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Old Queenslander in Maryborough (birth place of PL Travers, Mary Poppins author. Photo from Helsie's Happenings: OLD QUEENSLANDERS

OLD QUEENSLANDERS

On my way home from visiting Mum and Dad I drove through the town of Maryborough and as I looked at the houses it set me thinking. ( Dangerous, I know !!!) There is a particular style of house in Queensland called "Old Queenslander" and they aren't found in any other part of Australia. These houses are built on " stilts" - wooden posts anywhere from 6 to 9 feet off the ground. The idea was to get up high and catch the breezes - any breeze you could in this hot, muggy climate. I guess you…

Lexington Homestead, Moyston (220km W of Melbourne). The run was taken up by Horatio Wills in 1839-40; in c1851 he built the large brick homestead with its encircling verandas and grand views to the Grampians. When gold was found in 1852, the station hands left to seek their fortunes and Horatio had to sell after only two years in the new house. He was later killed by Aborigines; his son Tom, who survived the attack, was a famous cricketer and went on to 'invent' Australian Rules Football.

Lexington Homestead, Moyston (220km W of Melbourne). The run was taken up by Horatio Wills in 1839-40; in c1851 he built the large brick homestead with its encircling verandas and grand views to the Grampians. When gold was found in 1852, the station hands left to seek their fortunes and Horatio had to sell after only two years in the new house. He was later killed by Aborigines; his son Tom, who survived the attack, was a famous cricketer and went on to 'invent' Australian Rules Football.

Toowoomba Wedding Venue

Gabbinbar Homestead is a spectacular Toowoomba wedding venue. Offering award-winning food, exceptional service, a gorgeous historic homestead and beautiful gardens it is the perfect destination venue for your wedding. Awarded Queensland's Best Wedding Caterer two years running.

Traditional Queenslander home here in QLD

Traditional Queenslander home here in QLD

Just wow to this back verandah on an Australian country home. Coorabell, NSW

Just wow to this back verandah on an Australian country home. Coorabell, NSW

Queenslander Home

Croft Architects

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Mount Fyans, Dundonnell (202km W of Melbourne), was taken up in 1841 by Lachlan Mackinnon then purchased in 1856 by William Cumming. In 1883 he commissioned architect Andrew Kerr to design the expansive rendered bluestone homestead with its fine portico, 21m hallway and eight bedrooms. It stayed in the Cumming family until 1933. In c1991 it was purchased by the eccentric Earl of Stradbroke who, in 2016, sold the 5908 hectare property to a Chinese company for $34million.

Mount Fyans, Dundonnell (202km W of Melbourne), was taken up in 1841 by Lachlan Mackinnon then purchased in 1856 by William Cumming. In 1883 he commissioned architect Andrew Kerr to design the expansive rendered bluestone homestead with its fine portico, 21m hallway and eight bedrooms. It stayed in the Cumming family until 1933. In c1991 it was purchased by the eccentric Earl of Stradbroke who, in 2016, sold the 5908 hectare property to a Chinese company for $34million.

30 Tiger Street, Sadliers Crossing, Qld 4305

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Eynesbury Homestead, Melton South, is a bluestone homestead built in the early 1870s for Samuel Thomas Staughton, whose family had settled the area in 1841. The original two-storey central section of the building is in Colonial Georgian style while the single storied, bay-windowed side wings are Victorian and date from the 1880s. The concave timber verandah, quoins, widow's walk and the eaves detailing are features. Construction is in coursed bluestone with hipped corrugated iron roofs and…

Eynesbury Homestead, Melton South, is a bluestone homestead built in the early 1870s for Samuel Thomas Staughton, whose family had settled the area in 1841. The original two-storey central section of the building is in Colonial Georgian style while the single storied, bay-windowed side wings are Victorian and date from the 1880s. The concave timber verandah, quoins, widow's walk and the eaves detailing are features. Construction is in coursed bluestone with hipped corrugated iron roofs and…

Memsie Homestead, Bridgewater (179km NW of Melbourne), on the banks of the Loddon, was built in sections between 1841-1880. The newest was designed by W. Vahland, architect of some of Bendigo's finest buildings, inc. the Shamrock Hotel. The homestead, abandoned for over 20 yrs, was sold in 2015 (to be restored?). Some of the interiors survive, inc. ceiling roses and marble fireplaces, as well as early outbuildings inc. kitchen with original wood stove, bluestone winery and brick stables.

Memsie Homestead, Bridgewater (179km NW of Melbourne), on the banks of the Loddon, was built in sections between 1841-1880. The newest was designed by W. Vahland, architect of some of Bendigo's finest buildings, inc. the Shamrock Hotel. The homestead, abandoned for over 20 yrs, was sold in 2015 (to be restored?). Some of the interiors survive, inc. ceiling roses and marble fireplaces, as well as early outbuildings inc. kitchen with original wood stove, bluestone winery and brick stables.

The grand, abandoned and derelict, 1880s Romsey mansion, Mintaro, Victoria, Australia

The grand, abandoned and derelict, 1880s Romsey mansion, Mintaro, Victoria, Australia

Australia: Queenslander buildings are primarily of timber construction and can be low or high-set, one to two storeys. They are typically "tripartite" in sectional composition; underfloor (stumps), primary rooms (can be two levels), and roof. All have one or more veranda spaces, a sheltered edge of the building that is typically only part-enclosed and used as another living zone. This consideration for climate is the defining characteristic of the Queenslander type.

Australia: Queenslander buildings are primarily of timber construction and can be low or high-set, one to two storeys. They are typically "tripartite" in sectional composition; underfloor (stumps), primary rooms (can be two levels), and roof. All have one or more veranda spaces, a sheltered edge of the building that is typically only part-enclosed and used as another living zone. This consideration for climate is the defining characteristic of the Queenslander type.

Mount Mitchell Homestead, Lexton (160km NW of Melbourne), is a large bluestone house in Italianate Classical style built in 1860-61 for the Robertson family, to replace an earlier homestead. It was designed by prominent architect Charles Webb, who also designed the stables (1861). In 1910-12 the house was extended to almost twice its original size by architect Percy Richards for the then owner, Thomas G. Robertson.

Mount Mitchell Homestead, Lexton (160km NW of Melbourne), is a large bluestone house in Italianate Classical style built in 1860-61 for the Robertson family, to replace an earlier homestead. It was designed by prominent architect Charles Webb, who also designed the stables (1861). In 1910-12 the house was extended to almost twice its original size by architect Percy Richards for the then owner, Thomas G. Robertson.