Tully, a sugar town, is 110 km south of Cairns. It was named after the Tully River, which was named by a colonial surveyor after Queensland's Surveyor-General, William Tully, in about 1872. The area was also known as Banyan, after a tributary of the Tully River.

Further Reading: 

Alan Hudson, By the Banyan: Tully sugar, the first 75 years, Brisbane, Christopher Beck Books, 2000

Dorothy Jones, Cardwell Shire story, Brisbane, Jacaranda Press, 1961


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