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Howard

Posted on 30 Mar 2017 by Our Fraser Coast

The old coal mining towns of Howard and Torbanlea are filled with good old fashioned country charm.

Miners moved into the area as early as 1864 when a seam of coal was discovered on the banks of the Burrum River.

The Burrum District Museum at Howard houses an impressive collection of memorabilia and information on the region's mining past. while a "Walk of Achievers" honours some of the region's finest one-time residents.

Howard has a number of quaint old buildings, including Van Cooten's, an old time working drapery store, a historic post office and the homes of former Prime Minister Andrew Fisher and Dame Annabelle Rankin, the State's first female Senator.

Country markets are held on the first Saturday of every month with a night market on the third Saturday of the month.

There are great swimming and fishing spots as well as boat ramps along the nearby Burrum River, and a lovely country golf course.

My Fraser Coast: Howard

“At first glance Howard is just another small town to drive through and forget. Wrong!
In less than five minute’s drive the beautiful Burrum River is yours to embrace, to fish, to boat, to kayak. Fresh or salt? You choose, or relax in the Village Green.
Livable? You bet! From library to pub and local food choices you have country living with flavour.“
John Niblett, Howard & District Progress Association

 

 

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