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Goondiwindi War Memorial Logo and Images

Goondiwindi War Memorial

Marshall Street, Goondiwindi QLD 4390
A towering soldier statue now found in Goondiwindi's Town Park was one of the most expensive soldier monuments marking WWI in Queensland. Governor Sir Matthew Nathan unveiled the six metre high memorial in September 1922 while in the south-west border town to observe an eclipse of the sun. The life-sized grey sandstone soldier, standing on top of a red and grey polished granite column, polished blocked trachyte pedestal and a stepped concrete base, cost £1,800. It was located in Herbert Street at that time. The designer is unknown. The pedestal carries the gilded names of 325 locals who enlisted in WWI-providing invaluable insight into the community's involvement in the war. Of those, 54 (about one in six) died, underscoring the devastating impact the conflict had on a young nation. The soldiers' monument was relocated to the park in 1949. At this time, a set of gates were erected as a WWII memorial, unveiled by Sir Thomas William Glasgow, a Gallipoli survivor who went on to stand up to high-ranking British officers in France, refusing their command to surrender at Villers-Bretonneux.
Euraba Paper Aboriginal Corporation Logo and Images

Euraba Paper Aboriginal Corporation

138 Merriwa Street, Boggabilla NSW 2409
Euraba Artists and Papermakers is a group of Goomeroi artists, local Aboriginal artists from Boggabilla and Toomelah, specialising in hand made paper art and original design paper products. Situated at Boggabilla, 100 kilometres north of Moree, Euraba uses locally grown cotton rag offcuts and other local fibres as the basis for their artworks. The signature artworks for Euraba are 100 per cent cotton rag pulp paintings and embossed paper designs. Euraba also makes quality artist papers, and paper products including gift cards suitable for framing, stationary sets, note pads and watermarked 'wedding' paper. At Euraba you will find a display area where artworks and handmade paper products are offered for sale. When visiting, you are also welcome to see the artists at work either making paper, paper products or art works, all of which can be purchased in the shop. Groups are welcome for organised tours, bookings are essential.

Goondiwindi Regional Visitor Information Centre

45 Bowen Street, Goondiwindi QLD 4390
The Goondiwindi Regional Visitor Information Centre (VIC) is located within the Goondiwindi Regional Civic Centre at 45 Bowen Street in Goondiwindi. It can also be accessed from 100 Marshall Street. This accredited VIC offers a one stop shop for travel information including free maps, Coffee Lovers Guides for coffee houses in town, brochures and information on surrounding districts, accommodation information and lovely local gifts to remember your stay. There is free wi-fi accessible from the Goondiwindi Regional Council Desk, also located within this the Civic Centre building. They also host the Gunsynd Museum - a must see for any horse lover or for people interested to learn more about the history of the magnificent Goondiwindi Grey: Gunsynd. In 2004 Gunsynd was the only animal named in the Queensland Icon's list. Gunsynd won the hearts of the people, and in the 1972-73 horse racing season he was named Australia's Champion Racehorse. The Gunsynd Museum houses many of Gunsynd's' accolades donated by his owners. It's a great memorial to this truly fascinating race horse. Look for the big clock - that's where they are....