Cambooya

Cambooya Giabal and Jarowair People Cambooya is truly a picture book image of a quaint country town. Nestled on the city outskirts south of Toowoomba and just off the New England Highway, it was once the home to the famous author ‘Steele Rudd’ (pseudonym for Arthur Hoey Davis) who brought us famous Australian characters, Dad…

Sandgate

Sandgate Turrbu/Yugarabul people, name der poss: ‘Warra – a stretch or expanse of water’ Sandgate originated as a sea-side resort town for early European Brisbane residents, with boating, golf and swimming combining with the existing heritage listed building to create ideas of a Gatsby-ish playground in the romantic recollections of locals. Theatre has played a…

Childers

Childers Kabi Kabi People Sugar, sugar and more sugar! This historic town is set was built in Queensland’s pioneering days in the lush volcanic soil of the Wide Bay Burnett Area, and has been rewarded with years of prodigious fruit, vegetable and sugar cane cropping. The Paragon Theatre – originally Gee’s Hall – has a…

Maryborough

Maryborough Badtjala people This was a good place for PL Travers to find Mary Poppin’s famous ‘spoonful of sugar’ – Maryborough and surrounds has been home to several sugar mills, as well as being the birthplace of the famous author. The town is set along the Mary River – a body of water named for…