Catholic Church among the canefields, Lower Tully, 2009
|Area||42.9 km2 (16.6 sq mi)|
|LGA(s)||Cassowary Coast Region|
The Tully River forms the southern boundary of the locality; the river enters the Coral Sea at neighbouring Tully Heads. The central and southern parts of the locality is freehold farming land, predominantly growing sugarcane; there is a cane tramway to deliver the sugarcane to the Tully Sugar Mill at Tully. The northern part of the locality contains the Hull River National Park, taking its name from the Hull River which flows through the northern part of the locality and then enters the Coral Sea at neighbouring Hull Heads.
Lower Tully State School opened on 15 February 1932.
On Sunday 16 June 1935, the Vicar Apostolic of Cooktown John Heavey laid the foundation stone for a Roman Catholic church to be dedicated to Christ, the King; the building was expected to cost £1250. It is not known when the church opened but it was operational by July 1937.
Lower Tully State School is a government co-educational primary (P-6) school at 6 Collins Road. In 2016, the school had an enrolment of 57 students with 6 teachers (4 full-time equivalent) and 7 non-teaching staff (3 full-time equivalent).
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- "LIKES TO SEE PRIESTS TAKE INTEREST IN CIVIC AFFAIRS". The Telegraph. Queensland, Australia. 13 July 1937. p. 2 (CITY FINAL LAST MINUTE NEWS). Retrieved 24 September 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
- "Annual Report 2016" (PDF). Lower Tully State School. Archived (PDF) from the original on 24 September 2017. Retrieved 24 September 2017.
- Jones, Dorothy, 1927-; Lower Tully State School. Jubilee Publications Committee (1982), The Lower Tully State School golden jubilee : a history of the Lower Tully State School and district, The Committee, ISBN 978-0-9593379-0-7CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
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