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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.
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!
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.
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.
Connect with the past at the Hinchinbrook Shire Library through a photographic history of events, places and people. Stroll along the 'Hinchinbrook Way Walk', an ever changing landscape of information and beauty, and immerse yourself in the 'mini Museum', a wealth of local military history.
Discover the heritage charms of a bygone era as you wander through this nineteenth-century residential farmhouse, at your leisure, or join a conducted tour of rooms that embody the comfortable rural lifestyle of previous owners.
Tour of St Mary’s Catholic Church, the 'Icon' of Ipswich. Completed in 1904 and built of Helidon sandstone, contains unique features including: life size Stations of the Cross, a B.B. Whitehouse pipe organ, marble high altar with a Last Supper relief by Daphne Mayo and restored, stained glass windows.
Travel back in time to a 135 year old general store which brews, bottles and labels beer the old fashion way. Experience how your ancestors shopped and interacted with the business owners and listen to tales told of the shop's heritage and also the local area history.
Join us for ten days of food, dance, music and talks on history, as well as guided walking tours and tours of buildings. There will be something different each day, including exhibitions and artefact displays.
Old maps of the area will show the railway lines (now gone). Trove articles will discuss extension of the line from Killarney through to Grafton, NSW. The Via Recta, from Warwick through to Maryvale and Spicers Gap, would have reached Mt Edwards.
A static display at the Gladstone City Library will be placed in a display cupboard and will show highlights of our Genealogical Society Gladstone District's history over the past 35 years of operation. The display will incorporate photographs, documents and books.
This Open Day at the Inn will have a special guest presenter, Irena Kobald, author of 'My Two Blankets'. Her book is a story of connection and understanding and fits well with the Festival's theme of 'Connecting People, Places and the Past'.
The Women of Bankfoot House is a special exhibition curated to celebrate the lives and achievements of the three generations of women who called Bankfoot House home.
Bankfoot House was established in 1868 as a stop for Cobb and Co. on the Brisbane to Gympie goldfields route. Experience the stories and view the collection of photographs, documents, furniture, household and personal effects which provide a glimpse into early life on the Sunshine Coast.