Watsonville, Queensland facts for kids
|Population||344 (2011 census)|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Mareeba|
Watsonville is a town and locality in North Queensland, Australia. It is within the local government area of Shire of Mareeba (between 2008 and 2013, it was within the Tablelands Region). At the 2011 census the town recorded a population of 344.
Watsonville is a former mining town. The town was named after Robert H. Watson, a tin prospector, who discovered a local deposit on 19 Feb 1881. The town was surveyed by William J. White on 0 March 1882.
Watsonville has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) north-west of Watsonville: Rocky Bluff Battery and Township
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