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DOOLBI: The Krupp Howitzer, a war trophy donated to the residents of the Isis district after the First World War, has had its regular “spruce up” courtesy of the Rotary Club of Childers. The cannon, which sits under cover next to the former Council Chambers and Hall of Memories, was fully refurbished by Childers Rotary about 15 years ago and has been cleaned and re-oiled with a lanolin based protective coating each year since. Childers Rotary president John Cole said the club was keen to see the cannon in pristine order for Anzac Day and had staged a working bee to gurney the cannon and memorial surrounds and undertake the re-oiling. The cannon was a war trophy based on the high enlistment per head of population during the First World War.