Rare treat part of heritage display
This rare three-wheeler Girling will be on show. Contributed
RON Stephenson will display his beloved rare Girling as part of the annual Heritage Day activities at the Queensland Dairy and Heritage Museum at Murgon tomorrow.
Thought to be the only one of the three-wheel cars left in the world, the Girling will be on display for the first time in the South Burnett.
Built in 1911, the prototype car was reassembled by Mr Stephenson after its parts were found in a scrap heap in Victoria.
Other attractions on the day will include food, children's entertainment, whip cracking, butter-making demonstrations, antique engines, rope making, pony rides, draft horses, blacksmithing, leather work, sheep shearing, jumping castle, animal nursery, chaff cutting, bush poet, wash board and copper washing and all things heritage. Meanwhile, the community funded Barn is also nearing completion.
Provided by the Stanwell Tarong Community Partnership Fund, The Barn will complement the existing museum buildings.
Among the attractions in The Barn will be a brand display.
Hatchett's Joinery has supplied the museum with a slab of wood for farmers to have their brand burned into for a $10 donation.
The branding day will take place as part of the Heritage Day activities. If this is not suitable but you still wish to have your brand displayed, phone Earl Pratt on 0427 645 718.
The museum is open seven days a week from 9.30am to 12.30pm. Admission is $5 per adult and $3 for students.
Bus tours are welcome and if prior arrangements are made with the museum volunteers, a butter-making display can be organised.
Morning or afternoon tea and/or lunch can also be arranged. Menu and prices are available on application.
For enquiries phone the museum on 4169 5001.
Step back in time
Experience an exciting family heritage day at Queensland Dairy & Heritage Museum Murgon, Saturday , 9.30am to 2.pm, admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students 7 years of age and above.