Deeral is a rural district 40 km south of Cairns. The place was first named Munros Creek, probably after W. Munro, the chair of Cairns Division/Shire, 1897-1912. Cairns Division funded and built the Cairns-Mulgrave tramway (1897), and Munros Creek was one of its stations. In 1907 the station was renamed Deeral, a word thought to derive from an Aboriginal word meaning teeth.


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