Townsville was founded in 1864 as a port for the fledgling pastoral industry in North Queensland. Following the discovery of gold in the immediate hinterland at Ravenswood and then Charters Towers, the town developed into the principal centre and de facto capital of North Queensland.
The Thuringowa Division was formed under the Divisional Boards Act of 1879. It covered an area that extended 170 kms along the coast from the mouth of the Burdekin River to Crystal Creek and inland to the coastal ranges.
City Libraries Townsville looks forward to maintaining and growing our service for the community. Please explore our recently redesigned website to find out what membership with the newly combined services of the former CitiLibraries Townsville and Thuringowa Library Services can offer you.