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Bundaberg State High School now on the Queensland Heritage Register

Bundaberg State High School and Technical College 1922. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 1831

The Queensland Heritage Council recently announced that several buildings at Bundaberg State High School have been added to the Queensland Heritage Register. The Queensland Heritage Register is a list of places that have cultural heritage significance to the people of Queensland. According to the Queensland Heritage Register database, the buildings added to the register were … Read more

Mount Morgan State High School now on Queensland Heritage Register

Elevated view of Mount Morgan township, ca. 1911. Mt Morgan Technical College is circled. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 37624

The Queensland Heritage Council have announced that the Mount Morgan State High School is the latest addition to the Queensland Heritage Register. The Queensland Heritage Register is a list of places that have cultural heritage significance to the people of Queensland. The building, situated on the corner of Central  and Bedsor Streets, was constructed in 1908, and was opened … Read more

Tara House (Queensland Irish Association) – History in Pictures

Early view of Elizabeth Street, Brisbane, 1884. The building later known as Tara House can be seen with the sign 'Unimack Produce Merchant'. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image API-004-0001-0015

In 1919, businessman, architect and politician James Cowlishaw financed the Queensland Irish Association’s (QIA) purchase of a building (later known as Tara House) on Elizabeth Street in Brisbane’s CBD by a mortgage of £8,000 (purchase price was £11,000 – $815,000 today). Sadly the QIA fell upon hard times and in October 2015 went into liquidation. Subsequently Tara House was … Read more

5 heritage-listed buildings for Toowoomba Open House

Drayton Post Office 1932. (Formerly Royal Bull's Head Inn). John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 67816

On 17 and 18 October, Toowoomba Open House returns with a number of buildings opening their doors for public viewing. The following 5 heritage-listed buildings form part of this year’s itinerary. 5. Toowoomba Railway Station Toowoomba Railway Station represents an important site in the study of the railway network of Queensland. As the focal point of one … Read more