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(16 pictures)
Picture relating to Charters Towers - titled 'Redmond's Terrace houses, possibly Charters Towers, ca. 1890'
Picture relating to Charters Towers - titled 'Doctor Brown with his beautiful horses and phaeton, Charters Towers, ca. 1890'
Picture relating to Charters Towers - titled 'Large gathering of people at the racecourse, Charters Towers, ca. 1890'
Picture relating to Townsville - titled 'Lovely two storey timber home called 'Wandella' possibly in the Townsville area, ca. 1890'
Picture relating to Charters Towers - titled 'Hobson's Foundry, Charters Towers, ca. 1890'
Picture relating to Charters Towers - titled 'Working in the goldmines, Charters Towers, ca. 1890'
Picture relating to Charters Towers - titled 'Working a mine in the Charters Towers region, ca. 1890'
Picture relating to Charters Towers - titled 'Large group of miners outside a mine at Charters Towers, ca. 1890'
Picture relating to Charters Towers - titled 'Mining settlement near Charters Towers, ca. 1890'
Picture relating to Charters Towers - titled 'Small mining camp at Charters Towers, ca. 1890'
Picture relating to Charters Towers - titled 'Tailings at the No. 2 Queen mine, Charters Towers, ca. 1890'
Picture relating to Charters Towers - titled 'Buildings at the No. 2 Queen mine site, Charters Towers, ca. 1890'
Picture relating to Charters Towers - titled 'Day Dawn Block, Charters Towers, ca. 1890'
Picture relating to Charters Towers - titled 'Buildings belonging to the No. 6 Queen Mine near Charters Towers, ca. 1890'
Picture relating to Charters Towers - titled 'Battery for No. 2 Queen Mine, Charters Towers, ca. 1890'
Picture relating to Charters Towers - titled 'Southern Queen mine building, Charters Towers, ca. 1890'

Redmond's Terrace houses, possibly Charters Towers, ca. 1890

contributed by QldPics, taken in 1890
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Due to the gold mining 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. The decline of mining following World War I saw the population shrink and the town become the supply centre of the Dalrymple Shire as well as the educational centre for students from all over North Queensland.

This picture is also part of the Bonzle Mining (open in new window) photo collection.