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 Thursday, 25 April 2019 

Anzac Day

Today is Anzac Day, a national public holiday when the nation pauses to remember the sacrifices of thousands of Australians who have fought for the democratic principles our country is committed to in conflicts all over the world. Most South Burnett businesses will either be closed completely today or operating on restricted hours (ie from noon onwards) as a mark of respect. Anzac Day commemorative services will be held throughout the region from 4:27am onwards: the same time the original Anzacs began their assault on the beaches of Gallipoli 104 years ago. Here's where they'll be held:

  • Blackbutt-Benarkin will be marking Anzac Day with a Dawn Service at the Memorial at the corner of Hart and Coulson Streets at 4:27am; and then a Commemoration service at the Coulson Street memorial at 11:00am.

  • Boondooma and Durong will hold a commemoration and wreath-laying service at 9:00am at Boondooma Homestead at 8262 Durong-Mundubbera Road.

  • Bunya Mountains will hold a commemoration and wreath-laying service at the Lone Pine in the Dandabah camping area at 8:00am.

  • Cherbourg will hold a Commemoration Service at 8:00am, followed by a morning tea at the Ration Shed Museum.

  • Cooyar will mark Anzac Day with a march from Cooyar Public Hall at 9:45am to the Cooyar War Memorial for a service at 10:00am, which will be followed by a community morning tea at the Cooyar Hotel.

  • Goomeri will hold its traditional Dawn Service at 4:45am at the War Memorial Clock on the Burnett Highway. From 5:00am, Joe's Grand Hotel will host a rum and milk "Gunfire Breakfast". The main service will get underway at 10:00am at the War Memorial Clock. At 10.30am, the march will follow the main service from the War Memorial Clock up to the Memorial Hall where the service will commence followed by a late morning tea.

  • Hivesville will hold a Dawn Service in Main Street at 5:30am, followed by a community breakfast in Anzac Park opposite the Hivesville Hotel.

  • Kilkivan will hold a Dawn Service at the Cenotaph in Bridge Street at 5.30am. This will be followed by a march at 10.30am to the Memorial Hall and the main service at 10:40am.

  • Kingaroy will hold a Dawn Service at the rotunda in Memorial Park at 4:28am, followed by a pilgrimage to the War Service Graves at Taabinga Cemetery at 8:00am. At 10:30am, marchers taking part in the annual march should assemble at Kingaroy RSL for an 11:00am march to Memorial Park, where there will be a citizen's observance at 11:15am.

  • Kumbia will mark Anzac Day with a march. Marchers should assemble at the flower garden at the northern end of Bell Street at 8:45am for a 9:00am step off, which will be followed by a Commemoration Service at 9:10am.

  • Maidenwell will mark Anzac Day with a QCWA morning tea at Maidenwell Hall at 9:30am, followed by a wreath laying at the Maidenwell War Memorial at 10:30am.

  • Murgon will hold a fellowship at the Murgon RSL Club at 4:45am, followed by a Dawn Service at the Murgon War Memorial at 5:30am. Marchers in the annual parade should assemble in the RSL's rear car park at 9:00am for a 9:45am step off, which will be followed by a Commemoration Service and wreath laying at the Memorial at 10:00am.

  • Nanango will hold a fellowship for RSL Sub-branch members and their families, visiting veterans and ex defence personnel at Taras Hall at 5:00am, then a march from the RSL to the Memorial at 5:20am, where a Dawn Service will be held at 5:30am. This will be followed by a gold coin donation savoury mince and damper breakfast in Taras Hall, and then a pilgrimage to the Veterans Graves at Nanango Cemetery at 7:00am. Participants in the annual Anzac Day march should assemble in Howlett Lane at 8:15am for an 8:45am step off, followed by a Commemoration Service at the War Memorial at the corner of Drayton and Henry Streets at 9:00am.

  • Proston will hold a Dawn Service at the Proston RSL Rooms in Collingwood Street at 5:30am..

  • Widgee will hold a Dawn Service at 6:00am at the Widgee Cenotaph, followed by a 7:00am breakfast at the Memorial Hall, and then an Anzac Day Parade leaving from principal's residence next to Widgee School at 8:30am. The main commemoration service will commence immediately after the parade ends.

  • Wondai will hold a Dawn Service at 5:00am, which will be accompanied by a march from the Post Office along Mackenzie Street to the War Memorial. At 8:00am there will be a pilgrimage to the War Service Graves at the Wondai Cemetery, followed by a 10:00am Commemoration Service, wreath laying and procession at the War Memorial outside Wondai Town Hall.

  • Wooroolin will hold a parade at 11:00am, followed by a Commemoration Service at the Wooroolin Memorial Hall at 11:15am.

  • Yarraman will hold a Dawn Service at the Cenotaph in Memorial Park at 6:00am, followed by a pilgrimage to the War Service Graves at 7:30am. At 10:45am, marchers should assemble to attend the main service at the Cenotaph at 11:00am for a commemorative service, which will be followed by a community lunch at Yarraman's Memorial Hall in Browne Street.
Wondai Anzac Day Race Meeting
The South Burnett Race Club will be holding their 46th Anzac Day Race Meeting at the Wondai race track in Baynes Street today in aid of Legacy, and after a sombre morning of reflection it's always one of our region's most popular race meetings of the year. Today's trackside action will feature an on-course TAB; live telecasts of interstate races and interstate betting fluctuations; a vigorous undercover betting ring; a great BBQ and bar; the Lady Luck Cocktail Bar; a "Poppies and Lace" fashion theme; and a card of five races. Gates will open at 11:30am; the bar will open at 1:00pm; and the first race will leave the barriers at around 2:05pm. Everyone is welcome and admission is just $10. Reserved seating is also available for a small extra charge. You can read more about what last year's Anzac Day race meeting was like (and see pictures) on our website.
Spirit Of The Bush Balladeers Muster - Boondooma
The second day of the five-day Spirit Of The Bush Balladeers & Heritage Muster will be held at Boondooma Homestead at 8262 Durong-Mundubbera Road, Boondooma today. This popular annual campout week features lots of Australia's top bush balladeers and poets (more than 25 will be appearing at the Muster this year) along with walk-up artists. The Muster routinely attracts 700 to 800 caravanners plus day-trippers, and in addition to bucketloads of non-stop music there'll also be great camp oven meals, a licensed bar, BBQ, stalls, and displays of vintage cars and engines, photography and historical items. Today's activities will begin with a Bush Poet's Breakfast at 7:30am, followed by invited artists and walk-up performers well into the evening. There'll also be an Anzac Day Service held in the grounds at 9:00am this morning. Admission to today's Muster is $15 or you can buy a 5-day pass for $105. Bush camping is also available on-site and can be booked by phoning the Homestead's caretakers on (07) 4168-0159. You can also get a program of this year's Muster in PDF format by clicking here.

 Thursday, 25 April 2019 
Wine and Food, Great Lakes, Bunya Mounains... Discover The Wonderful Towns Of The South Burnett
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