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Patrick Molloy
Patrick Molloy

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson / John Huth

A plaque commemorates teamster Patrick Molloy after whom the town was named.

Mount Molloy was established in 1880 after Patrick Molloy, a selector who had taken up land beside Rifle Creek on the Port Douglas to Herberton track, found rich copper deposits. Patrick Molloy attracted the interest of James Forsythe and Venture Mulligan, who promoted the potential of the area to Melbourne investors. The investors, including the Victorian Premier, formed the Mount Molloy Copper Mining Company in 1899. The mine was taken over by John Moffatt.

Location

Address:Peninsula Development Road, Mount Molloy, 4871
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -16.673889
Long: 145.329722
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Settlement

Dedication

Front Inscription

In Memory Of PATRICK MOLLOY
1840-1923
A WORTHY SON OF ERIN
PIONEER, TEAMSTER MINER AND GRAZIER 

Tested And Successfully Worked Copper Mines Which Led To Founding Of Mount Molloy 1896 
The Green Mound First Sighted By Cuddihy In 1885

Source: MA
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