The Castle Hill Saint Turns 55 Today!

But how did he get there?

The Castle Hill Saint Turns 55 Today!

He's been photographed countless times from all angles along the Strand, and now he's celebrating a big birthday. 

Today the Castle Hill Saint turns 55! 

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 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!

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