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29 April, 2022

Searching for Einasleigh history

A PASSIONATE Einasleigh local is on a mission to compile information, photos and artefacts about the old mining town to open a museum, showcasing its rich history.

By Rhys Thomas

Einasleigh Hotel leasee Bianca Brooker put the call out on Facebook for any and all information pertaining to Einasleigh, especially its glory days, to be presented in a new museum.

The idea for a museum was born after the hotel was gifted an old shed from the railway, which now rests down near the fire station.

“We were throwing around a few ideas and I’ve always wanted to get a museum happening, so that’s what we decided we were going to do with it,” Ms Brooker said.

“Try and get the local history, the people, the mining and everything out there so people know what Einasleigh was actually like back in its heyday.

“The reaction has been amazing so far, people have been very helpful sending photos through or stories about their families – it’s been great.”

Ms Brooker hasn’t put a limit on the amount or kind of information they will accept in the museum - as long as it relates to Einasleigh and its history, it is welcome.

To contribute to the development of the museum, you can send through information, photos or even items by emailing the Einasleigh hotel at or calling 4062 5222.

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