Queensland

Queensland

Railco

Railco is a non profit company devoted to restoring and running steam trains. The Ravenshoe railway line is a full size, operating steam railway with original railway infrastructure and buildings.

Innisfail and District Historical Museum

Innisfail museum is housed in the old School of Arts building and occupies two rooms. The collection relates to local history and contains items from all facets of life from the early settlement of Geraldton (name later changed to Innisfail after confusion with Geraldton in Western Australia).

Texas Historical Society Incorporated Museum

Texas has a population of some 900 and has all necessities for shopping, health and sport. "Whyalla" feedlot, the largest in the southern hemisphere, is chief employer. Glenlyon and Coolmunda Dam and Dumaresq river provide fishing and boating venues.

The Queensland Women's Historical Association Inc

'Miegunyah' (1886) is a colonial home built when the local tradition was at its most ornate and opulent. It functions as a House Museum and headquarters of the Queensland Women's Historical Association. It is set in a tranquil leafy garden in historic Bowen Hills.

Genealogical Room

The Genealogical collection is located within the public library. It contains cemetery records for Queensland, births, deaths and marriages on microfiche for all States of Australia, Queensland shipping records, Queensland naturalisation and electoral rolls (pre 1900).

Old Jail House

This original and well preserved jail house echoes with history and gives an indication of the stark harsh reality of gaol life. The building is unfurnished and never closes.

Old Court House

This well preserved historic original court house features a Magistrates Courtroom with authentic court furnishings.

Centenary Park

Scattered through the Park is an old machinery display from mining days. Rows of gum trees were planted to commemorate the Croydon Centenary in 1986.

Brisbane City Gallery

The collection dates from 1859 to the present and consists of paintings, sculpture, ceramics, photographs and memorabilia relating to the city of Brisbane. It contains portraits of alderman, landscape views of Brisbane city and works by contemporary Brisbane artists.

Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery

Housed in a new purpose-built facility, the Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery houses three historical collections and a collection of contemporary Australian works from the 1900s. The historical collections comprise Australian art from 1860-1900s.

Childers Pharmaceutical Museum

Apothecary Thomas Gaydon arrived in Childers, Queensland in 1894. He established Gaydon's Pharmacy (1894-1982) and became the town chemist, dentist, optician, veterinarian, anaesthetist and photographer.

Windsor and Districts Historical Society Inc.

Housed in the historic old Windsor Council Chambers, the Society maintains displays of articles and equipment used in the locality, for example stonemason tools, a cash register and baskets from the local laundry, a 1924 wedding veil etc.

Yearn to Learn, Wave Hill Farm

The Museum was established in a Pioneer house by the owner, Ms Olive Wieland, as a children's project in 1990. A Morning Star Chapel was begun for children 12 years ago. The Museum complements the Chapel, which is in the front room of the house.

Tolga Historical Society Inc.

Housed in the relocated old Tolga Railway Station, the Tolga Historical Society have a collection of photographs depicting life during World War II, when Tolga was a major base for troops and for an ambulance train, as well as photos of the activities of the local saw mills which have now ceased

Museum of Wonders

This large and varied collection of items and memorabilia which was started in 1939 was made available to the public when the museum opened in 1972. Most items have been collected from the local area and Queensland. A display of arms included knives, swords, bayonets and rifles.

Mulgrave Settlers Museum

The Mulgrave Settlers Museum is a "living" museum with displays and dioramas depicting scenes and the way of life from earlier times. These include a blacksmith's shop, and old store, circa 1888, timber cutters, a miner panning for gold, a turn of the century kitchen and an Aboriginal display.

Milne Bay Military Museum

The museum is housed in a building first constructed in 1917 relocated in 1926 to the CBD area, relocated to its present site in 1990, it was known locally as the "Drill Hall" and as well as military use was involved in civil affairs and school examinations, and indoor sports such ad basketball a

Boyne Valley Historical Cottage

This five room former station Mistress's residence houses the collections of the Boyne Valley Historical Society. These collections focus on the timber, gold mining and railway history which was so important to the development of the region.

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