Queen’s Hotel, Mossman


M.A. Tyrell’s Hotel at the Mossman, Port Douglas.

(Photo by H. C. P. Crees.)

One of the rising localities of North Queensland is the Mossman River in the locality of Port Douglas. Here the rich river flats are covered with great crops of cane awaiting the completion of the Mossman Mill erected under the provisions of the Sugar Works Guarantee Act. Activity, of course promotes business, and how the place is developing is shown in the above sketch of M. A. Tyrell’s two storied hotel, an edifice constructed to resist the heat of the semi-tropical climate. Visitors to the picturesque scenery of the Mossman are assured of excellent accommodation.

– North Queensland Register April 14 1897

The Queens Hotel, Mossman, C1900. Picture: State Library of Queensland

The Queen’s Hotel was located on what is today the Captain Cook Highway, opposite Mill Street, Mossman. The pub was built for bullocky, Mick Tyrrell in 1896, who shortly after sold it to Thomas Williams in 1898. The photo was taken by H. C. P. Crees, of Port Douglas. The hotel traded until it was suspiciously burnt to the ground in 1966. The pub was never rebuilt.


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