Bandstand, ANZAC Memorial Park, Townsville

Keniger, Michael, 1947. Bandstand, ANZAC Memorial Park, Townsville.

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Title Bandstand, ANZAC Memorial Park, Townsville
Abstract/Summary ANZAC Memorial Park contains a number of memorials to events or persons of significance in Townsville's history, including this Bandstand. It is a finely detailed structure that reflects the tradition of constructing public buildings in a classical style. The principal original elements of the composition are intact. Initially, the Bandstand was located opposite the main entrance gates to the park. It was relocated to the eastern end of the park when the Queensland Centenary Fountain was constructed on the same site in 1959. Information taken from: Environmental Protection Agency, 2006, retrieved 6 April 2009, from
Date of construction 1913
Date photo taken 1979
Date scanned 2006-07-12
Publisher The University of Queensland Library
Architect Keniger, Michael, 1947
Photographer Keniger, Michael, 1947
Location ANZAC Memorial Park, The Strand, Townsville, Queensland
Open Access Status Other
Category Sports & recreations establishments
Subcategory Bandstands
Period Federation (1890-1915)
Style Filigree
Condition Restored
Structural Systems & Elements Brackets
Masonry construction
Posts (structural elements)
Timber construction
Building Materials Brick
Cast iron
Corrugated iron
Rendered brick
Architectural Features Cast iron balustrades
Corrugated iron roofs
Pyramidal roofs
Timber posts
Surrounding Features Palm trees
Shade trees
Rights Research and private study only. Not to be reproduced without prior written permission. Rights holder: Michael Keniger.
Additional Notes Townsville was established in 1864 by John Melton Black and Robert Towns and was gazetted as a port of entry in 1865. In 1866 the Municipality of Townsville was declared. It became the centre of substantial and continuous growth, particularly with the discovery of five major goldfields in the vicinity. By 1880 Townsville was the port for these goldfields and the first stage of the railway line westwards through Charters Towers and beyond had opened, consolidating its importance as a port and mercantile centre. Today Townsville is the main city in far north Queensland. Many of the shops and stores in Flinders Mall, a palm-fringed shopping precinct in the city centre, are housed within restored historic buildings. Information taken from: Environmental Protection Agency, 2006, retrieved 16 March 2009, from

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Created: Tue, 24 Mar 2009, 02:06:20 EST by Cathy Bauer on behalf of Architecture and Music Library