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“Fantastic historic location”
Review of Jezzine Barracks

Jezzine Barracks
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US$69.64*
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Townsville and the Australian Army: Walking...
Ranked #4 of 92 things to do in Townsville
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A significant site for both the Australian military and local Aboriginal People, the Jezzine Barracks are now open to the public and include coastal boardwalks, artwork, traditional plantings and parklands. The 15-hectare heritage precinct commemorates the military and Aboriginal heritage of the Kissing Point headland through 32 specially commissioned public artworks, extensive interpretive signage and the restoration of significant elements of the Kissing Point Fort complex. The space includes a coastal walkway connecting Rowes Bay and The Strand, observation decks up at Kissing Point Fort, traditional plantings along the ethno-botanical walk, the Crossed Boomerang Amphitheatre, Norman and Brigadier North parklands and the Kennedy Regiment Plaza. The Traditional Owners of Garabarra are the Wulgurukaba people and the Bindal people, who retain an enduring 'connection to country' despite the impact of non-Aboriginal settlement in the area. For thousands of years Garabarra was the centre of a common food foraging area for local Aboriginal people - an area with immeasurable cultural and spiritual values. The Fort was established in 1870 after the British withdrew from the colonies and it was in continuous military use from 1885 to 2006. In 2007 a community trust was established to keep this land in public
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 29 June 2018

We ventured here recently and would recommend to anyone visiting townsville. It is very well setout withuseful historical facts and items to observe.

Thank Baylovers
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Reviewed 29 June 2018

Jezzine Barracks and Kissing Point are well worth a visit. The point has relics from WW2, together with well presented history about the origins of the area, particularly military. There is an Army Museum there and a great little art gallery in one of the historic huts..

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Reviewed 26 June 2018

Lots of history and Townsville was bombed by the Japanese during WW2.
The cannons and interpretation of Searchlights are impressive.
Also the map of the Coral Sea.

Thank Trev W
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Historical area which has been beautified with lovely gardens, sculptures and a great walking track. Kids love exploring and seeing what’s around the next corner. Great playground, BBQ areasand picnic spots.

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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

What an excellent place .Something for everyone ,playgrounds for the kids , historic sites for the “oldies” just great for ages 15 mth to 80 .

Thank Gregory S
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