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Tennyson: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Yeronga Memorial Park


Yeronga Memorial Park is a living reminder of the impact WWI had on a community.

Of the 559 residents who enlisted from (then) Stephens Shire, 97 names appear on marble tablets in the centre of a domed pavilion, designed by returned serviceman Sergeant Henry Priest (9th Battalion) and fine-tuned by architect George Trotter.

A similar number of trees were planted between 1917 and 1919. Each tree represented a local life lost. Today, the mature weeping figs of Honour Avenue, one of Australia's earliest such boulevards, create a cathedral-like avenue accessible to walkers and cyclists.

A slight detour along a palm-lined footpath takes visitors to the stone memorial built in 1921. Memorial gates were erected that year too at either end of the avenue. The dedication on the southern inner pier of the Ipswich Road Gates honours the women workers of the Stephens Shire.

Until WWI, Queensland had few public memorials. The outpouring of grief at the loss of 60,000 Australian lives, buried in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, changed townscapes across the country.

Recent work has seen the inclusion of memorials to later conflicts and the replacement of lost plaques by the trees, bearing soldiers' names.




Ipswich Road
Yeronga, QLD, 4104

Located 2.3K from Tennyson

Graceville Memorial Park


Graceville Memorial Park is better recognised for cricket ovals, complete with grandstand similar to the WWI memorial grandstand at Bulimba, yet it offers its own tributes to heroism, living and man-made.

Prior to the then Sherwood Shire's war memorial unveiling in November 1920, 52 bunya pines and cotton trees were planted along Plumridge and Appel streets, commemorating its war dead, 51 soldiers and one nurse. They were among 265 enlisted local men and seven nurses.

A 5.5 metre high cenotaph, created by AL Petrie with a copper scroll made by Norwegian craftsman Ernest Gunderson, was unveiled by Lieutenant Edwin Maurice Little of Corinda, a blind and maimed returned soldier. The polished grey granite column set on a light grey granite pedestal is crowned by a polished ball, etched with a map of Australia and the word 'ANZAC'.

An avenue of bauhinias, cabbage tree palms and Chinese elms was planted either side of a drive from Oxley Road leading to the memorial within the park reserve. A single line of figs and camphor laurels continued west from the memorial towards Appel Street.

The reserve has been officially known as Graceville Memorial Park since 1926. Plaques commemorating subsequent conflicts have been added.




173 Oxley Road
Graceville, QLD, 4075

Located 2.6K from Tennyson

UQ Antiquities Museum


The UQ Antiquities Museum has on display a broad range of ancient artefacts stemming from Western Asia, Egypt, and the Greek and Roman worlds. The collection features over 7,000 original objects, and provides a comprehensive surrey of ancient Mediterranean antiquities, spanning almost 4,000 years of history. The Antiquities Museum is open to school students of all ages, interest groups and private individuals, and enhances study of the ancient world.

Members of the public are welcome to visit the Museum between the hours of 9.00am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday.




Third Floor Michie Building,
University of Queensland
St Lucia, QLD, 4067

Located 3.2K from Tennyson

The University of Queensland


The University of Queensland (UQ) is a public university located in state of Queensland of Australia. Founded in 1909, it is the oldest and largest university in Queensland and the fifth oldest in Australia. The main campus is located in the suburb of St Lucia, southwest of the Brisbane City Central Business District. The University of Queensland is a member of the Australia's Group of Eight, and the international research-intensive universities network Universitas 21. UQ is colloquially known as a "sandstone university" and is ranked among the top universities in Australia and the top one per cent in the world.

The 114-hectare St Lucia Campus features gardens, public walkways, bike tracks and three large lakes. This creates a beautiful environment for visitors and attracts dozens of bird species and native wildlife such as possums and brush turkeys.

The university also plays host to a number of museums, including The James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre Art Museum. Today, with more than 3,000 artworks, the University's Art Collection is Queensland's second largest public art collection.




University of Queensland
St Lucia, QLD, 4067

Located 3.2K from Tennyson

UQ Art Museum


The University of Queensland (UQ) was one of the first universities in Australia to acquire works of art and to use bequest funds for this purpose. With over 3,500 works, The UQ Art Collection is one of Queensland's most significant public art collections. The Collection comprises works by Australian artists from the colonial era to the present, and the Nat Yuen Collection of Chinese antiquities. In addition, The UQ Art Museum is developing the National Collection of Artists' Self Portraits, the only collection of its kind in Australia.

The UQ Art Museum presents a dynamic program of exhibitions designed to provoke enquiry and to explore a wide range of issues relevant to UQ academic life and the broader social life of our audiences. These exhibitions, predominantly contemporary in focus, are diverse in content, form and cultural context.






University Drive,
The James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre,
University of Queensland
St Lucia, QLD, 4067

Located 3.3K from Tennyson

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary


Recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is the world's first and largest koala sanctuary, with over 85 years of experience and 130 koalas. In 2015 Lone Pine was inducted into the Trip Advisor Hall of Fame for five consecutive years of excellence.

Interact with 100 species of Australian animals, with hands-on experiences and presentations. Hand-feed kangaroos and wild lorikeets, or get cuddly with a beautiful koala. Lone Pine is also home to two platypus, residing in a AUD1 million exhibit, who will entertain you with their playful antics.

Relax and take in the beautiful surroundings, while you use the free wi-fi which is available all throughout the park. Wireless phone charging stations are also available for customer use at no charge. Three new bloggers areas are now open, providing guests with comfortable seating, USB power stations and free, high speed wi-fi.

Unwind with an organic coffee in the "Koala Forest" surrounded by 40 koalas, or catch the action in the Bird of Prey Free Flight Show! You can also enjoy a real Australian outback farm experience at the daily Sheepdog and Sheep Shearing Show, performed by experienced award-winning sheepdog handlers and their loyal dogs.




708 Jesmond Road
Fig Tree Pocket, QLD, 4069

Located 3.4K from Tennyson

Perrin Park


Perrin Park is a local park with great facilities for kids. Located in the inner-city suburb of Toowong, there are bicycle tracks, picnic areas, a rebound wall and a playground with a pedal powered cars on on a circular track. There is also an area for dogs to be let off their leashes.




56 Josling Street
Toowong, QLD, 4066

Located 3.8K from Tennyson

Tennyson: Events

Brisbane International


Brisbane International presented by Suncorp has established itself as a highlight of Queensland's summer events calendar. Queensland tennis fans experience first-hand, the excitement as some of the biggest names in world tennis descend on Queensland Tennis Centre, turning on eight days of heart-stopping action and entertainment.

Grand Slam Champions Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova, Samantha Stosur, Marin Cilic, Victoria Azarenka and more have all played in recent years. The most recent Brisbane champions were Milos Raonic (CAN) and Victoria Azarenka (BLR) in 2016.





Event Dates
2017
      1st Jan
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      6th Jan
      7th Jan
      8th Jan


190 King Arthur Terrace,
Queensland Tennis Centre
Tennyson, QLD, 4105

Located 0.6K from Tennyson

Isuzu Queensland Open


The Isuzu Queensland Open will be played in August at the Brisbane Golf Club, one of the most historical host venues on the PGA Tour of Australasia. In its 91st year, the Queensland Open has seen the likes of Greg Norman, Stuart Appleby, Norman Von Nida, Peter Senior and Ian Baker-Finch win the TB Hunter Cup.



Event Dates
2016
      20th Oct
      21st Oct
      22nd Oct
      23rd Oct


70 Tennyson Avenue
Yeerongpilly, QLD, 4105

Located 0.7K from Tennyson

All American Car Show


All American Car Show and Swap Meet featuring American classic cars and hot rods.

Miss All American pin up pageant will be a feature of the day.

There will be specialty food stalls, coffee vans, trade stall and markets, music, rockabilly dancing and car related activities on site.

The venue is licensed and has free parking.

The location is easy to find - it's at the Rocklea Showgrounds on Goburra Street, Rocklea.


Event Dates
2016
      17th Jul


Goburra Street,
Upper Coomera
Rocklea, QLD, 4106

Located 2.8K from Tennyson

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