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  1. a seaport on the E coast of Queensland, in E Australia.
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Examples from the Web for townsville

Historical Examples

  • "I shall be leaving Townsville to-day, I find," she said politely.

    Chinkie's Flat and Other Stories

    Louis Becke

  • 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.

    Missing Friends</p>

    Thorvald Weitemeyer

British Dictionary definitions for townsville


  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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