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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
2017
      19th Mar
      16th Apr
      21st May
      18th Jun


Porters Plainland
Plainland, QLD, 4341

Located 9.6K from Kentville

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
2017
      19th Mar
      16th Apr
      21st May
      18th Jun


Porters Plainland
Plainland, QLD, 4341

Located 9.6K from Kentville

Colours of Somerset Arts and Culture Festival


Colours of Somerset is Lowood's first ever Arts and Culture Festival and will be held at Clock Park Lowood.

Lowood Community Action Group in conjunction with Bendigo Community Bank and Mercy Family Services will be hosting a wonderful day of celebration and participation with performances in Didgeridoo, Belly Dance, Latin Dance , Poi and even Burlesque.

People can also enjoy free workshops in Star Weaving, Latin Dance, and Hula Hooping or watch a Medieval fight , some whip cracking or Martial Arts.

Their international Markets boast hand made items as well as cultural curiosities and global cuisine. Even the Circus is coming to town!

There are still a few stall spaces for artisans and a few performance spots for their community bracket.


Event Dates
2017
      18th Mar


Main St
Lowood, QLD, 4311

Located 15.0K 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

Gatton Gem Mineral and Fossil Show


Gems, Minerals, Fossils, Jewellery, Allied Crafts and Displays. Free entry!

Within the hall are Exhibitors selling rough gemstones, faceted stones, cabochons of gemstones and opal, jewellery, fossils, mineral specimens, lapidary tools and equipment and much more. There are also displays of lapidary work by members of the Gatton Lapidary Club.

Refreshments at reasonable prices; food cooked freshly on site, will be available. Hot and cold drinks will be on sale.




North Street
Gatton, QLD, 4343

Located 17.3K 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
2017
      25th Mar
      22nd Apr
      27th May
      24th Jun


Patrick Street
Laidley, QLD, 4341

Located 17.5K from Kentville

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