Place:Julia Creek, Queensland, Australia

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NameJulia Creek
TypeTown
Coordinates20.667°S 141.667°E
Located inQueensland, Australia
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Julia Creek is a town in mid northern Queensland, located on the Overlander's Way, the main road between Mount Isa and Townsville. It is west of Townsville, and is located 123 m above sea level. At the 2006 census, Julia Creek had a population of 368.

History

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The town was named after the niece of Donald McIntyre, the first white settler in the area. McIntyre took up a property called Dalgonally about 70 km north of the present site of the town in 1864, only a few years after the ill-fated Burke and Wills expedition passed through the area. The township began life as a temporary terminus in 1907 when the railway was extended from Richmond to service the copper mines at Cloncurry.

A one-room school was established in 1911 with nine students, and was expanded in 1932 and again in 1934. A separate high school was constructed in 1963.[1] A sixteen-bed hospital was established in 1972. The town did not receive an electricity supply until 1952.

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