Jarvisfield, a rural locality, is seven km south-east of Ayr, in the direction of the mouth of the Burdekin River. It was named after the Jarvisfield pastoral run (1862), which by the early 1880s was nearly all cut up for farm selections. The Kalamia and Pioneer sugar mills (1883, 1884) were opened north and west, each about seven km from Ayr, ensuring ready intakes of cane from Jarvisfield farms.

Further Reading: 

John D. Kerr, Black snow and liquid gold, Ayr, ;Burdekin Shire Council, 1994, ch 10


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