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Old Breeza Historical Site

Old Breeza Historical Site

Sinclair Balser and his family originally took up Breeza Station to breed horses for the Palmer Goldfields. With the decline of the gold rush, horse breeding gave way to cattle breeding and fattening. After 23 years of harsh, difficult living, including the cattle tick outbreak of the 1890s, the family abandoned the property and returned to Cooktown to work as publicans. After the departure of the Balser family, Breeza Station was used as a mustering outstation and was also a stopover point for the early pack-horse mail on route to Coen.

Today, the road through the park passes by the lagoon, remnant buildings, cattle yards and 100-year-old mango trees that mark the site of Old Breeza Homestead.

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