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Georgetown (Post Code: 4871)

Sitting on the Etheridge River in Far North Queensland, Georgetown is a small community but acts as the administrative centre of the Shire of Etheridge.

Established as a Gold Rush town, Georgetown was mentioned several times in Nevil Shute's famous novel, A Town Like Alice.

The town is home to many historical buildings, including the restored Shire Hall (built in 1908), Savannah House, the Masonic Temple, the Catholic Church (established in 1913) and the cemetery.

Facilities in town include a motel, hotel, camping/caravan parks, Anglican and Catholic churches, a general store, State primary school, racecourse, swimming pool and a tourist information centre.

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