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).

Suburbs and localities are the names of geographic subdivisions in Australia, used mainly for address purposes. The term locality is used in rural areas, while the term suburb is used in urban areas. Australian postcodes closely align with the boundaries of localities and suburbs.

Shire of Mareeba Local government area in Queensland, Australia

The Shire of Mareeba is a local government area at the base of Cape York Peninsula in Far North Queensland, inland from Cairns. The shire, administered from the town of Mareeba, covered an area of 53,610.8 square kilometres (20,699.2 sq mi), and existed as a local government entity from 1879 until 2008, when it amalgamated with several councils in the Atherton Tableland area to become the Tablelands Region.

Queensland North-east state of Australia

Queensland is the second-largest and third-most populous state in the Commonwealth of Australia. Situated in the north-east of the country, it is bordered by the Northern Territory, South Australia and New South Wales to the west, south-west and south respectively. To the east, Queensland is bordered by the Coral Sea and Pacific Ocean. To its north is the Torres Strait, with Papua New Guinea located less than 200 km across it from the mainland. The state is the world's sixth-largest sub-national entity, with an area of 1,852,642 square kilometres (715,309 sq mi).

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Geography

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

Kingsborough, Queensland Town in Queensland, Australia

Kingsborough is a small town in the locality of Thornborough in the Shire of Mareeba, Queensland, Australia. It was part of the Hodgkinson Minerals Area.

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]

James Venture Mulligan Australian explorer

James Venture Mulligan was an Ireland-born Australian prospector and explorer.

Heritage listings

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

General Grant Mine mine in Australia

General Grant Mine is a heritage-listed mine off Dimbulah - Mount Mulligan Road, Kingsborough, Shire of Mareeba, Queensland, Australia. It was built from c. 1878 to the 1930s. It was added to the Queensland Heritage Register on 21 October 1992.

Kingsborough Battery

Kingsborough Battery is a heritage-listed mining building off the former East Street, Kingsborough, Thornborough, Shire of Mareeba, Queensland, Australia. It was built from c. 1896 to 1990s. It was added to the Queensland Heritage Register on 21 October 1992.

Tyrconnel Mine and Battery

Tyrconnel Mine and Battery is a heritage-listed gold mine between Kingsborough and Thornborough, Shire of Mareeba, Queensland, Australia. It was built from 1876 to 1980s. It was added to the Queensland Heritage Register on 21 October 1992.

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Ngarrabullgan mountain

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Wolfram, Queensland Town in Queensland, Australia

Wolfram was a mining town in Queensland, Australia. It was about 90 kilometres (56 mi) west of Cairns and 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) south of Thornborough. It was also known as Wolfram Camp. It is at an altitude of approximately 538 metres. It is within the locality of Dimbulah in the Shire of Mareeba.

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The Hodgkinson Mineral Area was a mining area near the Hodgkinson River about 80 kilometres (50 mi) west of Cairns in the present-day Shire of Mareeba in Queensland, Australia. It was the site of a gold rush in the 1870s.

James Venture Mulligans Grave

James Venture Mulligan's Grave is a heritage-listed grave at Bakers Road, Mount Molloy, Shire of Mareeba, Queensland, Australia. It was built in 1907. It is also known as Mount Molloy Cemetery. It was added to the Queensland Heritage Register on 21 October 1992.

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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