Hughenden, a rural town, is 320 km south-west of Townsville. It is situated on the Flinders River which has its headwaters in the Dividing Range about 100 km to the north-east. The Flinders, together with several other watercourses and an average annual rainfall of about 485 mm provide good pasture on the generally black soil, basaltic plains around Hughenden.

Further Reading: 

D.F. and J. Erricker, Official souvenir of the centenary of settlement in Hughenden and district 1863-1963, Hughenden, Flinders Shire Council, 1963


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