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  •   Brisbane - Untourist Attractions


•   Miegunyah
An historic house built in 1886, purchased by the Queensland Women's Historical Association. The house functions both as their headquarters and as a memorial to the pioneer women of Queensland.

•   Spring Hill Walk and Baths
Spring Hill has many historical sites, and you can take a pleasant walk through the suburb viewing these sites. Take your swimsuit, and to cool off after your walk visit the historic Spring Hill Baths.

•   Toowong Cemetery
Opened in 1875, Toowong Cemetery has over 117,000 graves, including those of pioneers and explorers. A leaflet showing the most significant and historic graves is available.

•   University of Queensland
The St Lucia campus of the University of Queensland occupies an enviable position, situated on 114-hectare site on a bend of the Brisbane River. Take a stroll through the grounds, admire the varying architectural styles of the campus buildings or visit one of the eleven museums.

•   Brisbane Powerhouse
Housed in an old powerhouse which produced the electricity for Brisbane's once-extensive tram system, Brisbane Powerhouse has been transformed into an arts centre, with two theatres, an extensive program of performances and visual art exhibition areas.

•   Victoria Barracks Military Museum
This interesting military museum houses a collection of weapons, old uniforms, photographs and memorabilia. It is located in the historic barracks in Petrie Terrace and is open on Sundays. Admission is free.

•   Southern Cross
As a memorial to Charles Kingsford Smith, the original 'Southern Cross', the plane he and Charles Ulm flew to make the first crossing of the Pacific Ocean, has been preserved. It was bought by the Federal Government in 1935 and is located in Brisbane Airport, just off Airport Drive.

•   Telstra Museum
Visit the Telstra GPO Museum, located in the suburb of Clayfield, and take a look at telecommunications in the early days. There is a range of historic items, including telephones, exchanges, Telex machines and morse code equipment.

•   Wolston House
Owned by the National Trust of Queensland, Wolston House was built in 1852, and is constructed of local freestone and handmade bricks. Much of the furniture was made in south-east Queensland, and underneath the house there are cellars and a dairy. Also on-site is a museum shop and refreshments.

•   The Evergreen Taoist Church of Australia at Deagon
The temple is open to followers and visitors. It includes traditional Chinese architectural designs honouring a number of gods and goddesses, in separate worshipping halls. Guided tours operate, which must be pre-booked during the week, or come as you are on Saturday mornings.



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