Looks a bit, err... *******.
So are towns in W.A, but that's like all rural/isolated communities no?Looks a bit, err... *******.
Use common sense champ, People can easily read "city" whilst doing 80-100km and relay that information.Charters Towers has a sign saying 'city'? Haha get out, Charters Towers is VERY much of small town. Its barely make 8,000 in census.......way much smaller than towns across the nation! Alstonville-Wollingbar have population of 9,500 and it is not called as a city....
This is correct.As for the size of Charters Towers, my understanding is that is used to be quite a significant town/city/whatever in its peak - something like 30,000, to some large enough to claim to be a "city".
Really, there's a couple places in victoria that have "city status" even though though the population is not much bigger then Charters Towers is now.nice pics. and like BSD, I was also surprised to see charters towers referred to as City on the road sign. Don't see that often.
Not exactly a war "target". They knocked it down because they were worried about allied planes returning to Charters Towers might hit it at night time.i came across Charters Towers in my studies on brick chimneys for my book.
In 1890 the town was home to one of Australias tallest chimneys. the stack was built atop Towers hill.as part of Pyrites mines, The 167ft stack dominated the town. it was 17ft across and consisted of 120,000bricks.
Unfortunatley in 1944,it was looked at as war target and had to be felled by explosion. now a stack a bricks marks the spot.