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Townsville Museum has a comprehensive collection of limited edition Books for sale by well known North Queensland Authors. Browse through our range on this site and order online. Follow the link to place an order. New releases will be coming soon.

Townsville in War and Peace 1942 - 1946

Price: $40

This informative book evokes a forgotten city of anti-aircraft guns, bomb shelters and troop carriers at Kissing Point. Photographs throughout the book bring life to the words and give readers glimpses of how things were in Townsville during WW2

Goldfields That Made Townsville

Price: $33.00
This book investigates the goldfields of Cape River, Ravenswood and Charters Towers which assisted in the development of Townsville and formed two of the north’s biggest inland towns, Ravenswood and Charters Towers.

Keeping our Heritage

Price: $33

The history of the Townsville Museum from 1985 to 2015.

Frontier Town

Price: $30.00
Helga Griffin’s book gives insight into issues that affected Townsvilleans in the first two decades of Townsville’s life. It is an informative study of the history of the town and its economy which was so dependent on the resource rich hinterland.

Random Recollections

Price: $25.00
Don McDonald’s Random Recollections 1913-2005 is a memoir about his life growing up and working in Townsville. It also covers his years in military service overseas and his eventual return to settle in the Townsville area.

Queen City of the North : A History of Townsville

Price: $35.00
This book is a leisurely stroll through some of the fascinating aspects of the Queen City’s history since its settlement in 1864.

Neither Mischievous Nor Meddlesome : The remarkable lives of North Queensland’s independent midwives 1890 – 1940

Price: $40.00
This is the fascinating story of North Queensland women who tirelessly devoted their lives to the service of others, but have largely been forgotten by the communities in which they lived and worked.

Gateway To A Golden Land

Price: $10.00
Townsville to 1884.

Townsville 1888

Price: $18.00
A collection of annotated photographs.

Partner In Progress

Price: $11.00
A history of electricity supply in North Queensland from 1897 to 1987.

Race Relations In North Queensland

Price: $16.00
A collection of experiences from around the north.

A Cup Of Tea, A Bex And A Good Lie Down

Price: $15.00
Medication abuse in Australia.

Bowly Papers

Price: $22.00
Letters 1873-78, Reminiscences, & Photographs 1873-91, of C.W. Bowly in North Queensland.

Well Beaten Paths

Price: $16.00
Aborigines of the Herbert Burdekin District, North Queensland. An ethnographic and archaeological Study.

Sotto La Croce Del Sud

Price: $11.00
The Jumna immigrants of 1891.

From Bush To Station

Price: $11.00
Aboriginal labour in the North Queensland pastoral industry 1861-1897.

Letters From Laura

Price: $11.00
A bush schoolmaster in Cape York Peninsula 1892-96.

News From Nulla

Price: $10.00
Correspondence of Rebecca and George Cain, 1886 to 1877.

Gold Iron And Steam

Price: $12.00
The industrial archaeology of the Palmer Goldfield.

Health And Healing

Price: $11.00
Health issues in tropical Australia and Papua New Guinea.

Peripheral Visions

Price: $16.00
Essays on Australian regional and local history.

A Christmas Card In April

Price: $16.00
Station life on the Palmer River in the 1940s and 1950s.

No Swank Here

Price: $12.00
The development of the Whitsundays as a tourist destination to the early 1970s.

Discovering Australasia

Price: $11.00
Essays on Philippine- Australian interactions.


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