Townsville Gas and Coke Company Archive
On 25 July 1881, a group of Townsville citizens met and completed the formation of the Townsville Gas and Coke Company Limited. The initial capital of the company was £10,000 raised through the issue of ordinary shares of £1 value. The gas, produced from coal, was first reticulated on 24 February 1883. By 1939 more than 4,500 customers in Townsville were using reticulated gas.
This collection consists of correspondence to and from the company between 1904 and 1916 and reports on the flood waters from the Ross River between 1887 and 1910.
Archive Location: 329R
TGCC/1/1 Letter from City of Townsville Town Clerk, re street lighting, 23 September 1904
TGCC/1/2 Letter from City of Townsville Town Clerk, re street lighting, 28 September 1904
TGCC/1/3 Letter from Thuringowa Shire Council, Clerk of Council, re cluster lamp at intersection of Morris and Flinders Streets, 16 October 1909, 1p.
TGCC/1/4 Letter from N M Eyre, Architect & Surveyor, to N Aird, Manager, Townsville Gas & Coke Company, re Gas Mains laid to date, plotted on map, 8 June 1910, 1p. 2 copies.
TGCC/1/5 Townsville Gas & Coke Co. Directors’ Report, presented to shareholders at Thirtieth AGM, held in the company's office, Townsville, Tuesday, 2 May 1911, 1p.
TGCC/1/6 Townsville Gas & Coke Co. Directors’ Report, presented to shareholders at the Thirty-first AGM, held in the company's office, Townsville, Friday 10 May 1912, 1p.
TGCC/1/7 Letter from Townsville Gas & Coke Co to Mayor of Townsville, re laying a gas main underneath Victoria Bridge decking, 1913, 1p.
TGCC/1/8 Townsville Gas & Coke Co Limited. Plan of proposed six inch gas main over Ross Creek at Victoria Bridge, 1p.
TGCC/1/9 Townsville Gas & Coke Co Limited - maintenance of Incandescent Burners, on The Strand, Townsville. Agreement Form, 14 April 1914, 1p.
TGCC/1/10 Townsville Gas & Coke Co Limited - form of register of meter, consumption of gas, and rental, 1 January 1916, 1p.
TGCC/1/11 Townsville Gas & Coke Co Limited to Town Clerk, Townsville City Council, re maintenance of several burners, 20 January 1916. Photocopy 1p.
TGCC/1/12 Home Secretary's Department, Brisbane. Form of approval of a Bylaw by the Council of the City of Townsville for regulating and controlling quarrying and blasting operations, January 1916. Photocopy 1p.
File of items about flood waters from Ross River, includes:
TGCC/2/1 Extract form Report by Sir John Goode, KCMG, discussing possibilities of improving Ross Creek for navigation or flood discharge, 2 May 1887, 1p.
TGCC/2/2 Extracts from report by C Napier Bill, MICE, to Townsville Harbour Board discussing a flood stop bank for Ross River and also silting of Townsville Harbour, 22 December 1898, 7p.
TGCC/2/3 Extract from Report of Mr W D Nisbett, MICE.
TGCC/2/4 Letter from G H Royce, Engineer, Townsville Harbour Board, to Chairman and Members of Townsville Harbour Board, re diversion of Ross River from Meatworks to lower bend, 12 June 1900.
TGCC/2/5 Letter from G H Royce, Board Engineer, to Chairman, Townsville Harbour Board, re various works proposed for preventing flood waters of Ross River discharging silt into harbour, 4 October 1900, 3p.
TGCC/2/6 Extract from G H Royce's report of his mission to Brisbane, 27 November 1900, 1p.
TGCC/2/7 Letter from Clerk, Townsville Harbour Board, to Town Clerk, City Council, Townsville, 27 May 1910, 1p.
TGCC/2/8 Clerk of Board, Townsville Harbour Board, to Mayor, Townsville City Council, 22 June 1910, 3p.
TGCC/2/9 J Cummins, Chairman, Townsville Harbour Board, Sub-Committees Report re diversion of Ross River flood waters from Ross Creek, read to Ordinary Meeting of Townsville City Council, 13 September 1910. Photocopy 1p.
TGCC/3/1 Balance sheets, 1884-1932.