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Commemorate Fifty Years of Pioneer Cottage

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by Elaine (subscribe)
Impromptu adventuring, exploring our backyard and then putting pen to paper, hoping to entice you to try one, if not all, of our escapades, is my true reward!
Event:
Re-enactment of Gifting of Cottage
I recently wrote about Pioneer Cottage in Buderim, the heritage-listed, beautifully preserved home of John Burnett and his family, that is now a museum for all to enjoy. Well, I'm now giving you just the excuse to pop over and see this collection of a bygone era - Pioneer Cottage is commemorating fifty years on Saturday 8 October 2016.

Commemorate Fifty Years of Pioneer cottage, re-enactment, launch of 'Buderim's Benefactor', entertainment, lace and butter demonstrations, face painting, balloons, morning Devonshire tea, free entry, fun for the family
Sundial - Image: Elaine de Wet


Pioneer Cottage remained with the Burnett family descendants until 1952 when a local school teacher, Sybil Vise, bought it for 454 and then later on donated it to the Buderim War Memorial Community Association (BWMCA) for the community of Buderim and visitors alike to enjoy.

Commemorate Fifty Years of Pioneer cottage, re-enactment, launch of 'Buderim's Benefactor', entertainment, lace and butter demonstrations, face painting, balloons, morning Devonshire tea, free entry, fun for the family
Hand Water Pump - Image: Elaine de Wet


Everyone is welcome to come along and enjoy the stunningly preserved Pioneer Cottage on 8 October with free entry to the cottage. Step back in time with a re-enactment of the gifting of the cottage to the community at 11.00am. The children will love this.

Commemorate Fifty Years of Pioneer cottage, re-enactment, launch of 'Buderim's Benefactor', entertainment, lace and butter demonstrations, face painting, balloons, morning Devonshire tea, free entry, fun for the family
Wooden Wheelbarrow - Image: Elaine de Wet


Bill Lavarack, Buderim's very own historian/author is launching his new book, Buderim's Benefactor, and I'm sure you'll be able to get yourself a personally-signed copy of this very informative historical book.

Commemorate Fifty Years of Pioneer cottage, re-enactment, launch of 'Buderim's Benefactor', entertainment, lace and butter demonstrations, face painting, balloons, morning Devonshire tea, free entry, fun for the family
Coffee Grinder - Image: Elaine de Wet


Visitors for the morning will be entertained by Ken O'Flaherty and Joan Evans. There will be lace and butter-making demonstrations, face painting and balloons for the children, and a display of articles not yet seen by the public. A morning Devonshire tea for $5 will ensure you have something to snack on, while you stroll through the many rooms of Pioneer Cottage.

Commemorate Fifty Years of Pioneer cottage, re-enactment, launch of 'Buderim's Benefactor', entertainment, lace and butter demonstrations, face painting, balloons, morning Devonshire tea, free entry, fun for the family
Historical Tools - Image: Elaine de Wet


Bookmark the 8 October at 9.00 in the morning and I'll see you there.
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Why? For a family-fun morning of historical interest
When: Saturday 8 October 2016 from 9.00am to 12.30pm
Where: 5 Ballinger Crescent, Buderim, Qld
Cost: Free entry - Morning Tea $5
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