Thornborough, Queensland

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Thornborough
Queensland
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Thornborough
Coordinates 16°56′33″S145°00′29″E / 16.94250°S 145.00806°E / -16.94250; 145.00806 Coordinates: 16°56′33″S145°00′29″E / 16.94250°S 145.00806°E / -16.94250; 145.00806
Postcode(s) 4871
LGA(s) Shire of Mareeba
State electorate(s) Cook
Federal Division(s) Kennedy
Localities around Thornborough:
Mount Mulligan Mount Mulligan Glen Russell
Chillagoe Thornborough Glen Russell
Chillagoe Dimbulah Arriga
Mutchilba
Queensland National Bank, Thornborough, ca. 1888 StateLibQld 1 390509 Queensland National Bank, Thornborough, ca. 1888.jpg
Queensland National Bank, Thornborough, ca. 1888

Thornborough is a town and locality in Shire of Mareeba in Queensland, Australia. [1] [2] It rose to prominence in the 1870s as a gold mining town in the Hodgkinson Minerals Area. Today, there are very few buildings remaining in the town. It is within the local government area of Shire of Mareeba (between 2008 and 2013, it was within the Tablelands Region).

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Geography

The town of Kingsborough, another former mining town, is located to the north-east of the town of Thornborough.

History

Thornborough was named in 1876 after George Henry Thorn, the then Queensland Premier. [2] [3]

By May 1877, the streets were laid out and named after pioneers of north Queensland, such as James Venture Mulligan and William (Billy) McLeod and Muirson. [4]

Heritage listings

Thorborough has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

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References

  1. "Thornborough - town (entry 48384)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government . Retrieved 13 June 2016.
  2. 1 2 "Thornborough - locality (entry 45856)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government . Retrieved 13 June 2016.
  3. "NORTHERN JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS". Townsville Daily Bulletin . Qld.: National Library of Australia. 19 June 1951. p. 7. Retrieved 16 September 2013.
  4. "Hodgkinson Goldfield". The Queenslander . Brisbane: National Library of Australia. 26 May 1877. p. 24. Retrieved 17 September 2013.
  5. "General Grant Mine and Winding Plant (entry 600683)". Queensland Heritage Register . Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  6. "Kingsborough Battery (entry 600682)". Queensland Heritage Register . Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  7. "Tyrconnel Mine and Battery (entry 600687)". Queensland Heritage Register . Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 14 July 2013.

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