FRIENDS of Pattemore House invite you to visit Fairview (Pattemore House) on Saturday, June 26 from 1-4pm.
House and garden tours, and photographic, film and other displays, including a display of tools used for construction, will be available.
Scrumptious homemade afternoon tea and hot soups will be served on the sunny verandahs and you can stock up on homemade jams and pickles too.
The sturdy farmhouse was built in 1907 from white beech timber by brothers Stan, Ernest, William and Albert Pattemore for their parents, Emily and JR Pattemore.
The family came to Maleny in 1906 from Central Tilba, where Emily and JR raised four sons and three daughters.
According to family folklore, the 1902 drought was so severe that the Pattemore family decided to move to a farming area with more reliable rainfall.
Bill and Stan had heard of the lush Blackall Ranges being promoted for its dairying opportunities and by 1906 they were cutting timber there.
Bill began sawmilling in partnership with Maleny fruitgrower ET Thynne, as Thynne and Pattemore’s Mill. Bill and Stan were joined by Ernest and Albert in 1907 and together they built Fairview.
The brothers pit-sawed the timber on the property and hand planed it, making six-inch tongue-and-groove boards with a single beading.
Fairview is significant as one of the few remaining buildings constructed in this way. Hand-sawn floorboards, walls and more have been beautifully preserved.
Fairview is located at 15 Porters Lane. It has plenty of parking and disabled access. Entry is $5 for adults and children are free.