";s:4:"text";s:1893:" George and Jane Harris moved into the house in December 1862. During this period a series of prominent residents of Brisbane either owned or rented this residence.
Newstead house is Brisbane’s oldest surviving home, established in 1846. Originally a modest cottage, on 34 acres of land, the Newstead house was built by a Scottish migrant. Discover the layers of Brisbane’s oldest surviving residence, Newstead House. Newstead House is said to have taken its name from Newstead Abbey, Nottinghamshire, England, a former Augustinian priory which became the Byron family home. Newstead House is a heritage listed property operating as a living museum. All great journeys begin with a map – An orientation activity that introduces students to the concept of the past by comparing the modern landscape at Newstead Park with the historical landscape of the 1850s.
Newstead House: History - See 145 traveler reviews, 98 candid photos, and great deals for Brisbane, Australia, at Tripadvisor. Considered one of the most significant properties in Brisbane and Queensland, located just minutes from the CBD.
This iconic landmark has evolved from a simple Georgian cottage into a grand residence following significant renovations and extensions in 1867. Mrs Fletcher’s kitchen – An interactive experience where students meet Mrs Fletcher, a Victorian Era Cook working at Newstead House.
The ownership of the house and land changed many times, during the period from 1847 to 1939.