Petrie Travel Guide

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Petrie Things to Do

  • PETRIE MARKETS

    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,...

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  • OLD PETRIE TOWN MARKETS

    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....

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  • PINE RIVERS HERITAGE MUSEUM - 3 - YELBRI...

    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...

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  • PINE RIVERS HERITAGE MUSEUM - 4

    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...

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  • PINE RIVERS HERITAGE MUSEUM - 2

    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...

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  • PINE RIVERS HERITAGE MUSEUM - CLOCKS -...

    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...

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  • PINE RIVERS HERITAGE MUSEUM

    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...

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  • OLD PETRIE TOWN - 7

    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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  • OLD PETRIE TOWN - 6

    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...

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  • OLD PETRIE TOWN - 5

    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...

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  • OLD PETRIE TOWN - 4 - Moreton Bay Figs

    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

    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....

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  • ABORIGINAL ARTS & CRAFTS

    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,...

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  • Interesting posters

    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

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  • NORMANBY RUM

    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...

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