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Witta

Fresh air, peace and tranquillity. That's what is on offer in the small hamlet of Witta. Witta, once known as Teutoburgh in the 1880s, was first settled by German immigrants. The name Teutoburgh came from a nearby German mission. Witta offers the chance to stroll the few streets that make up the little village and take in some fresh air or perhaps drop into the general store. By the way, the general store is also the only store in town. Nonetheless it is a fine place to start to explore a town that has more on offer than it might first seem.

Although the general store is a modern building, the owner, George Soady, says there was once an older store on that site. Further down the road from the store is the original Witta School. The Witta School is now a community facility with toilets, shady areas and picnic tables. Across the way from the school, the Witta Recreational Club has a children's playground and a large playing field.

But Witta's best-kept secrets are twofold. Just across the road from the store is what the locals boast is the best view of the head of the Mary Valley that gives rise to the Mary River. The second secret is historical - the old Witta Cemetery.

A walk around Witta Cemetery proffers a snapshot of the early settlers. Scattered across the cemetery are the names of the first German families who settled at Witta. Curiously, pictures or symbols accompany many of the inscriptions on the gravestones. The symbols indicate the interests of the deceased like musical notes, piano, horserider, fisherman and sailing ships. Then there are epitaphs like 'It's not the first game that counts, it's the last one.'

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29 April 2017
The Allora Autumn Festival is held on the last weekend of April in Allora. During the festival they hold markets to coincide with events that are held around their historic town. Allora is home to Mary Poppins House, where Pamela Goff (PL Travers) grew up and Allora is also the final resting place for her father, Travers Robert Goff.

Historic Leyburn Sprints

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19 August 2017
The Historic Leyburn Sprints will once again return to the streets of Leyburn for the twenty-second running! Over 200 cars will race around the idyllic country town of Leyburn, vying for trophies over 20 classes, as well as outright placings.
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1 July 2017
Christmas In July dinners at the Abbey Country House Manor, have become a popular annual event in Warwick. They are held every Saturday night and include a three course set dinner, 4 hour beverage package, Christmas trivia, secret Santa and it nearly always snows at the famous Christmas in July Dinners.

Jumpers and Jazz in July

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20 July 2017
Warwick's Jumpers and Jazz in July is a celebration of yarn bombing and tree jumpers. live jazz, tastes of country cuisine nad a program of over one hundred events spanning 10 days. Known as Queensland's quirkiest festival, the event has been stages annually since 2004.
From AU$5.00 - 50.00
23 October 2017
Every year for the last full week in October horsemen and women Australia wide gather for seven days of premier Campdrafting. This uniquely Australian sport involves strong horsemanship skills as man and horse work cattle.
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22 March 2017
Created for the 19th Biennale of Sydney (2014), No Human Being is Illegal (in all our glory) comprises 20 life-sized photographic portraits realised through ongoing discussion, exchange and art-making between the artist, the subjects and public participants.
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