Although the South Burnett was founded in 2008 with the amalgamation of the shires, the lands history is thousands of years old. Abundant with rich culture and stories to be told, visit the countless heritage sites to discover the history.

NORTHERN MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES

Art, History and Heritage uncover it all.

Uncover South Burnett’s art, history and heritage by visiting our many homesteads, museums and art galleries.

Visitors can explore and discover the historical relics of the Boondooma Homestead; visit the only dairy museum in Queensland, relive the days of old at the Wondai Heritage Museum and enthral in the awarding winning South Burnett Timber Museum.  That is by no means all – experience indigenous culture at the Ration Shed Museum and be inspired by the ever changing artistry at the Wondai Art Gallery.

The South Burnett Timber Museum at Wondai showcases the history of the South Burnett’s Timber industry. The attractions of this award-winning complex include displays of local wood, history of timber getting in the area, a wonderfully detailed wagon camp diorama and life-sized sculptures of a bullock and his lead bullocks.

The Old Station Masters residence, situated at the roundabout in Wondai, has found a new life as a home to the Wondai Regional Art Gallery.  The gallery’s monthly exhibitions and novel ‘Art on Poles’ program bring art to the community, as well as the community to art.
Just around the corner from the roundabout is the fascinating and enchanting Wondai Heritage Museum, which incorporates the original operating theatre from the first hospital in Wondai.

On the Durong-Mundubbera Road is the historic Boondooma Homestead.  Selected in 1846, Boondooma Station was one of the earliest settlements in the Wondai area. Today it is a fascinating place to explore and host 2 major annual events, The Spirit of the Bush in April and Scots in the Bush in August.

While in Murgon be sure to get an insight into the life of the early pioneers by visiting the Queensland Dairy and Heritage Museum, which has an unparalleled collection of dairy memorabilia.  

At the Cherbourg Aboriginal community 6km from Murgon , visitors can visit the Ration Shed Museum for a pictorial account to of Cherbourg’s history. Inside you can view many photographs and documents depicting the changes in the community over the years.

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