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Free Digital Books For Queensland Kids

State Library of Queensland has partnered with interactive children’s reading app Kindergo to provide kids in Queensland with free access to Kindergo’s extensive digital book library for six months. In conjunction with the State Library of Queensland’s ‘First Five Forever’ initiative, Queensland kids can now enjoy a FREE six-month subscription to the award winning Kindergo app […]

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Town Crier At 75th VP Day Commemoration

The Toowoomba Region’s Town Crier, Kevin Howarth will join a global chorus on Saturday, August 15th to commemorate one of the final acts of World War Two when he delivers a heartfelt tribute at Toowoomba’s Mother’s Memorial at 11.05am. Mr Howarth will mark the 75th anniversary of VP Day (Victory in the Pacific), marking the […]

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Megan O’Hara Sullivan To Contest Toowoomba North

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced Megan O’Hara Sullivan will join her team to contest Toowoomba North for Labor in the election to be held later this year. As a Toowoomba Councillor, Megan O’Hara Sullivan knows how to get things done, and has always valued results over politics. On Council, Ms O’Hara Sullivan has helped deliver […]

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2020 Bronze Swagman Award

The results for the 2020 (49th) annual Bronze Swagman Award for Bush Verse have been announced by organisers, The Winton Business and Tourism Association. Judge Jack Drake of Stanthorpe has chosen Marco Gliori’s poem “FUMBLES” as the winner of $500 and a bronze statuette crafted by Queensland sculptor Daphne Mayo. Marco hails from Warwick in […]

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Landcare Week 3rd-9th August 2020

Householder’s Options to Protect the Environment (HOPE) Inc. invites you to celebrate Landcare Week.  Landcare Week, coordinated by Landcare Australia, is an opportunity for all Australians to ‘get connected with the environment in your local community.’ An initiative of Landcare Australia, Landcare Week begins on August 3rd and ends August 9th. Landcare Week is an […]

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Freemasons’ COVID-19 Grant Assists Re-Opening

Highfields Pioneer Village is another step closer to fully re-opening thanks to a $10,000  COVID-19 Emergency Community Grant from Hand Heart Pocket,  the Charity of Freemasons Queensland. The community hub for education, recreation and connections will put the funds towards making  the necessary safety modifications needed to comply with COVID-19 health requirements. Highfields Pioneer Village […]

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Royal Bull’s Head Inn Re-Opens To The Public

We are excited to announce that the Royal Bull’s Head Inn in Drayton has re-opened to visitors with added health and safety measures in place. Each Wednesday between 9.00am and 1.00pm our visitors are able to tour the Inn and gardens and out-buildings whilst our volunteers complete various tasks.  Our monthly Open Days will re-commence […]

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Big Cow Being Reassembled

The Big Cow was built in the 1970s to attract tourists to a working dairy farm on the Sunshine Coast. It is one of the many Australian Big Things and was sculpted by Hugh Anderson, who also sculpted the Big Bulls in Rockhampton. The Big Cow is seven times the size of an Ayrshire cow on which it is modeled. It is […]

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