Going back in time
STILL GOT IT: Lloyd Lack may be 84-years-old, but he showed Robert Walker he could still handle a cross cut sawa fter his 63 years timber cutting on Fraser Island. Gail Gauld was called on to hold the block firm while they cut the wood.
SATURDAY was an opportunity to turn back the clock as the small town of Brooweena was inundated for its Pioneer Day.
The railway line is now closed along with it’s sawmill and the town’s only shop, but the historical complex is a hive of activity.
Young and old enjoyed browsing through the memorabilia and equipment and viewing the working displays from blacksmithing to making butter, rope making, cracking corn and making chaff
David Hecker from the Maryborough Railway Museum donned a station master’s outfit for the occasion. He described the complex as “just marvellous”.
Comparing it to Hervey Bay Historical Village Mr Hecker said Brooweena would surpass it especially with its household and farm machinery displays.
HAVING FUN: Brooweena State School students Ian Staib, Jayden Cooke, Bailey Brown, Kayne Cooke and Georja Brown were busy at the Pioneer Day selling bric-a-brac.
Don Cross, Annette Cordie, Fraser Coast Council's Cr James Hansen and Peter Cordie.
TheWall Brothers of Booyal, Stephen, Nathan, Thomas and Daniel, entertained the crowd.
Checking under the bonnet were Tony Rogers, Greg Hardy and Remi Pagotto.
Lesley Innes with Joan and Peter Caine in the classroom.
Estelle Harvey with Dell Myers and husband Clarrie at Saturday's Pioneer Day.
Fraser Coast Historical Motorcycle Club members John Braund and Gary Percival (formerly of Biggenden).
Tomas Brown helps George Wroe out on the treadle lathe.
Julian Leitis, of Brooweena, won the children's section.
David Hecker, from Maryborough, with Greg Myers, of Bundaberg.
Pamela Schmidt shows sisters Paige and Amelia Lingard how to crack corn.