High Tea, History and a Fashionable Afternoon

The fashion parade is a highlight of Cancer Council’s High Tea.
The fashion parade is a highlight of Cancer Council’s High Tea.

Cancer Council Queensland’s Beaudesert Branch will run their annual High Tea and Fashion Parade at a new location this year.

Cancer Council member, Ellen Logan said the event, which is part of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, was run from the Stationmaster’s House previously and is one of the Beaudesert Branch’s major fundraisers for the year.

The afternoon features a scrumptious High Tea and fashion parade with clothing by Beaudesert ladies fashion boutique, Kalico Country.

Clothing to suit all ages and shapes will be on show, with local models displaying the range of fashions during the afternoon.

This year’s location is the historic Bromelton House homestead at Gleneagle.

Bromelton House is a working Pecan farm and Hayes Convertor cattle stud. This stunning 500 acre property has been owned by the Murray family since 2013.

Bromelton House was the main residence owned by Hugh Henry Robertson Aikman who held the first squatting licence for the property in 1842.

The homestead, which has undergone many additions and alterations over time, was built of red cedar from the banks of the Logan River.   

The house was built above a huge calabash shaped lagoon and the garden is dominated by a Castanospermum australeor Black Bean tree, which is still there 150 years later.  

Tickets are $30 per person which includes a glass of non-alcoholic punch on arrival and are available from Kalico Country, on the corner of Brisbane and William Streets, Beaudesert.

For enquiries phone  Ellen Logan on 0408 431 223.  

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