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Townsville

[tounz-vil] /ˈtaʊnz vɪl/
noun
1.
a seaport on the E coast of Queensland, in E Australia.
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  • "I shall be leaving Townsville to-day, I find," she said politely.

  • It was held in a house at the foot of Castle Hill, in Townsville.

    Reminiscences of Queensland William Henry Corfield
  • On my arrival in Townsville I found the wet season was not yet over.

    Reminiscences of Queensland William Henry Corfield
  • But it may be of interest to hear that Townsville claims one distinction.

    The Pacific Triangle Sydney Greenbie
  • That was Townsville, the new settlement where money was to be made.

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  • I will not tire the reader by describing my journey to Townsville.

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  • I found Townsville crowded with people who wanted to go to the Palmer.

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  • Then, although Bowen was so much larger than Townsville, there seemed to be no people in it.

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  • The wind was against us, and it took eight or nine days before we reached Townsville.

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  • Then myself, Olaf and old Dad boarded the steamer; they were bound for Townsville.

    From Chart House to Bush Hut

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British Dictionary definitions for Townsville

Townsville

/ˈtaʊnzvɪl/
noun
1.
a port in E Australia, in NE Queensland on the Coral Sea: centre of a vast agricultural and mining hinterland. Pop: 119 504 (2001)
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