CUE

Cue is a bit of surprise and deserves a bit of a stopover. There is quite a lot of evidence of a lively historic past. Cue is the next town encounted if traveling north from Mt Magnet towards Newman.

Cue is also known as the Queen of the Murchison. Cue is administered through the Shire Council, which has its chambers in the historic Gentlemanís Club building. A former shire president was Herbert Hoover, the same person who became President of the USA.

Gold was discovered in 1892 though there is uncertainty as to who made the first find. Michael Fitzgerald and Edward Heffernan collected 260 ounces after being given a nugget by an Aboriginal known as 'Governor'. Tom Cue travelled to Nannine to register their claim. The townsite was gazetted in 1893 and named after Tom Cue.

The town of Day Dawn, 8 km south, was established within a year; by 1900 a hospital and cemetery were established between the two towns and they had three newspapers operating. The rivalry between the towns fuelled a diverse sporting culture in the area.

The wide streets of Cue give an impression of a Wild West movie. The old buildings accentuate this feeling.

Cue has just the single Catholic Church. Be sure to check out the nunís convent.

Cue has just the single trading pub that is over 100 years old.And it is a shame the Club is closed.

The Cue War Memorial is located in the central business precinct.The VC Stanley citation is worth a read

When passing through be sure to stop awhile and check out this colourful small town.

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