Dominic Geiger, The Cairns Post

November 3, 2015 5:50am

 

AN 18-year “intellectual marathon” is almost at an end for ardent Cairns historian Timothy Bottoms.

On Thursday, his book A History of Cairns – City of the South Pacific will officially be launched at Wild Bean Cafe in the Cairns Botanic Gardens.

Appointed by former mayor Tom Pyne to write the book, Dr Bottoms said it was fitting that Mr Pyne’s son and Member for Cairns Rob Pyne would host the event.

Having started the book project in 1997, the historian said he was relieved it would soon be available to the public.

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