Take a step back in time with walking tour of Palmer St pubs

Date published: 12 January 2017

A walking tour of historic Palmer St produced by CityLibraries Local History section and the Heritage and Urban Planning Unit will give participants an insight into the city’s past and present.

The Pubs on Palmer tour is one tour on council’s free Tours and Trails App, offering a chance to learn about the history of the city through the use of Smart devices.

James Cook University history Phd candidate Rohan Lloyd researched and wrote the tour and Council’s heritage research officer Ted Brandi will provide participants with the history of Palmer St pubs and take participants on a guided tour after the official launch at the library.

Community and Cultural Development Committee member Cr Russ Cook said the Tours and Trails App offered a great opportunity to step back in time and learn about the city’s past.

“We live in a city that is rich with history and some of the pubs have the most interesting and unusual stories,” Cr Cook said.

“The Tours and Trails App was launched by CityLibraries last year as part of council’s T150 celebrations.

“This is the third tour, following Lost Townsville and The Merchants of Townsville.

“The tours take you on self-guided walks of Townsville  and through your Smartphone allow you to see which buildings once stood in certain locations and the stories behind them.

“Taking one of the tours is a great way to learn about our city and its past.”

The Pubs of Palmer trail will commence at 10am on Wednesday, January 18.

Bottled water and a snack will be provided as well as a souvenir sun hat.

Council reminds participants to wear sunscreen.

To register visit www.whatson.townsville.qld.gov.au