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'It’s not a chip on your shoulder if they’re really out to get you' – Queensland is unfairly underrepresented on Australia’s big heritage lists.
Come and see the unique things people collect! The Nambour Museum is showcasing some of its favorite and most unique 'Collections' open to the public including a number of private collections that have been lent for this special display only.
The event will take place in our Main Room. After the talk tea, coffee or cold drinks and scones with jam and cream will be available. There will be no charge for this event.
Heritage Day at Yandina Historic House
Unveiling of the Tea Tree Park Sundial
Newly painted Historic House open, and Museum Shed open - entry gold coin donation, till 1pm,
Launch of Audienne Blyth's latest book, " Bettie Clark's Diary and Early North Arm"
The Queensland Maritime Museum has curated two special guided walks for the Festival. One relates to the Steam Tug Forceful and rare steam artefacts and the other historic sites in South Brisbane's maritime past. Both tours include a delicious home made Cream Tea.
Join Professor Russell McGregor in an exploration of his recent work Gugu Badhun - People of the Valley of the Lagoons. An elegant and innovative exploration of oral traditions and historical scholarship of the Gugu Badhun people of North Queensland.
Come along for a fun family day at the Townsville Museum as we celebrate the last day of heritage month with a children’s party filled with fun and games.
Author Deborah Wheeler, is opening up her beautiful historic home, now Grafton Rose B&B. She will talk about her books on forgotten WWI soldiers who were sent to the Kyoomba Sanatorium. Deborah will also talk about her first children's book "My Pop was a Kangaroo ANZAC.
Wander through the museum buildings and see the large variety of including St Mary’s Church c1893, Boathouse with boat, Tai Shue’s Confectionery and Bakery shop. Be confined in the original 1887 Taroom Lockup. View objects like jewellery belonging to Sarah, wife of John Becker, the boot maker c1970. Be amazed at the variety of artefacts.
The decade of the 1860s was a time of great social and technological change, and the opening of this railway was regarded as a shining moment in this burgeoning state's history.
A significant event in Australian history—the first sustained contact between Indigenous Australians and British Explorers. The area also witnessed the first sharing of languages, the first notating of Indigenous words, the first sighting of the kangaroo, the first conflict and the first steps to reconciliation.
Discover shelf after shelf of products used in an era when the latest technology was a wireless radio, when milk was still delivered by hand in a glass bottle that was washed and returned for reuse and decades of records were handwritten into huge volumes!
Love letters provide us with a rare and valuable glimpse into those candid moments of two people corresponding in an intimate way. Join us for a morning talk on the importance of letters as historical sources and for the human insights into the past that they provide.
Celebrate Mother's Day at Newstead House and enjoy the charm and grace of the jewel in the crown of South East Queensland's historic properties.
Join us for the Mount Morgan Golden Mount Festival, an annual tradition, running in it's current form for 42 years! With live bands, markets, amusement rides, buskers, kids' disco, fireworks, rodeo, golf day and more....there is something for everyone, set in a beautiful, historic township.
Discover Newstead House, the jewel in the crown of South East Queensland Historic properties. Step back to another time to learn about the influential colonial families who occupied our grand home, the hidden treasures in our collection and the stories of Newstead House.
Savour the atmosphere of an authentic ‘turn of the century’ village. Enjoy a fascinating journey through history whilst wandering through Miles Historical Village Museum. Discover an amazing array of unique collections showcasing the district’s rich historical heritage - 30 buildings and displays.