|A few of the lovely "Queenslander" style houses around Charters Towers|
The town was "built on gold".
It is a similar era to Ballarat & Kalgoorlie - with lots of grand old buildings
|The old Stock Exchange|
|Panorama from Towers Hills|
Charters Towers is a nice looking old town. There was so much gold found here that they had their own stock exchange. We were told that there are still many billions of dollars worth gold in the area, including underneath the town itself, but it is currently uneconomical to exploit. Being at a depth of 1000 to 2000 feet below the surface sure makes the gold difficult and expensive to get out.