Gordonvale, a rural centre on the outskirts of the Cairns metropolitan area, is 20 km south of central Cairns. It is on the Mulgrave River, and the area was originally known by that name. The river flows through a wide alluvial plain overlooked from the south by the Bellenden Ker Range and the prominent Walsh's Pyramid (Djarragun Mountain, 922 m) at the end of the Range.

Further Reading: 

Mulgrave Central Mill Co, 50 Years in retrospect ... Mulgrave Central Mill, Gordonvale, Mulgrave Central Mill Co, 1947

Clive Morton, By strong arms, Gordonvale, Mulgrave Central Mill Co, 1995

Olive Morton, Gordonvale State Schools: the first 75 years, Gordonvale, The School, 1972


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