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Buderim Historical Society Inc.

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The Buderim Historical Society (BHS), was formed in 1966 in response to a request from the Buderim War Memorial Community Centre (BWMCC) to run the Pioneer Cottage as a Heritage Museum. The Objects of the Society were • to stimulate interest in the history of Buderim and to collect and collate information and material relating to local history, • to establish and maintain a museum of objects of historical interest in the “Pioneer Cottage” Buderim, for the benefit of local residents and visitors, • to engage in other activities or projects as the Society may decide as being within the scope of its members, and • to co-operate with or affiliate with any other organisation with similar objects to those of the Society if considered desirable. Following the formation of Buderim Historical Society on 4th March 1966, local clubs and volunteers spent many hours repairing the cottage and at a function on 8th October I966 Sybil Vise officially handed over the deeds of the cottage to the BWMCA. A year later the cottage was officially opened to the public following donation of many artefacts for display. The Official Opening Ceremony was held on 23rd September 1976 by the Premier, the Hon G F R Nicklin. M.M. MLA. Pioneer Cottage was listed on the register of the Queensland National Trust and the National Heritage in 1982. In 1984 a start was made to catalogue the contents of Pioneer Cottage and this continues today. The Buderim Historical Society became incorporated in 1990. In 20l5 celebrations were held to recognise 50 years of wonderful work by the BHS and the fact that the cottage had been open to the public for almost 50 years and mostly on six days per week.