Maryborough War Cemetary

Maryborough War Cemetary

The Maryborough War Cemetery was officially established in 1942 due to the presence of a large number of service men and women at the Maryborough Royal Australian Airforce Station (now the Maryborough Airport) and army camps during World War II. The cemetary contains...
Maryborough Airport – Former RAAF Maryborough Station

Maryborough Airport – Former RAAF Maryborough Station

The Maryborough Airport was a bustling Royal Australian Airforce Air Station during World War II. Wireless air gunners and navigators were trained there to fly as crew members on bomber and women also served as part of the Women’s Auxiliary Australian Air Force....
Howard War Memorial (Miners in World War I)

Howard War Memorial (Miners in World War I)

The town of Howard was established after the discovery of coal in the Burrum River and the beginning of coal mining. Men from the town and surrounding district (including Torbanlea, Burrum, and Toogoom) rushed to enlist when war broke out in World War I. Some of the...
Gallipoli to Armistice Military Trail

Gallipoli to Armistice Military Trail

The Gallipoli to Armistice Memorial traces the birth of the Anzac legend, drawn from the personal perspectives in letters written home to loved ones by Wide Bay district men who fought on the front line, including Lieutenant Duncan Chapman, the first Anzac ashore at...
Freedom Park

Freedom Park

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...