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On March 10 1976 James Venture Mulligan discovered gold on the Hodgkinson River which changed the course of history for Mount Mulligan. By April that same year there were more than 2000 men working on the goldfield forming the townships of Tyrconnell, Thornborough and Kingsborough.
Guests can experience where it all happened by visiting the Tyrconnell gold mine. Tyrconnell was the the Hodgkinson goldfield’s largest producer and is a historically significant site with a working 10 headed crusher and a number of buildings and houses which were present in the 1800s.
The General Gran Mine in the township of Kingsborough displays some rare examples of mining machinery. In Thornborough cemetery is a historic and honours the resilience and strength of people in early rural life.

 

No 23 + captionTyrconnell gold mine battery, Hodgkinson goldfield, 1936State Library of Queensland
No25 +captionManagers House at TyrconnellCath Brew
No26 + captionThornborough town between Dimbulah and Mount MulliganState Library of Queensland
No26A + captionThornborough CemeteryCath Brew
No26B + captionThornborough CemeteryCath Brew
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