British actor, historian and television host Sir Tony Robinson was at the Mothers’ Memorial in Toowoomba on Sunday 11th May for a Â new historical series that will commemorate a century of war service by AustraliansÂ and New Zealanders.
He was surrounded by fans and onlookers at a special community event as filming of some of the scenes for the Toowoomba episode ofÂ Tour of Duty took place on the steps of the Mothers’ Memorial.
The Toowoomba Caledonian Pipe Band and members of the 11th Light Horse also took part in the proceedings, there were food and other marquees nearby, and the Toowoomba Local History Library and Oakey Museum of Australian Army Aviation exhibited First World War displays.
Tour of Duty focuses on the lives of the people who went to war and those who stayed at home, both heroes and ordinary people â€“ and what the war meant to them then and now.
Sir Tony and his production team will spend a total of 5 days in the Garden City. They are also visitingÂ (or have visited)Â Launceston, Ballarat, Dunedin, Auckland, Hahndorf, Bathurst, Newcastle, Darwin and Fremantle in addition to Toowoomba. Tony Robinson’s Tour of Duty will be a 10-part series to be screened on Foxtel’s History Channel Â in early 2015.