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Redcliffe Remembers

Redcliffe Remembers
Redcliffe Guide - Aug 31, 2017 08:00
It’s been 193 years since John Oxley sailed into Moreton Bay and cast his eyes on what is now Redcliffe, deciding it would be the ideal location for a new penal settlement.

if your inner historian is hungry to see what the European arrival to the Peninsula looked like, right down to the traditional garb worn by the sailors and the Aboriginal inhabitants who called the area home all those years ago, Redcliffe Remembers — the final event of this year’s Redcliffe Festival — is the perfect family-friendly day of celebrations for you.

On Sunday, September 10 from 8am, the waterfront precinct along Redcliffe Parade will be packed with market stalls, wandering performers, buskers and food stalls, along with a raft of free, family-friendly entertainment including the historical re-enactment of the European arrival and the Indigenous welcome.

The re-enactment is now famous, according to Moreton Bay Region Industry Tourism chief executive Shane Newcombe, who says the historical aspect to the day of celebrations puts the Peninsula’s past firmly in focus for people who may not realise the area housed Queensland’s first penal colony.

“The whole community pays tribute to decades past,” he says.

“It’s an important element and event on the Redcliffe Festival calendar and an incredible way

to close the festival.”

There’s a huge line-up of entertainers for the event, including alt-rock act Silk N Oak, Little Stevie and the Tail Fins, Taleena Peck and the John Abbott Band. And you’d be mad to miss Peninsula locals Ruby Reds & The Red Rockettes who will be bringing a burst of classic 1950s and ’60s pop and rock classics to the main stage.

For those who want to rev up their engines, Mr Newcombe says the Revin Up Redcliffe part of the day will combine a high-octane collection of custom and classic cars from Studebaker Car Club, Corvettes Down Under Car Club and Vintage Speedcar Association Queensland.

“And the 2017 Miss Redcliffe Festival Pinup Pageant returns,” he says.

“Rockabilly ladies will take to the stage chasing the crown of Miss Redcliffe Festival 2017.”

Redcliffe Remembers is on Sunday, September 10, from 8am-3pm along Redcliffe Parade. For more information, visit redcliffefestival.com.au