Go­ing back in time

Central and North Burnett Times - - WELCOME - PHOTO: ERICA MUR­REE

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.

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