Beaudesert Historical Society's Westwood Cottage quest

PRESERVE HISTORY: The Beaudesert Historical Society is seeking community donations to enable the relocation of Westwood Cottage. Photo: Supplied.
PRESERVE HISTORY: The Beaudesert Historical Society is seeking community donations to enable the relocation of Westwood Cottage. Photo: Supplied.

The Beaudesert Historical Society still needs financial assistance to make its Westwood Cottage project a reality.

The society has managed to raise about half of the $35,000 required to move the the timber worker’s cottage built in the late 1800s to its grounds on Brisbane Street.

Beaudesert Historical Society curator Ian Moss said the response from the community thus far has been overwhelmingly positive but with grants taking up to five months to be processed and the owners of the cottage wanting it moved from its current location as soon as possible, more funds are urgently needed.

“Everybody has been on side with it,” he said.

“We’ve had a couple of big donations from Enrights Sawmill and Beaudesert Electrical.

“A lot of people want to help but just don’t have the funds.

Mr Moss said the society realises how tight money is for many local businesses and community members but encourages anyone who can to contribute.

“The cottage is an important part of the region’s history,” he said.

“It’s dated between 1890 and 1905, and we would love to preserve it for future generations.”

Donations can be made directly to the Beaudesert Historical society, at the Beaudesert Newsagency or deposited into the following bank account: BSB 064400, Account number 10327815, Account name Historical Society of Beaudesert Inc.

Sponsorship packages, which include advertising benefits such as signage on the Brisbane St fence, are also available for businesses to consider.

There is four options ranging in cost from $100 – $5000.

For all sponsorship options or other queries phone one of the committee members listed below:

Ric Enright 07 5541 1435

Mark Plunkett 0448 111 105

Ian Moss Curator 0408 803 268

Susan Weymouth 0447 281 113