MOUNT MORGAN

Mount Morgan is a little 30k’s from Rockhampton, and is now a satellite ‘suburb’ of the now thriving Rockhampton. That is now, but just a little over 100 years ago the Mount was economic driver of the region. Rich with Gold deposits the mine sustained the town for many generations of families.

Mount Morgan was founded as a gold mining town in 1882, and has over time produced gold, silver and copper.

The mine finally closed in 1981, having produced vast quantities of gold during its lifetime. During the mining operation, most of the mountain was mined away, and the town now lies adjacent to a 300 m deep acid-water filled pit. Mining companies still prospect today in the area, and plans to extract further gold from tailings at the mine site are always under development.

Tourism plays a large part in the economy of the town today. A number of historic buildings still exist in the town, and tourists can take paid trips to the remains of the mine.

Whilst mining activities have but full wound down, the population has remained. Residents commute to other coal mines just over the great divide.

A visit to the Museum reveals much of the past history.

The Anglican Church has celebrated its  centenary. The others are modern.

The War Memorial pays tribute to the wars. The lantern to the Boar War.

The hotels that remain are for the most part old and will have many a story to tell.

Civic pride is on display and the town is rich in history.

Take the tour and allow a day to fully appreciate.

Heritage diary

 

 

Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water Walking tracks
Rotary Club   Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course