Post Office, Townsville, Queensland, 1892

Richardson, Sidney (1892). Post Office, Townsville, Queensland, 1892.

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Creator Richardson, Sidney
Title Post Office, Townsville, Queensland, 1892
Open Access Status Other
Publication date 1892
Series Sidney Richardson Collection, UQFL243
Type image/tiff
Original Format photograph
Source Sidney Richardson Collection, UQFL243, Box 1, Photo 193
Language eng
Rights Copyright expired.
Subject 210303 Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
Abstract/Summary Post Office, Townsville, Queensland, 1892. The Post Office was constructed in 1886. Dennis Kellcher submitted a tender and carried out extensions in 1888, while a clock tower was built by Henry L Davis & Co. Chimes were imported from England in 1889 and installed by 1891. As a result of severe bomb damage done to buildings in Darwin, the clocktower was dismantled in 1942 and the mechanism was stored away. A greatly modified tower was built in 1963-64 by JE Allen & Co. of Townsville at a cost of £42,135. The interior was also modernisation at this time. [Information from Queensland Heritage Register]
Keyword Townsville (Qld) -- Pictorial works
Post office buildings -- Queensland -- Townsville

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