Highfields Pioneer Village: Its History and Collections

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 99 pages
Author: M. Deacon
Year: 2019
ISBN: 9780648132417
Other: colour photos
Publisher: Margaret Deacon

Highfields Pioneer Village, located north of Toowoomba, Queensland, is dedicated to preserving the historical legacy of the early pioneers who settled in the Darling Downs region.

It started as the dream of one man — Ray Ashford — and has blossomed into a well-established landmark that is supported by over 200 volunteers, as well as local businesses, and local and state governments.

Thousands of tourists flock to the village each year, including local residents, school groups and interstate and international tours, to take a step back in time and appreciate the range of buildings and artefacts that have been lovingly preserved.

Foreword - Remembering our pioneers
Dedication and acknowledgements
Message from the Toowoomba Regional Council Mayor
Highfields Pioneer Village - one man's dream
Highfields Pioneer Village map
Meringandan Jail 1993
Heritage Chapel 1995
Bootmake Shop 1997
Wuersching General Store 1997
Highfields Pioneer Village volunteers
Gil's Radio Room 1997
The Deutz 1997
Roy Brook Collection 1998
Blacksmith Shop 1999
Pick Williamson Collection and Emporium 1999
Peter Bros Butcher Shop 2000
Ant Bed Oven 2000
Seamstress 2000
Steam Engine Shed 2000
Windmill Collection 2000
The Creamery 2001
Raatz Stone Cookhouse 2001
Fashion Shop 2002
Griffiths Family Vintage Tractor Shed 2002
Pete's Pride 2003
Grinke's Slab Hut 2003
Russell and Sons and the Dairy Pavillion 2004
Village View Gallery 2005
Village Silversmith 2005
National Bank of Queensland Jandowae 2005
Gore Railway Station 2006
United Dairy Farmers Building 2007
Nev's Clock 2007
Indigenous Cultural Tours
Southern Cross Museum 2009
Toy Shop 2010
Anderson Bomb Shelter 2011
Pioneer farming on the Darling Downs
International Baler 2010
Hay Press 2011
Ambulance Museums 2011
Queensland Energy Exhibition Centre 2011
Upper Forest Springs School 2012
Legacy Buildings and PAFS 2012
Camera Shop 2013
Barber Shop 2013
Village Hall 2014
Eating Area 2014
Fire Museum 2014
Kruger Slab Hut 2014
Bob Bone Coach House 2016
Myrtle May 2016
Cubby House 2016
Meringandan Bakery 2017
Shearing Shed 2017
Foundry Bike Shed 2017
Preserving history on the Darling Downs
Transport Museum
Brennan Family Museum 2019
Appendix A - Awards
Appendix B - Special events

For inquiries please send details to:
Margaret Deacon
2/22 Teal Avenue
Paradise Point, Qld 4216
phone: 0439 871 329

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