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Mt. Bauple & District Historical Society Cultural Centre and Museum
Mount Bauple is geographically situated in the centre of what was the Shire of Tiaro. It is a dominant landmark visible from all over the shire, and beyond.
The Bauple museum is set within colourful gardens and houses a treasure trove of memorabilia including old photographs, family histories, war records, a rare coin collection and an extensive display of telephones, antiques and collectables dating back more than a century.
Of special interest is a crocodile skin from a large reptile shot in the Mary River near Owanyilla in 1964 and a 1907 locomotive. The well kept gardens have free BBQs and picnic tables.
The Bauple Heritage Trail
This trail acknowledges the rich historical foundations of the town. The self-guided tour is approximately 3.3 kilometres in length, winding around the township of Bauple. There are 24 signs that indicate where historical buildings once stood.
"The Mount Bauple & District Historical Museum has comprised a list of 24 building sites from when Bauple was first 'born'. Bauple was a thriving town then with a sugar mill, timber mills, boarding houses and many local businesses.
We have made interpretive signs to be fixed into the ground with an etched picture and a description of the building that was originally there. We hope these interpretive signs make the Bauple Heritage Trail recapture the past as well as acknowledge the rich historic foundations of our town.
The Bauple Heritage Trail is a self-guided tour and our information brochure (located inside the museum) will assist in locating the sites. We believe the tour will be an attraction for tourists and future generations."
More information on the Mt. Bauple & District Historical Society Cultural Centre and Museum website.