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Wolfram is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Postcode(s) 4872
LGA(s) Shire of Mareeba
State electorate(s) Cook
Federal Division(s) Kennedy
Main Street Wolfram
Historic photo of Main street, Wolfram
Thermo Electric Ore Reduction Corporation Mill (2003)
Foundations of Thermo Electric Ore Reduction Corporation Mill (2003)

Wolfram is a former mining town within the locality of Dimbulah in the Shire of Mareeba. in Queensland, Australia.


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.

Wolfram today

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.

Heritage listings

Wolfram has a number of sites listed on the Queensland Heritage Register including:

Notable people

  • Bunny Adair, Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for Cook was born in Wolfram
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