Townsville in History

Queensland: Brisbane - Mackay

Historical Events

  • 2019-02-03 Dam in Townsville, Australia, deliberately opened flooding 20,000 homes after city receives record 3.3ft of rain in a week
  • 2019-04-12 Melbourne captain Cameron Smith becomes highest point scorer in Australian Rugby League history; 49th minute penalty in Storm's 18-12 win over North Queensland in Townsville takes him to 2,420; Hazem El Masri, 2,418

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestJulian Assange

1971-07-03 Julian Assange, Australian founder of Wikileaks, born in Townsville, Queensland

Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange
Wikileaks Founder
Julian Assange
  • 1972-05-30 Renita Farrell, Australian field hockey midfielder (Olympic Gold 1996, 2000), born in Townsville, Queensland
  • 1973-07-27 Gorden Tallis, Australian rugby league footballer, born in Townsville, Queensland, Australia
  • 1981-11-02 Mitchell Johnson, Australian cricket fast bowler (73 Tests, 313 wickets @ 28.40; 153 ODIs), born in Townsville, Queensland