Museum Books

  • Discovering Australasia

    Essays on Philippine- Australian interactions.
  • Random Recollections 1913-2005

    Don McDonald’s Random Recollections 1913-2005 is a memoir about his life growing up and working in Townsville. It also covers his years in military service overseas and his eventual return to settle in the Townsville area.
  • A Christmas Card in April

    Station life on the Palmer River in the 1940s and 1950s.
  • The Bowly Papers

    Letters 1873-78, Reminiscences, & Photographs 1873-91, of C.W. Bowly in North Queensland.
  • Townsville 1888.

    A collection of annotated photographs.
  • Health and Healing

    Health issues in tropical Australia and Papua New Guinea.
  • Watermelon and Custard

    Memories of Boarding School at ST Bernard,Herberton.
  • Sotto La Croce del Sud (Under the Southern Cross)

    The Jumna immigrants of 1891.

Experience the History of Townsville!

Welcome to the Townsville Museum dedicated solely to preserving and displaying Townsville’s history from the early 1860s. The Museum is managed by members and volunteers of the Townsville Museum and Historical Society Inc.
     
Come and experience what Townsville Museum has to offer from an extensive collection of artifacts, photographs and building plans of early Townsville buildings, some of which no longer form part of our landscape. The Museum is the memory bank of our past whilst preserving it for future generations to experience and enjoy.

Opening hours –

  • Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 2:30pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • First & Third Sunday of the Month: 1:30pm to 3:30pm
  • Public Holidays: Closed

Group Bookings and School visits are most welcome.  After hours bookings for Social Groups, Corporate and Clubs can also be arranged – just telephone the Museum on 4775 7838 or email us at

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Read our Newsletter - June 2017

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