|Herberton Range Ridge Road|
|Five Head Stamp Battery, brought to Herberton in 1880|
|Herberton looking north, the Spy Camera Museum is on the corner - this building was a Jack & Newell Store in 1882, renown in the Tablelands|
|Herberton looking south|
|The information and mining museum, a small display showing mining in the area.|
|Inside the Spy Camera Museum, the original owner was a Spy!|
Another drive was to Mareeba then west towards Chilliagoe turning south towards Herberton at Petford. This took us through some much dryer country and back into the mining area of Irvinebank and Herberton. The road which was also a Cobb & Co route passed through Emuford a small community established in the late 1800s as a result of tin mining in the area.
|The remains of Emuford, once a mining community which Cobb & Co passed through.|
We also visited Montalbion Pioneer Cemetery - Montalbion being another mining town which we couldn't find the actual town site. The cementry is the resting place for 68 people of which 32 were children under 10yrs, just another reminder of the hard times some of the early settlers faced. Montalbion was also another stop for Cobb & Co.
|One of the elaborate grave sites|
Irvinebank established in 1882 has many century old buildings. The region was prosperous at the turn of the century when the 'Mighty Vulcan' mine was in operation providing the purest available tin in the world.
|Irvinebank dam with the Loudoun mill on the bank in the background.|
|School of the Arts building, opened in 1900 with the Qld nation Bank in the background.|
|Mango cottage built in 1906|
|The roundabout on the main road through Watsonville between Herberton and Irvinebank has a windmill in the centre - novel!!|