Charters Towers Memorial Cenotaph

Charters Towers, Charters Towers Area

Queenslander's loved their soldier statue, known as the 'Digger', symbolising innocence, youth, heroism, courage and mateship.

When Charters Towers' war memorial was refurbished and rededicated on 11 November 2005, the cenotaph included a solemn soldier, head bowed and rifle pointing downwards.

It was originally unveiled to honour those who fought in WWI and WWII, in November 1955. At that time it included an electric light in the shape of a flame, burning continually atop the nine metre tall stone pillar.

Memorials were rare in Australia before WWI. The outpouring of grief at the loss of 60,000 young Australian men, buried where they fell in Europe, the Middle East and northern Africa, created a wave of monuments, from soldier statues to memorial parks, rolls of honour to empty tomb-like pavilions.

The roll of honour provides an insight into local patriotism of the day, all who enlisted were volunteers willing to fight for the British Empire.

Gill Street, opposite the hospital
Charters Towers, Charters Towers Area
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Not Far to Go Now

Charters Towers, Charters Towers Area
Free Entry
3 – 8 March 2018
Katie Jones is a classically trained artist who works primarily in charcoal. She lives with her husband and three children in Pentland; her family are her primary subjects. Born and raised in Canada, it was after she met her husband and moved to the Australian bush that she 'found her muse'.

March 4X4 Fun Day

Charters Towers, Charters Towers Area
4 March 2018
Keen to try out your new 4x4 and don't know where to go? Had a 4x4 for years and have run out of new places? Don't have anyone to go with? CT 4x4 Club Fun Day allows novice and experienced drivers an area to test their vehicles in a range of terrain including soft sand and rocky outcrops, with the surety of having experienced Four Wheel Drive Queensland members on-hand to assist and guide where required or just for recovery.

Leaving Jackson: The Johnny Cash and June Carter Story - Charters Towers

Charters Towers, Charters Towers Area
From AU$43 - 48
9 March 2018
For more than 40 years, Johnny Cash and June Carter enthralled audiences around the world with their songs of life, love and heartache.  A love story played out through some of the greatest songs ever written.

Round One of The 2018 Great Northern Bullriding Series

Black Jack, Charters Towers Area
From AU$10 - 20
10 March 2018
Charters Towers plays host to Round One of The 2018 Great Northern Bullriding Series at the Dalrymple equestrian centre. Grab your boots and cowboy hats and plan to come along for a great family friendly action packed night of Bullriding.

Queen's Baton Relay - Charters Towers

Richmond Hill, Charters Towers Area
Free Entry
12 March 2018
The Queen’s Baton Relay is a Games tradition that celebrates the Commonwealth’s diversity, inspires community pride and excites people about the world-class festival of sports and culture to come. The Queen’s Baton Relay will arrive in the Charters Towers region on Commonwealth Day, Monday, 12 March 2018, arriving in Pentland at 12:

Dust N Gold Rodeo

Charters Towers, Charters Towers Area
From AU$10 - 40
7 April 2018
Charters Towers is indisputably the centre of Rodeo in the north and has a long history with rodeo. You will be entertained by the best competitors in rough stock and timed event action. A live band will keep the mood going once the arena action is completed.

The Grigoryan Brothers: Songs Without Words Tour [Live]

Charters Towers, Charters Towers Area
From AU$20 - 29.50
7 April 2018
Regarded as Australia’s finest guitar duo performing today, the Grigoryan Brothers’ have a passion to expand their horizons through new arrangements, their own compositions and the classic guitar repertoire .

Charters Towers Dust N Gold Rodeo

Black Jack, Charters Towers Area
From AU$10.00 - 40.00
7 April 2018
Charters Towers is indisputably the centre of rodeo in the north. Many Australian and World champion competitors commenced their careers in the gold mining community of Charters Towers. Great family friendly outing.

April 4X4 Fun Day

Charters Towers, Charters Towers Area
8 April 2018
Keen to try out your new 4x4 and don't know where to go? Had a 4x4 for years and have run out of new places? Don't have anyone to go with? CT 4x4 Club Fun Day allows novice and experienced drivers an area to test their vehicles in a range of terrain including soft sand and rocky outcrops, with the surety of having experienced Four Wheel Drive Queensland members on-hand to assist and guide where required or just for recovery.

James Blundell Live Music - Charters Towers

Charters Towers, Charters Towers Area
From AU$12 - 15
14 April 2018
Live Music Matinee. This year James Blundell celebrates 30 years within the country music industry with his latest album ‘Campfire’, showcased at Tamworth Country Music Festival. One of Australia’s favourite sons, ARIA Award Winning James Blundell is celebrating over 30 years of entertaining with selected shows around the country performing his modern brand of country music.
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