Four Mile Camp
Ebogoola - Cape York District
The town was surveyed in 1900 … after gold was discovered there by John Dickie and reported in January 1900 ………
Colin Hooper gives minute detail of the origns of the name, the details of the town, the people, the mines and the focus story is on the enigmatic John Dickie.
John Dickie, the Stringbark Fox is the feature story. He crossed Australia from Coolgardie to Cloncurry on horseback. From Cloncurry he made his way to the peninsula where he founded Ebagoola. A quiet pioneer whose greatest thrill was in the discovery, not the money ………