BUSH TUCKER: Matthew and Jamie Callaghan make damper at the Bush Picnic event held at The Workshops Rail Museum.
BUSH TUCKER: Matthew and Jamie Callaghan make damper at the Bush Picnic event held at The Workshops Rail Museum. Sarah Harvey

Damper delight at Bush Picnic

DAMPER, bush songs and stories of Queensland's outback came alive at the Workshops Rail Museum's Bush Picnic event.

On Saturday and Sunday visitors to the museum kicked back to performances by Australian folk artists Penny Davis and Roger Ilott, listened to a good scrub yarn by Daryll Bellingham and joined in making damper.

The Workshops Rail Museum director Andrew Moritz said the event highlighted the importance railways held in Queensland's bush.

"The railway played a major role in the development of the state, making goods and services available to those in the outback," Mr Moritz said.

"We're delighted to be able to capture these elements of our unique rural culture and make it available to our visitors, especially those who haven't experienced it."

The stories of Queensland outback towns were also told with sheets of information hung around the museum.

Alongside the information and entertainment, fire cooked dampers were available as well as having a go at whip cracking.

While Bush Picnic event was held the museum's usual display of railway history remained on show.



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