Buderim Historical Society

Buderim Historical Society Inc.

Buderim Pioneer Cottage

The Buderim Historical Society is holding a spectacular Treasure-n-Trash sale at the Pioneer Cottage, Buderim on Saturday 8th February from 7.00am to midday.

There will be a Treasure-n-Trash stall, monster book stall, cake stall, sausage sizzle, Devonshire teas and live entertainment.

All proceeds will go towards the restoration of the WW1 Red Ensign which will be on display.

Red Ensign

The Buderim Historical Society was formed when Sybil Vise generously donated her land and the circa 1882 cottage to the Buderim War Memorial Community Centre (now Buderim War Memorial Community Association 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 an historical museum in the heart of Buderim, now known as “Pioneer Cottage”.

The BWMCA recommended that an affiliated society be formed to run the property and thus the Historical Society was formed in 1966.

Buderim Pioneer Cottage InsideThe main objects of the Society are to stimulate interest in the history of Buderim and to maintain Pioneer Cottage, collect and collate information/historic material relating to Buderim.

Membership is available to interested people and it is totally run by volunteers.  A management committee is elected each year and sub-committees for fundraising and garden maintenance are active.

Monthly History Network Meetings are held as well as a History Meeting is held with guest speakers on alternate even months.

Enquiries are welcome:

Call 07 5450 1966 (answer service attached) email history@buderim.qld.au

Street Address:  5 Ballinger Crescent, Buderim

Postal address: P O Box 769 Buderim 4556 Qld

Committee contact: Prue Cawley  07 5445 1341

 

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