Charters Towers

Charters Towers is a city in northern Queensland Australia. It is 134 kilometres (83 mi) inland (south-west) from Townsville on theFlinders Highway.

In 2011 the population was 8,234 people.  During the last quarter of the 19th century the town boomed as the rich gold deposits under the city were developed.  After becoming uneconomic in the 20th century, profitable mining operations have commenced once again.