Pioneer Cottage Buderim, Buderim

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Pioneer Cottage is a heritage-listed homestead at 5 Ballinger Crescent, Buderim, Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. It was built. It is also known as JK Burnett (and family) residence. It was added to the Queensland Heritage Register on 21 October 1992.
The residence now known as Pioneer Cottage was erected probably in the early 1880s for Buderim Mountain settlers John Kerle Burnett, his wife Ann North and family. It remains one of the oldest surviving sawn-timber houses on the plateau, and currently functions as a house museum and headquarters of the Buderim Historical Society.
JK Burnett was the eldest son of schoolteacher John Burnett and his wife Jane Kerle, who with their 9 children emigrated to Queensland from Somerset, England, in 1866. They were accompanied on the voyage by Ann North, whom JK Burnett married in 1867. The Burnett family took up land at Burpengary. Several of the sons gained experience in the sugar mills around Caboolture and in the Tingalpa-Ormiston district, and became closely connected with the development of both the sugar and timber industries after the Separation of Queensland - on the north coast at Buderim Mountain, and at Wellington Point southeast of Brisbane.
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  • Interesting and very well maintained cottage with great views. Garden lovely as well and very well maintained.  more »
  • Authentic cottage, well maintained with fabulous collections on show. Nice place to visit and then have lunch or a coffee in one of the many cafes to choose from in the village of Buderim.  more »

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