Georgetown Queensland
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Dry Vegitation and Landscape in the Outback
Dry Vegitation and Landscape in the Outback
Front of the Latara Motel in Georgetown
Front of the Latara Motel in Georgetown
Aerial view of the Latara Motel. A Top Spot
Aerial view of the Latara Motel. A Top Spot
Front of the Georgetown Shire Hall Building
Front of the Georgetown Shire Hall Building
Character House Needing Repair in Rural scene
Character House Needing Repair in Rural scene
Heritage and Character Buildings in Town
Heritage and Character Buildings in Town
Camping in outback Bush near Georgetown
Camping in outback Bush near Georgetown
The Shire Hall Building in Georgetown
The Shire Hall Building in Georgetown

Georgetown Information

Georgetown in Queensland is a very small town with a population of about 270 people. It is located on the Etheridge River and was once the site of a gold rush in the 1870’s when the town was officially established. The town was originally called Etheridge but was changed in 1871 in honour of Howard St George the gold commissioner in that time.

Today Georgetown is a town with more cattle farming and then the gold rush pioneer days. It is still a worthwhile place to visit discover with its magnificent history. Plenty of the town buildings have been restored to its original character and combined with the town’s small size, make it is an excellent place to escape to for a quiet holiday.

The wonderfully restored Shire Hall in St George street is a tourist attraction many come to see. Built in 1908 and fully restored in 1998, it will captivate you with its charm and character. Another place to see is Savannah House which was once the dwelling of the clerk of courts. Other places of interest include the cemetery, Masonic Temple and the Catholic Church.

Just a little outside Georgetown about 20km west, is the Cumberland Chimney which was the gold crushing plant of the past. Today this is a tourist spot to go to for holiday photos as it is very picturesque scenery.

Georgetown is also home to the Ted Elliot Mineral Collection. The large collection of minerals and specimens is almost 4,500. After seeing the collection, it may inspire you to do some gold prospecting at Flat Creek Station which is only one hour drive away. Before fossicking for gold however, check with the Mining Register in town at the courthouse regarding regulations and licensing requirements.

There are a number of regional events happening every year like the Bushman’s Ball, Rodeo, Camp Drafts, and the Debuante Ball.

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The Georgetown Welcoming Sign off the Highway when Approaching the Township
The Georgetown Welcoming Sign off the Highway when Approaching the Township
Cumberland Chimney, Once a Gold Mining Processing Plant, Photo Tourism Queensland
Cumberland Chimney, Once a Gold Mining Processing Plant, Photo Tourism Queensland