Almaden, Biboohra, Bilwon, Chewko, Chillagoe, Gurrumbah, Irvinebank, Julatten, Koah, Koorboora, Thornborough and Wolfram Camp and are just a few places in the shire's history.
In 1996 the localities of Barron Gorge, Lamb Range and Redlynch were then incorporated into the City of Cairns.

Mareeba Shire History

Mareeba Shire covers an area of approximately 52,000 sq km from Cairns in the east it stretches nearly two-thirds across Cape York. Mareeba, situated at junction of Granite Creek and the Barron River, was its administrative centre and the name is believed to come from an Aboriginal word meaning the meeting of waters.

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