Murray Upper, Queensland

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Murray Upper
Murray Falls.jpg
Murray Falls, 2013
Murray Upper is located in Queensland
Murray Upper
Murray Upper
Coordinates18°07′20″S 145°48′06″E / 18.1222°S 145.8016°E / -18.1222; 145.8016Coordinates: 18°07′20″S 145°48′06″E / 18.1222°S 145.8016°E / -18.1222; 145.8016
Area272.4 km2 (105.2 sq mi)
LGA(s)Cassowary Coast Region
State electorate(s)Hinchinbrook
Federal Division(s)Kennedy
Suburbs around Murray Upper:
Kooroomool Warrami
Munro Plains
Kirrama Murray Upper Bilyana
Kirrama Lumholtz Kennedy

Murray Upper is a locality in the Cassowary Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[1]


The Murray River rises in Murray Upper and enters the Coral Sea at neighbouring Bilyana. Almost all of the locality is mountainous (rising to peaks of about 900 metres about sea level) and is within the Girramay National Park. Only a small area in the north-east of the locality is outside the national park and is flat land about 20 metres about sea level and this land is used for farming with sugarcane and bananas being important crops. A cane tramway passes through the farming area to carry the sugarcane to the sugar mill at Tully.[2]

Jumbun Aboriginal community is located on Murray Falls Road in Murray Upper at 18°07′39″S 145°47′53″E / 18.1274°S 145.7981°E / -18.1274; 145.7981 (Jumbun, Queensland).


Murray River Upper Provisional School opened on 18 January 1904, it became Murray River Upper State School on 1 October 1904. It closed temporarily due to low student numbers in 1910, 1922, July 1924 to July 1925, and 16 May 1927 to 4 November 1934.[3][4]


Murray River Upper State School is a government co-education primary (P-6) school at 1 Middle Murray Road. In 2016, the school had an enrolment of 45 students with 4 teachers (3 full-time equivalent) and 7 non-teaching staff (3 full-time equivalent).[5]


Murray Falls are a cascade waterfall on the Murray River within the Girramay National Park and form part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area; the falls can be viewed from a boardwalk and viewing platform.[6]


  1. ^ "Murray Upper - locality in Cassowary Coast Region (entry 45739)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  3. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  4. ^ "MURRAY UPPER SCHOOL". Cairns Post (9342). Queensland, Australia. 9 January 1932. p. 3. Retrieved 24 September 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
  5. ^ "Annual Report 2016" (PDF). Murray River Upper State School. Archived (PDF) from the original on 24 September 2017. Retrieved 24 September 2017.
  6. ^ "About Murray Falls". Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing. Queensland Government. 2 May 2017. Archived from the original on 24 September 2017. Retrieved 24 September 2017.

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