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Saturday 8th August 2020

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This day is the anniversary of the Battle of Amiens, which was one of the most successful advances made by Allied forces during the WWI. The efforts of the ANZAC Corps were orchestrated by General Sir John Monash and would be much lauded as an example of combined arms warfare in a conflict mostly remembered for the stalemate of trench warfare. For those who value its place in Australian history it has become known as 08-08.
On this day in 1880 Earle Page was born. He was later to become Prime Minister of Australia.
On this day in 1909 Mary MacKillop died.
On this day in 1959 the Aboriginal painter Albert Namatjira died.

Gold Coast

Gold Coast

Saturday 8th August 2020


New Helensvale Farmers Market

White Hat has not yet had a chance to attend the New Helensvale Farmers Market so we cannot comment on its offerings, but we wish the venture every success.

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Carrara Markets
A large market on a dedicated site with over 500 stalls featuring clothing, trinkets, gifts, accessories, produce. White Hat suggests you will find it a far cry from the glitz of the nearby casino or the sophistication of the upmarket hotels, but if you can't find a bargain here, you're ot trying. ..
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Farmers' Market
Sensationally Fresh Produce, Farm Fresh eggs, Plants, Fresh Italian Bread & Cakes, Home Baked Goodies, Arts 'N Craft. Come for Breakfast or Brunch. Relax and enjoy the live Musical Entertainment. ..

Townsville

Townsville

Saturday 8th August 2020


Conroy Hall Markets

Located close to the Botanic Gardens, this is an all weather market. White Hat suggests that on any particular month you are likely to find an eclectic range of books, quirky antiques, random bric-a-brac, b, clothing, examples of local craft work and some snacks for nourishement.



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Tropical North Queensland

Tropical North Queensland (TNQ)

Saturday 8th August 2020


Rusty's Market

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Trading but FOOD STALLS ONLY. To the best of White Hat’s knowledge, this event or location is operating as usual despite COVID-19 precautions. However, due to rapidly changing conditions, always double check with the organiser or institution before making a special trip.

A bustling produce market that also offers a variety clothing, jewellery and bric-a-brac. Anyone inteersted in tropical fruits and vegetables is likely to be delighted with this market and White Hat particularly suggests you search out the PNG stalls and talk to the stallholders about how they use the food they have on offer.



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Cairns Esplanade Markets

Cairns Esplanade Market

The Esplanade Market is held on the Cairns waterfront and features locally made products including pottery, clothing leatherwork and skincare. White Hat recommends this market for a leisurely Saturday getaway where you can also take advantage of a swim in the lagoon, and cook lunch on the free barbecues while the kids are in the playground.



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Cairns Night Markets

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To the best of White Hat’s knowledge, this event or location is currently cancelled, postponed or suspended due to COVID-19 precautions. If in doubt check with the organiser or institution involved. White Hat will constantly monitor events and venues in an attempt to update listings when conditions change.

With over 70 stalls and a range of food court options, the Cairns Night Markets are a major tourist shopping hub in Cairns. The market is under cover and operates every day of the year.



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Cooktown Markets

White Hat recommends a visit to this relaxed market situated in the wonderful surrounds of a shady park next to the Endeavour River. Mix with a colouful mix of locals and enjoy fresh local produce as well as locally made handicrafts and random bric-a-brac.



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Kuranda Rainforest Markets

 

Known by a number of names - Kuranda Original Markets, Original Kuranda Rainforest Market, etc - Kuranda is definitely a market town, and the markets are definitely aimed at tourists. If this is your cup of tea, White Hat suggests you allow yourself a few hours to take in what is on offer.



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Mossman Markets

Green tick

Trading but FOOD STALLS ONLY. To the best of White Hat’s knowledge, this event or location is operating as usual despite COVID-19 precautions. However, due to rapidly changing conditions, always double check with the organiser or institution before making a special trip.

Mossman Markets

Located under the huge raintrees near historic St David’s Church, this market offers fresh local produce and local crafts. White Hat suggests that visitors may choose to combine a visit to the market with a swim in the nearby Mossman Gorge.



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Cairns Skyrail & Kuranda Train

Cairns Skyrail - cable car and train

Glide above the canopy of the ancient rainforest in purpose built gondolas that offer a sustainable birds-eye view of North Queensland’s living natural wonder whose prehistoric ancestry is some 60 million years older than the Amazon. Alternatively take the railway journey through the same landscape. You may choose to mix and match the two for a round trip. This tourism experience has won and continues to win numerous international awards. Details at Skyrail


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Mid Queensland Coast

Mid Queensland Coast

Saturday 8th August 2020


Mackay

Mackay

Saturday 8th August 2020


Whitsundays

Whitsundays

Saturday 8th August 2020


Inland Queensland

Inland Queensland

Saturday 8th August 2020


My Local Feast Farmers' Market

This farmers' market runs twice a week all year except for two weeks at Christmas.

Wednesdays: 2 to 7pm, The Mills precinct, cnr Ruthven and Campbell Sts, Toowoomba
Saturdays: 7am to 12noon, Cobb & Co, cnr Campbell & Lindsay Sts, East Toowoomba

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Outback Queensland

Outback Queensland

Saturday 8th August 2020


Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef

Saturday 8th August 2020


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