Horseracing in Brisbane had its roots in the early settlement with the first settlers keen followers and punters, with the Queensland Turf Club being established in 1865.
As one of a swag of grand ornate hotels that came to represent the unique Queensland 19th century style, the Empire was constructed in the boom times of the late 1880’s.
Dating from 1866, this is significant as the first major (clay core) dam to be built in Queensland and one of the first in Australia.
Tucked away on a quiet riverside street sits this rare gem of a pre-separation house.
Early Russian immigrant and architect Grigori Mikonoshin designed this fanciful three storey A-house house for his daughter and since then it has become a heritage listed icon.
Originating as Farrington House, this grand hilltop gabled home was built in the 1880’s for its biscuit empire owner Frederick Wilson.
Built in 1888 to a design by architect AB Wilson, Forester’s Hall is a rare surviving intact example of a 19th century community hall.
This tiny private burial ground c1863 sits atop a Corinda hill with the district’s best panoramic views.
In the convict days the area down in the vicinity of Alice St was a mangrove swamp known as Frog’s Hollow.
The only one of its kind left in Australia today, this cast iron tower was made in England and shipped out in sections to the 1880’s.
It’s hard to believe the rusty hulk at the foot of the cliffs of Woody Point was in the 19th century the Navy’s proud premier warship.
The history of this site predates the 1872 construction of the Brisbane GPO by John Petrie.
Glenlyon still retains some of the air of the grand country estate it was during the 19th century when its marble floors were polished with butter milk.
As one of the remaining large Victorian villas that sprang up around Brisbane in the late 1800’s, Glengariff is one of the grandest in scale and most imposing.
This tiny speck of a burial ground was started as a family plot after a tragedy in 1869.
Fernberg, which is German for ‘distant mountain’ was aptly named by its first owner and resident in 1864, merchant and later MP Johann Heussler.

Top Things To Do In Brisbane This Week

An unforgettable live music experience celebrating Creedence Clearwater Revival
A fascinating look back at how laidback subtropical Brisbane saw itself
Join Becky for a big night of laughs at Brisbane Powerhouse
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A weekend of opera and chamber music set in an historic homestead
A fabulous 3 day community festival of all things retro
Treasury Brisbane’s popular Wine & Cheese series returns
Journey to the sun-kissed isle of Santorini
Eats & Beats is back on Friday, June 25!
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