Description

Normanton is a small cattle town and coastal locality in the Shire of Carpentaria in Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Normanton had a population of 1,210 people of whom 743 were Indigenous Australians. The town is one terminus of the isolated Normanton to Croydon railway line, which was built during gold rush days in the 1890s. The Gulflander motor train operates once a week. Normanton is the administrative centre of Shire of Carpentaria. Among Normanton's most notable features is a statue of an 8.64 m long saltwater crocodile named Krys, the largest ever taken, which was shot by Krystina Pawlowska in July 1957 in the Norman River. Barramundi and Threadfin Salmon may also be caught in the river. The Big Barramundi, which is 6 m long is also located in the town.

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 Location Information

  • Population: 1210
  • State electorate(s): Traeger
  • Federal Division(s): Kennedy
  • Established (yr): 1867
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.