Highfields Pioneer Village

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Welcoming ‘The Big Cow’ To A New Home

Donated to Highfields Pioneer Village in 2019 and moved to Highfields on the 10th of January 2020, the Big Cow was reassembled on new concrete footings, restored to her former imposing glory by Village volunteers, security fenced and  an interpretation centre for visitors set up. Now she is well and truly ready to be presented to the […]

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Big Cow Being Reassembled

The Big Cow was built in the 1970s to attract tourists to a working dairy farm on the Sunshine Coast. It is one of the many Australian Big Things and was sculpted by Hugh Anderson, who also sculpted the Big Bulls in Rockhampton. The Big Cow is seven times the size of an Ayrshire cow on which it is modeled. It is […]

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Coronavirus Closes Village

The management of Highfields Pioneer Village, Museum & Park Inc. has made the decision to close their gates to the public. Volunteers essential to maintenance will still be onsite daily to maintain the Village and it’s animals and gardens, but will follow coronavirus protocol (staying home if you feel unwell, maintaining a 1.5m distance and […]

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Tram Finds Its Way To Queensland

The Volunteers of Highfields Pioneer Village, Museum & Park Inc. are very excited to announce their latest acquisition… a W Class Melbourne Tram from VIC Track! The W-class trams are a family of electric trams built by the Melbourne & Metropolitan Tramways Board (MMTB) between 1923 and 1956. Over the 33 years of production, 752 vehicles spanning 12 sub-classes were […]

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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 […]

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Highfields Poets Breakfast Community Event

If you feel like a good laugh and a hearty breakfast; on Sunday the 20th of October, the Highfields Pioneer Village is hosting the Bush Poets Breakfast from 7:30am to 9:30am showcasing bush humour by renowned poet Wally Finch. Wally Finch is a quick-witted comedic force, and one of Australia’s most renowned bush poets, with […]

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Steamy Punk Fashions

The Highfields Steam Punk Festival is bringing our steam powered past to the forefront of today’s technology through combining historical elements with old-fashioned features into our modern day life. Visitors enjoyed the Steam Punk Fashion Show on Sunday the 22nd of September 2019! Patrons came dressed in the Steam Punk theme for the Carnival Cuppa! The best dressed patron […]

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New Cafe At Highfields Pioneer Village

The grand opening of the new Bushranger Cafe at 10am on the 21st September 2019 at the Highfields Pioneer Village was a resounding success with over 60 people attending!  The new Cafe serves amazing coffees, milkshakes and grilled sandwiches with a twist; all named after our infamous bushrangers. The café incorporates art by Australian artists […]

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