Touch of class at Bundys Cafe 1928
BUNDABERG Regional Council has brought a touch of 1920s class to the botanic gardens with eight storyboards displaying the highlights of the year 1928.
The boards, which are displayed in Cafe 1928, tell eight interesting local and national stories.
Mayor Lorraine Pyefinch declared the new interpretive element of Cafe 1928 an “important and informative” new visitor attraction within the botanic gardens.
“Council is progressively improving its visitor attractions and facilities to encourage more people from more places to stay another day in the Bundaberg region,” Cr Pyefinch said.
“These storyboards will add to visitors’ holiday experience, as well as enlightening locals with some interesting facts they may not have known.”
The cafe opened in January and is built on the site where Bert Hinkler landed his plane.
Council tourism manager Craig Hodges was excited to see the boards put up this week.
“It builds on the 1928 brand and gives some insight into that time,” he said.
“We are encouraging people to come and read the fun facts and stay for a coffee.”
Mr Hodges said the boards would add an even bigger attraction to the gardens which already boasts the cafe, the Hinkler Hall of Aviation, Fairymead House, Historical Museum, Japanese Gardens and duck feeding.
“It all adds up to one of Bundy’s premier attractions,” he said.
The boards tell several stories including the then controversial sliced bread invention, Amelia Earhart, the Olympics and, of course, Bert Hinkler.
“We have had some fantastic feedback already,” Mr Hodges said.
“They really are a lot of fun.”
The boards were written and designed by council tourism staff and can be viewed daily.
The cafe is open seven days from 9am.