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Kamerunga
Queensland
Population: 926
Established: 1980
Postcode: 4870
LGA: Cairns Region
State District: Barron River
Federal Division: Leichhardt
Localities around Kamerunga:
Caravonica Caravonica Barron
Barron Gorge Kamerunga Freshwater
Barron Gorge Redlynch Brinsmead

Kamerunga is a suburb of Cairns in the Cairns Region, Queensland in Australia, located 10 km (6.2 mi) northwest of the city centre. At the 2011 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 926.

Geography

In the east farmland predominates, central areas are used for residential purposes and the west is mostly undeveloped bushland on the foothills of the Atherton Tableland escarpment.

History

The suburb is believed to have taken its name from the Yidinji name for Barron Gorge.

While Kamerunga is now a suburb within the Cairns Region, it historically formed part of the Shire of Barron and was significant as a crossing point on the Barron River. A new high level road bridge opened in 1980 to replace the original bridge, which remains as a popular fishing spot during the dry season.


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