An historic timber milling and mining town. Cattle grazing is now the dominant local industry.
Location: 106 km north west of Cairns.
Places of interest: Mount Molloy; McAlister Range; Southedge Lake;
Mount Danbulan (732 metres); Lake Mitchell; Hann Tableland National
Park; Mount Molloy Hotel; localities of Julatten and Mount Carbine;
mining relics including an old steam engine
Brief history: the town came to life in the 1890s when copper was found
and a mine was established to extract it. A huge pub, a rusting steam
engine and a few shops which have been closed for decades are all that
really exists of this once important mining and timber town.
Origin of name: named after Patrick Molloy a prospector who first discovered a copper in the area.