Peak Downs

Peak Downs is a coal-mine site and former mining town 160 km south-west of Mackay and midway between Moranbah and Dysart.

The Peak Range, named by the explorer Ludwig Leichhardt in 1845, is 60 km south of the Peak Downs coal mine. The pioneering Peak Downs pastoral run (1854) was named after the range. (Peak Downs, in turn, was the name of the shire immediately to the south-west, centred on Capella.)


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