Gifting of cottage to be reenacted in celebration of 50th anniversary

October 5, 2016 by  

An open day at Pioneer Cottage will celebrate 50 years since its ‘gifting’ to a war memorial association.

Visitors will have the opportunity to explore the rooms in which the décor and fashions of the time have been preserved, and to discover something of the history of the area.

Located in Buderim, near Maroochydore, the cottage was built circa 1880 by John Kerle Burnett, who was a resident of Buderim, as a home for his family. The house was built out of cedar and beech and is now heritage-listed, local museum. Pioneer Cottage remained in the family for the next 80 years until it was eventually sold by the Burnett family in 1952. In 1966, it was gifted to the Buderim War Memorial Community Association.

At the same time, local author and historian Bill Lavarack will be launching his newest book, ‘Buderim’s Benefactor’, which will be available for sale with the author on hand to sign copies.
Entertainment will be provided by local guitarist Ken O’Flaherty. Activities will be presented for both adults and children.

There is likely to be banner printing, brochures and flyers used for this event, which will take place on October 8 at 11:00 am, with the cottage open at 9:00am. Entry is free and open to all ages.