Town Hall, Charleville

Keniger, Michael 1947-. Town Hall, Charleville.

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Title Town Hall, Charleville
Date of construction 1926
Date photo taken 1979
Date scanned 2006-06-21
Publisher The University of Queensland Library
Photographer Keniger, Michael 1947-
Location Edward Street, Charleville, Queensland
Wills Street, Charleville, Queensland
Open Access Status Other
Category Government
Subcategory City & town halls
Cultural buildings
Main streets
Period Inter war (1915-1940)
Style Stripped classical
Structural Systems & Elements Masonry construction
Building Materials Brick
Rendered brick
Architectural Features Two-storey
Corner sites
Rights Research and private study only. Not to be reproduced without prior written permission. Rights holder: Michael Keniger.
Additional Notes Situated on the Warrego River, the township of Charleville is located approximately 750km west of Brisbane. The area was first explored by Edmund Kennedy in 1847 and was settled in the early 1860s. In 1868 W. A. Tully, the commissioner for crown lands, surveyed the town and named it after his home town in Ireland. Until the early 1900s as many as 500 bullock teams passed through Charleville each year, carrying woolclip to the railhead at Roma. In 1888, rail transport reached Charleville giving the town a direct link with Brisbane. Cobb and Co, the famous coach company, based their largest coach making factory in Australia in Charleville in the 1890’s. In 1922, the first fare paying Qantas passenger service took off from Charleville bound for Cloncurry, via Longreach and Winton. Charleville now has a population of approximately 3500 people and is one of the largest towns in Queensland’s south-west outback region.

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