The third Sunday of the month, check out the Museum Markets at Lake Alford, Gympie.
Not only can you enjoy a huge range of market stalls, you will be entertained – for free- by the Gympie Historical Re-enactment Association.
They stage an 1860s Gold Robbery and Black Powder Shoot out between Bushrangers and the Constabulary. Cannon fire, public flogging and humiliation of miscreants are the order of the day.
Summer it starts at 9am and 10am during Winter at the Museum Markets, Brisbane Rd, Lake Alford, 5th Light Horse Oval.
The re-enactment members are a dedicated group of tourism volunteers that welcome photographs to be taken of this free show that has been performed in the Gympie Region for over a decade.
Then you can get a taste of more history with a visit to the Gold and Mining Museum – you can learn about how Gympie is known as the “Town that saved Queensland”.
The site of the Museum is that of the former No2 South Great Eastern Mine, with an operational authentic steam driven winding engine, compound air compressor and generator reconstructed on the original footings. Located over 5 hectares the Museum has over thirty display areas housed in and around fifteen major buildings:
# Relics of later Mining and Gold recovery including gem displays.
# The 5th Light Horse Regimental Military Museum which houses an Award Winning Collection of Military equipment and memorabilia
# The Andrew Fisher House, named after Australia’s second Labor Prime Minister lived with his family
# Original historic buildings including an old Gaol House, school, railway buildings, church and slab hut
# Displays of rural, transport, communications and steam development in Australia
# Relics of the timber, dairy and primary production industry
The entry is through the café and souvenir shop. You can spend a few hours or a full day with family at Lake Alford. The picturesque lake has great picnic grounds, playgrounds and BBQ areas. So, bring your own lunch and relax by the lake or alternatively dine in the Museum café.