Landsborough Museum

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The Landsborough Museum warmly welcomes you as an individual, family school or group.  The Landsborough Museum was established in 1976.  It is one of the largest community museums in south east Queensland and is dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of the local region. A dedicated group of volunteers staff the Museum and work to research and provide visitor access to the community’s collections and stories.  The Museum is open Wednesday to Friday and Sundays from 9 am to 3 pm.

A quick visit to the Museum can take up to one hour but with so much to see several hours can be spent browsing the collection of farm machinery, domestic life in the last century, the local historic tobacco and farming communities, and many other items of interest from the one-legged shovel to the Caloundra lighthouse light.

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The Pioneers:  Our Pioneers were men with strong backs and endless ambitions, women with strong spirits and trust in family values.  They were people with the determination to build a future from nothing but courage, daring and persistence.  To share their stories, the Landsborough Museum has become the place where you can discover or heritage “from the mountains to the sea”.

The Building:  The Landsborough Shire Chambers were opened in 1924.  The last council meeting held in the old building was on the 24th July 1968, thereafter the council moved to new premises in Caloundra.  The Shire of Landsborough Historical Society Incorporated was formed in 1973 and opened the Landborough Museum on the 3rd April 1976.

The Township of Landsborough:  The township was originally named Mellum Creek but was renamed Landsborough in honour of the explorer William Landsborough who was chosen to lead a search for the missing explorers, Burke and Wills.  While searching he learnt that Burke and Wills had perished but continued and became the first explorer to cross the continent from north to south.

The Collection:  There are many items of historical significance in our collection including photos and items donated to the museum which details the rich history of the area.  We have also developed an intensive and informative data base which records the facinating family history of our pioneers.  This is accessible in our “Stan Tutt Reading Room”.

Key Permanent Exhibitions:

  • William Landsborough Collection
  • Sir Frank Nicklin Collection
  • Caloundra Lighthouse Display
  • Social History Displays
  • Printing Press
  • Tabacco Industy
  • Timber Industry
  • Phones of Yesteryear; plus
  • many more interesting displays; family history / documents / photos

Book Shop

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Mary Museum and River Centre

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Mary Museum & River Centre.

Railway Station,
Kandanga Qld 4570.
Phone:  07 5488 4800.
Email:  savethemaryriver@gmail.com .

Located next to the Kandanga Railway Station, is a tribute to all the people who worked so hard to overturn the decision to dam the Mary River, complete with a story-board, that goes around the walls with the knitted scarf, of the three and a half year campaign from start to finish and packed full of colorful photos and signs. From its beginnings, the campaign to save the Mary River has been characterised by creativity. Campaigners tapped into considerable talents in music, writing, photography, costume-making, sign-writing, cartooning, visual art & design to get their message across.The River Education section focuses on the unique flora and fauna of the Mary River and provides information about future water resource planning and river restoration, river dynamics and food webs right from the top of the catchment to the Mary River Estuary and the internationally recognised wetlands, the Great Sandy Strait.

The River Education section focuses on the unique flora and fauna of the Mary River and provides information about future water resource planning and river restoration, river dynamics and food webs right from the top of the catchment to the Mary River Estuary and the internationally recognised wetlands, the Great Sandy Strait.
http://www.savethemaryriver.com

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Bankfoot House

Bankfoot House

Bankfoot House – Glass House Mountains :  Open on the last Sunday of the month from 10 am to 3 pm, in the Bankfoot House Heritage Precinct, 1998 Old Gympie Road, Glass House Mountains.

Bankfoot House is 3 km southwest of the Glass House Mountains township in the hinterland of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.

The present house faces Old Gympie Road, just as the original Bankfoot House faced the “new” Gympie Road back in 1868.

It was built when gold was first discovered in Gympie in October 1867.  The original house was constructed in 1868 to service the steady stream of individuals and coach traffic heading north to the Gympie gold fields.  The accommodation house was extended in 1878 to provide separate family living quarters.  The original 1868 house was dismantled in 1930 and the separate family living quarters were expanded into the present day house.  The core of the current house therefore dates back to 1878.

Bankfoot House was built by William Grigor, a Scot who emigrated to Australia in 1855.  In 1863 William married a Scottish lass, Mary Fenwick.  The couple, with their growing family, moved to the Glass House Mountains from Mooloolah in 1868.  Bankfoot House was named after the town of Bankfoot in Perthshire, Scotland, where Mary was born.

Friends of Bankfoot House Inc is a volunteer community group assisting the Sunshine Coast Council to preserve this historic residence.

For further information – drop by the house or contact the Secretary, Friends of Bankfoot House Inc, PO Box 337 Glass House Mountains Qld.  4518 or email friends@bankfoothouse.or.

Discover Eumundi

Discover Eumundi

Discover Eumundi – Heritage & Visitor Centre : Corner of Memorial Drive & Gridley Street (near the Post Office).

Opening Hours:  Monday to Friday 10 am to 3 pm;  Saturday 10 am to 2 pm; and Sunday 10 am to 1 pm.

Free Entry – Displays of Eumundi History – History of the Eumundi Markets – Tourist Information

Wan’din’in – arts space – Old Police Cells and more …

The Eumundi and District Historical Association:

• comprises a management committee and members

• owns a not-for-profit company – Original Eumundi Markets Ltd

• is one of three member associations forming ECCO – Eumundi Combined Community Organisation Ltd

• Has three main physical assets:

• Discover Eumundi – Heritage and Visitor Centre CLICK HERE

• The Eumundi School of Arts Hall (trustees of the hall) CLICK HERE

• Canecutters Building and market site in Memorial Drive, Eumundi