WHETHER you are a chef, a cook or just a dabbler in dampers, the Heritage Village would like to hear from you.

The Rockhampton Heritage Festival this Sunday will hold a damper competition, with some great prizes to be won.

Entries can be traditional, sweet or savoury. All entries must stand up to the taste and presentation test.

This weekend's festival will give people a chance to have a close look at how the pioneers of the region lived and worked in days gone by.

There will be displays of pioneer housing, vintage machinery and transportation, blacksmithing demonstrations, timber cutting and more.

Councillor Rose Swadling said after the success of the first festival last year, the Heritage Village decided to do it again.

The festival will be at the Rockhampton Heritage Village on Sunday from 9am to 2pm. Entry is $5.

Our pioneers

Englishman William Dampier was the first recorded explorer of the north-west when he sailed to the region onboard the HMS Roebuck. The expedition began in January 1699 and seven months later they reached Shark Bay in Western Australia.



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