North Ward, Queensland

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North Ward
TownsvilleQueensland
Seaview Hotel, The Strand, Townsville.jpg
The Seaview Hotel, North Ward
Population5,097 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s)4810
Location
LGA(s)City of Townsville
State electorate(s)Townsville
Federal Division(s)Herbert
Suburbs around North Ward:
Coral Sea Coral Sea Coral Sea
Belgian Gardens North Ward Coral Sea
Castle Hill Townsville City Townsville City
The Strand

North Ward is a popular coastal suburb in Townsville, Queensland, Australia.[2]The suburb is one of the oldest in the city but has undergone significant development over many decades. It is very popular with tourists and investors. It is home to some of the cities top attractions including "The Strand", The Waterpark, The Rockpool, and the Tobruk Memorial Baths.

The Waterpark


Geography[edit]

North Ward is home to the beachside area known as The Strand, which overlooks Magnetic Island. The land is mostly flat at close to sea level except for Stanton Hill in the south of the locality (19°15′18″S 146°48′49″E / 19.2551°S 146.8135°E / -19.2551; 146.8135 (Stanton Hill)) which rises to 60 metres.[3] Kissing Point is a headland at the most northerly part of North Ward.[4]

History[edit]

North Ward is among Townsville's oldest suburbs, dating to the 1870s.

Heritage listings[edit]

North Ward has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

Amenities in North Ward[edit]

[17]Parks:

Sport:

Schools:

North Ward parade ground with Castle Hill in background. Circa 1945

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "North Ward". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 8 January 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "North Ward (entry 44620)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Kissing Point (entry 18316)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Selhurst (entry 601247)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  6. ^ "Townsville General Hospital (entry 601388)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  7. ^ "St Josephs Church (entry 602130)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  8. ^ "Yongala Lodge (entry 600878)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  9. ^ "Kissing Point Fortification & Jezzine Barracks (part) (entry 601129)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  10. ^ "Former North Ward Defence Complex, Townsville (entry 602147)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  11. ^ "Queens Gardens (entry 601765)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  12. ^ "School House (entry 601029)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  13. ^ "Townsville Astronomical Trigonometrical Station (entry 600926)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  14. ^ "St Patrick's Convent (entry 602796)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  15. ^ "Kardinia (entry 600938)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  16. ^ "Townsville Central State School (entry 601162)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  17. ^ Allen, Kim; Townsville Grammar School. Trustees (1990), History of the Townsville Grammar School 1888-1988, Booralong Publications with Trustees of the Townsville Grammar School, ISBN 978-0-7316-9378-8
  18. ^ a b c "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  19. ^ Townsville Central State School (issuing body.) (1969), Central centenary : Townsville Central State School - 1869-1969, Townsville, Qld. Townsville Central State School, retrieved 3 February 2018
  20. ^ Allen, Kim; Townsville Grammar School. Trustees (1990), History of the Townsville Grammar School 1888-1988, Booralong Publications with Trustees of the Townsville Grammar School, ISBN 978-0-7316-9378-8

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 19°15′S 146°49′E / 19.250°S 146.817°E / -19.250; 146.817