150 Years of Townsville Settlement

“On 15 February 2016, Townsville officially marked 150 years since being declared a municipality and we want you to join the celebrations.” Throughout the year there will be many events and displays around the city to commemorate our anniversary; starting with an exhibition at the Museum of Tropical Queensland, and finishing with a display at the Perc Tucker Regional…

HMS Pandora

The HMS Pandora, part of the Royal Navy fleet, set off from London in 1790 on a voyage to bring the Bounty mutineers to justice. The mutineers were captured and locked in what is now known as “Pandora’s Box”. On the 28th August 1791 the Pandora struck the Great Barrier Reef as she was trying…

Lest We Forget: Northern Queensland War Memorials

In honour of upcoming Remembrance Day you can remember the service of Australian soldiers by stopping and paying respects at one of these memorials. Cairns This sandstone monument, topped by a life-sized infantry soldier, is dedicated to WWI. Mt Isa The Mount Isa war memorial lists service people from WWI, WWII, the Vietnam War and…

What To Know When Travelling in the Tropics

Average temperatures in the tropics in general rarely drop below 25 degrees Celsius – so make sure you remember to be sun safe. If you do not know Australia’s sun safe campaign, it is Slip, Slop, Slap, Slide & Seek; slip on a shirt, slop on sunscreen, slap on a hat, slide on sunglasses, and…