Cloncurry, a rural town in western Queensland, is 1000 km west of Mackay and 270 km from the Northern Territory border. It is on the Cloncurry River, named by Robert Burke of the Burke and Wills expedition (1861) after his cousin, Lady Elizabeth Cloncurry of County Galway, Ireland. Cloncurry is the administrative seat of the Cloncurry Shire.

Further Reading: 

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

Perry Hardy, A short history of the Cloncurry district, Cloncurry, Cloncurry Shire Council, 1983


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