Rosalie Shire Historical Society

The Museum consists of two large corrugated iron sheds. Displayed in these we have heavy agricultural machinery, farming equipment and other large and smaller items relating to a dairying district. Despite this the museum is not crowded. Also displayed, in glass cabinets we have crockery, glassware, bric-a-brac, sewing articles and three rooms depicting the 1930's - 1940's style of living. Our small items and photo room contains many records, fabrics and various documents. We have a great collection of transcripts of taped interviews with long time residents of Rosalie Shire. We have compiled and printed two books in a series of "How It Was". The first book is titled "Carriers Mailmen and Bush Telegraph" (The story of Cream Carters of Goombungee) The second book "Pioneers in Petticoats" tells the life story of pioneer women of the Rosalie Shire. A second book of "Pioneers in Petticoats" will be launched in November.

George Street, Goombungee, QLD
Last Saturday of month (except December) from 1.00pm - 4.00pm or by appointment.
Wheelchair Access
Agricultural machinery, farming equipment, dairying utensils, static dairy display, slab hut, cream/dairy shed with relevant equipment, photographs, documents of local/shire content, family histories, school records, extensive display of tools.


Dairying History Display

"From Bucket to Bulk" 130 years of dairying in Rosalie Shire

Small Museums Development Officer and Volunteers, 2001
This display was set up using grants from 'Celebration of Federation Centenary and Arts Queensland'. The display features primitive milking bails from the 1870's. From the first milking machines and separators for cream to the latest bulk milk equipment and also histories of the many cheese, condensed milk and butter factories in the Shire.
1870 - 2000

Rosalie Shire, Queensland