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World-class Aboriginal rock art and wonderful locally-grown coffee are two of the drawcards of the small towns of Laura and Lakeland. This area is renowned for the famous Quinkan Rock Art Galleries, which are considered to be some of the most significant Aboriginal art sites in the world. Lakeland was named after William Lakeland one of the earliest and most prolific prospectors of the Cape York Peninsula. He prospected with Christie Palmer on the Palmer River Goldfields in 1873, discovered gold in Coen in 1878, found gold on the Batavia river starting a gold rush there in 1892, and discovered wolfram in the Pascoe River and Iron Range.

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