Townsville is Australia’s largest tropical city with a population of 196,000 and one of the highest residential growth rates in Australia. The city is the capital of a vast resource rich region in the north of Queensland. It is located on the beautiful Great Barrier Reef coast, on the doorstep of tropical rainforests and the gateway […]
The Parish of Airlie lies about 30 kilometres to the west of Montrose, and it is possible Shepherd had some association with that area and was influenced by memories of it. During 1935 it was rumoured in the press (Proserpine Guardian 8 June 1935) that the Earl of Airlie was to succeed Sir Isaac Isaacs […]
These so-called twin towns are situated eleven kilometers apart and are largely sugar industry dependent. Among the sites here is the Burdekin Bridge or the Silver Link. It is 1097 meters long and is of quite a distinct construction because the river bed actually lacks a river solid bottom.