Everything Tagged: Landmarks and Buildings

Tree Of Knowledge Memorial

The historic Tree of Knowledge is famous for being the birthplace of the Australian Labour movement. The tree was poisoned in 2006, preserved and placed under an award winning timber structure. It is now a place of inspiration, reflection and celebration. It is beautifully lit with lighting during

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War Memorial and Heroes Avenue, Roma

The Heroes Avenue of 93 Queensland bottle trees (Brachychiton rupestre) creates a uniquely outback boulevard, remembering the men of Roma who died in WWI. The first tree was planted in 1918 supposedly in honour of Lieutenant Corporal Norman Saunders who was killed in France in 1916. That tree,

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Wild Dog Barrier Fence

The Queensland Section of the Dingo Barrier Fence is 2500 kilometres long. It was commenced in 1948 as a means of managing the impacts of dingoes and wild dogs on the sheep industry. The Queensland fence joins at the point where the three states of Queensland, New South

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Winton War Memorial

Residents of Winton met at the Shire Hall on Sunday 16 August 1914 to initiate a patriotic committee and to call on volunteers for the war that had been declared two weeks prior. 10 years later, the office of architects H W Atkinson and A H Conrad was

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Top Secret WWII Tour

It’s like finding an archaeological dig before it’s uncovered. Charleville Airport became part of the United States of America in 1942 when the site was handed over to the United States Army Air Force as a top secret site during World War II. The area was a village

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Quilpie’s ‘End of the Line’

Quilpie is the ‘End of the Railway Line’ or the beginning …… depending on how you want to look at things. The Western Railway line reached Quilpie in 1917. At the “end of the Line’ you will read about the construction of the railway and see great historical

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Radio Picture Theatre

The Radio Picture Theatre is a classic Art Nouveau movie theatre, with the original canvas seating and painted screen facade. Movies are still shown on weekends and the building is also used periodically to house art competitions, quilt displays and travelling plays. It is managed by the Barcaldine

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Southern Cross Windmill

The largest commercially operational windmill manufactured by Southern Cross can be viewed at close range on the grounds of Pumps and Solar. Built in 1950 by the Toowoomba Foundry, the windmill has a 9 metre diameter wheel and is 15 metres high. A great location to get up

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St Finbarrs Church

Home to one of Quilpie Shire’s most iconic attractions, St Finbarr’s Church rests on the foundations of an intriguing history. In 1976, the Priest at the time, Father John Ryan, decided to compliment the opal mining background of the area by commissioning local miner, Des Burton, to install

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