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Golden Jubilee Celebration At Ipswich

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by Lynne Cargill (subscribe)
I'm a grandmother, a retired teacher, an avid reader and Pinterest addict who loves historical re-enactment, English Country Dance, writing and Op Shopping. My business www.Step Into History.com.au is designed to help children experience history.
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History Should be Fun
To celebrate the 50th birthday of the Ipswich Historical Society, the Cooneana Heritage Cottage is hosting a community event with something for everyone.

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Old Ipswich comes to life.


As well as a Birthday cake, there will be a magician, children's activities, scrumptious food available all day, displays and stalls. Enjoy entertainment such as bush poets and stilt walkers, the Amberley Brass Band and my favourite: The Reverse Strip. Ladies from the Queensland Colonial Association will show just how many layers pioneer ladies used to wear.


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Toys of the time.

Local historians will give talks throughout the day and the Genealogical Society will be there to answer questions.

Tour a furnished miner's cottage and see just how basic a miner's life was. Visit Cooneana Homestead which is currently being restored. This is a wonderful way to introduce children to Australian history - far more fun than dry history books... and more memorable.

As well as workshops for the children, a lantern parade and ghost stories there is a costume competition. You'd best go early so you don't miss anything.

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Enter the costume competition.Image by writer.


There will be a simulated mines rescue, mines displays and the historic motorcycle club. The Spinners and Weavers will also show their skills.

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Spinners and Weavers


Gates open at 10 am and entertainment continues through to 8 pm. Entry is free so come along and learn about our history in a thoroughly entertaining way.
See website for where to park.


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Why? Learn about local history in a fun way.
When: Saturday 8th October 2016
Phone: (07)32820358
Where: Cooneana Heritage Centre
Cost: Free
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