This is the first of a series of books on the North Queensland districts and the many deserted towns and camps to be found in them.

Beautifully presented in this hardover book are the maps, town plans, photos, statistics and anecdotal history of deserted towns and camps of the Palmer River Goldfields and Cooktown Tin fields.

The Palmer River Goldfield was Queensland's biggest gold field which in its heyday had the gazetted towns of Byerstown, Degarra, Evandale, Gregory, Groganville, Hamilton, Ida, Marton, Maytown as well as 26 camps. 48 pages.