Mt Molloy


Mt Molloy is a small town just south of Cape York peninsula.

It is north of Mareeba and south of Mt Carbine, just south of the junction of the road that goes to the coast between Mossman and Port Douglas via Julatten.


It is a small historical mining town, today home to about 300 people.

   mt molloy 

It was named after Pat Molloy, a teamster who in search for his cattle, found a copper outcrop.

   mt molloy cape york 

For four years he mined it on his own, expording the copper from Port Douglas to Europe.

   mt molloy mining relics

Later the lease was taken over by others, including James Venture Mulligan at one stage.

   mt molloy mining equipment 

Venture later bought the pub of the town, which he run and in which he accidentally died while breaking up a fight at the age of 70.

   mt molloy pub mt molloy pub
 
His grave is in the nearby cemetery - his main claim of fame is that he is the guy
who found the gold deposits that would start Palmer River and Hodgkinson gold rushes that lead to the establishment of Cooktown, Cairns and Port Douglas.

   james venture mulligan 

Today the pub is still there, and also has accommodation.

   mt molloy hotel

Now that the mining is gone the main industry is cattle, and the small Mt Molloy also has a church and a memorial hall,

   mt molloy church mt molloy memorial hall

... a general store and an opal shop, 

   mt molloy opal shop 
mt molloy general store

... and if you get hungry, apart from the pub there is also a bakery and a cafe.

   mt molloy bakery mt molloy cafe

If your hunger is mighty big, get the famous Mt Molloy Burger of the Lot that occasionally makes it to the local newspapers.

   mt molloy burger of the lot mt molloy big burger mt molloy burger

Or buy one and share, or else you may fall asleep and not be able to drive any further
:-)





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