31 January, 2023

Caboolture Historical Village celebrates Australia Day

DESPITE the heat, more than 1,000 people attended the Caboolture Historical Village to celebrate Australia Day with live music, toad races, demonstrations, dunny splash, the 11th Light Horse Regiment, food and drinks and a grand parade.

Jeff’s wife had the pleasure of pulling the lever for the dunny splash.
Jeff’s wife had the pleasure of pulling the lever for the dunny splash.

Attendees were able to immerse in local and Australian history with a range of displays and demonstrations including wood turning, classic cars, working antique machinery, bush ranger camp, Scottish pipe band, military displays and kids’ activities. 

From 11am, Celtic and Irish Band Blarney Stone played some traditional music while people enjoyed a selection of “Aussie tucker” on offer.

The grand parade concluded the day’s programme and featured a cavalcade of moving history with bikes, motorcycles, military trucks, the Redcliffe Scottish Pipe Band and military horses. 

Events Coordinator Saskia Huismans said the Caboolture Historical Village has been celebrating Australia Day for over 20 years, and it is one of their biggest events on their calendar.

“It’s one day when the village really comes alive,” Saskia said. 

The Caboolture Historical Village is currently working on re-introducing citizenship ceremonies in addition to their other festivities for next year’s Australia Day event. 


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