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.
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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!
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.
Mayes Cottage is celebrating the Australian Heritage Festival with a family friendly, alcohol free event. BYO picnic supplies and rugs, sit back and enjoy live music while the little ones are engaged in a variety of hands-on activities.
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.
Participants will be shown through the Royal Bull's Head Inn on a guided evening tour and then, over a provided supper, hear ghost tales by local author, Don Talbot.
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.
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.
Come and experience the memories and stories from the past at the Richlands State School (Kyabra Community Centre). If you were a past student, make sure you come along and share the day with local residents, visitors and the local history group.
Celebrate Russian heritage and culture in Australia at a series of events, talks, workshops and tours across Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne
A gallery exhibition Connecting People, Places and the Past will display a variety of local stories.
Explore the incredible Venus Battery in Charters Towers and be amazed at how gold was processed during the colourful north Queensland goldrush of the 1800s.
The tour includes two short film presentations that explain the process of milling ore and introduce you to some of the ghosts at the Battery.
Charters Towers is haunted by the ghosts of gold - this north Queensland town was built on blood, sweat and toil.
Come on a Charters Towers Ghost Tour and hear tales of tragedy, crime, ghosts and hauntings. It is a fascinating way to explore the town's history.
Historical Boggo Road Gaol is one of Brisbane’s most intriguing and culture-enriched heritage sites. Immerse yourself in the history of Boggo Road, hear the stories and the tales from the working gaol as well as taking a look at Brisbane's penitentiary history.