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Picture relating to Charters Towers - titled 'Burdekin Railway Bridge, Charters Towers, 1904'

Burdekin Railway Bridge, Charters Towers, 1904

contributed by QldPics, taken in 1904
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Due to the Gold boom between 1872 and 1899, Charters Towers operated the only Stock Exchange outside of a capital city. During this period, the population was approximately 27,000, making Charters Towers, Queensland s largest City outside of Brisbane. Today the main industries are mining and beef cattle. There are also several world class boarding schools in the area.
This is a photograph taken from a small album of hand coloured photographs about Charters Towers, including some mines, published by T. Willmett & Son, Charters Towers in 1904.

This picture is also part of the following Bonzle photo collections: