South Johnstone

South Johnstone, a rural town, is 10 km south of Innisfail and 80 km south-east of Cairns. It is on the South Johnstone River, which was named by the explorer, George Dalrymple, in 1873 after Robert Johnstone, sub-inspector of the native police. Dalrymple had also been a sub-inspector before embarking on the Government directed exploration of north Queensland.

Further Reading: 

Sunday Mail, 2 March 2003, p20

Alan Hudson, Sweet success: a story of South Johnstone mill, Brisbane, Christopher Beck Books, 1995


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