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Acland

Acland is a small rural town located north of Oakey, on the Darling Downs west of Brisbane.

Acland is best know for its coal mine and had a population of between 200 to 400 residents before the mine was shut down in 1984 - at that time it was Queensland's oldest and smallest continuously worked coal mine.

In 2008, the mining land was taken over and almost all properties surrounding the town had been purchased with the intention that they be demolished to expand to an open cut mine.

Acland is still a mining hub in the Darling Downs .

Acland

Acland: Where To Go / Sightseeing

The Woolshed at Jondaryan


The Woolshed at Jondaryan is a wonderful place to stay or visit. Located just 40 kilometres west of Toowoomba, the Woolshed offers caravan, camping or cabin accommodation, a modern Cafe Restaurant and the Woolshed Museum. Enjoy a self guided tour through the original buildings and historic shearing shed. They have events throughout the year including an Easter Family Weekend, the Jackie Howe Festival in September and New Year's Eve at the Woolshed.

If you choose to stay at the Woolshed, enjoy easy access to the Bunya Mountains, Dalby, Toowoomba and Oakey. Open daily, admission to the Museum grounds is an additional charge upon check-in. Either stay in a self contained cabin or the pet friendly caravan park with fantastic facilities including great amenities, dump point, a coin operated laundromat, a bush kitchen with barbecues, open fire pit and refrigeration.

The Woolshed at Jondaryan is a great place to hold an event whether it's a country wedding, a conference or a birthday party! The Woolshed has a range of wedding packages available. Guests dine in the woolshed building itself and enjoy delicious meals prepared on-site.




264 Jondaryan-Evanslea Road
Jondaryan, QLD, 4403

Located 13.2K from Acland

Australian Army Flying Museum


Experience the adventure and romance of our military pioneer aviators and see the progression from "Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines" to present day. Marvel at their courage and view the historic aircraft and memorabilia on display since World War I.

Visitors to the museum will see many beautifully presented aircraft with strong connections to Army aviation that have been restored to original condition. Also, there are images, video and valuable memorabilia from World War l, to current operations overseas where the Australian Army is using aviation resources.

The Museum houses replicas of the three original aircraft first flown by Military pilots in 1910-1912 being the Boxkite, Deperdussin and Bleriot.

During World War II, Number 6 Aircraft Depot was established at Oakey as a key RAAF station in the South West Pacific area. Aircraft such as Beaufort, Boomerang, Kittyhawk, Lancaster, Mustang, Norseman, Spitfire and Wirraway were serviced, repaired and test flown here until February 1946.




Museum Drive,
Swartz Barracks
Oakey, QLD, 4401

Located 15.9K from Acland

Goombungee War Memorial


In the Darling Downs farming community of Goombungee you'll find a rather elegant memorial in recognition of the local men lost in the battles of WWI.

Gallipoli survivor and hero of French battles Major General Sir Thomas Glasgow unveiled the Goombungee war memorial on 11 December 1920.

The people of Goombungee commissioned Toowoomba architect Harry Marks to design a classically-stylish sandstone pedestal with Doric columns, produced by RC Ziegler and Sons. A recessed square section bears leaded marble plates. The front plate carries 29 names - the town's men who died fighting in WWI. Atop the pedestal is a soldier statue, imported from Italy - an iconic representation of an Australian solder, which captures the qualities of loyalty, youth, innocence and bravery that grieving families wanted to remember.

The names of eight locals who died in WWII have been added.




Hartwig Street
Goombungee, QLD, 4354

Located 19.1K from Acland

Acland: Events

The Jackie Howe Festival of the Golden Shears


The Jackie Howe Festival of the Golden Shears is an iconic three day event celebrating the sheep and wool industry of the Darling Downs. The festival is held on the grounds of the original Jondaryan Woolshed and recreates the life of shearers and their families during the 1890's. Relive the 1890's period of Australiana complete with a family day out of shearing competitions, delicious food, family activities and entertainment, steam-powered shearing stands, and a re-enactment of the Woolshed in its heyday with elevated viewing platforms right amongst the shearing action.

The black tie Gala Banquet and Runway to Runway Fashion Show is held on the Friday night within the Woolshed building itself. Enjoy a delicious three course meal and a world class fashion show presented by Colleen Cuneo showcasing the best of Australian designers.


Event Dates
2016
      2nd Sep
      3rd Sep
      4th Sep


264 Jondaryan-Evanslea Road
Jondaryan, QLD, 4403

Located 13.2K from Acland

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