The Courier-Mail

Healing continues with death house demolition


WORK has started on the demolition of a Cairns house where eight children were murdered in December.

The Murray St property in the suburb of Manoora, which became the scene of one of Australia’s most shocking massacres, underwent asbestos removal yesterday.

Heavy machinery will arrive this week to complete the demolition job on the threebedro­om fibro house.

“This is ... a very key milestone,” Australian Red Cross community healing project coordinato­r Michael White said.

“Not only aesthetica­lly for the community, but also for the healing process of people’s emotions and coming to a point where they feel they can move forward positively.”

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