HISTORIC EQUIPMENT: Cr Ros Heit in front of the 100-year-old peanut thresher in its new home.
HISTORIC EQUIPMENT: Cr Ros Heit in front of the 100-year-old peanut thresher in its new home. Matt Collins

100-year-old farm equipment finds new home

RETIREMENT is a significant chapter in anyone's life and for a certain piece of 100-year-old farming equipment, it isn't any different.

Thanks to the hard work of the Wooroolin Lions Club and financed by the Gambling Community Fund, one of the first ever peanut threshers is now proudly on display next to the free camping ground in Wooroolin.

Cr Ros Heit praised the work of the Lions Club and was impressed with the display, which will be enjoyed by locals and tourists for many years to come.

"It is still in it's original condition, it looks great,” she said.

"We are looking for more funding for signage so the travelling community can get a better understanding of the peanut history of Wooroolin.”

The Kingaroy-built farming equipment was definitely a power house back in its day and still has plenty of life in its later years.

"They actually had it working 15 years ago for the Wooroolin Fentenary celebrations,” Cr Heit said.

The peanut thresher is enclosed just metres away from the original Wooroolin train station, both of which will be a welcome addition to Wooroolin and all who drop in to the friendly town.

"This will give tourists the opportinuty to learn about Wooroolin,” Cr Heit said.