Anzac World War I Trail
Linking more than 60 significant memorial sites across the region, the Tablelands Anzac Trail is a unique experience — exploring the legacies of the courageous local men and women who contributed to World War I. The trail explores war memorials, buildings, cemeteries, natural memorials and the region’s fascinating museums.
The Tablelands Anzac Trail project is funded by the Queensland Government’s ANZAC Centenary Grants program, with the support of TRC.
World War II Trail
In 1942 Australia was preparing for the imminent threat of the advancing Japanese Imperial Army and Atherton Tablelandswas established as a staging and training post. By December 1942 the Australian Army headquarters had transferred from Townsville to Atherton and Tolga and, by January 1943, work had begun on the 13th Advanced Ordnance Depot in Tolga — the largest in North Queensland’s history. The entire Tablelands region soon had new infrastructure, amenities and hundreds of buildings.
This brochure details this wartime history on the Tablelands, and identifies memorials, cemeteries, buildings, monuments and plaques across the region.
The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Tablelands Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.