Cooneana Heritage Centre, 1041 Redbank Plains Road New Chum

The fantastic Back in Time Family Fun Day gives everyone the chance to spend time in the past – doing things without modern machinery, computers, tablets and televisions. Adults and children will enjoy playing and learning together with more activities on this, the final Family Fun Day for 2021.
The trackless train will take you on a free ride around the site – sponsored by Bendigo Bank. You can watch the friendly wheelwright working over a fire to make a tyre for a wagon wheel. A cooking fire will be set up where you can help the cook make damper and butter to spread on it – with syrup if you like.
Ladies and gentlemen of the 19th century practised drawing and painting in their free time. Miss Julie will be drawing in Cooneana Homestead and will show interested folk how to start their own work to take home. The dirty clothes will need to be washed in a tub again and the blacksmiths will be working in the blacksmith shop.
Check out your family history with the Genealogical Society. Do some weaving and watch how yarn is spun with the Spinners, Weavers, Fibre Artisans. See the veteran and classic motorcycles of the Historical Motorcycle Club and watch the Queensland Metal Artisans create knives and ornamental ware from metal. A great day for all.