|2009093 Woman walking along Strand North Ward ca 1910, Townsville Museum and Historical Society Inc|
With European settlement, the foreshore of Cleveland Bay changed dramatically. Land was cleared, houses and other infrastructure were built. However, one constant has been the perception of the Strand as an ideal place for holiday and leisure activity. Did you know that the first golf course was located in North Ward, or that you could only swim between sunset and sunrise in the latter part of the nineteenth century despite crocodiles, stingers and sharks?
Date: Tuesday 23rd October
Time: 12 noon
Audience: All ages
Venue: CityLibraries Flinders Street