Believed to be the oldest house in Brisbane, with a magnificent setting on the Brisbane River, Newstead House was built in 1846 by a pioneer pastoralist and was lived in from 1947-1959 by Captain John Wickham, the NSW Government representative in the Moreton Bay area. A model of the house interestingly shows how the soil was built up around it to completely cover the ground floor, which is actually underground. Walk inside downstairs to experience this strangeness. Upstairs walk around and take in the richly colored wallpaper, now reproduction, due to horse hair and arsenic in the old wallpapers. A point of interest is the antique child's seat.
- Open Hours: Sunday from 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM, Monday to Thursday from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Attractions & Landmarks
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- Nearest Train: Bowen Hills