The Diocese of Townsville was established in February 1930 and the Rev Terence McGuire D.D. of Lismore was appointed as the first Bishop of the new diocese. For a detailed timeline of the diocese, see https://www.tsv.catholic.org.au/diocese/diocesan-office/archives-6znxmu/
. The timeline is an ongoing research project on the history of the Catholic Church in north Queensland and, from 1930, of the Diocese of Townsville.