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Little Historians Festival at Newstead House

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by Alison Muirhead (subscribe)
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Immerse your Child in Brisbane's Colonial History
It was almost thirty years ago but I well remember my primary-aged daughter being very excited about her school excursion to Newstead House. She decided to dress up with the movie "Playing Beatie Bow" in mind. Her wardrobe provided most of the costume, except for a calico apron I quickly ran up on the Elna.

Dressup at Newstead House
A Little Historian at Newstead House

This Sunday, 3 May, children who love to dress up and are keen to act out scenes from the nineteenth century will be most welcome at the Little Historians Festival at Newstead House. What better way to immerse them in our own local history.

Imaginations will be fired as they work in Kate's garden, or help Mrs Fletcher in the kitchen. Ears may be boxed if they give her any cheek or don't pull their weight. Washday chores were a little different in colonial days. No front loaders then. Just how did they exist without electricity? All will be revealed.

This will be a fun day for families with children aged 5-12, but come one come all to Brisbane's oldest surviving residence, Newstead House. Bookings can be made online, or tickets purchased on the day. Bring a picnic lunch and make a day of it.
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Why? To immerse today's child in Brisbane's colonial history
When: Sunday May 3 2015
Phone: 07 3216 1846
Where: 191a Breakfast Creek Road Newstead Brisbane
Cost: Adult $9 Child $6 Family Pass $20
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