Mount Molloy

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.

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