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Townsville History

By Rachel Dougherty

Townsville was founded in 1864 as a port for the fledgling pastoral industry in North Queensland. Following the discovery of gold in the immediate hinterland at Ravenswood and then Charters Towers, the town developed into the principal centre and de facto capital of North Queensland.

Townsville Hospital in 1958

One of Palmer Streets Historic pubs

Flinders Street in 1960

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