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A monument commemorates 10 years of the Leyburn Sprints which are held every year to celebrate Queensland's first hosting of the Australian Grand Prix in September 1949.




Address:68 Donald Street, Leyburn, 4365
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.010929
Long: 151.580864
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture
Actual Event Start Date:21-August-1995
Actual Event End Date:21-August-2005


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:August-2005
Front Inscription

The historic Leyburn Sprints has ensured that the continued celebration of Queensland's first hosting of the Australian Grand Prix that was held at the Leyburn Airfield on September 18,1949.

The memory of all 30 motorsport titans who contested that land mark event, lives on through the motoring feature that winds it`s way around a one kilometre circuit throughout the town each year.

August 20/21 2005 commemorates 10 years of the "Sprints" concept and continues the motoring tradition of Leyburn and the entire Warwick Shire

Officially unveiled by the Honourable Tom Barton MP Minister for Employement, Training and Industrial Relations

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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