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History Alive: A Journey Through Time

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Queensland's biggest multi-period history event, History Alive: A Journey Through Time, returns on the weekend of 11th and 12th of June 2016.

Held over two action-packed days, this unique re-enactment and living history event will take 'visitors through a time warp of epic proportions'.

The annual event sees over 400 passionate re-enactors and historians portray and display 2000 years of history. Witness Roman gladiators, Vikings and WWI and Vietnam War era Aussie diggers set up camp at the iconic Fort Lytton National Park, home of Queensland's largest firing guns - a pair of original 64-pounders that were installed to defend Brisbane should the Russians invade in the late 1800s.

Each day, visitors can experience 14th century tournaments and cheer on their favourite knight; view reenactments of epic WWI and WWII battles; witness American Civil War soldier drills and see exciting Napoleonic stoushes right before their eyes.

Event-goers can also step inside the living history encampments, where re-enactors live as their ancestors did. Whether that means cooking a 12th century meal over a fire or plucking a chicken for a colonial meal.


In 2015, this popular annual event attracted over 3,600 visitors from around Queensland and the world.

History Alive: A Journey Through Time is a family-friendly event.

Tickets are now on sale through Trybooking at a discounted rate - early bookings are encouraged. You can also purchase tickets at the gate.

For more information on the event programme and what's on, please visit the official website.

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When: 11th and 12th June, 2016
Where: Fort Lytton National Park
Cost: $10-$65
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