Herberton Historic Village

Australia, Cairns Guide (B): Herberton Historic Village

Have you ever wanted to go back in time? This delightful open air museum, on the outskirts of Herberton, in far North Queensland, allows visitors a chance step back into history and browse the shops as they would have been from the 1880’s onwards! Entrance costs $28 per adult, which includes admission to the mining museum in town.

Set in typical Australian bush land, complete with windmills and gum trees, it is a pleasure to walk around this sleepy village and reflect on how times have changed. Nearly all the buildings were moved to this site (from various towns in the Atherton region) in the 1970’s to recreate a bubble of time in Herberton, when tin mining boomed and people got around by motor cars, penny farthing bicycles and horse and buggy.

I was particularly impressed with the Herberton Times printing shop, where a knowledgeable man, by the name of David, demonstrated old-fashioned type-setting and printing, as well as explaining the workings of one of the earliest manual type writers. For $5, I was able to bring home my very own ‘Wanted’ poster! ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Herberton Historic Village
Guide Location: Australia » Cairns
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Elderslie House  
Author: Jennifer Stephens
Read it on author's website: https://exploreadventurediscover.wordpress.com/2016/05/03/herberton-historic-village/