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Clermont | Queensland

Clermont This rural town in the Drummond Range in Queensland's Central Highlands is 940km NW of Brisbane. Clermont is the commercial centre for the region's cattle and grain growing industries. The town was established in 1862, following the discovery of gold and copper at Copperfield, which was the first copper mine in Queensland. The town was relocated to higher ground in 1917 following the devastating floods of 1916.

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A tour of the Blair Athol Mine can be organised through the information centre. Hoods Lagoon, located in Lime St, has a Walk Bridge; the Mary MacKillop Grotto; she visited a local convent; and a memorial to Billy Sing, the Anzac's crack sniper of WWI, who was born here.

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Fossicking for gold is a popular activity in the district. Clermont and District Historical Museum is 4km NW along the road to Charters Towers. The Copperfield Store Museum, 7km west, is housed in the original shop from the copper-mining era. Copperfield Cemetery is 10km SW and holds the 19th-century graves of copper miners. Theresa Creek Dam, 22km SW, is a popular spot for fishing and waterskiing, bushwalking and camping. There are picnic areas nearby.

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Copyright 2007, by the Contributing Authors. Cite/attribute Resource. cmsadmin. (2005, May 20). Clermont. Retrieved September 20, 2014, from Plan Book Travel Australia Web site: http://www.planbooktravel.com.au/australia/qld/clermont. This work is licensed under a Universal Publishers. Universal Publishers

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Region: Mackay Region

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Located midway between Brisbane and Cairns, the Mackay Region coastline stretches 200 kilometres north from St Lawrence to the Whitsundays, and inland to the town of Clermont. The region is founded upon sugar cane, mining, beef and agriculture. more

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