If you are looking for genuine Australian arts and crafts, ones that are Australian made and NOT MADE IN CHINA then this maybe just the shop for you!
Have you ever seen paperbark art? This is when a painting is made from the bark of a Paperbark Tree, rather nice, and something very different, and unique to Australia.
Also in the shop are Boomerangs, Digeridoo's, Clapsticks, Dreamtime posters, artwork, and Pottery, Plates, Emu eggs painted in Aboriginal designs.
Have a look at the website to see what is available in the Gallery.
If from overseas, and browsing around Old Petrie town, don't miss calling into this shop.
WHERE.....Whiteside street, Old Petrie Town
What to pay: Cheap to $1000's
After visiting the Museum, you may want to have a look at the small shop before you walk out the door.
What I liked was the poster that I saw in the Old Schoolroom was available here for you to buy and take home.
I am sure it would make a good talking point, and it only cost $6, in 2010
For that different kind of gift, what about a bottle of Normanby Rum?
This is not a well known brand of rum, one that is unique to Australia, and to Petrie.
It is made at the Normanby Boutique Rum Distillery at Old Petrie Town. As well as the free tastings on Sunday, visitors can watch a continous video, telling the story of the Normanby.
Go in and have a look around. The GS1 (Graham Still 1) is only the 15th still ever registered in Australia. Historic photos adorn the walls and the still can be seen.
The distillery is beside Tom Petrie’s Restaurant which is open for breakfast and lunch on Sundays.
The distillery is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am-4pm
The bottle of Rum had a price tag of $45 in 2010.
The history behind Piggots store is that it was one of the first bakeries in the Strathpine area. Built in 1882 it was used as a bakery and, later a general store. Three generations of the family were involved with the business until it closed down in 1961.
Bread was sent by coach to the nearby town of Dayboro. Consignments were also sent by train to various stations along the North Coast Line until bakeries were established in these localities.
Groceries were held in the left hand side of the store and produce on the right.
This store now sells a variety of crafts. I found a lot of hand-made baby wear, so a good place to shop for that. Plenty of interesting little signs, and some beautiful Australian soft toys, a nice souvenir to take home.
OPEN...Tuesday - Friday 9.00am - 3.00pm
............Sunday 8.00am - 2.00pm
Located in Whiteside Street , Old Petrie Town
I LOVE THIS SHOP!
IT is crammed full of country style giftware, beautiful little ornaments, country prints, aussie hand painted cards,basket ware, cute shelf sitters, [I bought a pair], a large range of farm animals including roosters and cows and sheep, jewellery, collectables, curios,photo albums, so much, and there is so much of interest, AND prices are good too!
A good place to buy something unique from Australia.
Free gift wrapping available!
The shop is the old Courthouse , which served as a Community hall, Courthouse and Police Station until 1962. The building was then relocated to Kallangur and converted for use as the North Pine Baptist Church.
In 1982, it was moved to Old Petrie Town, to be the first building relocated at Hyde Village.
It is the oldest known preserved building in the Shire.
OPEN....Tuesday - Friday 9.00am - 3.00pm
.............Sunday 8.00am - 2.00pm
WHERE.....Main Street of Old Petrie Town.