Ross Island

Ross Island is immediately east of the Townsville central business district, the two being separated by Ross Creek. Ross Island's other (eastern) boundary is the Ross River. Much of the so-called Island is low-lying. All were named after William Ross, Townsville's first storekeeper and first publican.

Further Reading: 

J.J. Page, Ross Island mud-pickers: a history of Ross Island/South Townsville State School, Townsville South State School, 1984

Railway Estate and South Townsville entries


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