Glasshouse Country
About Beerburrum
The small country township of Beerburrum is located on the Glass House Mountains   Tourist Drive, now known as the Steve Irwin Way. The town is 55 kilometres north   of Brisbane, travelling on the Bruce Highway towards the Sunshine Coast.  Beerburrum offers visitors the chance to soak up more than 80 years of local history   thanks to the  town's World War 1 Interpretive Signage. You can also visit Anzac   Avenue and  the Avenue of Trees planted in 1920. The town's Interpretive Signage   includes old photographs, recognising Beerburrum's  involvement with the   soldier   settlement scheme for Diggers who served In World War I. Around 500 blocks of   land were allocated to returned servicemen, and 437 took up the offer   and   laid   the foundation for the early growth of the towns along the rail corridor  north  of    Brisbane.  In the longer term, many of the soldier-settler farms unfortunately    proved be unviable, leading to abandonment and population decline. Subsequently,   Beerburrum's population dwindled from 647 in 1921 to just 257 in 1954Beerburrum had a primary school, a public hall, a railway station, and a fruit   grower's co- operative.
B. Waldock
Glasshouse Country
About Beerburrum The   small   country   township   of   Beerburrum   is   located   on   the   Glass House   Mountains         Tourist   Drive,   now   known   as   the   Steve   Irwin   Way. The   town   is   55   kilometres   north         of   Brisbane,   travelling   on   the Bruce   Highway   towards   the   Sunshine   Coast.      Beerburrum   offers visitors   the   chance   to   soak   up   more   than   80   years   of   local   history        thanks   to   the      town's   World   War   1   Interpretive   Signage. You   can   also visit   Anzac         Avenue   and      the   Avenue   of   Trees   planted   in   1920.   The town's   Interpretive   Signage         includes   old   photographs,   recognising Beerburrum's      involvement   with   the         soldier         settlement   scheme for   Diggers   who   served   In   World   War   I.   Around   500   blocks   of         land were   allocated   to   returned   servicemen,   and   437   took   up   the   offer        and         laid         the   foundation   for   the   early   growth   of   the   towns   along the   rail   corridor      north      of            Brisbane.      In   the   longer   term,   many   of the    soldier-settler    farms    unfortunately                proved    be    unviable, leading    to    abandonment    and    population    decline.    Subsequently,          Beerburrum's   population   dwindled   from   647   in   1921   to   just   257   in 1954Beerburrum   had   a   primary   school,   a   public   hall,   a   railway station, and a fruit   grower's co- operative.  
© Bob Waldock