The Strand Park Townsville War Memorial

Townsville, Townsville Area

Don't use Townsville war memorial's clock tower to check the time: its clock faces have long been replaced by four plaques depicting an eagle, crossed swords, anchor and the seal of the City of Townsville. As early as 1925, the clocks were unreliable as a time-piece and were later removed.

The column of rough cut grey granite, supported on a red-white marble plinth and bracketed by 3 white marble fins, was dedicated by Governor Sir Matthew Nathan on ANZAC Day 1924 in what was then known as The Strand Park.

Wrought-iron entrance gates and fencing and several war trophy cannons were installed nearby.

Public subscription financed the memorial, designed and constructed by monumental masons, Melrose and Fenwick of Townsville.

The Strand Park was renamed ANZAC Park in 1934: a metal arch bearing the new name was erected above the entrance gates, in time for the April 25 ANZAC commemorations.

The Strand foreshore fronting the Breakwater Marina contains many other memorials including 27 small plinths holding bronze plaques forming an outer perimeter to the WWI memorial.

The focus on ANZAC Day activities since the 1920s has become a natural home for formal and civic commemorations in the north Queensland military city.

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The Girl her Car and Guitar - Mel Yeates

Noosa Heads, Noosa Area
From AU$5 - 5
21 October 2017
Mel Yeates is raising money around Australia for Love Your Sister and Beyond Blue. Two charities close to Mel's heart. Peppers will be having Mel play her guitar there on 21 October 2017 at 4.30pm to fund raise for these amazing charities.

Luxury SUP Yoga Day Retreat

Noosaville, Noosa Area
From AU$250.00 - 250.00
28 October 2017
A luxury day on the stunning Noosa waterways combining stand up paddle boarding and yoga. This beautiful retreat includes an organic brunch, plenty of snacks and lots of time to explore the practice of yoga, SUP yoga and learn stand up paddle boarding in a safe and blissful environment.

Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival 2017

Noosa Heads, Noosa Area
1 November 2017
Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival is a five-day hallmark event (1 to 5 November), based in Noosa on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland and includes a stacked line-up of events for all ages and abilities.

Melbourne Cup Lunch at Peppers Noosa Resort and Villas

Noosa Heads, Noosa Area
From AU$90 - 90
7 November 2017
Enjoy a two course fun packed Lunch with Cocktails and canapés on arrival, unlimited three hour beverage pack (beer, wine, soft drink), fashion show, big screen race coverage, live music, sweeps, prizes and more.

A Very Kransky Christmas - Noosa

Noosa Heads, Noosa Area
From AU$44.50 - 49.50
2 December 2017
The Kransky Sisters bring you A Very Kransky Christmas. Come and join these off-the-wall siblings as they turn your Christmas into a stuffed ham. With their unusual array of instruments from cheese grater to toilet brush, tuba to musical saw, settle in for what could be your kookiest Christmas party yet.

The Handmade Expo Market Sunshine Coast

Noosaville, Noosa Area
Free Entry
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Sunday shopping at it's best! They have a huge selection of products from over 70 stallholders featuring handmade, handbaked and homegrown stalls from talented artisans and creators. The venue has both indoor and outdoor stalls at the Noosa Leisure Centre.

Wahu Surfer Groms Comps Sunshine Coast

Coolum Beach, Sunshine Coast Area
Free Entry
9 – 10 December 2017
Regarded as one of the major stepping stones in the development of Australian surfers, the Sunshine Coast Wahu Surfer Groms Comp will attract Australia's best Under 8 to Under 14 grommets. This two day event is stop seven of the nine event series that tours around the country.

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Coolum Beach, Sunshine Coast Area
Free Entry
11 – 15 December 2017
The Rip Curl GromSearch is a worldwide series of events designed for grommets. The GromSearch Series runs in 10 different countries with over 5,000 competitors worldwide. The Australian series is made up of five events as well as a National final.

Noosa Summer Swim Festival

Noosa Heads, Noosa Area
From AU$19.50 - 64.50
2 – 3 February 2018
The Noosa Summer Swim, Presented by Milk and Co, is a bucket list event for any keen ocean swimmer. In 2018, the festival offers a range of distances for every ability, from junior events to a new five kilometre marathon distance where seasoned swimmers can push their limits.

Laguna Real Estate Noosa Festival of Surfing

Noosa Heads, Noosa Area
Free Entry
3 March 2018
Now in its twenty-seventh year, the Noosa Festival of Surfing has firmly established itself as the leading surf cultural event in the world. It is also the biggest surfing event in the world by competitor numbers (more than 900 entries from 20 regions in 2017).
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