Mackay Health Service District
Collinsville is a major coal mining town west of Bowen in North Queensland. Originally settled by pastoralists, the mining potential of the area was not realised until the 1860’s with the discovery of coal and other natural resources such as gold, silver, lead, bismuth and gemstones. By 1919 coal was being extracted and the area became known as “Moongunya”, the Aboriginal term for coal. The town was renamed in Collinsville in 1921 to commemorate the local MLA Charles Collins who represented the Bowen electorate from 1915-1936. As well as mining, Collinsville supports a significant beef and cattle industry.
Queensland Health Hospitals and Healthcare facilities in District: 12
Sporting & Recreation
1245 km north of Brisbane
(Climate graph of Charters Towers approx 160 km north west of Collinsville)
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