2 (1.7 sq mi)|
Manunda is a flat suburb (0–10 metres above sea level). The southern part of Manunda is residential while the northern part contains a number of community amenities including sportsgrounds and the Cairns Cemetery (also known as Martyn Street Cemetery). In-between is a commercial/industrial estate flanking Anderson Street.
Manunda was named by Queensland Place Names Board on 1 September 1973 after TSMV Manunda of the Adelaide Steamship Company which regularly visited Cairns. In 1975 the neighbouring suburb of Manoora was named for Manunda's sister ship HMAS Manoora.
Manunda is home to many schools. The Cairns Seventh Day Adventist School opened on 6 February 1950. Trinity Bay State High School opened on 25 January 1960. Cairns West State School opened on 28 January 1964. St Francis Xavier's School opened on 23 January 1967.
Manunda Library opened in 1991 and underwent a major refurbishment in 2007.
Cairns School of Distance Education opened 20 July 1974. Emmanuel College opened in Manunda on 29 January 1986. On 4 February 1991 Trinity Bay Centre for Continuing Secondary Education was established, conducting night classes at Trinity Bay State High School.
Notable people buried in Martyn Street Cemetery
- Bunny Adair, Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for Cook
- Leonard John Brass, botanist and explorer
- Ray Jones, Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for Cairns
- Andrew Leon (also known as Andrew Lee On and Leong Chong), established the first sugar plantation and sugar mill in North Queensland
- John Mann, Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for Cairns
- Thomas Nevitt, Member of the Queensland Legislative Council and the Queensland Legislative Assembly for Carpentaria
- Percy Pease, Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for Herbert
- Watty Wallace, Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for Cairns
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Media related to Manunda, Queensland at Wikimedia Commons
- "Manunda". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland.
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