Townsville: the First 50 Years

This new photographic display, developed by the Townsville Museum and Historical Society focuses on Townsville’s first 50 years of settlement.

Townsville, the First 50 Years is part of Townsville’s 150th anniversary celebrations and will be the first of a series of displays at the museum revealing different parts of Townsville’s colourful history.

The display highlights just how quickly the city grew in those first years.

Included in the exhibition is a photograph from the 1880s of Townsville’s first gaol located in North Ward. The Warden’s Office is still standing and is part of Central State School.

Also featured is a photograph from 1903 showing how Townsville “dressed-up” Flinders Street with a celebration arch and banners to welcome the Governor of Queensland, Sir Herbert Charles Chermside, who visited Townsville after Cyclone Leonta.

Event Details

01 December 2014 02:11 PM - 01 March 2015 05:00 PM
Free with Admission