Ravenswood, a former gold mining town, is 100 km south of Townsville. The name has been attributed to the character Lord Ravenswood in Sir Walter Scott's novel, The Bride of Lammermoor (1819).

Further Reading: 

Joan Neal, Beyond the Burdekin: pioneers, prospectors, pastoralists: a history of the Dalrymple Shire, 1879-1979, Charters Towers, Mimosa Press for the Dalrymple Shire Council, 1984

Glenville Pike, Over the years: the Dalrymple Shire (Charters Towers District, North Queensland): past and present, Charters Towers, Dalrymple Shire Council, 1959

D.C. Roderick, 'Ravenswood' in Readings in North Queensland mining history, vol 1, Townsville, History Department, James Cook University, 1980

Jill Mather and Jim Cox, Ravenswood, Dalrymple Shire Council, c1990


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