Jewel in the Crown Restored

With some 60 exhibits at the Historic Village Herberton , their ‘jewel in the crown’ is the recently restored 130 year old Elderslie House. The home’s owner was miner and entrepreneur, Irishman, John Newell and founder of Herberton. The house has been proudly restored and it is indeed magnificent. It once sat where Mt St Bernard…

Billy Tea & Damper – Stockman Tradition

If you want an authentic Australian stockman’s tradition, then enjoying Billy Tea and damper with beef stew is the way to go. When we visited Herberton’s Historical Village, it was set up so visitors could experience a stockman’s tucker cooked over an open camp fire. The campfire cook was chopping firewood, boiling water with tea…