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Revisiting Our Pioneering Past

There’ll be  plenty to interest and entertain families at Highfields Pioneer Village on Australia Day, Sunday January 26th.
Members are busy arranging a program which includes the Fire Museum, beekeeping, blacksmithing, tinsmithing and silversmithing, a working draught horse, sheep shearing and spinning and weaving. There’ll also miniature train and vintage bus rides for a small fare.

There’ll be demonstrations of how life used to be, starting with  milking a cow at the Russell & Sons Dairy Pavilion, and youngsters will especially love the Animal Nursery.

Highfields Pioneer Village volunteers will be running a sausage sizzle at lunchtime. You are welcome to join in the fun and enter the damper making competition at 12 noon, and judging at 1.30pm.
The Australlia Day Flag Raising  and Australia Day Awards will take place from 2.00pm, with a Toowoomba Region Councillor presenting awards to local recipients. Local school captains have also been invited to each make a 2 minute address on “What Australia Means To Me”.

Following the official ceremony, Toowoomba Regional Council will sponsor free Billy Tea and Damper for everyone attending.
Entry to Highfields Pioneer Village at 73 Wirraglen Road, Highfields is free after 1.30pm on Australia Day, Sunday January 26th, although donations would be welcome.

For further information, please phone 07 4696 6309 or visit 

Submitted by:
Jody Dodds
Highfields Pioneer Village, Museum and Park Inc.
(Non-profit organisation run entirely by Volunteers)
Open 10am to 4pm Daily
Ph: 07 4696 6309

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