The Castle Hill Saint Turns 60 Today!

But how did it get there?

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It's been photographed countless times from all angles along the Strand, and now it celebrates a big birthday. 

Today the Castle Hill Saint turns 60! 

But how did the image become such a local icon and how did he get there?

Well, would you believe that it was all part of a practical joke?

On this day back in 1962, 8 Uni students painted The Saint on Castle Hill as a prank.

The group were from Mackay, living in Townsville at the time for tertiary studies

We bet they had no idea what they'd created with just a few artistic strokes!  

Watch more about the shenanigans below!

Carley Whittington

16 March 2022

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