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Mutchilba
Queensland
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Postcode: 4872
Elevation: 480 m (1,575 ft)
LGA: Shire of Mareeba

Mutchilba is a small farming settlement on the Atherton Tableland in Far North Queensland, Australia. It is within the local government area of Shire of Mareeba (between 2008 and 2013, it was within the Tablelands Region).

Geography

It is located on the Mareeba-Dimbulah Road 34 kilometres (21 mi) west of Mareeba. It is known for its large production of mangoes.

History

Established in 1923, the town was downgraded by the Mareeba Shire Council in 1999 and has been officially a part of Dimbulah, Queensland since then.

Mutchilba Post Office opened on 1 March 1956 (a telegraph office had been open from 1936).

On 12 October 2012 it was announced that the town is again officially recognised in the Queensland place names database.

Mango Mardi Gras

Mutchilba is known for the "Mango Mardi Gras", which is a celebration of the many mango farms in the region.


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