Lest We Forget: Northern Territory War Memorials

In honour of upcoming Remembrance Day you can remember the service of Australian soldiers by stopping and paying respects at one of these memorials. Adelaide River War Cemetery The War Cemetery at Adelaide River is the final resting place for the servicemen and women who lost their lives during WWII in northern Australia. This adjoins…

Lest We Forget: Tasmania War Memorials

In honour of upcoming Remembrance Day you can remember the service of Australian soldiers by stopping and paying respects at one of these memorials. 200 Years of Reserve Service This plaque at City Park, Launceston, commemorates 200 years of service of the Naval, Army and Air Force reserves to Australia. Soldiers Memorial Avenue Located at…

Lest We Forget: South Australia War Memorials

In honour of upcoming Remembrance Day you can remember the service of Australian soldiers by stopping and paying respects at one of these memorials. Adelaide National War Memorial  The National War Memorial in Adelaide is dedicated to WWI. Coober Pedy Memorial  The Coober Pedy War Memorial dedicated to all Australian servicemen and women. There was…

Lest We Forget: Victoria War Memorials

In honour of upcoming Remembrance Day you can remember the service of Australian soldiers by stop in Melbourne and pay your respects at the Shrine of Remembrance. Shrine of Remembrance The Shrine of Remembrance was originally dedicated to the Victorians who lost their lives during WWI. 19000 Victorians were killed during this war, and were…

Lest We Forget: NSW War Memorials

In honour of upcoming Remembrance Day you can remember the service of Australian soldiers by stopping and paying respects at one of these memorials. Coff’s Harbour Simpson and his Donkey Memorial This bronze statue is dedicated to John Simpson Kirkpatrick and the donkey he acquired whilst at Gallipoli to carry injured soldiers from the front…

Halloween: a haunted history

Halloween has become one of the most celebrated days around the world. Nowadays it is all about costumes, lollies and scaring people, but it wasn’t always that way. Halloween evolved from the 2000 year old Celtic tradition, Samhain; a day which marked the end of harvest season and beginning of winter. Celebrated on the 31st…

Lest We Forget: Northern Queensland War Memorials

In honour of upcoming Remembrance Day you can remember the service of Australian soldiers by stopping and paying respects at one of these memorials. Cairns This sandstone monument, topped by a life-sized infantry soldier, is dedicated to WWI. Mt Isa The Mount Isa war memorial lists service people from WWI, WWII, the Vietnam War and…

Lest We Forget: Central Queensland War Memorials

In honour of upcoming Remembrance Day you can remember the service of Australian soldiers by stopping and paying respects at one of these memorials. Gladstone This monument at ANZAC Park is dedicated to those who lost their lives from the South African War, WWI, WWII, the Vietnam War and many more. A statue of a…

Lest We Forget: Fraser Coast War Memorials

In honour of upcoming Remembrance Day you can remember the service of Australian soldiers by stopping and paying respects at one of these memorials. Bundaberg This red granite monument and life-sized marble soldier is dedicated to the locals who lost their lives during the South Africa War and WWI. Additional plaques for later conflicts have…

Lest We Forget: Southwest Queensland War Memorials

In honour of upcoming Remembrance Day you can remember the service of Australian soldiers by stopping and paying respects at one of these memorials. Charleville War Memorial Known as one of Australia’s first National Monuments, this 23 foot high marble monument is dedicated to locals from the South Africa War, WWI, WWII,  Malayan Emergency, Korean…

Lest We Forget: Southeast Queensland War Memorials

In honour of upcoming Remembrance Day you can remember the service of Australian soldiers by stopping and paying respects at one of these memorials. Benarkin This forestry look-out monument is dedicated to the men who stormed Hill 60 at Gallipoli in 1915, as well as the Queensland Forestry workers responsible for developing the Queensland Hoop…