Cooneana Heritage Centre, 1041 Redbank Plains Road New Chum

A fun family day delving into life of bygone years.
See the traditional skills that enabled Ipswich to grow into the vibrant city it is now.
Demonstrations by blacksmiths will amaze you.
See and try spinning yarn, weaving cloth, felting and dying.
Take a class in the old schoolroom with Miss McDonald and check out the old machinery and vehicles.
Visit the Genealogical Society to learn how to research your family history next door to the historical motorcycle club display.
Stalls selling hand-made jewelry, woodwork and second-hand goods will be on site.
Games and races for families.
Fill a bucket with coal for a certificate showing how fast you are.
Investigate the coal mining machinery on display.
Low cost devonshire tea, sausage sizzle, wood smoked meat pies, tea, coffee and soft drinks available.
Don't forget to check out the conservation work on Cooneana Homestead (1868) and the displays in the museum.