Thornborough, Queensland facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsThornborough
|Population||9 (2016 census locality)|
|• Density||0.0217/km2 (0.056/sq mi)|
|Area||415.4 km2 (160.4 sq mi)|
|Time zone||AEST (UTC+10:00)|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Mareeba|
It rose to prominence in the 1870s as a gold mining town in the Hodgkinson Minerals Area. Today, there are very few buildings remaining in the town.
The town of Kingsborough, another former mining town, is located to the north-east of the town of Thornborough.
Thornborough was named in 1876 after George Henry Thorn, the then Queensland Premier.
By May 1877, the streets were laid out and named after pioneers of north Queensland, such as James Venture Mulligan and William (Billy) McLeod and Muirson.
Thorborough has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
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