Yeronga Memorial Park

Yeronga, Brisbane Area

Yeronga Memorial Park is a living reminder of the impact WWI had on a community.

Of the 559 residents who enlisted from (then) Stephens Shire, 97 names appear on marble tablets in the centre of a domed pavilion, designed by returned serviceman Sergeant Henry Priest (9th Battalion) and fine-tuned by architect George Trotter.

A similar number of trees were planted between 1917 and 1919. Each tree represented a local life lost. Today, the mature weeping figs of Honour Avenue, one of Australia's earliest such boulevards, create a cathedral-like avenue accessible to walkers and cyclists.

A slight detour along a palm-lined footpath takes visitors to the stone memorial built in 1921. Memorial gates were erected that year too at either end of the avenue. The dedication on the southern inner pier of the Ipswich Road Gates honours the women workers of the Stephens Shire.

Until WWI, Queensland had few public memorials. The outpouring of grief at the loss of 60,000 Australian lives, buried in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, changed townscapes across the country.

Recent work has seen the inclusion of memorials to later conflicts and the replacement of lost plaques by the trees, bearing soldiers' names.

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Morgan Park, Warwick

Warwick, Southern Downs Area
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Morgan Park is a major sport and recreation facility and houses a range of sport clubs and organisations, as well as a reserve which is home to a wide range of bird species. Morgan Park is known as the home of horse power and hosts equine events nearly every weekend including horse trials (equestrian), polocrosse, and equine driving.

Yangan

Yangan, Southern Downs Area
The village of Yangan sits on Swan Creek at the head of the picturesque Swanfels Valley. The town was developed to serve the industries of the Swanfels Valley, with a police station, school and church existing prior to 1884.

Maryvale

Maryvale, Southern Downs Area
The small close-knit community of Maryvale is typical of the type of town you'll find in South East Queensland - friendly, peaceful, and surrounded by stunning natural beauty. The area's lovely aspect and crisp mountain air has seen a number of health resorts and farm stays open up.

Pittsworth

Pittsworth, Toowoomba Area
A pleasant 30-minute drive from Toowoomba, just off the Gore Highway is Pittsworth. There lies some of the richest farming land in Australia. You'll discover a town equipped with modern facilities and everything you'll need for your journey, however there's still a country town feel and a strong sense of history there.

Southbrook

Southbrook, Toowoomba Area
Southbrook is a scenic rural community located on the Gore Highway near Pittsworth. The township has a primary school, hotel, store, fuel and other basic facilities. Local farm properties are characterised by hilly grassland, uncleared native woodland, and crops including sunflowers, chickpeas, wheat and barley.

Goomburra

Goomburra, Southern Downs Area
Goomburra is an area of unspoilt natural beauty, just 30 minutes' drive north of Warwick or 90 minutes' drive south east of Toowoomba. The surrounding mountains, valleys and creeks make Goomburra a 'must see' for any nature lover keen to get off the beaten track.

Nobby

Nobby, Toowoomba Area
Nobby is an historic little nook in Southern Queensland Country, just half an hour's drive south of Toowoomba. Learning about one-time famous residents like author Steele Rudd and Sister Elizabeth Kenny who pioneered the treatment of polio, make visiting Nobby a unexpected pleasure.

Greenmount

Greenmount, Toowoomba Area
Greenmount is a lovely country township surrounded by dairy farms, horse studs and various crops. Formally known as Emu Creek, Greenmount is an easy 25 kilometre drive from Toowoomba, on the outskirts of the Darling Downs.

Vale View

Vale View, Toowoomba Area
Vale View is a quiet rural spot, located just south of Toowoomba and is home to Federation Park. Federation Park is a lovely spot for a picnic or a short walk. Vale View is accessed from Toowoomba via Drayton Road and is located near Cambooya.

Hodgson Vale

Hodgson Vale, Toowoomba Area
Hodgson Vale is a small rural community 12 kilometres south of Toowoomba. Popular with mountain bikers and road cyclists there are a mix of bike trails and road cycling available in the area. Make sure you pay a visit to Lions Park in Hodgson Vale, a large park located on the New England Highway.
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