Jill Harvey, a member of the Woocoo Historical Society, puts on a demonstration at the Brooweena Museum.
Jill Harvey, a member of the Woocoo Historical Society, puts on a demonstration at the Brooweena Museum. Cecile Espigole

Crowd gets taste of early times at Brooweena Pioneer Day

A CROWD of 300 people enjoyed Pioneer Day at Brooweena Museum on the weekend.

Gail Gauld, secretary of Woocoo Historical Society and organiser of the event, said she was very happy with the numbers that attended.

Visitors who travelled as far as Gatton, Toowoomba, Caloundra, Childers and Bundaberg, were given the chance to step back in time, enjoying activities such a butter making, blacksmithing, rope making, cross-cut sawing, corn cracking and much more.

Ms Gauld said the group used milk sourced from local dairy farmers.

The cream was separated during the display and visitors were shown how to make butter.

"People were able to taste it," Ms Gauld said.

Fraser Coast councillor George Seymour attended the event and said it was pleasing to see such strong numbers of people enjoying the day.

"I was searching for a parking space," he said.

"It was a really good day with many demonstrations."



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