Ringsfield House, Nanango

    Stately Ringsfield House was built in 1908 for Mr and Mrs James William Davies Graham. It was designed by noted Queensland Architect Robin Dods and is distinguished by its wide verandahs, bay windows, large, airy bedrooms and built-in cupboards.

    Ringsfield has enjoyed four lives so far! From 1908 till 1942 it was the private home of the Graham and Sullivan families. From 1942 to 1970, it served as Ringsfield Maternity Hospital delivering almost 4,000 babies! By 1973 the house was a Lifeline refuge and continued in this capacity for a further 20 years. In 1992, the then Nanango Shire Council restored Ringsfield as a museum and historical centre.

    From November 2017 Ringsfield will operate not only as a museum, cafe and tourist destination but also as a restaurant and events venue supporting both the local and broader communities. It continues to draw people from far and wide to experience the beauty, peace and tranquility that Nanango has to offer.

    LOCATION:

    41-45 Alfred Street, Nanango
    4615, QLD

    Reg McCallum Park

      Located in Henry Street, Nanango, this attractive park, Reg McCallum Park, is named after the Mayor of the Nanango Shire, Reg McCallum, who has been the Mayor for over 25 years. The facilities include public toilets with wheelchair access, parenting rooms, free showers (need to get key from the South Burnett Visitor Information Centre – Nanango), playground, tables and chairs.

      The South Burnett Visitor Information Centre – Nanango can also be found across the road, which provides services that include:- the Tarong Power Display, information on attractions, accommodation and businesses, as well as offering history research, a range of souvenirs and other goods.

      LOCATION:

      41-45 Alfred Street, Nanango
      4615, QLD

      LOCATION:

      Henry Street, Nanango
      4615, QLD

      Pioneer Park

        Pioneer Park is located on the western side of Sandy Creek and beside Drayton Street, and was once called Nanango Park when it was first developed in 1919. This reserve between the Primary School and the Railway Station was used as a memorial to the soldiers of the First World War.

        Camphor Laurel and Pepperina Trees were planted on the eastern side of the creek and assigned to the school to care for them. Due to lack of public interest, this reserve was returned to its original state when the fences and trees were broken down and cattle were allowed to graze on the land.

        Pioneer Park came into being in 1978 when Joe Anderson became deeply involved with the concept. It wasn’t until 1982 when the Nanango Rural Youth Club installed picnic tables and a barbecue. Development continued over the years. However, the old curved railway bridge across Sandy Creek and railway station still remain to remind us of what once used to be.

        LOCATION:

        41-45 Alfred Street, Nanango
        4615, QLD

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        Henry Street, Nanango
        4615, QLD

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        Drayton Street, Nanango
        4615, QLD

        Tipperary Flat

          Tipperary Flat, situated at the southern entrance to Nanango adjacent to Lions Park and the BP Service Station, is a well equipped picnic area featuring a walking trail leading visitors around the historic displays with informative interpretive signs provided.

          In early days, Tipperary Flat was used for sports days and get-togethers with other families who lived close by and the name originated from the first settlers who came from Ireland. A walking track extends to the Tarong turnoff past ‘Hannibal’, the first Tarong Coal Dragline Bucket, and has become a popular pastime for residents, visitors and pets.

          Adjacent to Tipperary Flat is an existing stand of Bunya Trees, a special icon of the natural and cultural heritage of the South Burnett, which acknowledge the original inhabitants.

          Tipperary Flat is an informative rest stop on your journey through the South Burnett.

          LOCATION:

          41-45 Alfred Street, Nanango
          4615, QLD

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          Henry Street, Nanango
          4615, QLD

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          Drayton Street, Nanango
          4615, QLD

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          D'Aguilar Highway, Nanango
          4615, QLD

          South Burnett Energy Centre

            The newly opened South Burnett Energy Centre reflects the past, the people and the energy technology that developed the region and continues to mould our future. The visually exciting displays are located in a building formerly owned by Tarong Coal and incorporate a number of time lines and interactive displays as well as the original engines that supplied energy to Nanango for the first time in 1933.

            LOCATION:

            41-45 Alfred Street, Nanango
            4615, QLD

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            Henry Street, Nanango
            4615, QLD

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            Drayton Street, Nanango
            4615, QLD

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            D'Aguilar Highway, Nanango
            4615, QLD

            LOCATION:

            Henry Street, Nanango
            4615, QLD

            Nanango Fauna Reserve

              Just ten minutes out of Nanango, the peaceful Nanango Fauna Reserve offers many different environments to explore, from seasonal waterholes to eucalypt woodland, acacia scrub, and dry vine scrub.

              It is a bird watcher’s delight with a variety of species to be found including the Yellow-Faced Honeyeater, Australian Darter, Varied Sittella, Nankeen Night Heron, and Little Black and Little Pied Cormorant.

              LOCATION:

              41-45 Alfred Street, Nanango
              4615, QLD

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              Henry Street, Nanango
              4615, QLD

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              Drayton Street, Nanango
              4615, QLD

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              D'Aguilar Highway, Nanango
              4615, QLD

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              Henry Street, Nanango
              4615, QLD

              LOCATION:

              Mount Stanley Road, Nanango
              4615, QLD

              Lions Park – Nanango

                Lions Park is a lovely stop just off the D’Aguilar Highway, on the south side of the township of Nanango.
                Facilities include toilets, a barbecue, a playground for the kids, shelter and tables. This park is alongside Tipperary Flat, which is a tribute to the Pioneer Days. The Peanut Wagon is also located nearby.

                LOCATION:

                41-45 Alfred Street, Nanango
                4615, QLD

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                Henry Street, Nanango
                4615, QLD

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                Drayton Street, Nanango
                4615, QLD

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                D'Aguilar Highway, Nanango
                4615, QLD

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                Henry Street, Nanango
                4615, QLD

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                Mount Stanley Road, Nanango
                4615, QLD

                LOCATION:

                D'Aguilar Highway, Nanango
                4615, QLD

                Nanango Star Motel

                  The Nanango Star Motel is a 12 room modern country motel situated right in the heart of Nanango . They are situated within walking distance to all amenities.

                  They are a motel that prides itself on being the best motel at the most reasonable price anywhere.

                  Their motto is come as a guest leave as a friend.

                  LOCATION:

                  41-45 Alfred Street, Nanango
                  4615, QLD

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                  Henry Street, Nanango
                  4615, QLD

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                  Drayton Street, Nanango
                  4615, QLD

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                  D'Aguilar Highway, Nanango
                  4615, QLD

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                  Henry Street, Nanango
                  4615, QLD

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                  Mount Stanley Road, Nanango
                  4615, QLD

                  LOCATION:

                  D'Aguilar Highway, Nanango
                  4615, QLD

                  LOCATION:

                  43 Drayton Street, Nanango
                  4615, QLD

                  Nanango Country Markets

                    Held on the first Saturday of each month, these markets are possibly one of the biggest in Rural South East Queensland. Averaging 380 Stalls covering much of the 35 acres of the Nanango Showgrounds visitors have a huge array of enticing produce to browse and purchase. From fresh fruit and vegetables, native and other plant stalls, hardware, clothing, nick-nacks, smallgoods, sauces and cheese to even the kitchen sink plus much more.

                    The markets open at 6am and go through to 12pm. There is plenty of parking available and whilst it is free, their gates are manned by volunteers collecting donations for Care Flight.

                    The markets operate a canteen offering a decent selection of food. A coffee shop is also open. For your convenience they have an ATM onsite.

                    LOCATION:

                    41-45 Alfred Street, Nanango
                    4615, QLD

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                    Henry Street, Nanango
                    4615, QLD

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                    Drayton Street, Nanango
                    4615, QLD

                    LOCATION:

                    D'Aguilar Highway, Nanango
                    4615, QLD

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                    Henry Street, Nanango
                    4615, QLD

                    LOCATION:

                    Mount Stanley Road, Nanango
                    4615, QLD

                    LOCATION:

                    D'Aguilar Highway, Nanango
                    4615, QLD

                    LOCATION:

                    43 Drayton Street, Nanango
                    4615, QLD

                    LOCATION:

                    129 Drayton Street, Nanango
                    4615, QLD

                    Nanango Show

                      A day packed with loads of fun and entertainment for the whole family. Traditional family fun, pavilion displays, horse and cattle events, food stands, sideshow alley and so much more.

                      LOCATION:

                      41-45 Alfred Street, Nanango
                      4615, QLD

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                      Henry Street, Nanango
                      4615, QLD

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                      Drayton Street, Nanango
                      4615, QLD

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                      D'Aguilar Highway, Nanango
                      4615, QLD

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                      Henry Street, Nanango
                      4615, QLD

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                      Mount Stanley Road, Nanango
                      4615, QLD

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                      D'Aguilar Highway, Nanango
                      4615, QLD

                      LOCATION:

                      43 Drayton Street, Nanango
                      4615, QLD

                      LOCATION:

                      129 Drayton Street, Nanango
                      4615, QLD

                      LOCATION:

                      129 Drayton Street, Nanango
                      4615, QLD

                      Uncle Bob’s Estate

                      Open by appointment only

                      Email: unclebob515@gmail.com

                      (07) 4163 3403

                      515 Mt Stanley Road
                      East Nanango, QLD 4615

                      Uncle Bob’s Cottage

                      515 Mt Stanley Road, East Nanango Qld 4615

                      Ph: (07) 4163 3403

                      Mobile: 0427 301 446

                      Website: www.unclebobsestate.com

                      Email: unclebob515@gmail.com

                      Nanango Caravan and Motorhome Park

                      13673 D’Aguilar Highway, South Nanango

                      Ph: (07) 4163 2322

                      Mob: 0468 399 243

                      www.nanangocaravanandmotorhomepark.lifestylesforyou.com

                      Twin Gums Caravan Park

                      1 Scott Street

                      Ph: (07) 4163 1376

                      Fitzroy Motel

                      55 Fitzroy street, Nanango

                      Tel: (07) 4163 1100

                      www.nanangofitzroymotel.com.au

                      Copper Country Motor Inn

                      14354 D’Aguilar Highway, Nanango
                      Tel: (07) 4163 1011

                      Antler Motel

                      33 Henry Street, Nanango

                      Tel: (07) 4163 1444

                      www.antlermotel.com.au

                      Legends of the South Burnett

                      Legends of the South Burnett – Boxing Legend: Arthur Cripps

                      When you think of boxing one name comes to mind… Muhammad Ali. Well sorry to disappoint but there was another boxing great who came from the South Burnett… Arthur Cripps.

                      Born in 1879 Arthur Cripps started his sporting career playing rugby. He played in one game for Queensland – a “dramatic” 25-11 win over New South Wales in 1901 (see even back in the early 20th century Queensland were beating New South Wales!) But footy just wasn’t meant to be for Arthur who turned to professional boxing in early 1902.

                      Arthur was trained by “Big” Jim Austin, who was said to be one of the cleverest trainers of the time. He claimed that because of this training he never suffered a black eye or bloody nose.

                      In 1903 Arthur Cripps claimed the Australian Middleweight crown. He would then win this title on and off between the years 1903 to 1909.

                      A property at Broadwater (Nanango) brought Arthur, his wife Mary and their daughter Violet to the region to begin a farming life. Arthur held boxing fund raising activities and assisted many young men in gaining expertise in the boxing arena such as Bill Ewart of Nanango.

                      In 1916 at the age of 35 (which was not the norm as the average age of men enlisting was 26) Arthur enlisted as a driver in the Engineers. This grabbed the attention of Australians with newspaper headlines reading “Arthur Cripps gone to the front!” (16 May 1917). He also made headlines again upon his return in August 1919.

                      After the war Arthur returned to Nanango where he was the Post Office Hotel Proprietor, Chairman of the local football club (1923to 1925) and Director of the Dairy Company (1923). However, before his daughter Violet was 21 years old he decided to move the family to Brisbane.

                      In 1934 Arthur Cripps passed away.

                      A mild-mannered man – a home lover – an ace high husband and father – and a wonderful glove fighter!

                      Arthur Cripps 3

                      Arthur Cripps with his wife Mary and daughter Violet (dress in white with pig tails)

                      Arthur Cripps dressed in his army uniform

                      Arthur Cripps dressed in his army uniform

                      Nanango Food Junction

                      Nanango Food Junction

                      South Burnett Wine and Food in the Park Festival

                      The South Burnett Wine and Food in the Park Festival is on again this Saturday 11th March at Memorial Park, Kingaroy.

                      This is the festival’s 18th year and is a great way of showcases the best of South Burnett wine and food. The event starts at 12 noon and runs till 8:30pm and will have eight hours of live entertainment including street performers and top music acts.

                      Kevin Liepins a freelance writer has wrote a great article for Weekend Notes on the festival. CLICK HERE to read.

                      Entertainment at South Burnett Wine and Food in the Park Festival - image from the South Burnett Wine and Food in the Park Festival website

                      Entertainment at South Burnett Wine and Food in the Park Festival – image from the South Burnett Wine and Food in the Park Festival website

                      Enjoy wine tastings at the South Burnett Wine and Food in the Park Festival - image from the South Burnett Wine and Food in the Park Festival website

                      Enjoy wine tastings at the South Burnett Wine and Food in the Park Festival – image from the South Burnett Wine and Food in the Park Festival website

                      Shortiez Country Fried Chicken

                      Open 7 days Mon to Thurs 10:30am to 8pm Sat & Sun 9am to 8pm Breakfast, fast food, Country Fried Chicken Takeaway or Outside dining

                      Shortiez Fish & Chips and Ice Cream Parlour

                      Shortiez Fish & Chips and Ice-Cream Parlour

                      Orchy Fresh Salad & Juice Bar

                      Crusty’s Pizza and Pasta