Last week we drove up to Caboolture’s Historical Village for an excursion.
We went with a group of homeschoolers and had several presentations organised for us.
We started the day at school
on ‘parade’ with Mr Sore-bottom.
From here, we visited the printing press shed
for a talk on the history of printing and a few quick demonstrations.
Next, we listened to a description of what it was like on ‘wash day’
and how the various washing equipment worked,
like the old mangler.
The gem fossicker’s shed was the next location on our agenda.
Here each child was given a tub of saw dust
(as well as a lucky dip)
in hopes of finding precious-to-them gems.
Our final stop before lunch was a train ride,
where we were held up by bushrangers.
We saw several shifty characters
around the park.
After a leisurely lunch, we each headed out around the park to explore.
I loved the cute little houses.
Here the kitchen is in a separate building at the back of the house.
It just reminds me of my Grandma.
I love the simplicity of their lives.
But I didn’t like the looks of their dentistry equipment.
It was like something out of a horror film!
I also have to say that this shoe house toy is not at all ‘old’ or ‘historic’!!
I had this toy when I was little
and I’m not old!
The highlight of our day was our visit to the police station.
Here we talked with two ex-Boggo Road Gaol wardens about their time working in prisons.
They had a wealth of knowledge to share and plenty of fascinating stories to tell.
Did you know that one of the main characters in the new Mad Max movie was a prisoner at Boggo Road Gaol?!!
We had a wonderful day at the Cabooluture Historical Village.
There was so much to look at,
that we are planning to return
to see all the things we missed!