Discover our city’s history

Published 9:00am 21 August 2023

Discover our city’s history
Words by Kylie Knight

Explore our rich and intriguing past with the City of Moreton Bay’s first History 360 Festival from Friday, August 25 to Sunday, September 3.

Moreton Bay City Council Mayor Peter Flannery says the new festival takes a fresh look at local history from a broad range of perspectives, while unveiling some of the city’s best kept secrets.

“History 360 is a celebration of the people, places, and most importantly stories that have shaped our city. It's an opportunity to embrace our vibrant heritage and create unforgettable memories,” Mayor Flannery says.

“Over the 10 days, there will be an array of free and affordable events covering many different facets of Moreton Bay’s past.

“Experience our unique history and culture like never before with a line-up of 39 events that include live historical music, First Nations cultural experiences, musical performances, interactive workshops, bus and walking tours and more fun family activities.

“The festival kicks off with a special opening night event at Pine Rivers Heritage Museum, where Traditional Custodians will present a Welcome to Country with smoking ceremony, a traditional dance and didgeridoo performance while audiences enjoy canapes featuring native foods with a contemporary twist.

“Take a guided tour of the oldest cemetery in Moreton Bay and listen to the heartfelt stories that preserve the memory of those long gone.

“Check out the classic car showcase at Old Petrie Town, an exhilarating motoring celebration that honours the legacy of Holden, and enjoy demonstrations, food tastings, heritage shops, and live music.

“Hop on a guided bus tour and discover the people, stories, and iconic places that made Redcliffe what it is today, followed by a delightful lunch at the Redcliffe Museum.

“Discover the hidden treasures of the Caboolture Historical Village and be captivated by gripping tales from the infamous Boggo Road Gaol as you step inside the walls of the Queensland Prisons Museum.

“Take a journey through Wamuran’s past with traditional damper and tea while immersing yourself in the area’s rich history of farming.

“The festival concludes with highlights including Breakfast with the Bushman, a memorable Father’s Day event at the Bribie Island Seaside Museum, and the opportunity to take a nostalgic journey on an historic diesel train at Woodford Rail Day.

“This is just a snapshot of what’s on offer. Whether you’re a history enthusiast or just looking for a fun, low-cost, family day out, the festival has something for everyone.”

Check out the full program online and book your tickets today.

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