One of them had informed me as soon as we left Townsville that he intended to run away from his wife who lived there.
It was held in a house at the foot of Castle Hill, in Townsville.
My hat blew off and flew towards Townsville; my hair, and even my shirt, were trying hard to follow!
On my arrival in Townsville I found the wet season was not yet over.
I then determined to start for Townsville, and again take up carrying.
That was Townsville, the new settlement where money was to be made.
Mostly shed hands, rouseabouts and suchlike, bound for Rockhampton and Townsville.
Then, although Bowen was so much larger than Townsville, there seemed to be no people in it.
Townsville, which now contains probably a population of nine or ten thousand people, is the terminus of the Northern Trunk line.
The wind was against us, and it took eight or nine days before we reached Townsville.