HONOUR: Ian 'Bunny' Pearce will be remembered at the Roy Emerson Museum on Friday, July 12.
HONOUR: Ian 'Bunny' Pearce will be remembered at the Roy Emerson Museum on Friday, July 12. Contributed

Rugby league great to be remembered at Blackbutt museum

ONE of the greatest Brisbane rugby league personalities will be remembered in Blackbutt this month.

The legendary Ian 'Bunny' Pearce grew up in Blackbutt and was a speedy fullback who played for Redcliffe and Queensland.

He was the first Redcliffe player to snare the prestigious Rothmans Medal.

Tragically, Pearce's life was cut short in a car accident.

Former president of the Roy Emerson museum, Barry Richardson, said they were expecting a large crowd at the event to remember Pearce.

"We will have a feature wall with all of Bunny's history,” he said.

Mr Richardson hoped there would be some special guests at the event.

"Bunny's wife might be coming, as well as some of the old footballers,” he said.

Pearce had a lot of strong ties to the South Burnett.

"He lived in Benarkin and his father worked in the forestry,” Richardson said.

Hear the story of Ian 'Bunny' Pearce at the Roy Emerson Museum in Blackbutt.

The morning tea will be held on Friday, July 12 from 9.30am.

Cost is $2 for the morning tea.