Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Strand: Stories of continuity and change

2009093 Woman walking along Strand North Ward ca 1910, Townsville Museum and Historical Society Inc
Townsville CityLibraries Heritage Service is hosting a presentation by Dr Judith Jensen on the history of the development of the Strand with stories and photographs from the local history collection.

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
Cost:                FREE

Bookings are required. Book online or contact your local library.

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