Start typing for quick search or press enter for more detailed search results

Open Day

May 21, 2023, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Local Historian Peter Cullen presents the arrival and life of Katie Hume on the Downs between 1866 to 1885 through story and photographs.

Anna Kate Fowler (Katie) was born in London in 1838 to a well-to-do middle class family. At 26 years of age, she crossed the world to marry and live in colonial Queensland with her husband, Walter Hume. They settled in Drayton. Katie was an avid letter writer, with her letters now providing a record of what life was like back then on the Downs.

Presentations at - 11am, 12noon and 1pm.

Plan Your Visit


Brisbane Street, Drayton, Queensland, 4350

Open Hours

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM


07 4637 2278


Entry Fees

Adults - $7
Concession - $5
Children - $5 (aged 3-13)
Under 3 years - Free
Family (2 Adults + 3 children) - $19
Group Bookings - Groups of 10+ Discounts apply by prior arrangement
National Trust Members - Free