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QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA – Sunday 17th to Saturday 23rd October 2004


Perambulations of the ‘Round-the-Worlders


Leonard SYMONDS (54A) & his wife Brenda


[Reporter & ‘EadItter: George MILLIE]



Day Four – Gardens & War Memorials


Wednesday 20th October

The weather was still a trifle ominous and it rained earlier in the morning. The consensus over breakfast was that we should take a chance and go out, confining out sightseeing to places of interest in Toowoomba. The first place on the list was the Japanese Gardens adjacent to the University of Southern Queensland on the south side of the city, probably one of Vera’s favourite places of photo opportunity.



The Japanese Garden - George & Marion with Brenda [photo: Len Symonds]



“Mothers’ Memorial Garden” was the next venue on the agenda, primarily to visit the new Vietnam War Memorial and the even newer, not yet officially opened, National Service Memorial.



Vietnam War Memorial – the only one in Australia to honour the memory of civilians who made the ultimate sacrifice

[photo: George Millie]




National Service Memorial - finishing touches being made in readiness for the impending official opening.

It can be seen that the turf is yet to be laid [photo: George Millie]




Day Five


Published: October 2004