Linking more than 60 significant memorial sites across the region, the Tablelands Anzac Trail provides a unique experience – exploring the legacies left behind of the courageous local men and women who contributed to the First World War.
The trail explores war memorials, buildings and cemeteries along with natural memorials under shady trees and near ruined homesteads before taking you on a journey through the region’s fascinating museums.
Memorials in the region’s well-known towns of Atherton, Tolga, Yungaburra and Ravenshoe feature, along with little-known outposts of Coolgarra, a former mining town and Evelyn, a once thriving village that lost one quarter of its volunteers.
But it’s a grave site at the Herberton Cemetery adorned with a simple white cross which holds national significance. It is the grave of Reverend (Padre) Arthur White, the man who began the Dawn Service tradition.
The Tablelands Anzac Trail project is funded by the Queensland Government’s ANZAC Centenary Grants program, with the support of TRC.