- Category: History
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The Milne Bay Military Museum is located in Toowoomba, QLD and provides a historical showcase of the 25th Battalion and associated artifacts from both WW1 & WW2.
The Museum is named after the Battle of Milne Bay in Papua New Guinea (PNG) of which the 25th Australian Infantry Battalion unit was a part of.
The museum has several permanent exhibits on show including a replica WW1 trench & WW2 vehicles.
The museum is housed in a building built in 1917 known as 'The Drill Hall'. It's original location was in Newtown Park, Newtown Toowoomba. The present location at the Defence Force Recruiting Centre Toowoomba, located on the corner of Anzac Ave and O'Quinn St in Harristown.
Address: Corner of Anzac & O'Quinn St, Harristown QLD 4350
Telephone: (07) 4631 4482
Website: Milne Bay Military Museum
- Category: Community
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The Milne Bay Aquatic Centre was officially opened by the Toowoomba City Council in 1960 and was originally known as the 'Milne Bay Memorial Swimming Pool' in memory of the 25th Battalion from the Toowoomba region who served in the Battle of Milne Bay during the second world war in PNG.
Address: 43-49 Victoria St, Toowoomba City QLD 4350
Phone: (07) 4688 6330
www: Milne Bay Aquatic & Fitness Centre
- Category: Events
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The Royal Agricultural Society of Queensland (RASQ) – Toowoomba, was founded in1860 with the sole purpose of promoting the excellence of agriculture in the Darling Downs region.
Located at the Royal Toowoomba Showgrounds in Glenvale on the western end of Glenvale Rd, in Frank Thomas Ave – having relocated there in 1985 from the Old Toowoomba Showground, on Bridge Street, where the Toowoomba Technical And Further Education (TAFE) college is now located.
Like many agricultural shows, the event has a carnival feel with amusement rides, food stalls, skill games and show bags.
The show usually runs for three days in March or April annually.
- Category: History
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Toowoomba gaol was located at the back of what is now known as the Old Toowoomba Court House at 90 Margaret St and was initially designed to hold 46 prisoners.
Construction of the gaol commenced after the courthouse was completed and opened in 1864 remaining operative until 1903.
The actual gaol itself was situated behind the old courthouse at the end of Stirling St. Although the gaol no longer exists being demolished in 1904, the basalt rock wall (now known as the Old Toowoomba Gaol Wall) still exists and forms the foundations of townhouses.
The Old Toowoomba Gaol Wall is heritage listed as of 30 June 2001.
A plaque was erected on the site of the goal on Thursday 9th December 2004 recognising the site as location of the gaol. The plaque is located at the far eastern end of Stirling street,
The there have also been rumours of ghost sightings on the original prison site.
- Category: Parks & Gardens
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Jubilee Park is located in the suburb of Mount Lofty in the north east quadrant of the city and is popular for hiking, mountain biking, and also horse riding trails.
It is a park of substantial size within the Toowoomba City limits, approx. 293ha, and this park provides for breathtaking range views.
The naming of the park is unclear although the name Jubilee would indicate the park was named after some significant anniversary