Definitions for cracowˈkræk aʊ, ˈkrɑ kaʊ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Crac•owˈkræk aʊ, ˈkrɑ kaʊ(n.)
Category: Geography (places)
Cracow, Krakow, Krakau(noun)
an industrial city in southern Poland on the Vistula
A city in Poland.
Cracow is a gold mining town in Queensland, Australia, in the Banana Shire local government area. The town is located on the Theodore - Eidsvold road, 485 kilometres north west of the state capital, Brisbane. The town was named for a pastoral run, named in 1851 by pastoralist, John Ross, presumably for the Polish city of Kraków. However, in a book detailing the town's history, which was published in/around 1992/1993, Cracow got its name from the sound a whip makes. At the 2006 census, Cracow and the surrounding area had a population of 123. Gold was first discovered in Cracow in 1875 by itinerant fossickers and a further discovery of a nugget was made by an Aboriginal man in 1916. In 1931, the Golden Plateau mine was established and it operated continuously until 1976. At its gold mining peak, the town included five cafes, barber shop, billiard saloon, two butchers, a picture theatre and a soft drink factory. The closure of the mine led to Cracow becoming a ghost town with many deserted houses and shops. The local hotel is one of the only remaining retail business, as it attracts a lot of tourists due to its unusual array of strange artifacts adorning the ceilings and walls. The other business was the General Store, which doubled as a post office and video store. In 2004, Newcrest Mining reestablished gold mining in the town, leading to hopes the town may recover.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a city in Galicia, the old capital of Poland; where the old Polish kings were buried, and the cathedral of which contains the graves of the most illustrious of the heroes of the country and Thorwaldsen's statue of Christ; a large proportion of the inhabitants are Jews.
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