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 + caption||Tyrconnell gold mine battery, Hodgkinson goldfield, 1936||State Library of Queensland|
|No25 +caption||Managers House at Tyrconnell||Cath Brew|
|No26 + caption||Thornborough town between Dimbulah and Mount Mulligan||State Library of Queensland|
|No26A + caption||Thornborough Cemetery||Cath Brew|
|No26B + caption||Thornborough Cemetery||Cath Brew|