2018 marks the 150 year anniversary of the founding of Bankfoot House by pioneers William and Mary Grigor. Established as the lunch stop and staging post for the Cobb & Co route from Brisbane to the Gympie goldfields, it also served as the post office, accommodation house and supply store.
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1998 Old Gympie Road,
Glass House Mountains Qld 4518
|Sunday 14 October, 10.00 am - 3.00 pm
Welcome to Country with Kabi Kabi and Jinibara Elders
Official opening with His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland, Mayor Mark Jamieson, and Cr Rick Baberowski.
11.00 am – 3.00 pm
- Guided tours of the historic house and shed with the Friends of Bankfoot House
- Gubbi Gubbi Dance performance and craft activities
- Uncle Bob’s Jug Band live music
- Whip cracking demonstration
- Animal farm – Sunshine Coast Party Ponies
- Veteran car run to Bankfoot House
- Old fashioned games
- Cobb & Co stagecoach display
- Local heritage film screenings
- Food stalls – Peachester CWA cakes and sandwiches and Beerwah Lions Club sausage sizzle
- Coffee – Young 1s Espresso
- Local historical society displays - Peachester, Landsborough, Yandina, Woodford, and Friends of Bankfoot House.
- Pineapple Patch Public Art Installation
- Book launch “Bankfoot House – 150 Years on Old Gympie Road”
Free shuttle bus 9.30 am - 3.30 pm. Pick up from Glass House Mountains train station.
The Teamsters Hall of Fame will also be open with ample parking, and serving tea and damper.
View the Bankfoot House Sesquicentenary flyer
For more information contact Cultural Heritage Services 5420 8660 or the Friends of Bankfoot House 5493 0197