A town in Far North Queensland, Mareeba is located on the Atherton Tableland and falls under the jurisdiction of the local government area of the Shire of Mareeba. It sits 417 metres above sea level at the junction of Granite Creek, Emerald Creek and Barron River. Before the Europeans settled in the area around the town, it was inhabited by the Muluridji people who hunted around Mount Carbine, Mareeba, Rumula and Woodville. The town’s name came from a local Aboriginal word which means “meeting of the waters.” Mareeba is home to several heritage-listed sites, such as the Rail Bridge over Christmas Creek, Tyrconnel Mine and Battery, Mareeba Shire Hall and Assay Office & Store. Aside from tourism, various crops such as coffee, nuts, fruits and vegetables, as well as poultry and cattle, all contribute to the economy of Mareeba.