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Coalbank: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Cooyar War Memorial


In the Darling Downs township of Cooyar, two WWI memorials stand side-by-side ensuring this community's loyalty to the Empire is never forgotten.

State parliamentarian Arthur Edward Moore MLA (who would become premier a few years later) unveiled the Cooyar War Memorial on 14 July, 1923.

A marble soldier statue standing on a pedestal honours the 25 local men who died in WWI. The adjacent stone plinth reminiscent of a gravestone serves as a roll call of all 110 men who enlisted; their names inscribed on a leaded marble plaque. Such displays provide valuable local history, unattainable from military records where names are categorised alphabetically or by military unit.

Public subscription and entertainment fundraising events amassed ?413.10.0 for the memorial, designed and produced by Toowoomba-based RC Ziegler and Son. The soldier statue was crafted and imported from Italy.

The WWI memorial stands in Hack Menkins Park, beside the main highway passing through Cooyar.




McDougall Street
Cooyar, QLD, 4402

Located 15.0K from Coalbank

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 21.5K from Coalbank

Crows Nest Regional Art Gallery


Crows Nest Regional Art Gallery actively nurtures and promotes the local artistic community, with monthly exhibitions featuring the original works of local painters, sculptors, photographers, textile artists, ceramicists, printmakers and wood turners.

The gallery also regularly features exhibitions and artists from outside the region and holds a popular Christmas Festival Exhibition where art works are available for sale.

The gallery's annual Crows Nest Acquisitive Art Prize has gained a steady reputation, offering generous prize money and attracting high quality entries from far and wide.

Established in 1996 in the board room of the original Crows Nest Shire Chambers, the gallery is run by a part-time coordinator and a dedicated team of volunteers. It provides an arts reference point and fosters a community cultural identity, not only for those directly involved, but for visitors and the local community.






New England Highway
Crows Nest, QLD, 4355

Located 23.1K from Coalbank

Coalbank: Events

InStudio Art Trail


The InStudio Art Trail is an annual weekend event during which a variety of local artists open their home studios to the public, take up residence or exhibit in a central community space. It is a self drive trail offering a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the picturesque countryside around the Crows Nest, Hampton and Ravensbourne area whilst visiting artists in their creative space and gaining a glimpse into their working life and artistic journey.




18 William Street
Crows Nest, QLD, 4355

Located 24.8K from Coalbank

Crows Nest Day


Crows Nest Day is part of the Crows Nest Festival week of community activities.

The program starts at 7am with a fun run, then all day entertainment, music, dance displays, children's activities and finally a rodeo.

Food will be available. There will be a licensed bar, drinks, tea and coffee also available.

You can enjoy many stalls selling handcrafts, gifts and more and there will be competitions including whip cracking, crow calling, hay stacking, tyre stacking, picnic races and a tug of war.

Worm races for trained earthworms conclude with the world championship Grand Old Crow Cup.


Event Dates
2016
      22nd Oct


Toowoomba Road and Curnow Street,,
Charlotte Street
Crows Nest, QLD, 4355

Located 24.9K from Coalbank

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