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Tamborine Mountain Heritage Centre

Location
Wongawallan Rd, Eagle Heights QLD 4271
Postal address
Wongawallan Rd, Eagle Heights QLD 4271
Opening hours
Sun 11am-3pm
Admission
Free


The Tamborine Mountain Heritage Centre is dedicated specifically to the history of Tamborine Mountain. The collection is housed thematically in a number of buildings: Pioneer Hall (a weatherboard re-located church), the Auditorium (meeting space, storage for documents and archives), Machinery Hall, Shop, Dairy and Blacksmith, Slab Cottage and an open style machinery shed. The shop, slab cottage and blacksmith shop are reconstructions of typical structures of the period of early settlement, from the 1880s onwards. The dairy is an actual relocated dairy typical of the structure and machinery used on Tamborine and in much of Southeast Queensland.

Pioneer Hall incorporates a “Fashion House” with a significant collection of early clothing worn by settlers on the mountain including a dress worn to the opening of federal parliament. There is also a scale model of the water-wheel which drove the Curtis sawmill, ingenious displays representing pioneer settlement lifestyles. The historical society’s collection includes a number of early photographs, documents and tape recordings of interviews of the families of early settlers.

 

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t: (07) 3059 9740 / Freecall within QLD: 1800 866 101
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ABN: 32 109 874 811
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