Westbrook War Memorial

Westbrook, Toowoomba Area

The WWI memorial in the small rural Darling Downs community of Westbrook is evidence of how pervasive the effect of war was on Queenslanders left behind. The popular 'Digger' statue with an honour roll was unveiled around June 1922 by federal parliamentarian LE Groom (his father William had served as the Darling Downs' first federal politician from 1901).

The memorial records that 47 local men went to war. About half of the families listed are represented by more than one member. Two families each saw four of their men go off to war. Westbrook community mourned the loss of 10 lives.

The 4.2 metre monument, a life-sized soldier statue standing on a pedestal, was designed and produced by Bruce Brothers of Toowoomba.

Once, the memorial stood in an open field. Today, development around it finds it adjacent to Westbrook's public hall.

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Kern Arcade Markets

Rockhampton, Rockhampton Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 10 December 2017
Held every Sunday - Visit the Arcade Markets to stock your fridge and cupboards with fresh food, and to find that perfect gift for someone, or for yourself.

One Hot Night - featuring Busby Marou and Amy Shark

Wandal, Rockhampton Area
From AU$55.10 - 55.10
29 December 2017
Busby Marou are starting their own annual event in Rockhampton One Hot Night! Featuring Amy Shark, Timberwolf, and Pandamic! One Hot Night is set to become a signature event in Rocky’s calendar. Busby Marou has put together an all-time line up featuring friends and well-respected musicians alike.

Beef Australia 2018

Wandal, Rockhampton Area
6 May 2018
Australia’s national beef expo is one of the world’s great beef cattle events and is held just once every three years in Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia. Beef Australia 2018 will be held from May 6 to 12 and will be a celebration of all facets of the Australian beef industry.

7 Rocky River Run

Rockhampton, Rockhampton Area
From AU$10 - 80
27 May 2018
The 7 Rocky River Run raises funds for the Rockhampton community such as Ronald McDonald house and the prevention of youth suicide, which has been a significant issue in Rockhampton for several years. The 7 Rocky River Run has become a great tourist attraction for Rockhampton and is a major contributor to funding local community groups.

Winter Racing Carnival

Berserker, Rockhampton Area
6 – 7 July 2018
Come along to the two feature race day events at the Winter Racing Carnival; XXXX Gold Newmarket Race Day and Rockhampton Cup. Race day functions and packages. Fashions on the Field.

Paradise Lagoons Campdraft

Nine Mile, Central Highlands Area
19 – 22 July 2018
Paradise Lagoons Campdraft is Australia's premier Campdraft, conducted over four days in a world class venue. In true Outback style, it features the exciting sport campdrafting, family entertainment, and social events for all ages.
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