New Heritage Trail in Brookfield: A Journey Through History

Brookfield residents are invited to participate in the official opening of the new Heritage Trail at Rafting Ground Park. This significant event commemorates the early timber industry and the bullock drivers who transported timber to sawmills, contributing to the construction of Brisbane’s CBD.

Funding was provided through the Pullenvale Ward office for the Heritage Trail project led by the Kenmore and District Historical Society. The trail features five informative storyboards placed strategically along a dedicated path within Rafting Ground Park.

The trail serves as a historical reminder of the crucial role that bullock drivers, also known as bullockies, played in moving timber down the river for the earliest buildings in Brisbane. The storyboards along the trail provide visitors with a vivid narrative of this arduous task and the contributions of these early pioneers.

The community is encouraged to join the opening ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, 13th July. Attendees will have the opportunity to walk the trail, delve into the stories of the bullockies, and enjoy refreshments, including complimentary coffee. The event promises to be a memorable occasion for all who attend.

The creation of the Heritage Trail has been a collaborative effort between the Schrinner Council and the Kenmore and District Historical Society. The newly completed path, soon to feature the installed plaques, marks the culmination of months of planning and development.

Published Date 24-June-2024