Ready to do some exploring?

Charters Towers is a beautiful North Queensland town just waiting to be explored...

We have put together the following lists of links/information to show just how

fascinating it is!  Click on the underlined words to access the external links.

What's on in Charters Towers?  Lots!

Come for a few days and enjoy the country atmosphere:

(Click on the underlined external links for further details)


General information:

  • An interesting general history of Charters Towers on the Queensland Placeswebsite.

  • "World History" - a fascinating account of the events that shaped "The World" in an article on the local Council's website.


Mining History:


Heritage Building Information:


World War II information:

  • Information about WWII history in Charters Towers on the Queensland Government'sQueensland WWII Historic Places website.

  • Jack Heyn's website - an American serviceman stationed at Charters Towers during WWII who took many significant photographs of wartime activity in the area.

  • The WWII bombing of Townsville - A State Library of Queensland blog describing an event that must have been of great concern in Charters Towers, including a link to an audio file of a recorded "real-time"description of the bombing by a war correspondent.

  • The Queensland Heritage Council have listed two fascinating local WWII relics on their register - the Charters Towers Airfield Bore Sight Range and the Compass Swinging Platform.


 (Please let us know if you find any "broken" links - thanks!)


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