Welcome to Mission Beach

A beachside town set in ancient rainforests, known as Djiru Country, 150km south of Cairns ​in far north Queensland.
The Mission Beach Historical Society was formed in 2020 to collect, record, preserve and promote local history.


Acknowledgement Of Country

The Mission Beach Historical Society acknowledges the Djiru Traditional Owners
​and their continuing connection to land, waters and community in and near Mission Beach. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and emerging.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices or names of deceased persons in photographs, film, audio recordings or printed material.





Users are warned that there may be words and descriptions which may be culturally sensitive and which might not normally be used in certain public or Aboriginal community contexts. Terms and annotations which reflect the author's attitude or that of the period in which the item was written may be considered inappropriate today in some circumstances.


Content disclaimer

While the MBHS has used all reasonable endeavours to ensure that the information on this website is as accurate as possible, it does not guarantee and accepts no legal liability arising from or connected to, the accuracy, reliability, currency or completeness of any material contained on this website or any linked sites.

Links to external websites are inserted for convenience and do not constitute endorsement of material within those sites, or any associated organisation, product or service. The owners of these external websites are solely responsible for the operation and information found on their sites.


Calls for photos and documents

This website is an on-going and evolving project for the Mission Beach Community. Any photographs, documents or stories you would like to share would be gratefully accepted and will find a home in our archives. Many thanks. MBHS Committee


Successful Grant Application

The MBHS applied for a CHART (Culture, Heritage and Arts Regional Tourism program) Grant from the Australian Museums and Galleries Association and were advised on 22 February 2022 that our application was successful. ​We wish to thank the Australian Government Culture, Heritage and Arts Regional Tourism Program for providing us with funds to further our aim to preserve the heritage in the Mission Beach area. 
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ACNC Registered Charity LogoThe Mission Beach Historical Society Inc
ABN: 66515594120
Is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.

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Cairns Museum
A Collaboration between the Mission Beach Historical Society and the Cairns Historical Society & Museum.


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Supported by the Australian Government’s Culture, Heritage and Arts Regional Tourism (CHART) program
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