Historic Herberton

Up until yesterday I had a brief stop over at my Aunty & Uncles near the historic town of Herberton – a good chance to give the bikes a once over and catch up on uni work. But that doesn’t mean I’ve been idle – I went and visited the historic village just on the northern outskirts of the town. I’ll let the pictures explain, but suffice to say this place was something special and is not to be missed if you ever find yourself up this way :-)

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A real-life interpretation of the Ettamogah Pub created by cartoonist Ken Maynard 

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Apologies to anyone who is old enough to have been unfortunate enough to have needed one of these – probably brings back bad memories..

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I’m glad dentistry has moved on…

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Turn-of-the-century clothing

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Vintage toy shop

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Vintage garage

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Lets have a look inside.

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1923 Model F Harley Davidson

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350cc single cylinder Indian Prince

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More outside

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Ongoing restoration

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Timber truck chassis

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I’ve never seen a worm drive differential like this before

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Elegant funeral coach

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Lots of shoes at the Shoesmith

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Into the bookshop

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Some very old pieces in the collection

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Collection of very old shotguns in the lockup

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This is how they put the corrugations in corrugated iron way back when..

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A hand-built suspension bridge led over to the ‘pioneer camp’ – if you visit on a weekend (I didn’t..) then you can enjoy a meal of camp stew and damper

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More trucks and cars on the other side of the river

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Very old carbon-arc projector

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Lots of bottles..

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The old chainsaws on display looked pretty lethal

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Heading into the crawler collection

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Unfortunately none looked in operable condition – most having missing ignition components, damaged pony motors or missing diesel injection parts.

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So there you have it – Historic Herberton. There is lots more to see that I didn’t document – my photos have covered well under half the collection on display and it is ever expanding – the current works include the construction of a saw mill, a mine shaft and the restoration of a homestead, all on site. Well work a visit!

-Brogan

6 thoughts on “Historic Herberton”

  1. Hi Brogie, Loved the photos from Herberton. Jason would have sure loved to have been there with you but the only problem being he probably would have wanted to replicate it all when he got back. (Ha Ha) The dental equipment brought back some unpleasant memories from childhood although the instruments used then weren’t quite as lethal looking. Trust you are resting up and getting organised for the next leg of your trip. Don’t let the sandflies carry you away. Cheers. Love always. Mum

  2. Hey mate, some of the rusty iron at Herberton looks fantastic! Looks like you’re thoroughly enjoying your travels so far – I hope there is even more adventure is around the corner. All the best!

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