Wolfram, Queensland facts for kids
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|LGA(s)||Shire of Mareeba|
The mineral wolfram (from which the town derives its name) was discovered in the area in 1891 and attracted miners from neighbouring mining regions such as Thornborough and the Palmer River, forming a settlement known initially as Wolfram Camp.
Today there are few visible remains of the settlement. There are some concrete foundations of long-gone buildings, headstones in the cemetery, and a row of mango trees that mark where the school used to be.
Wolfram has a number of sites listed on the Queensland Heritage Register including:
- Main Street: La Société Française des Métaux Rares treatment plant
- Wolfram Road: Thermo Electric Ore Reduction Corporation Mill
- Bunny Adair, Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for Cook was born in Wolfram
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