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    PETRIE MARKETS

    by balhannah Updated Jul 28, 2012

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    Arts & Crafts sold in these shops
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    Want a nice day out, then head to the Petrie Markets, Brisbane's oldest and most unique craft market held every Sunday. These are held in Old Petrie Village, a 19th century rural village, so you can wander around the old buildings which are now shops, and browse the stalls too!
    Buskers are here, it was a wet day, so there was only one, a Violinist, but I have been here many times before and there has been a lot more.

    There is all sorts of Arts & Crafts to choose from, plenty of great items for something different to take home from Australia. For the kids there are Train and pony rides, puppet shows and bush poets. Fresh fruit & vegetables, you can even buy meat from here, the butcher has his coldroom there!
    Want some nice fresh Honey? perhaps some Plants for the garden? or some books to read whilst on holiday, then you will find all of that here and much, much more!
    Feeling hungry, then head to the big undercover meal area where the choice is great, you can sit outside or inside.

    I always enjoy myself here, I hope you do to

    FREE ENTRY

    OPEN....Sunday 8am - 2pm

    Catch the train from Brisbane to Petrie, I am not sure, but I think a bus may be at the Station to take you to the Markets.

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    OLD PETRIE TOWN MARKETS

    by balhannah Written Jul 28, 2012
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    At last, a fine weather day at the Markets, so the stalls are out in force today.
    It was the first sunny day for quite a while, and I think everybody had come here! Parking attendant's were on hand to direct us to parking, no worries, there was plenty of parking and quite close too!

    Stalls in Petrie Markets sell everything from new to secondhand. There is a big variety, so plenty to choose from!

    FREE ENTRY TO THE MARKETS

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    PINE RIVERS HERITAGE MUSEUM - 3 - YELBRI HOUSE

    by balhannah Updated Mar 29, 2010

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    We had a look at the main section of the Museum, then a covered walkway led us to Yelbri House, an early form of a "kit house" I never knew that 'kit homes' were made so many years ago.

    This historic House was the original farm workers cottage on the Petrie Homestead. A Campbell pre-fab kit house built in the late 1880s, it is now restored and presented in the 1920s era.

    Interesting this is, as its before the time of all those wonderful conveniences that we have today, like electricity and reticulated water, a flushing toilet, so much that we take forgranted!

    The Toilet was on the verandah, along with the shower, wash basin and mirror. On entering inside, there was a Master bedroom. Obviously, people were built much smaller than today, as the Double bed was about the width of a single bed! would not have been too comfortable sharing with somebody!
    There was a kitchen, dining and lounge room, all furnished with the furniture of the era.

    ADMISSION IS FREE

    Wednesday to Friday: 10.00am - 3.00pm
    Saturdays: 10.00am - 2.00pm
    Sundays (October to March): 9.00am - 2.00pm
    Sundays (April to September): 10.00am - 3.00pm

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    PINE RIVERS HERITAGE MUSEUM - 4

    by balhannah Written Mar 1, 2010

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    This woman got 7 years jail for stealing a watch
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    The Museum has permanent and travelling displays.

    The travelling exhibition was on "Australia's female convict factories."

    This exhibition told the stories and experiences of the many women who found themselves torn away from the lives they knew, and had ended up in the factory.
    There were photo's and details of what some of the women had done to end up here.

    One had stolen a Watch, the imprisoment was 7 years jail, another had tried to poison her master, this incurred Life imprisoment, and "life" meant "life" back then.

    Rare objects from the early colony, art from colonial artists, uniforms that the women wore, photos, and more were on display giving an insight into what the lives of these poor women were like.

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    PINE RIVERS HERITAGE MUSEUM - 2

    by balhannah Written Feb 28, 2010

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    After having a look in the main foyer, then we headed inside.

    First of all, we found toys of old, probably if you were a boy, you would have had one of the home-made "Billy carts".......ah!!!! memories for my Husband!! The metal spinning tops, I could remember having one of them!

    Around the corner was the "flash looking" stereo system of the era, I bet the young ones get a laugh out of that!
    The huge Wicker pram, a display set up, of how a bedroom looked like in the 60's and 70's, and posters about the Car racing track nearby, all very interesting.
    There was a huge display of the utensils of the day, this included washing machines, candle makers, irons, meat safe, camera and so much more, all listed and numbered easily for us to find and read!

    There was a lot more here, too numerous for me to mention, just come along and have a look, it was good, interesting, and best of all.....FREE!

    Wednesday to Friday: 10.00am - 3.00pm
    Saturdays: 10.00am - 2.00pm
    Sundays (October to March): 9.00am - 2.00pm
    Sundays (April to September): 10.00am - 3.00pm

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    PINE RIVERS HERITAGE MUSEUM - CLOCKS - 1

    by balhannah Written Feb 28, 2010

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    SCISSORS CLOCK
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    Also in the large entrance hall located across the back wall, is an excellent display of Clocks. Now, these are not the usual type of clocks that you would expect to see. For me, these were amazing, and even more so, that one man had made all of them.

    The Skyring Collection consists of about 60 clocks, with 48 of them created by former physics teacher Roy Skyring, who after his retirement in 1980, he began making clocks until his death in 2003. They were kindly donated to the Museum by his widow, as he wanted the clock's to be kept together in a permanent display.

    Amongst the clocks are two grandfather clocks and several wall clocks.
    Most of the clocks are of a type known as brass Skeleton clocks that are free of a casement allowing the viewer to study all the fascinating workings.

    There are some beauties on display, such as the Scissors Time Piece, so named because the motion resembles the action of a pair of scissors, and which includes a mechanism similar to that developed in the 1730s for use in sea-faring boats and the Merlin Band Time Piece, named after an original made by James Merlin in 1776 and believed to be one of only three copies ever made.

    A similar clock is housed at the Henry Ford Museum in the United States.

    Wednesday to Friday: 10.00am - 3.00pm
    Saturdays: 10.00am - 2.00pm
    Sundays (October to March): 9.00am - 2.00pm
    Sundays (April to September): 10.00am - 3.00pm

    ADMISSION IS FREE

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    PINE RIVERS HERITAGE MUSEUM

    by balhannah Updated Feb 28, 2010

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    This Museum is also located at Old Petrie Town, actually just beside the car park. We found this museum explores the the history of the district.
    On entry into the building, a large "snakes & ladders' is on the floor, with a huge dice to use for rolling, what an excellent idea this is for keeping children amused!....Museum's can be very boring for them.
    This one is not large, but in saying that, it is very well done, and has plenty of interest, including touring exhibitions from time to time.
    So, I will show you some of the interesting sights that we saw here.

    This is one that I particularly liked.
    In the large entrance hall, is a school room of old, I wonder how many of you can remember sitting in desks like these? I hate to tell you, but I could remember all of this!

    ADMISSION IS FREE

    Wednesday to Friday: 10.00am - 3.00pm
    Saturdays: 10.00am - 2.00pm
    Sundays (October to March): 9.00am - 2.00pm
    Sundays (April to September): 10.00am - 3.00pm

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    OLD PETRIE TOWN - 6

    by balhannah Written Feb 28, 2010

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    Still walking around the Town Common head down the hill to "Foreman cottage" as mentioned in the previous tip.

    James Foreman and his family migrated from England in 1866, two years later acquired 40 acres of land and established the farm here. The cottage was built in 1876 to replace the original slab hut he had previously built.

    In 1917, the Hyde family moved the cottage to the top of the nearby ridge and added a new section on the front - thus Foreman Cottage became the kitchen of Hyde Homestead. The Hyde brothers used to say they were the Shire's first conservationists as they relocated their cottage rather than chop down the expanding fig trees.
    After Hyde house being burnt down in 1984, the cottage has been rebuilt as near as possible to its original location.

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    OLD PETRIE TOWN - 5

    by balhannah Written Feb 28, 2010

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    Walking around the Town Common area, past the Rotunda in the centre, is lovely
    "Hyde House."
    The Hyde family lived originally in a small cottage name "Foreman cottage." In 1917, the cottage was moved from its original site to the top of the nearby ridge, raised on high stumps and combined with a new section built in the style of the period. This became the farm homestead and was used by the Hyde family until the property became North Pine Country Park. In 1984, it was destroyed by fire. The decision on reconstruction was to rebuild it as two original buildings – Forman Cottage relocated close to its original location, and Hyde Homestead retained on the existing site.

    Janet Skinners artworks, Books, Bric a brac, and Records are found here now.

    http://www.artoutabout.com.au/............is the website for Janet skinner.

    OPEN.....Tuesday - Friday 9.00am - 3.00pm
    ..............Sunday 8.00am - 2.00pm

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    OLD PETRIE TOWN - 4 - Moreton Bay Figs

    by balhannah Written Feb 28, 2010

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    Base of the Moreton Bay fig tree
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    When walking Old Petrie Town head through the town common and around the area not used by the markets. This takes you to some HUGE Moreton Bay Fig Trees. They are thought to be 300 years old, and were once part of the original rainforest of the area. If you have never seen these Trees, then take the short walk and have a look!

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    OLD PETRIE TOWN - 3

    by balhannah Updated Feb 28, 2010

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    Some more buildings at Old Petrie town.

    Photo 1/2..... is part of the old cell block [1878],of the original Petrie Police complex. How would you like to be locked up in this "tiny' building?

    3...St. Thomas's church....This Church was built for the contract sum of 130 pounds ($260).
    Work commenced on August 25, 1888 and it opened its doors on St. Thomas’ Day December 21, 1888.
    The silky oak and cedar pulpit, was originally used in Samsonvale Station Homestead.
    The day we were there, inside the Church was a Bridal Exhibition.

    4...The old school

    5......TOM PETRIE'S RESTAURANT & BAR is a replica of the Old North Pine Hotel (circa 1880) . It was fully refurbished using Red Cedar timber extensively throughout the building. As we walked around the building in the garden area, we came across a Jazz band playing, they have "live" entertainment every Sunday. I really could have spent more time if it the weather had been better! They were only playing and singing to the very wet audience of Birds!

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    OLD PETRIE TOWN - 2

    by balhannah Written Feb 28, 2010

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    Walking around Old Petrie town, these are some other buildings of interest........

    Most of these old buildings are now shops, stocked full of a lot of unique arts & crafts!

    My 1st Photo, is of the National bank.....
    Banking facilities were non-existent within the Shire until the opening of the Queensland National Bank at North Pine (Petrie) on August 27, 1886. During the early 1890’s, it was forced to close its doors because of the depression. This building is a replica of the original bank and was constructed with the assistance of the National Bank of Australia as part of the Australian Bicentennial celebrations and opened in 1987.

    2/3....Amaruysha...Fine jewellery, and crafted stones.

    4...Trishalan Designs... Hand Dyed Threads and Fabrics, Kumihimo Supplies and Silk Paper,
    Rustic Timber Homewares, Cross stitch Charts & Pre - printed Stitcheries

    5...This Church is located in the Town common. There are three Time Capsules buried in the Common in 1988 to be opened on Australia Day in the years 2013, 2038 and 2088.

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    OLD PETRIE TOWN - 1

    by balhannah Written Feb 28, 2010

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    For all those James Dean fans!
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    Old Petrie town is located in the Brisbane suburb of Petrie. It is made up of old buildings from around Petrie, and these are now used as shops. They are all in good condition and I found the little village very pleasant to wander around, so now I will tell you about some of the buildings that you will see here.

    The Rock 'n Roll Emporium is a cafe, and we had our lunch here which was very nice & cheap!

    Inside, for all you rock 'n rollers, there are heaps of posters and information on James Dean, Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley and many more Throw in a full size Elvis Statue and one of Betty Boop, plus a couple of Juke boxes, a lounge for the era, and plenty of records, this was one very interesting shop/cafe, A MUST VISIT for fans of these people

    Located in Main Street , Old Petrie Town

    Open Tuesday - Friday 9.00am - 3.00pm
    Sunday 8.00am - 2.00pm
    Friday Twilight Shopping 5.00pm - 9.00pm
    Closed Public Holidays

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    OLD PETRIE TOWN - 7

    by balhannah Written Feb 28, 2010

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    At the steam & engine museum
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    Other points of interest at Old Petrie town are the Potters & Blacksmith's Workshops, The Fire Museum and the Boiler house Steam & Engine Museum [gold coin donation for entry]

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