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:
Follow the amazing Ghosts of Gold Heritage Trail all year round
Have a look at the local Council's Event's Calendar
(Click on the underlined external links for further details)
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.
Dr Janice Wegner's article on North Queensland mining history.
Text Queensland's online copy of L. Marsland's 1892 book "The Charters Towers Gold Mines" - an amazing resource of old mining information from the region.
National Library of Australia's 1878 Geological Sketch Map of part of the Charters Towers Goldfield by Robert Logan Jack.
Heritage Building Information:
A great set of photographs of the Charters Towers Stock Exchange Arcade (including the 1976 opening day following restoration) on the National Trust of Queensland's Flickr photostream.
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!)
Charters Towers Historical Tours
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