Queensland outback brought to life with Bush Picnic

15 September 2010

Bush PicnicVisitors can discover more about Australian bush culture when The Workshops Rail Museum hosts the Bush Picnic on Wednesday 29 September.

Part of The Great Train Robbery event, highlights at the Bush Picnic will include demonstrations of billy tea and damper making, whip cracking, toy pony rides, roving entertainment and gumboot throwing.

Director of The Workshops Rail Museum Andrew Moritz said the event aims to give visitors an insight into life in pre-war Western Queensland.

The Great Train Robbery took place between Cloncurry and Duchess in 1938 and the Bush Picnic brings to life some of the most recognisable activities of that era,” Mr Moritz said.

“Picnics in particular have long been a popular family outing and we encourage visitors to enjoy a picnic in the Museum’s grounds.”

Activities from The Great Train Robbery event available on the day include The Great Train Robbery Investigation with the Workshops Police Inspector -creating an identikit reward poster and fingerprint profile in the Police Station, and making a locomotive in the Wood Workshop (extra charges apply).

Picnic Hampers can be pre-ordered to enjoy on the day. Hampers can be ordered by downloading an order form from The Workshops Rail Museum’s website or phoning (07) 3432 5100.

The Great Train Robbery event is now on and runs until 10 October.

The Workshops Rail Museum is part of the Queensland Museum and is winner of Australian and Queensland Tourism Awards for Heritage and Cultural Tourism.

For further information, picnic hamper orders and ticket prices, visit www.theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au or phone The Great Train Robbery Hotline on (07) 3432 5192.

Media Contact: Glenn Price 3432 5100 or 0407 128 995