Port Neville

PORT NEVILLE is an inlet on the mainland side of JOHNSTONE STRAIT, opposite and just west of KELSEY BAY. (Port Neville is also the name of the tiny marine community at the inlet's mouth.) It was the site of the first store in the region, established by Hans Hansen in 1891. At that time it was the farthest north of a string of LOGGING "shows" that had sprung up on the coast. There was a SAWMILL at the community until 1925, and extensive RAILWAY LOGGING, as well as limited AGRICULTURE at the head...

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