Mount Garnet

Mount Garnet, a town, is 100 km west of Innisfail and 110 km south-west of Cairns. It is situated in the mineral area known as the Herberton tin field, although copper mining was the industry with which it began. The origin of the name is unrecorded.

Further Reading: 

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

K.H. Kennedy, ed, Readings in north Queensland mining history, vol 1, chap VII, Townsville, History Department, James Cook University, 1980

Memoirs of Mount Garnet: celebrating 100 years of mining, mateship and mirth, 2000


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