Yesterday, I volunteered to help at my daughter’s year 5 excursion to the Caboolture Historical Village just north of Brisbane, Queensland. I mean, as if I’d say no to helping at THIS kind of outing, right?!
The kids were all encouraged to wear period costume, and we already had a prairie dress that I’d made with my sisters when 3 of our older daughters had a similar dress up day several years ago at the school they used to attend together. We used to have so much fun getting together at our mum’s house on a Monday and doing all sorts of crafty things together over coffee and much chatting. That was when the kids were all so much younger!That was about 6 years ago now, and these three dresses have been some of the most requested costumes for similar excursions and dress up days over the years for cousins and friends to wear and share. So now my youngest gets to dress up and to say she was excited about this day out, is a HUGE understatement! Here she is RARING to go yesterday morning:
The Caboolture Historical Village sits on 4 hectares (about 12 acres) just north of Caboolture town centre on the old Bruce Highway. The Caboolture Historical Society have been collecting items of historical significance since they began in 1959. The village has since grown to over 70 buildings most of which are open for display. The grounds are laid out in village style and the beautiful buildings house such a vast array of memorabilia that you can easily spend a day reminiscing as you wander around.
Here are a collection of my favourite pictures I took as we wandered the grounds:
So many fun things to see and believe it or not, we still didn’t get to see everything. I hope you enjoyed this trip through yesteryear. Maybe it jogged a memory or two for some of you.
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