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About Mossman

Mossman is a metropolis and a locality in Far North Queensland, Australia, at the Mossman River. It is in the local government region of Shire of Douglas. In the 2016 census, Mossman had a populace of 1,937 human beings. Mossman is located on the Captain Cook Highway 75 kilometres north of the local metropolis of Cairns, and 15 kilometres east of the Mount Carbine Tableland.

Mossman Gorge, a popular enchantment inside Daintree National Park, is positioned west of town. Sugar cane farming is an critical factor of the neighborhood economic system, with Mossman Central Mill, the most effective sugar mill inside the district, processing the cane before sending it to Cairns for shipping locally and across the world. The district became at the start referred to as Mossman River after the river which flows through it.

The Mossman River, in flip, become named with the aid of the explorer George Dalrymple on 6 December 1873 after Hugh Mosman who found gold in Charters Towers. Dalrymple wrote "I named this river the Mossman River, after Mossman, an explorer and mining guy, member of a very prominent mining family". The city became additionally acknowledged for a quick time as Hartsville after Daniel Hart, an early settler. Later the name was simplified to Mossman.

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