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Rush to celebrate a golden heritage

Patron for Eidsvold Historical Society Janet Mossman at the original Knock Break homestead.
Patron for Eidsvold Historical Society Janet Mossman at the original Knock Break homestead. Philippe Coquerand

EIDSVOLD'S glittering history will be in focus at the weekend.

The Eidsvold Historical Society will celebrate 130 years since gold was discovered in the region with a fun day on Saturday.

Patron Janet Mossman said it was important to commemorate the special occasion.

"We are celebrating 130 years since the Eidsvold gold fields were gazetted,” Mrs Mossman said.

"The first settlers or explorers in this area were Thomas and Charles Archer. They came up here looking for country, going further north, further west and they just wanted to settle at Eidsvold station.”

In the 1880s, Eidsvold was a bustling gold mining town supporting a population of more than 2000.

"It's pretty historic and some people don't realise it because it's no longer a gold mining town,” Mrs Mossman said.

The whole community is invited to the historical society to celebrate from 3pm.

Dinner at 6pm at a cost of $15 per adult and $5 for children.

Topics:  eidsvold eidsvold historical society golden heritage gold mining north burnett


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