Beenleigh War Memorial

Beenleigh, Logan City Area

Local war memorials hold a wealth of information that the National War Memorial's records cannot readily show: the impact WWI had on a community through enlistment, and death.

Beenleigh's war memorial was unveiled by Lieutenant Governor William Lennon on 21 November 1925. Its original location was at the road junction in the town centre.

This white sculpted slab, topped by the Australian Infantry Forces' 'Rising Sun' Badge provides a roll call, but look closely: it's not alphabetical. The slab, surrounded by a trough of water, bears the names of 61 soldiers, 10 are listed as killed ('K' stands beside their names); two died in service ('D' denotes their fate).

Nationally, Australia lost 60,000 from a population of about 4,000,000.

Buried where they fell (by decree of the British), Australia's outpouring of grief was demonstrated through a wave of memorials like this one.

A wall behind the slab carried plaques representing all the services and subsequent conflicts: WWII, Korea, Malaysia and Vietnam. The memorial was relocated to its present site in 1995.

James Street
Corner of Crete Street
Beenleigh, Logan City Area
Queensland
Australia

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26 March 2017
In March 2017, the World Science Festival Brisbane will once again bring together the world’s best thought leaders to produce a stunning program of live and digital content that connects Asia-Pacific audiences of all ages with the concepts, challenges, discoveries and advancements that are shaping our world.

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4 June 2017
Eco Fiesta is a free event that assists the community in becoming more environmentally conscious. There will be a wide range of exhibitors, live entertainment and the JCU Education Hub to provide you with ideas, advice and inspiration!

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18 December 2017
Townsville's Christmas Festival, Stable on the Strand, celebrates its 16th birthday in 2017 at Townsville's premier event location, Strand Park. Stable on the Strand is one of Australia's most spectacular Christmas events, delighting crowds of 40,000 people over five nights as Christmas is shared with story, song and festivity.
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28 July 2017
Experience Townsville's tropics transformed into a bustling hub of creativity at the North Queensland Pop Up Festival. They've worked with landlords and businesses in the main city street to offer space to artists and other creatives to take them over for nine days.
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It's going to be a fun-filled weekend of film at the Great Barrier Reef Film Festival. Film Trivia Night, Feature Films, Film Industry Forums and Workshops, Kids Film Workshops and more! Discount passes available!
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The Biggest Island Party In Australia, at Townsville - Queensland. For the last five years, Full Moon Down Under has become one of Queensland's, and Australia's most iconic events. Full Moon is staged monthly and set on the ridiculously beautiful Magnetic Island's Nelly Beach.
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1 September 2017
The Townsville Art Society has held an annual or biannual Arts exhibition since the society’s inception, and The Townsville Art Society’s Awards Exhibition is now a major exhibition in the cultural life of the city.
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27 October 2017
The annual exhibition by Visual Arts students of TAFE Queensland North’s Townsville Campus showcases the talent of the individual artists emerging from the school, and includes traditional 2D art forms, 3D design, sculpture and new media art such as video and animation.

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2 June 2017
The collaborative artworks in Strata: Faraway Nearby are not simply an illustration of the experience of place. Rather, they are a layering of similar and diverse experiences from and of different places and spaces that bring varied parts of both Barbara Cheshire and Deborah Cavanagh together to work in concert.
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14 July 2017
Townsville is blessed by beautiful wetlands. In 2014 artist Pamela Griffith visited Clevedon / Cromarty protected wetlands 30 kilometres south of Townsville. Some of the most extensive water-bird habitat in Australia occurs between Giru and Cleveland Bay.
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