Herberton, a town, is 75 km west of Innisfail and 60 km south-west of Cairns. It is situated on the Wild River, a tributary of the Herbert River.

In 1864 the Herbert River was charted by George Dalrymple and later named by the surveyor-general, A.C. Gregory, after Queensland's first premier (1860), Sir Robert Herbert.

Further Reading: 

Janet Crump, Herberton's hundredth 1880-1980, Herberton, Herberton Lions Club, 1980

Frank Dempsey, Old mining towns of North Queensland, Adelaide, Rigby, 1980


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