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While working on mineral exploration around nearby Mont Albion in 1973, I called by Irvinebank one day and walked into the library in an annex of the School of Arts hall. My memory of that room was of a dusty, ancient, forgotten library, books in...More
We passed through Irvinebank on travelling the scenic back road from Herberton to Chillagoe.
A fascinating little locality that is the remnants of one of the numerous mining locations in this region. A day could easily be spent wandering the remnants of those times.
We stopped in for directions and 3 hrs later I was still there.
The old machinery , cars ,trucks ,tools will leave you speechless .
everything works and is a credit to Fred and his mates.
This place is a must see.
Went to camp for a night in Feb with a tent and my dog in my 2wd hatchback. managed to do the gravel road from herberton in 30 mins, wouldnt try if its wet though.
Nice owner at theTavern and explained a lot of history...More
Irvinebank is an historical then that had its hey day during the tin mining era. Today it is a little town with some lovely things to see and do: Museum, Pioneer Cemetery, Brian's Shed and a lovely Queenslander B&B (The Mill Manager's House Irvinebank). it...More
Fantastic free camping at the common opposite the Pub. Clean toilets and shower facilities for a gold coin donation. There was even cut wood piled up for our fire. Graham and Sue at the pub were wonderful hosts and cook a great steak. Be sure...More
To visit Irvinebank is like a step back in time. Once a thriving well populated mining town until the price of tin made it unworkable. Now days it has a population of only about 300 residents. It looks as if people just up and left...More