As you travel on the Flinders Highway west of Charters Towers you will come across the small township of Homestead with a population of around 50 people.  It was named by pastoralist W.D. Stewart who owned and established Homestead Station.

Gold was mined intermittently for 50 years after it was first discovered in 1883.  In its heyday, Homestead boasted 2 hotels, 2 butcher shops, two stores, a cordial factory and a bank.  Until 1970, there was a sleeper cutting sawmill in operation.

During World War II the Cape River Meatworks operated between Homestead and Pentland but it was closed in 1989.                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A mural of the area’s history can be viewed at the local school.

We already have some great clients from Homestead so if you’re in the area and need help with any IT issues, give us a call on 1300 775 442.