All the reviews relate to Buderim Mountain
Favorite thing: Well we take all of our friends out to coffee or lunch to begin the day. And it is most likely going to be Le Baroque.
Then we would take a trip back in time almost... to the main farm which is right by our farmshack where we live. (being renovated at last).
The photo is the old cottage featured in The Longest Jump in Time Album on my homepage
The cottage is still standing after all these years(but soon will fall I believe)...Once you enter the property gate you pass through an avenue of old Mango trees and there you are. If you continue further down you will see the new dam David built a few years ago and cows grazing... right in the middle of suburbia.
Did I forget the view...well there is a spectacular view from the high points of the farm. There are also gulleys and creeks and the creek that passes through The Sunshine Plaza in the main shopping area is fed from these .
Fondest memory: The last time I rode my horse was on the farm. We had camped over night in a spot where you could not see a car nor any lights...just the stars above. David made damper ...very tasty I might add. Next morning we rode around the farm and back up to the shack.
Kiri my horse is still on the farm..My story "Not too old to ride but too old to fall off"
And do ask VT members 1+1 (Zig), Al2401 (Alison), and cachaseiro (Claus) about their adventure walk from the Foote Sanctuary...over the fence (or was it under?) ....across the stream...across the paddock and up the hill to our place when they were here for the Aussie VT Meet
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AUSTRALIA OF THE PAST @ COLONIAL COTTAGE
Favorite thing: The Colonial Cottage at Buderim, I found very interesting.
If you want to have a look here, they have old, historical items that I had not seen in other Museums.
For anybody loving see how the olden days were in Australia, then pay a visit here.
Some items that caught my eye, was the Quilling Set, and an old style photo album, complete with photos.
Another one of interest, was the Travel Case ...very different to anything of today!
AND.....The Pantaloons!! ......Ladies....imagine wearing them, and how it would be like to travel the world wearing all this type of attire on display?
The beds and the toys of years gone by, no indoor computer games on display here, just good, old fashioned fun!
Luckily they have been preserved here for the future generations to see.
Fondest memory: LOCATED JUST OFF THE MAIN STREET IN BUDERIM
- Arts and Culture
- Historical Travel
- Museum Visits
AUSTRALIAN HISTORY - COOLGARDIE SAFE
Favorite thing: THE COOLGARDIE SAFE at ....
BUDERIM COLONIAL COTTAGE
Seeing this safe on display, brought back memories of my "younger" days on how we used to live in Australia.
I thought you might be interested.
In the 1890's, the town, Coolgardie was the capital of the West Australian goldfields. Being out in "the bush," food supplies were scarce, expensive and a valuable commodity that needed preserving.
Something was needed to keep it out of reach of scavengers such as birds, dingos, dogs, ants, and flies, as well as keeping it cool in the extreme heat of the Australian interior.
A person by the name of McCormick, came up with his design for the Coolgardie Safe.
McCormick made a box for his provisions, which he covered with a wet hessian bag.
He then placed a tray on top, into which he poured water twice daily. He hung strips of flannel from the tray so that water would drip down onto the hessian bag, keeping it damp. As the water evaporated, the heat dissipated, keeping the food stored inside cool and fresh.
McCormick’s safe was handmade using materials he had on hand.
In the early 20th century, Coolgardie Safes were also manufactured commercially. These safes incorporated shelving and a door, had metal or wooden frames and hessian bodies. The feet of the safe were usually placed in a tray of water to keep ants away.
This was one very useful invention!
- Museum Visits
- Historical Travel
Buderim is the Hub of the Sunshine Coast
Favorite thing: Well they love Noosa but it is way up one end of the strip known as Sunshine Coast. Then Caloundra is to the south. And guess what is about the middle? Well yes Buderim!
But if we are thinking of beaches well it must be Mooloolaba and Maroochydore that are most central.
Just think ,though ,when you are on Buderim Mountain if you look south...well is that Caloundra in the distance? And you can certainly look out over Maroochydore. The views north are spectacular and you know Noosa is that way.
So, by car, Buderim can point you to all of the beaches and hinterland. And there is a place in Buderim Village known as The Hub where four roads meet at a round-a-bout and from where you can head in all directions. The roads are Lindsay Road, Main Street, Burnett Street and Ballinger Road.
For some a holiday on Buderim is ideal especially if you stay with friends. Otherwise there is a Motel and some nice B and B's. It is away from the" hurly burly" of the beach but I guess most of you would prefer the beach as your main location and a trip to Buderim for a special outing or special interest.
Fondest memory: Some of my family live on Buderim and I love to see them. I miss being so close to everything and the village atmosphere...if only the traffic could be diverted.