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    December 24, 2019 11:51 AM HKT

     

    Newstead House is refrigeration unit Manufacturers the oldest surviving home in Brisbane. In 1847 it was sold to the government resident Captain John Wickham, and acted as the unofficial government house until 1862. The Newstead House was the center of the Colony's social events, and lavish parties. In 1978, the Newstead House was renovated and refurnished with Victorian antiques.

    Newstead House is the oldest surviving home in Brisbane. In 1847 it was sold to government resident Captain John Wickham, and acted as the unofficial government house until 1862. The Newstead House was the center of the Colony's social events, and lavish parties. In 1978, the Newstead House was renovated and refurnished with Victorian antiques.

    City Hall: Completed in 1930, the Neo-classical City Hall is home to Brisbane City Council, the largest council in Australia. Brisbane early settlement is depicted by a beautiful sculpted tympanum above the main entrance. In the King George Square foyer, some particularly fine examples of traditional craftsmanship are evident in the floor mosaics, ornate ceilings and woodwork carved from Queensland timbers City Halls 92 metre Italian Renaissance-style tower gives a panoramic view of the city from a platform at its top. A display of both contemporary and Aboriginal art and ceramics is houses in the City Hall Art Gallery.

    The attractive King George Square, facing the City Hall continues to resist the encroachment of high rose office blocks and has several interesting statues including Form Del Mito by Arnaldo Pomodoro.The works geometric forms and polished surfaces, for which this Italian sculptor is noted, reflect the changing face of the city from morning through to night. The bronze Petrie Tableau by Tasmanian sculptor Stephen Walker was designed for Australia's bicentenary. It commemorates the pioneer families of Brisbane and depicts one of Queenslands earliest explorers, Andrew Petrie, being bid farewell by his family as he departs on an island expedition.

    Customs House was restored by the University of Queensland in 1994. It is one of Brisbane's oldest buildings, and past renovations included the removal of the hall and staircase. The new renovations were done from the original design plan, and place the hall and staircase back into the building. This building is now used for civic activities, has a wonderful art gallery and fabulous restaurant.