Tablelands Regional Council

Tablelands Regional Council was formed in 2008 by the amalgamation of Atherton, Eacham, Herberton and Mareeba Shires. As well as the Atherton Tableland, there is the Evelyn Tableland to its immediate south-west and the Hann Tableland (a national park) about 60 km north of Atherton. The tablelands were named after: John Atherton (1817-1913), grazier and explorer; Evelyn Stubley, the wife of Francis Stubley (c1833-86), owner of the Evelyn pastoral property and the MLA (1876-83) for Kennedy; and William Hann (1837-89), explorer and pastoralist.

Further Reading: 

Atherton, Eacham, Herberton, Mareeba and Walsh Shires entries

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