Bankfoot House: First Homestead in the Glass House Mountains - Captured in Time

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Welcome to Bankfoot House

Our aim is to tell the rich history of Bankfoot House by preserving and researching the site, buildings and its collection and making this accessible to all.

Bankfoot House enjoys a picturesque location alongside the Old Gympie Road in Queensland’s Glass House Mountains. Established in 1868 as a roadside accommodation house on the new road from Brisbane to the Gympie gold rush, it is the oldest surviving building in the Glass House Mountains. Bankfoot House is steeped in family history. The Grigor, Burgess and Ferris families occupied the house in succession. The Sunshine Coast Council, in conjunction with the Friends of Bankfoot House Inc., continues to develop Bankfoot House as a partnership heritage initiative.

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Bankfoot House - a journey through time

Bankfoot House book cover

The Friends of Bankfoot House have compiled a booklet entitled ‘Bankfoot House - a journey through time'. The booklet contains many photos from the Bankfoot House Collection and traces the history of the Grigor, Burgess and Ferris families through their 135 year association with the heritage-listed house.

The booklet is available for sale from the Friends of Bankfoot House Inc. at $10 plus postage. Contact [email protected] to arrange to purchase a copy. Alternatively contact a member of the management committee listed in the Friends' Newsletters.

More information

Bankfoot House - Queensland Heritage Register

Bankfoot House Collection Statement of Significance July 2017

Bankfoot House Digital Stories

Interview with Ron Gillinder (President of Friends of Bankfoot House)

Bankfoot House signage [PDF]





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