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Oxley War Memorial

Oxley, Brisbane Area

The soldier statue in Oxley is unmistakeably Australian, with his slouch hat and 'rising sun' hat badge, face slightly downturned as he stands facing west.

This statue, created by Ipswich monumental mason Frank Williams from Ipswich, and unveiled in 1920, found its final resting place in the 1980s, moved to make way for roadworks from its original siting on the major Brisbane southside arterial, Ipswich Road.

The soldier statue was a quaintly Queensland favourite style of WWI memorial, exhibiting common traits of the volunteer soldiers: youth, innocence, loyalty and courage among them.

Oxley's monument bears a marble plaque specifically naming the district's 15 dead, among the 60,000 mostly young Australian men to be buried where they fell in Europe, the Middle East and northern Africa and a valuable record of local involvement.

Frank Williams created many around southern Queensland, including in Esk and Boonah. He also produced the evocative Weeping Mother Memorial at Gatton.

Small marble plaques commemorating involvement in subsequent international conflicts have been added.

Oxley Memorial Park draws crowds for solemn remembrance on 25 April every year.

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29 April 2017
Celebrate 21 years of the iconic Maleny Wood Expo with three days of clean country family fun in the beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Telling the whole timber story and designed to promote sustainable use of native timbers through the work of regional wood artisans, the Expo is now recognized as one of the best wood shows in Australia.
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15 April 2017
Come and enjoy the Cheese, Wine and Food Fest, showcasing the unique range of the Mary Valley's finest foods, liqueurs and wines. There will be a great variety of food stalls, gourmet cooking demonstrations, wine and cheese tastings all day.

Big Pineapple Music Festival

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27 May 2017
The hottest music event on Queensland's Sunshine Coast is back! This May 27, Big Pineapple Music Festival will transform the lush hills of Woombye Queensland into the ultimate party playground, playing host to some of the biggest and best names in Australian music.

Gympie Music Muster

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24 August 2017
The Gympie Music Muster is Australia's favourite outdoor country music and camping festival. Held in the beautiful and normally peaceful Amamoor Creek State Forest Park, this iconic Aussie music festival brings music and mateship together under one big open roof, offering an experience like no other.

Australian Body Art Festival

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8 April 2017
Australia's premier body art event, the Australian Body Art Carnivale is free for spectators and attracts great crowds keen to watch artists at work using human bodies as their canvas. The body art at this event is amazing with three styles on display as well as face painting.

Jungle Love Festival

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30 November 2017
A boutique music festival that celebrates up and coming local musicians, artists and art workers. They follow a different model to most other festivals whereby they closely curate the entire program and add in different acts that they know most people are unaware of but will thoroughly enjoy, creating an element of surprise.

Retro Rocks Nambour

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30 September 2017
Retro Rocks Nambour is an annual fun, free event in and around the streets of Nambour incorporating custom culture, fifties nostalgia and rockabilly. Firstly there are the cars. Start with the Twilight Cruise to the coast and back on the Friday night, then check out the fabulous vintage cars, bikes and caravans Show and Shine on Saturday.
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15 September 2017
A unique boutique music and camping event designed to get you out of town and take you on an adventure that connects you with friends, music and like minded people in an intimate and inspirational setting.
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21 April 2017
The South Queensland Caravan, Camping, Boating and Fishing Expo is one of the region’s largest events, showcasing the latest in caravans, camper trailers, motorhomes, boating, vehicles, auto and 4x4 accessories, camping gear and outdoor accessories.

Mary Valley Art Festival

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29 June 2017
The Mary Valley Art Festival is held on the first weekend each July in Imbil, Mary Valley Country, and showcases entries from talented artists throughout South-East Queensland in a competition offering more than AUD6,000 in prize money.
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