November 18, 2021
Wondai Timber Museum will be celebrating its 20th anniversary next week with a morning tea at the centre.
South Burnett Regional Council’s “Discover South Burnett” tourism initiative has been sharing facts about the museum on social media in the lead-up to the anniversary celebration.
For example, did you know that:
- Local artist Kurt Kueng was responsible for the life-size bullocks and bullocky outside the museum and the wagon camp diorama inside? Kurt also crafted the original dingo statues at the Wondai roundabout
- The large wood slab wall inside the museum was donated by the Hebbel family? The slabs were taken from the “Woroon Hut” near Hivesville. Estimated to have been built about 1860-70, the hut was a fine example of early bush craftsmanship. Sadly, the rest of the building was destroyed by fire in 2001
- The massive log outside the museum came from the property ‘Dooloo Tops’ in central Queensland. It was felled by timbercutter George Mackellar
The 20th anniversary celebration will be held at the Museum from 10:00am on Wednesday, November 24.
The morning is free but RSVPs are required. Contact Stacey by email
A 20-year memento will be available to buy on the day.
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