Barcaldine

Barcaldine is situated on the junction of the Capricorn and Landsborough Highways and known as the Garden City of the West. Many visitors use Barcaldine as a base from which to explore central west Queensland. The extensive range of accommodation and shopping facilities make Barcaldine a relaxing place to stay, recover and explore. Barcaldine is the largest town in the Barcaldine Regional Council area and it is proud of its interesting and famous history.

Barcaldine is home to the Tree of Knowledge, the reputed birth place of the labour movement in Australia. The Tree - a ghost gum - grew outside the Railway Station for about 180 years until 2006 when sadly, it was poisoned by an unknown culprit. The famous tree has been preserved and placed under an award winning timber structure that was constructed to protect the preserved tree and celebrate its importance in Australia’s history. The structure is impressive during the day but when viewed at night is truly magnificent.

The name Barcaldine originates from the Oban region in Scotland. Donald Charles Cameron was one of the first settlers in the district and a direct descendant of the Campbell's of Barcaldine Castle. He settled on a portion of land fronting the Alice River and immediately named his property “Barcaldine Downs”. The railway line came as far as Lagoon Creek in 1886 and the township of Barcaldine developed on land from the Barcaldine Downs run.

The Australian Workers Heritage Centre is a national project commemorating not just these events, which changed the course of the nation's working history, but is a tribute to all Australian working men and women. Set in over five acres of landscaped gardens, it is also home to the Wanpa-rda Matilda Outback Education Centre, which is a unique residential facility for schools and community groups.

Barcaldine is also home to the old world Radio Theatre, complete with its canvas seats, and the working windmill that pumps water into the sculpture designed and erected by the Youth of Barcaldine, which stands outside the information centre.

Barcaldine
Barcaldine, Barcaldine Area
Queensland
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Exhibition - 'Four Walls' by David Rowe

Ingham, Hinchinbrook Area
Free Entry
2 – 25 February 2018
An exhibition of paintings and drawings of the artists unresolved faith. 'Four Walls' examines the creation, the fall, the stories and the event of Christ. This is an interpretation in relation to modern times.

Exhibition - 'Shine - the third edition'

Ingham, Hinchinbrook Area
Free Entry
2 – 29 March 2018
Shine - the third edition, is a collective exhibition showcasing 20 artists across a range of genre from local and regional Queensland locations. This exhibition showcases the work of 20 professional and emerging artists which best represent their current art practices.

Mission Beach Markets

Mission Beach, Cassowary Coast Area
Free Entry
4 March 2018
The Mission Beach Markets are local community markets run by Rotary Mission Beach. The Mission Beach Markets are held in the shady Day Park beside the beach on Porter Promenade, Mission Beach. They run from 7am until 12noon, and are held on the first and third Sunday of each month all year round.

Conroy Hall Markets

Ingham, Hinchinbrook Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 10 March 2018
A fantastic all weather market with a great selection of antiques, bric-a-brac, books, home made treats, local craft and clothing Market held on the second Saturday of the month

Cars and Coffee Mena Creek

Mena Creek, Cassowary Coast Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 11 March 2018
Cars and Coffee at the Mena Creek Hotel on the second Sunday of the month. Everyone is welcome - Classic Cars, New Cars, Motorbikes, Trucks - whatever type of motoring you are interested in, they'd love to catch up with you at the best Cars and Coffee venue in North Queensland.

Exhibition - 'Reef to Rainforest' by Susan Hollamby

Ingham, Hinchinbrook Area
Free Entry
6 – 29 April 2018
Award winning artist Susan Hollamby elicits the inner character of her subjects, drawing the viewer to contemplate the potential stories and emotions the artist holds close to her heart. Hollamby believes every being has a story and strives to unearth these narratives with her work.

Raintree Markets

Ingham, Hinchinbrook Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 15 April 2018
Under the shade of Ingham's iconic raintrees of Rotary Park, right in the heart of Ingham. This market offers a diversity of offerings from local craft, bric-a-brac, fresh produce, real coffee, tropical plants and tasty treats.

Mission Beach Monster Market

Mission Beach, Cassowary Coast Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 29 April 2018
The Mission Beach Monster market is a local community market run by Rotary Mission Beach. Traditionally this market starts on Easter Sunday and then on the last Sunday of each month up to and including November.

Exhibition - 'Iconic Queensland - 2018 Exhibition Tour of the Queensland Regional Art Awards

Ingham, Hinchinbrook Area
Free Entry
4 – 27 May 2018
Queensland is rich with iconic structures, people, locations, events and lifestyles that shape the State’s identity. Regional Queensland artists present the unique and iconic elements within their own regions in works that reflect the diverse Queensland communities.

The Feast of the Three Saints

Silkwood, Cassowary Coast Area
Free Entry
6 May 2018
The Feast of the Three Saints is held at St Johns Parish School in Silkwood every year. Silkwood is a short 25 minute drive South from Innisfail The Feast is held annually on the first Sunday in May, to celebrate and Commemorate the lives of three brothers, Saints Alfio, Filadelfo and Cirino, who were martryed for their Christian beliefs.
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