Mourilyan, a rural town, is 10 km south of Innisfail and 90 km south-east of Cairns. It was named by Captain John Moresby in 1872 after one of his officers, Lieutenant Mourilyan. Moresby charted Mourilyan Harbour, 9 km east of the town, when journeying in HMS Basilisk on a coastal patrol.

Further Reading: 

John Armstrong et al, The Innisfail tramway: the history and development of the Geraldton Shire tramway and the Mourilyan Harbour tramway, Surrey Hills, Vic, Light Railway Research Society of Australia, 2000

Delia Birchley, God's own country: the Johnstone Shire story, Brisbane, Boolarong for Johnstone Shire Council, Bicentennial Community Committee, 1986

Alan Hudson, Sweet success: a story of South Johnstone mill, Brisbane, Christopher Beck Books, 1995

Dorothy Jones, Hurricane lamps and blue umbrellas: a history of the Shire of Johnstone to 1973, Cairns, G.K. Bolton Printers, 1973


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