Irvinebank was the seat of John Moffat's mining empire and was established in the 1880's. It's a cool green settlement on the banks of Gibbs Creek and offers welcome respite from the usually dry and rugged surrounding countryside. The population is about 300 and has a hotel providing meals and accomodation. A dam that serviced the tin smelter (Loudon mill) is situated adjacent to the road through town and is popular with the local children in the hotter months. Irvinebank's mining history is the main attraction for visitors. Loudon House (Moffat's original residence) overlooks the town and is now a museum. The Queensland National Bank and the School of Arts are majestic buildings that reflect the one time prosperity of the town. Well worth a visit if you're into things of yesteryear and the isolation of the Australian bush.
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