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Bauple Museum

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The Bauple Museum was opened in 2001. An impressive community effort, the museum documents the history of Bauple and the former Tiaro Shire using a variety of photos and memorabilia collected from local families, illustrating the life of the local pioneers.

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Bridge Creek Memorial Bridge

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The Bridge Creek Memorial Bridge, located just over 20 kilometres from the town of Brooweena, was opened in 1921. Although no longer in use, the bridge is a beautiful picnic from which you can still see the Mount Joseph homestead.

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Brooweena and Woocoo Shire in World War I

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The original offices of Woocoo Shire Council, formed in 1914 when World War I broke out, are now the Broowoona Early Settlers Museum where you can discover a wonderful variety of objects and paraphernalia from the war and about life in the country. The shire boasted an active branch of the Red Cross Ladies Auxiliary, which provided comforts to the men on the front to supplement their rations, including tobacco, biscuits and even socks.

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Brooweena Historical Village and Museum

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations, Agri, Mining and Industry

The Brooweena Historical Village is a charming village depicting of what life was like in days gone by, set in a tranquil rural setting in

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Brooweena War Memorial

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations, Landmarks and Buildings

Brooweena War Memorial, found in the Woocoo Historical Museum's grounds, has a one-off soldier statue erected by the residents in late 1922. The origin and

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Building Ships at Walkers Limited

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Walkers Limited engineering works, founded in Maryborough in 1867, began building ships a decade later in 1877. The company built 10 warships for the Royal Australian Navy during World War II, including the corvette HMAS Maryborough, launched in 1940.

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Chippie Mark IV Statue

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While serving in Poperinghe in Belgium as an army chaplain, Maryborough-born Rev Philip 'Tubby' Clayton co-founded Talbot House (known as Toc H), as a unique place of rest and sanctuary for soldiers fighting on the Western Front during World War I.

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Colonial Naval Guns

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

A visit to Queens Park will also enable you to marvel at 19th century gun technology, including an early version of a machine gun used to arm the ships of Queensland's naval fleet.

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Fraser Commando School (Dayman Park)

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

The Fraser Commando School was a World War II training camp for Australian commandos. The commandos lived and trained on the island and practised covert operations at various locations in the Fraser Coast.

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Fraser Commando School (Fraser Island)

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The Fraser Commando School was a World War II training camp for Australian commandos. The commandos lived and trained on the island and practised covert operations at various locations in the Fraser Coast.

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Freedom Park

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

Freedom Park is the historical heart of Hervey Bay. The Pialba War Memorial, unveiled in 1921 to commemorate the men from the district who served in World War I, forms the centre of a memorial complex that includes the former Pialba railway station building, Shire Council hall and a dramatic life-size statue of an Australian light horseman from the famous charge at the Battle of Beersheba in 1917.

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Gallipoli to Armistice Military Trail

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

This memorial traces the birth of the Anzacs at Gallipoli, where Maryborough man Duncan Chapman was the first Allied soldier to step ashore, and follows their gruelling journey along the Western Front to Armistice Day.

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