History - Cairns Rifle Club

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The early beginnings in 1886 - a Rifle Range is being established in Cairns 

The Cairns Rifle Club is one of the oldest sporting clubs in the Cairns area. 
It was established in 1893 with the range originally located on the eastern 
side of Trinity Inlet, and later in the current industrial area of Cairns.

In the eighties and with the growth of Cairns as a major tourist centre, 
a new site was established by club members in the current location of Wangetti Beach.

The Wangetti Beach facility is now used jointly by Defence and the 
Cairns Rifle Club for both sport and training.
Members of the Cairns Rifle Club in 1903
The Cairns Rifle Club in about 1900
1. April 1893 / The organisation of a rifle club at Cairns under the name and designation of the Cairns Rifle Club, has been sanctioned.
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