Stuart, an industrial and residential suburb, is 10 km south-east of central Townsville.

Amongst its earliest European inhabitants were the inmates of Townsville's prison. Before then Stuart was the site of railway track-laying for the line from Townsville to Charters Towers. A school was opened in 1891. Two years later Townsville's jail at North Ward was replaced by a new facility at Stuart (then known as Stewarts Creek).


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