Townsville Turns 150

This significant exhibition reveals the news stories, events, developments and local personalities that shaped the Townsville region from 1866 to 2016.

From the declaration of the municipality of Townsville in 1866, to the spirited rejuvenation of the city's heart in 2016, this exhibition tracks the development of the Queen City of the North as reported in local media.

The early newspapers' stories reflected - and shaped - the opinions of a settler community, but as Townsville grew and evolved, so too did the stories, providing unique insights into the city's life and lives and better reflecting the diversity of its residents.

The exhibition is a collaboration between the College of Arts, Society and Education, James Cook University, The Townsville Bulletin, Townsville City Council and the Museum of Tropical Queensland, with support from local TV producer, Paul Lyons.

Townsville turns 150 was developed with the support of a grant from the Townsville City Council's Townsville 150th Anniversary Grant Program, and will run until January 29 2017.

Event Details

15 February 2016 09:30 AM - 29 January 2017 05:00 PM
Level 1 Temporary Exhibition Gallery
Free with Admission