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Queensland National Bank (former)

  • 650251
  • 72 Mosman Street, Charters Towers

General

Also known as
City Hall (former)
Classification
State Heritage
Register status
Entered
Date entered
26 June 2020
Type
Commercial/financial/professional: Bank
Themes
3.7 Developing secondary and tertiary industries: Financing
7.2 Maintaining order: Government and public administration
Architect
Stanley, Francis Drummond Greville
Construction periods
1891–1949, Queensland National Bank (former), Charters Towers (1891, alterations c1948-49)
1891, Views from Mosman and Gill Streets
Historical period
1870s–1890s Late 19th century
Style
Classicism

Location

Address
72 Mosman Street, Charters Towers
LGA
Charters Towers Regional Council
Coordinates
-20.07567161, 146.25689019

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Significance

Criterion AThe place is important in demonstrating the evolution or pattern of Queensland’s history.

The Queensland National Bank (former), Charters Towers (1891), is important in demonstrating the development of mining in Charters Towers, a major contributor to Queensland’s wealth and its largest gold producer by the 1890s. In its form, fabric, materials and layout, the place illustrates the vital role of financial institutions in the process of wealth creation and distribution on nineteenth-century Queensland goldfields. 

The place is an important representative example of a grand masonry bank constructed during the peak period of gold production, when Charters Towers’ prosperity was reflected in the erection of more permanent and elaborate buildings in its central business district.

As Charters Towers’ City Hall from 1948, the place is important in demonstrating the provision/evolution of local government in Charters Towers, a major regional centre. This is illustrated through early alterations to lettering on the Mosman Street elevation, installation of desks and partitions to the ground floor, and modification of finishes and partitions to form one large space for council chambers on the first floor.

Criterion DThe place is important in demonstrating the principal characteristics of a particular class of cultural places.

The Queensland National Bank (former), Charters Towers, designed by renowned architect Francis Drummond Greville (FDG) Stanley, is an excellent representative example of a late nineteenth-century masonry bank building in regional Queensland. Through its intact form, fabric, materials and layout, the place is important in demonstrating the principal characteristics of its type, including its: location in a central business district; prominent street presence with an elaborate and decorative street elevation; masonry construction; high-quality design with Classical architectural treatments and ornamentation; fine interior materials and finishes; and hierarchical layout of rooms comprising a banking chamber, impressive entry hall with elaborate finishes, strong rooms with safe, offices, and private manager’s residence with separate entrance.

Criterion EThe place is important because of its aesthetic significance.

The Queensland National Bank (former), Charters Towers, has aesthetic importance for its expressive and beautiful attributes, and its streetscape contribution. Through its Classically-styled architectural treatments and ornamentation, symmetrical and elegant composition of the main elevation with central pediment and elaborate colonnade, and high quality exterior and interior materials and decorative treatments, the place conveys the concept of financial stability, permanence and prosperity sought by financial institutions of this era. These expressive attributes have been sustained through its civic use as City Hall, Charters Towers’ main local government building since 1948.

Visually distinctive and finely composed, the place is a major contributor to its townscape setting, sharing a similar form, scale and materials to a suite of large masonry nineteenth-century buildings in the central business district of Charters Towers. The place features prominently in views from Mosman Street, and important views of the place unfold from Gill Street towards the intersection with Mosman Street.  

History

Queensland National Bank (former) was built in 1891 in Charters Towers, a city located approximately 107km southwest of Townsville in North Queensland. It replaced an earlier 1880 timber bank building and was designed by prominent Queensland architect, Francis Drummond Greville (FDG) Stanley, at the peak of the Charters Towers gold rush. The grand masonry building expressed the confidence and wealth of Charters Towers at the time. When the bank was closed in the early 1940s, it became a workers’ club established by the Trades and Labour Council. This was not a success and in 1948, the property was acquired by the Charters Towers City Council and used as the City Hall, relocating from the earlier town hall in Gill Street. It continues to be a centre for local government administration. 

Charters Towers forms part of the traditional land of the Gudjal People.[1] It was established after gold was discovered at the foot of Towers Hill in December 1871, leading to the proclamation of the Charters Towers Goldfield on 31 August 1872. The settlement began with a number of shops and hotels along a track, which became Mosman Street, with the population reputedly 3000 by August 1872. In 1877 the one square mile comprising Charters Towers, centred on Mosman Street, was declared a municipality.[2]

In the 1880s, Charters Towers continued to prosper and grow, becoming the most productive goldfield in Queensland. The completion of a railway line from Townsville to Charters Towers in December 1882 boosted the town's prosperity, by lowering the cost of supplies and building materials.[3] Procurement of gold from the deep seams of Charters Towers required substantial machinery to crush quartz and sink shafts. This required working capital to finance machinery and to pay the wages of workers employed on these time consuming processes. The Queensland Gold Fields Act 1874 and Gold Mining Companies Act 1875 allowed for combinations of leases, claims and syndicates in order to work their leases at great depths. The legislation also underpinned the establishment of permanent settlement, which would attract capital investment to the field.[4]

With the influx of wealth into North Queensland, several financial institutions recognised that establishing banking facilities in these mining centres would prove profitable, including the Queensland National Bank (QNB).[5]  The QNB was the first and most successful of the three Queensland-owned nineteenth-century banks. As the colony's most powerful banking institution, the QNB dominated the Queensland economy. It was established in March 1872 by an influential group of prominent Queensland squatters, politicians, lawyers, and businessmen who wished to secure development capital free from overseas or inter-colonial control. It commenced trading on 3 June 1872 at its first office in Brisbane. The bank attracted widespread Queensland patronage and branches opened in quick succession. By early in 1874 the bank had 10 branches. In 1878, the QNB opened a branch in London, while one in Sydney opened two years later. In September 1879 Thomas McIlwraith (Queensland Premier 1877-83, 1888, 1893), a director of the QNB, persuaded Parliament to confer on it the whole of the Queensland Government's banking business. By 1880, the bank held 40% of the total deposits and advances in Queensland, a higher proportion than any other bank in any Australian colony. Despite financial scandals and a brief suspension of operation during the 1890s, the bank exclusively held the government's account for 42 years, until 1921.[6]

As early as 1872, requests had been made to the QNB’s Board of Directors by Charters Towers’ residents ‘inviting them to establish a branch of their bank at Charters Towers’.[7] A petition with 800 signatures was sent to the board, which decided to establish a QNB branch in June 1873. A further two branches would be opened; one in the nearby mining settlement of Millchester, and one in Townsville, which served as the mines’ port town.[8] The first to open was Charters Towers in July 1873, closely followed by Millchester and Townsville respectively.[9]  Other banks in Charters Towers at this time included the Bank of New South Wales (1872) and the Australian Joint Stock Bank (1872), with the QNB purportedly ‘the most popular, and deservedly so, as but for its assistance, the field could not have attained, for a considerable time longer, such a state of prosperity’.[10]

In the early 1880s, the gold mines in Charters Towers continued to have high yields and the town prospered. In the main streets, more substantial structures were built, reflective of the confidence in the town’s success at that time. In July 1880, following the QNB’s purchase in 1876, of two adjoining lots with frontage to Mosman Street, a new timber bank building had been completed. It was designed by Colonial Architect, Francis Drummond Greville (FDG) Stanley, and built by local contractors, Fraser Brothers. Although not as grand as the masonry QNB building constructed in Townsville in the late 1870s, also designed by Stanley, the new structure was nonetheless an attractive addition to the Mosman Street streetscape, and the Northern Miner claimed ‘the permanence and stability of Charters Towers appear to rest on as sure a foundation as those of Townsville’.[11]      

The wealth of the Charters Towers goldfields grew in the following years, particularly following the 1886 Colonial and Indian Exhibition in London where specimens of Charters Towers gold were featured. Almost immediately English investors seized the opportunity to be part of the Charters Towers gold prosperity. Mining companies were formed, managed by Charters Towers' mining agents and share-brokers, and while some shares were held by English interests, many local people prospered through their investments, leading to an expansion of banking facilities and mining exchanges. Banks and gold buyers purchased the gold and minted it into sovereigns in Australia and England. The sovereigns were held in the vaults of banks in Melbourne, London, Berlin, and New York and then shipped to pay international debt.[12]

By 1889, Charters Towers was producing 1/6th of all of Australia’s gold, and Queensland became the most productive gold producing colony in Australia.[13]  Enormous amounts of gold were purchased by banks such as the QNB, which played a vital role in this process of wealth creation and distribution.[14] At this time, the QNB had 14 branches on the Queensland mining fields. Charters Towers and Gympie were the premier mining branches transacting more than half of the bank’s mining business. Their aggregate deposits and advances exceeded £0.5 million, making them highly profitable branches.[15]

By the early 1890s, Charters Towers (known colloquially as ‘The World’) had grown to be the second largest centre in the colony, after Brisbane, with a population of almost 25,000 people.[16] Amidst this optimism, the QNB desired to better reflect its prominence as one of the town’s primary banks by having a new, grand bank building constructed. It was hoped it would rival other stately banks that had been constructed in the centre of town, in particular the Bank of New South Wales (QHR 602804) in Gill Street, which had been built in 1889.[17] Stanley was engaged to design the new QNB building.

FDG Stanley was a gifted and prolific architect. He was Queensland Colonial Architect between 1873 and 1881, and in 1888 became the inaugural president of the Queensland Institute of Architects. He designed many large and prestigious public and commercial buildings, including a number of banks.[18] These include the Australian Bank of Commerce (former), Charters Towers (QHR 600407), Westpac Bank, Cooktown (QHR 600419), Ipswich and West Moreton Building Society, Ipswich (QHR 600574), Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Mackay (QHR 600671) and the Australian Joint Stock Bank (former), Maryborough (QHR 600693). In early 1891, Stanley accepted the tender from North Queensland building contractors, Spane and Hansen, to erect the new QNB bank building for £4595.[19]

From November 1890, whilst the construction of the building took place, a temporary bank was set up in commercial premises on the corner of Gill and Deane streets.[20] The QNB’s 1880 timber building was sold to the Union Bank of Australia and moved onto the adjacent lot in 1890, then refitted as their bank building.[21]

In the course of its construction, the Queenslander described the QNB’s new bank building as ‘palatial’.[22] By December 1891, the new masonry building had been completed and at the time, it was stated that ‘the building has just been erected at a cost, with the land, of nearly £9000, and is one of the architectural ornaments of the town. It is situated at the corner of Gill and Mosman streets, and therefore occupies a most central position’.[23]

QNB’s new two storey bank building was depicted in a c1895 photograph as a prominent feature of the street, with a symmetrical street elevation and Classical architectural ornamentation. Its street elevation had a central pediment and entry, and colonnaded ground and first floor verandahs, framed by corner pillars inscribed to appear as ashlar.  The entablature over the first floor contained ‘QUEENSLAND NATIONAL BANK LIMITED 1891’ in large lettering, and a balustrade parapet concealed the roof from the street.[24] Early plans show the building provided banking facilities on the ground floor, including entrance hall, gold room, manager’s office, main banking chamber, stationery room, and a strong room; and the first floor accommodated a manager’s residence comprising two bedrooms, drawing room, and a rear verandah with bathroom enclosure.[25]

The QNB retained its prominence as one of the city’s major banks in the early twentieth century. The downturn in mining from 1914 and its virtual cessation by 1917 contributed to a steady decrease in population during this time. A town that had boasted a population of 25,000 in 1900, when it was the second largest in Queensland, was reduced to just 13,000 by the end of World War I (WWI). Between 1914 and 1918 more than 900 homes and business premises were removed from Charters Towers. Many were dismantled and transported by train to Townsville or Ayr where they were re-erected. Others were relocated to various places in Western Queensland. Nevertheless, banking institutions remained in town in the interwar period to service the regional rural economy and included the Bank of NSW, Bank of Australasia, London Chartered Bank, Union Bank, Bank of Commerce and the Queensland National Bank.[26]

By the early 1940s, however, this demand had waned and the Charters Towers QNB branch was closed.[27] In April 1943, it was announced in The Northern Miner that an auction would be held on 30 April that year, for the sale of the former QNB’s interior furnishings, ‘the whole of the office and bank chairs, tables, linoleums, on bottom floor, in addition to the whole of the superior and useful furniture … on the top floor (living quarters) of the bank’.[28] In May 1943, the sales agent for the property offered it to the Charters Towers City Council as a replacement for the original town hall in Gill Street, however, the council declined, deeming that there were more pressing priorities for ratepayer’s money.[29]

The Trades and Labour Council purchased the property for £2000 in 1945 for the establishment of a workers’ club, to be named the ‘John Curtin Memorial Hall’.[30]  For an annual membership fee of £1, workers and their families could use the club’s facilities, which would include a library, reading and rest rooms, refreshment bar (unlicensed, as it had been refused a club licence), billiard table, and a child-minding service in the backyard. This would enable mothers to leave their children in a safe and supervised environment while they shopped. Servicemen and women could attend the club free of charge.[31] The official opening ceremony was held 3 December 1945 amidst great optimism.[32] Ultimately the workers’ club was not a success and in February 1948, the property was acquired by the Charters Towers City Council to be used for a new town hall, which would replace the old and dilapidated 1880s town hall in Gill Street.[33]

No alterations were needed to the building’s exterior and only slight alterations to the interior, to repurpose it for council administration uses.[34] By mid-1949, the former bank building had become the centre for the city’s local government administration and began to be called ‘City Hall’. The lettering to the first floor entablature was subsequently removed and the words ‘CITY HALL’ were added to the central pediment. The building also played host to many community meetings. Its prominent position on historic Mosman Street, with its intact nineteenth-century streetscape, ensured that the City Hall was featured in Charters Towers’ tourism information booklets and postcards.[35]  

In 2008, the Charters Towers City Council was amalgamated with the Dalrymple Shire Council to form the Charters Towers Regional Council. Some of the council services, once administered in the City Hall, were moved to the Administration Centre at 12 Mosman Street.[36] 

The Queensland National Bank (former) on Mosman Street has played an important role in the history of Charters Towers from the late nineteenth century to the present day. As a highly prominent and grand masonry building at the heart of the city’s commercial centre, it plays a vital role as part of its historic streetscape. It demonstrates the dominance and wealth of the town in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries as Queensland’s premier gold field. In 2020, the building continues to be used by local government administration.

Description

Queensland National Bank (former), Charters Towers (1891) is an elaborately-detailed, two-storey former bank building, prominently-sited on Mosman Street at the head of its T-intersection with Gill Street, the two main streets in the central business district of Charters Towers. The building faces east, directly fronting the street, and is a conspicuous and attractive contributing element in the surrounding townscape, which is characterised by late nineteenth-century masonry buildings. The site is bounded on other sides by a commercial property (retaining the earlier, timber Queensland National Bank building) to the south, Edmeades Park to the north, and Rutherford Lane to the west.

Features of the place of state-level cultural heritage significance are:

  • Queensland National Bank Building (former, 1891)
  • Views

Queensland National Bank Building (former, 1891)

The Queensland National Bank Building is an intact, substantial masonry structure. Rectangular in plan, the building’s front (east) half is two storeys, the rear (west) half is single-storey, and a small single-storey strong room protrudes from the southwest corner of the rear. A single-storey extension (c1990s) has been made at the rear and is not of state-level cultural heritage significance.

The front elevation is symmetrical, with a central pediment and main public entrance into the former bank. It features ground and first floor colonnaded verandahs and is ornamented with Classical details. A private entrance into the former bank manager’s residence, on the first floor, is accessed via a narrow lane to the south side of the building.

The original interior layout of the ground floor reflects the bank operations, with separate areas and circulation for bank customers, bank employees, and the bank manager’s residence. The main entrance is via an ornate central entry hall into the banking chamber, which is a large and impressive room with high ceilings. Accessed from the chamber are the manager’s office, and gold room, each with two entrances – one for bank staff and ones for customers. At the rear of the banking chamber are offices, a verandah (now enclosed), and two strong rooms, one of which retains its early vault door and safe. The manager’s residence on the first floor is accessed via a private stair hall, which also has a short private hall directly into the banking chamber. The first floor rear verandah has been enclosed (enclosures to both the ground and first floor rear verandahs are not of state-level cultural heritage significance).

There is evidence of modifications made to the building to accommodate its use as City Hall (c1948-49). These include alterations to lettering on the Mosman Street elevation, installation of desks and partitions to the ground floor, and modification of finishes and demolition of partitions to form one large space for council chambers to the first floor.

The original and early features of the Queensland National Bank Building are of state-level cultural heritage significance and include:

  • prominent street presence and two-storey form
  • skillion roof to front half of building curved roof to rear half of building with metal roof ventilator, and hip roof to rear strong room; all clad in corrugated metal sheets
  • rendered masonry exterior walls
  • front elevation with open verandahs to both levels, ornamented with classical details and featuring:
    • symmetrical composition, with central pediment, stair, and main entrance
    • verandah colonnade on both levels, framed by squared end pillars and entablatures with projecting cornices
    • verandah wall with evenly spaced openings with arched windows and large centre door to ground floor, and square French doors to the first floor
    • decorative render treatments including column capitals, scrolled brackets, vermiculation, rosettes, festoons, finials and dentil decoration, and the lettering ‘QNB’ and ‘A 1891 D’ in relief (to the western pillar of the front elevation)
    • masonry turned balusters to balustrades and parapet
    • flat verandah ceilings
    • tessellated tile floor to centre section of ground floor verandah
  • small masonry post adjoining northeast corner of building
  • masonry chimney to northern side of building
  • timber joinery including: painted panelled timber doors to front entrance; Clear-finished, half-glazed panelled timber doors to entry hall with arched fanlights and sidelights; clear-finished, panelled, low-waisted timber doors; clear-finished double hung windows, clear-finished timber frame fanlights, wide clear-finished timber skirting boards and architraves
  • entry hall: tessellated tile floor; plaster walls with arches and timber dado panels and rails; plaster ceiling with ceiling rose and cornices
  • former banking chamber: plaster walls and scrolled brackets; metal fluted columns; coffered ceiling with pressed metal sheet panels
  • strong room:  thick painted masonry walls, metal vault door and security bar door; and early safe
  • manager’s private stair hall: plaster walls, staircase of clear-finished timber with turned balusters, wide handrails and ornate newels
  • manager’s office: plaster walls, fireplace mantelpiece of polished stone and iron fire surround with tiles
  • manager’s residence: timber floors, plaster walls, polished stone fireplace of former drawing room, bathroom enclosure to rear verandah, beaded timber-lined ceiling to rear verandah
  • alterations to accommodate the building’s use as City Hall (c1948-49), including: ‘CITY HALL’ lettering to the pediment’s entablature on the Mosman Street elevation; clear-finished timber partitions and desks to the ground floor former banking chamber; open council chambers to first floor (including the removal of interior partitions); and flat sheet ceiling lining with narrow cover strips and hexagonal-shaped lights to the first floor council chamber

Features of the Queensland National Bank Building (former) not of state-level cultural heritage significance include:

  • rear c1990s extension
  • non-original enclosures of ground and first floor rear verandahs
  • aluminium-framed windows and built-in cabinets to first floor rear verandah
  • aluminium-framed glass partition wall to first floor
  • non-original floor linings
  • non-original ceilings in first floor
  • electrical services including air-conditioning, lights, antennas and other communication services
  • Non-original tubular metal handrails and metal gate to front stairs
  • c1970s cage alterations to the ground floor timber partitions and desks

Views

The Queensland National Bank Building (former) is a distinctive and attractive feature of the Charters Towers townscape, contributing to its commercial character of intact nineteenth century buildings. Views of state-level cultural heritage significance to the building are of the front elevation from both Mosman and Gill streets.

References

[1] Charters Towers Regional Council, ‘Traditional Owners’, http://www.charterstowers.qld.gov.au/history#Traditional Accessed 27 March 2020.
[2] QHR 650009, Ambulance Building (former); Diane Menghetti, Charters Towers, PhD Thesis, James Cook University, 1984, p. 93; In 1907 Charters Towers was proclaimed a city.
[3] QHR 650009, Ambulance Building (former).
[4] QHR 602804, Bank of New South Wales (former), Charters Towers; Menghetti, Charters Towers, 1984, p.118.
[5] Geoffrey Blamey, Gold and Paper: A History of the Queensland National Bank of Australasia Ltd., Georgian House, Melbourne, 1958, p.193; QHR 600905, Queensland National Bank (former), Townsville.
[6] QHR 602773, Queensland National Bank (former), Gympie; Denver Beanland, ‘The Rise and Fall of Colonial Queensland’s Three Trading Banks’,  Queensland History Journal, The Royal Historical Society of Queensland, Volume 24, No.2, August 2019, p.150.
[7] The Queenslander, 7 December 1872, p.10.
[8] The Queenslander, 21 June 1873, p.2.
[9] The Toowoomba Chronicle and Queensland Advertiser, 5 July 1873, p.3; Mackay Mercury and South Kennedy Advertiser, 12 July 1873; The Brisbane Courier, 26 July 1873, p.4.
[10] Capricornian, 3 April 1875, p.218.
[11] The Northern Miner, 13 July 1880; Menghetti, Charters Towers, 1984, p.184.
[12] QHR 602804, Bank of New South Wales (former), Charters Towers.
[13] CW Collyer, An Economic History of the Charters Towers Goldfields, 1872-1913, Masters Thesis, University of Queensland, November 1985, p.13.
[14] QHR 602773, Queensland National Bank (former).
[15] QHR 602773, Queensland National Bank (former), Gympie.
[16] Collyer, An Economic History of the Charters Towers Goldfields, p.46.
[17] Cairns Post, 21 February 1891, p2; QHR 602804, Bank of New South Wales (former), Charters Towers.
[18] QHR 600407, Australian Bank of Commerce (former).
[19] Brisbane Courier, 11 April 1891, p.5; Surviving examples include QNB’s Brisbane head office (1885, now the National Australia Bank, QHR 600153) and branches in Townsville (1879, QHR 600905), Rockhampton (1880, now R Rees and Sydney Jones, QHR600807), Charleville (1888, QHR 600757) and Cooktown (1891, now Westpac Bank, Cooktown QHR600419); Charters Towers’ Australian Bank of Commerce (1891, QHR 600407); Australian Joint Stock Bank buildings in Mackay (1880, now the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, QHR600671), Gympie (1882, QHR 602772), Maryborough (1883, QHR 600693), and Townsville (1888, QHR 600895); and Townsville’s Union Bank (1886, now Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, QHR 600912).
[20] The Northern Miner, 21 November 1890, p.3; the newspaper article reported that the position was not ideal and ‘that any of the junior officers of the Bank will be able to write a brilliant and interesting essay on the odours that arise from the Deane Street open sewer.’
[21] The Northern Miner, 11 December 1890, p.3; The Northern Miner, 12 January 1891, p.2.
[22] Queenslander, 28 February 1891, p.402.
[23] Northern Mining Register, 24 December 1891, p.22.
[24] Union Bank and Queensland National Bank in Mosman street, Charters Towers, c1895, State Library of Queensland, negative number 16998.
[25] The Queensland National Bank Limited, Charters Towers, plans, GG Teasdale, undated.
[26] Bank of New South Wales (former), Charters Towers, Department of Environment and Science.
[27] Post Office Directories, Queensland Towns Directory, ‘Charters Towers’, 1942 and 1947; Beanland, ‘The Rise and Fall of Colonial Queensland’s Trading Banks’, pp. 161-163; This may have been due to the pending merger of the QNB and the National Bank of Australasia in 1947, which already had a branch in Gill Street.
[28] The Northern Miner, 26 April 1943, p.4; The Northern Miner, 29 April 1943, p.8.
[29] The Northern Miner, 14 May 1943, p.2.
[30] The Northern Miner, 13 September 1945, p.4; The Northern Miner, 22 June 1945, p.2.
[31] The Northern Miner, 22 June 1945, p2.
[32] The Northern Miner, 3 December 1945, p.4.
[33] Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, Certificate of Title; In 1891 an opportunity to establish a town hall emerged when the Postmaster General’s Department (PMG) decided to replace the older timber post office on the corner of Gill and Deane streets, with a grander masonry post office, which would include an impressive clock tower. Negotiations between the PMG and the council concluded with an agreement to have the old post office shifted next door to become the town hall. The original municipal chambers building was sited well back from Gill Street, enabling the former post office building to be re-established on the council’s property, and in June 1891 ‘the work in connection with shifting the present post office building on adjoining allotment in front of the Municipal Council Chambers has been commenced’. Once modified to suit the purposes of a town hall, this building served the Charters Towers community for the next 50 years; The Northern Miner, 11 February 1886, p.3; The Northern Mining Register, 6 June 1891, p.5; The Northern Miner, 11 February 1891, p.1; The Northern Miner, 27 April 1943, p.5; Townsville Daily Bulletin, 23 December 1947, p.2; ‘Charters Towers  Post Office’, Commonwealth Heritage List, Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment, Australian Government,https://www.environment.gov.au/cgi-bin/ahdb/search.pl?mode=place_detail;search=state%3DQLD%3Blist_code%3DCHL%3Blegal_status%3D35%3Bkeyword_PD%3D0%3Bkeyword_SS%3D0%3Bkeyword_PH%3D0;place_id=105523 Accessed 16 April 2020.

[33] The Northern Miner, 10 March 1949, p.2.
[34] The Northern Miner, 10 March 1949, p.2.
[35] ‘Charters Towers’, Queensland Places, University of Queensland, <https://www.queenslandplaces.com.au/charters-towers> Accessed 16 April 2020; Charters Towers, postcards, c1970-2000, Murray Views Collection, <https://queenslandplaces.com.au/category/headwords/charters-towers?page=1> Accessed 20 April 2020.
[36] Charters Towers Regional Council, <http://www.charterstowers.qld.gov.au/contact-us> Accessed 21 April 2020.

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