Ravenswood Township, 1870. Queensland, AustraliaBy Remembering the Past Australia / August 16, 2020 / Australia / 0 Comments
Ravenswood, Queensland, Australia
This image is part of the Colonial Office photographic collection held at The National Archives UK.
Ravenswood is a rural town and locality in the Charters Towers Region, Queensland, Australia. The area was settled in the 1860s by pastoralists. One of the new properties was “Ravenswood” which was almost certainly named after Lord Ravenswood, a character popularised by the novelist Sir Walter Scott in his novel The Bride of Lammermoor. After the discovery of gold in 1868 through to the early 1900s, the township flourished with a reported population of about 5,000 during the period 1900-1912. [Aussie Towns]
Showing the township of Ravenswood in Queensland, Australia. Original photo taken 1870.
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