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Booval War Memorial

Booval, Ipswich Area

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One of Australia's best known sculptors, Daphne Mayo, is believed to have created the Booval WWI memorial while apprenticed to Ipswich monumental mason Frank Williams. The memorial, a slightly smaller than life-sized soldier standing on a plinth, was unveiled on 15 February 1919 by Governor Sir Hamilton Goold-Adams.

The marble and granite memorial honours the 221 local men who served during WWI.

A committee representing the Ipswich suburbs of Booval, Silkstone, Newtown and Raceview had raised £499 through entertainment and public subscriptions during the previous year. A voluntary 'working bee' had prepared the foundations.

War had delayed Daphne Mayo from taking up a travelling scholarship and she bided her time learning the art of carving with Williams. The Booval statue is attributed to her because of timing and the strong resemblance it bears to a model she made. Its style echoes Williams'.

Mayo's work includes the Brisbane City Hall tympanum and the Queensland Women's War Memorial in Brisbane's ANZAC Square.

Plaques honouring 16 local men who died in WWII as well as tributes to later conflicts have since been added.

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Best Western Ipswich Heritage Motor Inn

Ipswich City, Ipswich Area
From AU$135.00 - 450.00
The Best Western Ipswich Heritage Motor Inn is situated one kilometre from the centre of town on the road to Warwick and Boonah, and is set in peaceful surroundings with delightful sub-tropical gardens. They offer you fresh, spotlessly clean motel rooms, self-catering apartments, and friendly hospitality. There is a sparkling pool and a free barbecue. It is an excellent venue for small events and within walking distance of the Central Business District, hospitals, showgrounds and university. There is an excellent restaurant and piano bar on-site.

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From AU$83.00 - 699.00
Providing excellent short or long term accommodation to both business travellers and visitors, Oaks Aspire sets a new benchmark for contemporary studio, one and two bedroom apartment accommodation. This modern apartment hotel's facilities include a gym, lap pool, sauna and spa, meeting and business facilities, broadband access, and more. Ideally located in the centre of Ipswich's eclectic Central Business District and close to the city's burgeoning corporate hub, Aspire combines contemporary style and technology with spectacular views of the parklands and the river. Whether you are visiting for business or leisure, you are perfectly positioned to access all that Ipswich has to offer.

Quest Ipswich

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From AU$135.00 - 465.00
Quest Ipswich is a modern apartment complex featuring Studio rooms, One, Two and Three bedroom Serviced Apartments. Studio rooms offer kitchenette facilities with hotplate whilst all apartments feature private balcony, full kitchen and laundry facilities, separate living and dining areas and shower over bath bathrooms. The property features Wi-Fi, flat screen LCD televisions and safes in all rooms. With friendly reception personnel to assist with your reservations Quest Ipswich is suitable for leisure and business travellers alike with overnight stays through to long stay project accommodation rates. Quest Ipswich is a short stroll from the Ipswich Central Business District, University of Queensland, Ipswich Showgrounds and Ipswich Hospital and approximately 10 minutes drive from RAAF Base Amberley and the Motor Sport precinct at Willowbank. The property also boasts a unique heritage style conference room leading out to an outdoor pool and barbecue area with complimentary on site open air parking.

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From AU$140.00 - 400.00
Metro Hotel Ipswich International is located right in the heart of the Ipswich CBD. The Hotel's central location provides an excellent base for visitors to this beautiful city and is in close proximity to such local attractions as the Queensland Raceway, Willowbank Raceway and the Ipswich Turf Club. The Metro Hotel Ipswich International is also only 40km from the Brisbane CBD allowing easy travel to and from Brisbane City itself. We are a 4 1/2 star, seven storey property set overlooking one of the pristine parklands that Ipswich is proud to boast, offering 97 luxury Accommodation Rooms, 7 first class Wedding & Conference Rooms and an unforgettable gourmet dining experience at our "Platform 9" a-la-carte Restaurant. However, Platform 9 is not just a restaurant. While we are open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, we also offer café style coffees and cakes through out the day. Adjoining the main restaurant is a stylish lounge and bar, perfect for drinks after work, entertaining clients or pre-dinner drinks. Our Hotel features lift access to all floors from Reception and we also have several rooms with disabled access and facilities.

Parkview Colonials Bed and Breakfast

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For bed and breakfast accommodation in South East Queensland, Parkview Colonials in Ipswich is located close to Brisbane, the Gold Coast and numerous local, city and country attractions. Since 1994, the comfortable colonial homes with ensuites and twin share rooms, have welcomed thousands of guests to an enjoyable stay, whether overnight or long term. Located on Limestone Hill opposite beautiful Queen's Park with its flora and fauna, Nature Centre, playgrounds and Japanese Garden, Parkview is easy to find and adjacent to a variety of restaurants, fast food, shops, and the central business district. Parkview is often chosen for garden weddings, as a photo venue for wedding guests during their stay. A bridal suite is also available. Overseas conference delegates also add an international excitement during occasional events. Business people, tradesmen and service personnel are welcome. The host's flexible policy and local knowledge often help to make your stay easier and successful. Hosts Elaine and Bruce Glass are readily available to help make your visit enjoyable, but respect your privacy and will not impose. Wood fires, air-conditioning, cable and remote controlled television, kitchen, laundry and facsimile are available for your comfort and enjoyment.
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