Cracow, a former gold mining township, is 154 km south of Biloela, 190 km south-west of Gladstone and 475 km north-west of Brisbane. It was named after the Cracow pastoral station (1851), itself presumably named after the Polish city of that name.

Further Reading: 

'Cracow', Good Weekend magazine, The Age, 27 September 2003

Introducing Queensland's Banana Shire, Biloela, Banana Shire Council, 1981

Betty Perry, Two valleys - one destiny: a history of Banana, 'shire of opportunity', Biloela, Banana Shire Council, 2005

E.S. Watson, Cracow: pioneer pictures of Cracow goldfield, Bundaberg, Express Printing Works, 1932


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