Built on the back of the Goldrush, Charters Towers has strong historical significance. From elegant and historically significant buildings and heritage listed bell towers to World War II concrete bunkers and tributes, Charters Towers holds a place in Western Queensland’s must-see tourism locations.
Goldtower Central looks to add to the Charters Towers tourism landscape through attractions that pays homage to Charters Towers’ colorful past.
Charters Towers Regional Council Economic Development and Innovation Strategy
Goldtower is humbled to be able to partner with a renowned Australian Fine Artist Peter Lawson. Peter’s work is documented throughout Charters Towers including a historical scene of Mosman Street, in 1985. Goldtower will showcase Peter’s works of not only Charters Towers in its bygone era but works of Australiana on the building formations. This will give the precinct a tourism destination advantage.
Born in Townsville in 1946, Peter grew up on Magnetic Island, and has had a career as a professional artist for more than 50 years. The great-nephew of noted Australia poet Henry Lawson, Peter still lives and paints on Magnetic Island. Peter’s great uncle – poet Henry Lawson – gave him the inspiration to set himself up as an artist for life.
“I started reading his poetry and then I painted a picture of the old bullock teams. Before I knew it publishers were deadly interested in what I had painted.” Peter went on to illustrate Henry Lawson’s poetry and the rest is history.
Standing over 17 metres in height and engineered to last 250+ years the Goldtower Central Bell Tower, serves as a signal that a new era of business has begun. Based on the heritage listen Lutheran Bell Tower, the new tower features a golden roof, COR-TEN steel and large bell.