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Kentville: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Forest Hill War Memorial


An ex-serviceman who fought with the Australian Light Horse in WWI is believed to be the sculptor of Forest Hill's war memorial in the Lockyer Valley.

The 4.5 metre monument, a life-size soldier standing on a tall sandstone pedestal with classically carved colonnettes, was unveiled in 1921 by five mothers whose sons had died at war.

Monument masons PJ Lowther and Sons of Brisbane were commissioned to create the ?300 cenotaph for the Forest Hill Memorial League. It's believed the family firm's sculptor son Charles Lowther actually did the carving.

The finely carved grey sandstone monument faces east, towards the rising sun. Inscribed on the stone are the names of 97 soldiers who served including 11 who did not return.

It's located in a small park adjacent to a railway line.

A plate with the names of WWII servicemen has been added.




Gordon Street
Forest Hill, QLD, 4342

Located 14.1K from Kentville

Weeping Mother Memorial


Many tears were shed on home soil as blood seeped in WWI trenches, Queensland's outpouring of grief most poignantly captured in a marble statue of a seated mother, weeping, at Gatton.

While the foundation stone was laid in April 1922, it's not known when the marble memorial, which includes a mausoleum-type structure, was unveiled. It is known that it was designed and produced by Ipswich mason Frank Williams at a cost of more than ?500 and that money was raised through public subscription.

The weeping mother, slightly smaller than life-size, sits on a mound of rocks, her chin resting on her right hand, her left hand holding a scroll with the inscription 'Their names liveth for evermore'.

Gatton's farming community lost 68 local men in WWI. The names of locals who died in subsequent conflicts, 23 in WWII and two in Vietnam, have been added.

A light to illuminate the statue at night was added by the Gatton RSL and Women's Auxiliary, a WWI nurse flicking the switch on Armistice Day 1933.




Hickey Street
Gatton, QLD, 4343

Located 16.9K from Kentville

Das Neumann Haus Museum


Located in the gorgeous town of Laidley, Das Neumann Haus was built by German immigrant Hermann Neumann in 1893. The house has been restored to its former condition, refurnished in the style of the 1930s and open to the public as a house museum. Relax on the deck or under the shade of the 100 year old Jacaranda tree in the park.

Sample delicious cakes, smoothies and more at Annie's Place Coffee Shop. Free wifi is available.

Special events include the Heritage Festival annually in April, and the Laidley Spring Festival annually in September.





Patrick Street,
Corner of William Street
Laidley, QLD, 4341

Located 17.3K from Kentville

Lake Dyer


Escape to the picturesque Lockyer Valley to camp on the banks of the Laidley Creek. Situated about 24 kilometres south of Laidley, this small, rural campground is framed by the Little Liverpool Range and Great Dividing Range. Lake Dyer is a popular fishing, boating and day trip spot. There are secure camping amenities, town water, showers, powered and unpowered sites, free barbecues, disability facilities and a children's playground. Covered barbecue areas and water activities are available.







Lake Dyer
Laidley, QLD, 4341

Located 17.4K from Kentville

Kentville: Events

Plainland Markets


Come along to the Plainland Markets at Plainland Hotel, Plainland, from 7.00 am - 2.00 pm. Take home some fresh local produce and home-made treats from one of their local country markets. You'll also find collectables, arts and crafts, books and lots of other goodies.



Event Dates
2016
      18th Dec
2017
      15th Jan
      19th Feb
      19th Mar
      16th Apr
      21st May
      18th Jun


Porters Plainland
Plainland, QLD, 4341

Located 9.6K from Kentville

Clydesdale and Heavy Horse Field Day


Relive history with the working horse exhibitions and displays of heavy horses in action. Held at the Gatton Showgrounds, today's Clydesdale, Shire, Percheron and Australian Draft breeds all have ancestral roots that stem back to first settlers. Displays include working exhibitions, decorated harness's, ploughing teams, breed judging and much more.


Event Dates
2017
      29th Apr
      30th Apr


Woodlands Road
Gatton, QLD, 4343

Located 16.8K from Kentville

Ferrari Park Markets Laidley


Take home some fresh local produce and home-made treats from one of their local country markets. You'll also find collectables, arts and crafts, books and lots of other goodies.

Laidley Markets are held on the fourth Saturday of the Month in Ferrari Park Patrick Street, Laidley from 6am to 12pm.


Event Dates
2016
      24th Dec
2017
      28th Jan
      25th Feb
      25th Mar
      22nd Apr
      27th May
      24th Jun


Patrick Street
Laidley, QLD, 4341

Located 17.5K from Kentville

Laidley Village Markets


The Laidley Village Markets are held from 7am to 1pm on the corner of Patrick Street and The Mall. Take home some fresh local produce and home-made treats from one of their local country markets. You'll also find collectables, arts and crafts, books and lots of other goodies.




Event Dates
2016
      24th Dec
2017
      28th Jan
      25th Feb
      25th Mar
      22nd Apr
      27th May
      24th Jun


Patrick Street
Laidley, QLD, 4341

Located 17.5K from Kentville

Laidley Spring Festival


There is plenty to see and do over three days at the Laidley Spring Festival with something for the entire family to enjoy.

On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, visit the Quilt and Craft Expo, Flowers and Orchid Show, Laidley Uniting Church, Laidley Anglican Church, Das Neumann Haus, the eclectic shops in the Laidley central business district, and Laidley Pioneer Village and Museum.

Don't miss a full morning of fun filled entertainment at the free Family Fun Day on Saturday, followed by the street parade at 1pm.

For more information, visit the web site.


Event Dates
2017
      7th Sep
      8th Sep
      9th Sep


Patrick Street
Laidley, QLD, 4341

Located 17.5K from Kentville

Gatton Heavy Horse Field Days and Heritage Festival - 40th Anniversary


The Gatton Heavy Horse Field Days and Heritage Festival Gatton Showgrounds gates open 8.30am.

It is the only Heavy Horse Event in Queensland that can have up to 120 Heavy Horses competing against each other with Ploughing, Log Snigging, Draught Horse Derby, Obstacle events and Harness events with carts, drays and wagons from the past and present.

Demonstrations include Ploughing, Scuffling and preparing a paddock, Ridden Displays and Dressage with a Heavy Horse, Novelty events just for fun, Junior events - for the up and coming next generation, Farriers World Cup competition, Wool Spinning/Weaving, Vintage Vehicles and Camp Oven Cooking.

They have Breed Displays with information about Clydesdales, Shire Horses, Percherons, Draught Horses, Australian Draught Horses and also Gypsy Cobs and Drum Horses.
Their beautiful Parades include the magnificent Friesian Horses and a wonderful working Bullock Team.

There will also be plenty of food stalls, arts/crafts, Pony Rides, Jumping Castle and animal nurseries to enjoy.


Event Dates
2017
      29th Apr
      30th Apr


Spencer Street
Gatton, QLD, 4343

Located 17.6K from Kentville

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