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Eumundi Historical Foundation

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by Loni Joy (subscribe)
Love travelling n writing...
Published April 16th 2013
Step back in time in eumundi town
Well well well, it was worth visiting the Eumundi Historical Foundation if only to view the photos of the very first Eumundi Markets. It's been 30 years since they first began...

Yep, I kinda recall wandering around in my hippy attire probably shoeless and most certainly penniless...

Eumundi 1980
Many moons ago.....

It's interesting to note that the very first Eumundi market had
3 stalls : 8 people came which earned $30.

How amazing is that. The markets have to be one of this region's biggest success stories. Probably in Queensland.
But alas, there is MUCH more going on behind the scenes in Eumundi in this historical foundation (apart from the markets) and it was lovely to meet with Wendy Birrell (manager) who filled me in on all that was happening and coming up in Eumundi.

I learned that:
They have over 5,000 old photos tucked away here and if you had relatives living in Eumundi in the early 1900's you may be lucky enough to be able to look up their history (they have the history of approx 150 families).

Check it out for yourself here.

Eumundi Historical Society
A plethora of eumundi history and info

There's the tree photography competition held every 2 years (and which a coffee table book is currently in situ).

There's the Eumundi Body Art Festival (11th/12th May)

The Eumundi tennis court is holding a tennis challenge Sunday 28th April at 9.30 am (with old fashioned wooden rackets).

There's the Eumundi Food Fest held each year, August 2013.

It is a hub of Eumundi Information (as well as being a general sunshine coast information centre) ... Like, did you know that in days gone by there used to be 7 tennis courts in Eumundi?

Tennis anyone?
A spot of ol' wooden tennis perhaps?
And the winner will receive....

There are and all kinds of museum artifacts, too...

washing machine
A very old washing machine
... this bought back memories of being in my grandma's laundry.

But I really want to show you this... how's this dude?

Well, thats one huge tree brother

This is how they used to cut a tree down, several men standing on planks all hand cutting the humungus tree. No wonder they have a sense of achievement etched into their faces.

Sign of the times
One Happy Chap

Gorgeous isn't it.

It's worth your while if you're visiting Eumundi to pop in and peruse the interesting historical information they have on view and they are open 7 days.
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Phone: 54428762
Where: Memorial Drive Eumundi
Cost: Free
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