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Hirstglen: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Darling Downs Zoo


The Darling Downs Zoo is situated in a beautiful rural setting on the eastern Downs - midway between Toowoomba and Warwick - just over two hour's drive from the Brisbane Central Business District.

This new zoo is being developed in a garden format centred on the geographical areas of Australia, South-east Asia, Africa and South America.

Already the zoo features the only pride of African Lions in Queensland, baboons, monkeys, marmosets, serval, rare Sumatran Tiger, tropical birds, kangaroos and white wallabies, camel, deer, crocodiles and alligator, boa constrictors, the world's most venomous snakes, pythons and much, much more. The zoo is also home to the only White Lions in Queensland and the largest herd of Zebras and Giant Tortoises in this State!

The zoo is open to the public from 9.00 a.m. six days a week. It is closed on Tuesdays - except for the Queensland state school holidays when it is open every day. It is closed on Christmas Day.

Picnic facilities are available, there is a kiosk and gift shop with EFTPOS and free parking for all vehicles including coaches and caravans. The entire zoo is wheelchair friendly.




Gatton-Clifton Road,
Corner of Baines Road
Clifton, QLD, 4361

Located 10.8K from Hirstglen

Greenmount War Memorial


The life-sized grey sandstone 'Digger' statue in the Darling Downs farming community of Greenmount, stands at ease on top of a square base, with crossed rifles and laurel wreaths carved on the sides. Warwick stonemason, WP Prout created the memorial. He built the base for the Allora memorial and a digger for the Killarney memorial which was destroyed in a cyclone in 1968. Greenmount is believed to be his only remaining intact 'Digger'.

The Governor Sir Matthew Nathan unveiled the statue on 11 December 1922, and spoke of the gratitude the Empire owed to people of a small Queensland village, where from a shire of 2,000 people, 184 joined up. All are listed on the memorial, including the 27 who died. It also commemorates the war service of Sister Elizabeth Kenny who later pioneered treatment for polio.

The memorial originally stood near the railway station, the heart of the township. It was relocated in 1986 to the Greenmount Bicentennial Memorial Park, adjoining the Returned Soldiers Hall, encircled with garden beds and set off by the rural backdrop of hills and valleys.

WWII servicemen's names have been added.




Ramsay Street
Greenmount, QLD, 4359

Located 19.8K from Hirstglen

Sister Kenny Memorial, Nobby


Visit the memorial of Sister Elizabeth Kenny (born 20 September 1880, died 30 November 1952), who had a significant world-wide impact on the treatment of polio (Infantile Paralysis), one of the world`s most devastating diseases.

Sister Kenny lived in Nobby and received world recognition for her revolutionary treatment of polio victims in the early to mid twentieth century. She challenged the then current medical practice of immobilising muscles affected by polio and proved that exercising them aided in patient recovery.

This memorial chronicles her life and gives an account of the battles she had with the medical establishment of the day.

She is buried in the peaceful Nobby cemetery which overlooks the wide, rolling hills, and her life is also commemorated by a local memorial park.




Tooth Street
Nobby, QLD, 4360

Located 19.8K from Hirstglen

Victor Denton War Memorial


Queensland's first known WWI memorial doesn't stand in a public park or at a street intersection, it's in a small Darling Downs' cemetery. And unlike the others, it is in memory of one man.

Residents from the farming district of Nobby wanted to honour 20-year-old stockman Private Victor Denton who enlisted with the 2nd Light Horse Regiment just weeks after Australia announced it was at war in 1914. He died of battle wounds in June 1915 on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey and was buried there. This memorial stands as a sign of the spontaneous highly visible grief that gripped the community and the nation.

The memorial is located within the Denton family plot, alongside the grave of Victor's parents, in Nobby Cemetery.

Toowoomba monumental masons Bruce Brothers created the concrete and stone memorial, the broken column symbolising a life cut short. It was unveiled November 1915 during a recruitment march from Warwick to Brisbane, by a group labelled the 'Dungarees'. The march's participants drew large crowds in every town.




Mount Kent Boundary Road,
Nobby Cemetery
Nobby, QLD, 4360

Located 20.3K from Hirstglen

Clifton Historical Museum


The Clifton Historical Museum is a worthy tribute to the district's pioneering past. Housed in the old butter factory, you can take a step back in time and visit a 1930s dining room, a pioneer bedroom, an early hospital ward, kitchen and children's room.

The Heritage room allows access to original records of local businesses and schools. Read the memoirs of long-time residents, browse through the photographic collection, or look for your forebears on the database.

An extensive range of early agricultural tools and machinery will evoke memories of yesteryear.

Old movie memorabilia, communication, history, musical pieces; there's something for everyone, discover it for yourself.




46 King Street,
(Old Butter Factory)
Clifton, QLD, 4361

Located 22.3K from Hirstglen

Ma Ma Creek War Memorial


Fleurine Andrews' three sons died fighting in France in WWI. Their memory lives on in an unusual soldier statue in a small country cemetery, 13 kilometres south-west of Gatton.

Mrs Andrews commissioned monumental masons AL Petrie and Son to produce the memorial, erected in the St Stephen's Anglican Church cemetery at Ma Ma Creek in 1920.

The soldier statue, a popular choice of tribute in Queensland communities, embodies qualities of the ideal Australian: loyalty, youth, courage, innocence and masculinity. This one is a rarity, the only surviving 'Digger' wearing a cap instead of a slouch hat.

Private James Martin Andrews was killed on 5 August 1916, aged 26. Private George Henry Andrews died on 9 June 1917, aged 28. Private Bertie Reginald Andrews was killed on 10 June 1918, aged 20.

The war memorial stands behind the Andrews family plot and is the focus of public ANZAC Day memorial services.

Mrs Andrews also donated a church organ in her sons' memory.




Gatton Clifton Road
Ma Ma Creek, QLD, 4347

Located 23.6K from Hirstglen

Hirstglen: Events

Ma Ma Creek Markets


Come down to the Ma Ma Creek Community Centre on the second Saturday of the month to visit the Ma Ma Creek markets and enjoy the variety that the stalls have to offer.


Event Dates
2016
      11th Jun


Ma Ma Creek Community Centre
Ma Ma Creek, QLD, 4347

Located 23.8K from Hirstglen

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