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About 5km north of the vibrant centre of Brisbane City, Wooloowin is in easy striking distance of several places beloved of those who like a flutter - like the brilliant Doomben and Eagle Farm racecourses (they're about three or four kilometres to the east) and the Albion Park paceway and greyhound track.

There's a train into the city, where you can get some of the best seafood in the world... that is, after you've had a crack at the Treasury Casino, or wandered around the trendy South Bank complex, or taken a Brisbane River cruise.

Divided by Kedron Brook, Kalinga Park is basically open space, sprinkled with stands of ancient trees, while interesting rock formations stud the creek banks. The park also includes bicycle tracks, playground, sports facilities and grounds and BBQ-equipped picnic facilities.

Wooloowin: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Telstra Museum Brisbane


Visitors are guided through the Telstra Museum Brisbane by ex PMG employees who worked with the equipment during their telecommunication career. Several exhibits are 'hands on' with working manual and automatic phone exchanges, Morse code sets and working pairs of teleprinters (TELEX machines).

Follow the telecommunications evolution from morse code to today's advanced telephone systems. Historic photographs are also on display.




3 Oriel Road,
Corner Sandgate Road
Clayfield, QLD, 4011

Located 1.5K from Wooloowin

Windsor and District Historical Society Incorporated


The Old Windsor Council Chambers, built from locally quarried porphyry in 1897, maintains displays of articles and equipment used in the locality, as well as a small library of local books and photography. The Society is housed in unique heritage listed stone local government building beside the Windsor Quarry Park and opposite the Windsor War Memorial Park.

This local gem is responsible for the district Anzac Day Service (held at 9:00am) each year, as well as an annual history walk on the last Sunday in July.




Lutwyche Road,
Corner of Palmer Street
Windsor, QLD, 4030

Located 1.5K from Wooloowin

Windsor War Memorial Park


A red light from a bronze lantern beams out at night from a Helidon brown sandstone cenotaph, standing on a high point of a northern thoroughfare leading towards Brisbane's Central Business District.

The octagonal pavilion with its four arches and domed roof was unveiled on ANZAC Day 1925 on behalf of the citizens of Windsor to commemorate local residents who had served in WWI.

This dominating cenotaph, designed by honorary architects FR Hall and WA Devereux and constructed by Peter Frew, is rare among Queensland's WWI monuments because of its octagonal design. Yeronga's Memorial is closest in style in Brisbane.

External corner panels are inscribed with names of some 120 local war dead. Red and blue concrete borders a leaded marble commemorative plaque on the pavilion's floor. Moulded laurel wreath ornamentation encircle the ceiling.

The Windsor War Memorial stands on the site of the original school situated between Lutwyche Road and Roblane Street, Windsor-opposite the former Windsor Town Council Chambers.




311 Lutwyche Road
Windsor, QLD, 4030

Located 1.6K from Wooloowin

Kalinga Park Memorial


Victoria's Great Ocean Road may be Australia's best known WWI repatriation project but Brisbane families enjoy another year-round: Kalinga Park's unofficial 'Diggers Drive'.

In May 1924, Governor Sir Matthew Nathan opened a 1,200 metre tree-lined roadway from war memorial gates in Park Avenue, following the curve of Kedron Brook, to Sandgate Road.

The road was built and trees planted by 83 unemployed soldiers. After WWI, Australia was awash with grief for its 60,000 dead fighters. Many more returned nursing injuries and needing re-employment. While the Commonwealth Department of Repatriation placed returning soldiers in jobs, progress was slow: community groups like Kalinga Unemployed and Distressed Soldiers Committee formed to provide relief and work. Diggers Drive was its project, commencing in 1922.

Kalinga Park had opened in 1910. In October 1920, memorial gates at the Park Avenue entrance were erected as an everlasting memory of the patriotic services of men who enlisted from Kalinga District. The gates were a venture between the local Ladies Patriotic Club, Kalinga Progress Association and Toombul Shire Council. For a time, the park was even called ANZAC Memorial Park.

Now a popular outdoor play space, it served as a large army staging camp during WWII.




100 Bertha Street
Wooloowin, QLD, 4030

Located 1.8K from Wooloowin

Palma Rosa


The elaborate Palma Rosa rose up among the slab huts and shanties of a fast growing city of new and freed settlers in 1887. Originally built as a grand private home by notable Italian architect, Andrea Stombuco, Palma Rosa has seen many interesting inhabitants during its 120 years. It now serves as the Headquarters to Queensland Branch of The English Speaking Union who welcomes the public for tours, hosts events and provides travellers' accommodation.




9 Queens Road
Hamilton, QLD, 4007

Located 2.2K from Wooloowin

Newstead House


Historic Newstead House is Brisbane's best-known heritage site open for public inspection, offering a number of unique experiences befitting Brisbane's oldest domestic dwelling. The building, dating from 1846, has evolved from a simple Colonial Georgian cottage into the quintessential homestead of today - a style of architecture that draws as its inspiration the bungalow found on the Indian sub-continent.




Breakfast Creek Road,
Newstead Park
Newstead, QLD, 4006

Located 2.8K from Wooloowin

Newstead Park Memorials


Newstead Park, on Brisbane River, conceals many stories-including its part in WWI. A memorial trophy cannon unveiled near the rotunda in 1922 caused controversy: an alderman suggested it was an 'emblem of evil' and that the money would be better spent supporting returned servicemen. The cannon was removed in the 1950s, donated to the 9th Battalion-and made way for the Australian American Memorial, one of only two such memorials in Australia, attesting to Brisbane's importance in the Allied victory in the South-West Pacific.

The grounds of Newstead House, Brisbane's oldest surviving residence, also hosted fundraising efforts during WWI. A dolls' carnival in 1917 was a special drawcard, raising money to send 'comforts' to the troops in the trenches, specifically the 25th Battalion.

Newstead House was occupied by the US Army from 1942 through to the end of WWII. The grounds reflect the American occupation and hold memorials to the Australian Navy Corvettes, submariners and Vietnam veterans.




199 Breakfast Creek Road
Newstead, QLD, 4006

Located 2.8K from Wooloowin

Nursing Museum RBWH


The Nursing Museum presents a unique collection in a unique setting. Displays depict stories of nurses and nursing from late nineteenth century to late twentieth century - aspects of 'living-in', photographic images, nursing uniforms, textbooks, hospital and clinical equipment, operating theatre equipment, an 'iron lung'. A patient model lends authenticity to the displays.

The Museum is open Tuesdays 11.00am to 2.00pm.





Royal Brisbane Women's Hospital,
Bowen Bridge
Herston, QLD, 4006

Located 3.3K from Wooloowin

Wooloowin: Events

Queensland Fashion Month Finale Party BFM presented by Wintergarden at Porsche Centre Brisbane


Queensland Fashion Month Finale Party BFM presented by Wintergarden at Porsche Centre Brisbane

Celebrate Brisbane's month of fashion with 300 VIPs at the gala wrap party at Porsche Centre Brisbane. See a selection of Queensland's top designers on the runway and enjoy a two-hour drinks package and live entertainment, hosted by Hit105's Abby Coleman.

This is Brisbane Fashion Month's night of nights and your chance to be part of the new premiere fashion event showcasing the best of Queensland fashion.

Date: Friday 28 October.
Time: 7pm to 9pm.


Event Dates
2016
      28th Oct


147 Breakfast Creek Road
Newstead, QLD, 4006

Located 2.9K from Wooloowin

Brisbane Fashion Month (presented by Wintergarden) Blogging, Branding and Fashion Brunch


Brisbane Fashion Month presented by Wintergarden invites you to come along to a brunch dedicated to blogging, branding and all things fashion!

Join their expert panel of industry insiders to discuss the business of fashion at the inaugural Blogging, Branding and Fashion Brunch. Hosted by stylist Laura Churchill, blogger and photographer Elle-May Leckenby will share her tips on location sourcing, motion graphics and creating unique and memorable content. Fashion Weekly's Stacey O'Keeffe will speak on the latest in social and digital media and monetising your brand, while Beginning Boutique's Sarah Timmerman will give insight into her hugely successful online fashion business.

Enjoy breakfast at the beautiful boutique Brisbane Riverview Hotel with likeminded bloggers, models, influencers, fashion photographers, and e-business girl bosses. Free parking on site.


Event Dates
2016
      8th Oct


Kingsford Smith Drive,
Corner Kingsford Smith Drive & Hunt Street
Hamilton, QLD, 4007

Located 3.3K from Wooloowin

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