Charters Towers Tourism : Charters Towers Holiday Guide 2018
10 www.visitcharterstowers.com .au ONE SQUARE MILE There are few historic city hearts as beautifully preserved as Charters Towers’ One Square Mile. The elegance and architecture of the city heart is a talking point for visitors. The precinct is easily explored on foot. Ask for a copy of the Heritage Walking Map at the information centre. ZARA CLARK MUSEUM This National Trust-owned museum houses a large collection of photographs, equipment and other memorabilia from the district’s golden past. Volunteers share their personal stories and demonstrate some of the equipment housed inside the historic Burns Philp building, including the Lampson Aerial Cash System from the days when Stan Pollard and Co was in the Daking Smith Building on See • Feel • Live Gill Street. Also check out the Assay Room and old mining relics used in the 19th century. THE WORLD THEATRE Originally built in 1891 as the Australian Bank of Commerce, the World Theatre is a prime example of the bringing together of old and new. The building was converted to a 660-seat performing arts theatre, two cinemas, a restaurant and public art gallery in 1996. It was here, in 1902, that the Mosman Street Tragedy took place. CIVIC CLUB Drop into the historic Civic Club and enjoy a drink with a local. Play a round of billiards on one of the two century old full-size slate tables. Formerly The Londoner’s Club (gentlemen only please), it is now open to all. Don’t forget to book for their famous Friday night buffet - the only time meals are available here. HISTORIC AMBULANCE CENTRE The centre dates to 1903 and was the first ambulance station outside Brisbane. It is one of Queensland’s longest continuously operating ambulance stations. Visitors can view a wonderful collection of old vehicles, uniforms and log books recording the cases treated by ambulance bearers during the past 104 years.
Group Touring Guide 2018