Caboonbah Homestead

This historic building (built in 1890) was the home of Henry Plantagenet and Katherine Rose Somerset. Henry was a member of Parliament from 1904-1920. Caboonbah is now the headquarters of the Brisbane Valley Historical Society Inc, and the complex consists of seven buildings: Caboonbah Homestead, Cement Building, Caretakers Cottage (private), the original Worker's Cottage, McGrath Cottage, Police Station and Cell Block. A telemetric service was provided from Caboonbah after the 1893 floods and is still on site and in use.

Address: 
Esk-Somerset Dam Road, Toogoolawah, QLD
Tel: 
0744231533
Hours: 
10am-4pm daily, (closed Thursday)
Admission: 
Adults $3, children $1.50
Facilities: 
Limited wheelchair access, craft shop, toilets, refreshments, education programs, library, lecture hall
Collection: 
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Items

Pedal organ

Creator:
Dominion Organ and Piano Co., Bowenville, Ontario, Canada
Date:
1870

Gramophone

Creator:
Thomas Edison Company
Date:
1900

Plough

Three Disc

Creator:
Massey Harris (Sunshine)
Description:
Three disc horse-drawn plough.
Date:
1920

Tractor

Creator:
Sunshine, Massey Harris
Description:
Steel wheel tractor.
Date:
1934

Cross cut saw

Date:
1900