Mulga country: this town has had a colourful history
being a major production centre for Cobb & Co coaches from
around 1890, the timber reportedly cured better out here
than in the dry weather. First established in 1865 with 2500
acres, Charleville was so name by a Mr W. A. Tully naming it
after Charleville in Ireland, he also named Burke, Wills,
Eyre, King and Sturt Streets after the explorers of the
QANTAS setup their first regular transport route
from Charleville to Cloncurry their first passenger being Mr
Arthur Kennedy on 2nd November 1922.
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