The Buderim Historical Society was formed after Sybil Vise generously donated her land and the circa 1882 cottage to the Buderim War Memorial Community Centre (now Buderim War Memorial Community Association or BWMCA).
Zelma Dyson saw the potential of this old cottage and contacted Councillor Merv. McLuskie who approached Sybil Vise and made several recommendations to her resulting in her donation. This relic of early life was saved from destructive development and set up as a historical museum in the heart of Buderim. The cottage is now known as “Pioneer Cottage”.
The BWMCA set up the Buderim Historical Society in 1966. The main objects of the Society are to stimulate interest in the history of Buderim and to maintain Pioneer Cottage. The society volunteers collect and collate information and historic material relating to Buderim.
The Historical Society is run entirely by volunteers. Membership is available to anyone who is interested. A management committee is elected each year and and we have active sub-committees for fundraising and garden maintenance.
The Society holds monthly History Network Meetings, with guest speakers attending our history meetings on alternate even months.
Enquiries are welcome
Call 07 5450 1966 (answer service attached)
Street Address: 5 Ballinger Crescent, Buderim
Postal Address: P O Box 769 Buderim 4556 Qld
Committee Contact: Prue Cawley 07 5445 1341