Cloncurry Shire

Cloncurry Shire, an area of 48,112 sq km, is near Mount Isa and generally 1000 km west of Mackay. It is named after the Cloncurry River, itself named by Robert Burke of the Burke and Wills expedition (1861) after his cousin, Lady Elizabeth Cloncurry of County Galway, Ireland.

Further Reading: 

Cloncurry 100, 1867-1967, Cloncurry, Cloncurry Centenary Celebrations Committee, 1967

Perry Hardy, The Cloncurry Story, Cloncurry, Cloncurry Shire Council, 1984

T.J. Hall, Cloncurry Shire handbook, Department of Primary Industries, 1975

Cloncurry, Duchess, Kuridala, Mary Kathleen, Mount Cuthbert and Selwyn entries


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