IN what passes for winter in sunny Queensland the Cornish have kept busy with a Pasty Picnic in New Farm Park, Brisbane, which was reported in their Newsletter, ‘Pythow Kernewek … Things Cornish’ as very enjoyable, with seventeen members on the day (hmm .. seems to be a definite pasty connection across the Cornish diaspora).
The CAQ has the advantage that they have a proper Cornish Pasty baker in nearby Redcliffe, and how could they go wrong also with a greeting on their web site of, “a’right my’ansome … commost on in an I’ll put on a nice dish of tay, and we can have bit chat!”
An outing that sounds most enjoyable was the Steam Train Excursion to the Glass House Mountains (including a ride pulled by a C 17 974 and with wooden carriages from the Queensland Rail’s Heritage Fleet, and a bus tour around the area). The Glass House Mountains are a spectacular outcrop between Brisbane and the aptly named Sunshine Coast.
Next was an informal lunch in the capital Brisbane, and next weekend there will be a sight seeing cruise up the Brisbane River (combined with the Manx Society of Qld).
Coming up is the Association’s Seventeenth ‘Foundation Lunch’ – on the 17th September, 2011 – at the Yeronga Services Club in Brisbane.
The Cornish Association of Queensland was formed by 16 persons on 6 October 1994, initially as a branch of the Cornish Association of New South Wales. After rapid growth, at its First General Meeting held on 4 March 1995, a CAQ consitutution was adopted and the new Associaion formally separated from the CANSW.
They are based in and around Brisbane, but would welcome members from across the state.
Compiled by the Editor, Cornwall 24 net from CAQ newsletter information
3 September, 2011