Mareeba was once one of the main tobacco growing districts of Australia before tobacco growing was banned on the 26th of October in 2006.
Tobacco harvesting in the 1960's
The Mareeba Rodeo in 1967 with the distinctive mustard coloured ambulance vehicles lined up to take away the injured. Not a blade of grass to be seen as the Rodeo is held during the dry season.
This year the Mareeba Rodeo Festival is on from the 27th June to the 12th July 2009.