How we celebrated our proud history during Queensland Day

Enjoying the exhibits.
Enjoying the exhibits.

The Goondiwindi Family Historical Society celebrated Queensland Day with an open day at the Customs House in Goondiwindi last week. Around a hundred people strolled through the centre, home to wonderful historical items.

Taking centre stage was the new mural which showcases the Goondiwindi wool industry.

Family Historical Soicety President Di Cairns said the Custom House was becoming more and more popular with visitors.

She said a tidy up, the mural and more explanation about the attractions was improving enjoyment for everyone.

You can now see the small red boat Goondiwindi Town Council Vern Redmond used to mark river levels during the 1956 floods.

These marks were later used to build the town levee bank which has saved Goondiwindi from floods numerous times over the years.

It’s also home to our region’s military history.

“Numerous items from uniforms to medals and photograpghs have been loaned to the Customs House,” Navy veteran Steven Hoole said.

The small red boat used by town engineer Vern Redmond to mark flood levels in 1956.

The small red boat used by town engineer Vern Redmond to mark flood levels in 1956.

Col Prior and Sue Stewart.

Col Prior and Sue Stewart.

Navy veteran Steve Hoole points out a picture of him in younger days.

Navy veteran Steve Hoole points out a picture of him in younger days.

A wagonette driven by Melba McEwan (nee hempstead) who well known for her droving and driving skills.

A wagonette driven by Melba McEwan (nee hempstead) who well known for her droving and driving skills.

Tin dog sheep rattle.

Tin dog sheep rattle.