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Conference Tour Details

Monday - 24 March 2025

All tours will depart from and return to the

BTP Conference Centre, Eight Mile Plains.

Mon Arthur

MacArthur Museum
&
Anzac Square Memorial Galleries

Cost: $65 per person

Time: 9:40 am to 3:15 pm

MacArthur Building
Anaz Square Memorial Gallery
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MacArthur Museum looks behind the front lines of the Second World War. Discover the role Brisbane played from 1939 – 1945 by visiting the Museum. The Museum also focuses on the developing alliance between Australia and the US brought about by the cooperation between the armed forces of both countries during World War Two. Brisbane was home to more than 350,000 people in 1941. However, over the next three years, Queensland became a support base for the war effort in the South West Pacific. Up to one million U.S. military personnel passed through the city en route to the Pacific War. The South-West Pacific campaign was a theatre of war fought in the Pacific region during World War Two. It included the Philippines, Borneo, the Dutch East Indies (excluding Sumatra), East Timor, Australia, the Territories of Papua and New Guinea, and the western part of the Solomon Islands. Douglas MacArthur (26 January 1880 – 5 April 1964) was an American five-star general and Field Marshal of the Philippine Army. A highly decorated soldier of both world wars, General MacArthur played a prominent role in the Pacific theatre during World War Two and this exhibition details more of his journey. Web site link https://mmb.org.au/

Embark on a transformative journey through Queensland’s military past with a free guided tour of Anzac Square & Memorial Galleries. Located in Brisbane’s CBD, with the spectacular Shrine of Remembrance and Eternal Flame burning at its heart, Anzac Square & Memorial Galleries is one of the city’s most iconic historical sites and a must-see destination for any war history enthusiast. We are the place where Queensland remembers; where stories of courage, resilience, bravery, and sacrifice are etched in the hearts and minds of all who visit, and where you’ll leave holding the Anzac Spirit in ever greater reverence. Web site link https://www.anzacsquare.qld.gov.au/

Newstead

Miegunyah House
(Qld Women's Historical Assn)
& Newstead House

Cost: $75 per person

Time: 9:20 am to 3:30 pm

Newstead House Brisbane

Miegunyah House
(Qld Women's Historical Assn)

Miegunyah House Museum is the home of the Queensland Women’s Historical Association. Discover a unique slice of Brisbane’s architectural and social history only 5km from Brisbane’s CBD. The Queensland Women’s Historical Association is an organisation with a passion for preserving Queensland’s colonial and post-Federation heritage particularly as it relates to women. The Association owns Miegunyah House Museum, and is one of only a handful of history associations in Queensland with its own heritage-listed premises and significant collection of artefacts. Web site link https://www.miegunyah.org/

Newstead House is Brisbane’s oldest domestic dwelling. It dates from 1846 when it was constructed for Patrick Leslie and has evolved from a simple Colonial Georgian cottage into the quintessential homestead of today. It draws inspiration from the style of architecture found in bungalows on the Indian sub-continent. It is now a sprawling homestead with intricate balustrades, spacious verandahs and a vista that incorporates the Brisbane River, undulating parkland, elements of the Breakfast Creek Heritage Precinct and the changing suburbs of Hamilton, Bowen Hills, Bulimba and Newstead. Web site link https://brisbanelivingheritage.org/location/newstead-house/

BrisMuseum

Commissariat Store
&
Brisbane Museum

Cost: $90 per person

Time: 10:00 am to 3:45 pm

Commissariat Store Brisbane
Museum-of-Brisbane Alfred-Elliott Photo 1936

Alfred Elliott Photo Collection Car picnic to Redcliffe - Bob, Annie, AH, EE & Dorothy 1936

The Commissariat Store is a niche museum that specialises in showcasing Queensland’s history. The museum is an initiative of The Royal Historical Society of Queensland and staffed by volunteers from the Society. The most significant exhibit is the building itself. The Commissariat Store is Queensland’s oldest habitable, and most significant heritage building. The lower two floors of this magnificent building were convict built during 1828 and 1829. The third floor, now the main entrance from William Street was added in 1913. Upon entering the museum you’ll be greeted by our friendly guides. The top floor contains the first of our rotating exhibitions that feature various aspects of Queensland’s varied and colourful history. The exhibition cabinets continue on the middle floor and feature rotating exhibitions and more permanent exhibitions that explore the colonial period in Queensland’s history. On this floor you’ll find the infamous ‘Convict Finger’. The ground floor features several handcrafted, detailed models of buildings from the early colony of Queensland. These models are arranged in a street layout. On this floor you’ll also find the latest addition to the Museum, the Moreton Bay Panorama and Tom Petrie interactive displays. You may notice the numbered panels on the ground floor. These panels are numbered from a previous archaeological dig and some of the items from this dig are on display on the middle floor. Web site link https://commissariatstore.org.au/

Housed within the iconic Brisbane City Hall. Meseum of Brisbane (MoB) celebrates the creatives and history-makers who deepen our understanding of place. We reflect Brisbane’s people, its passions and communities. Museum of Brisbane opened in October 2003, on the ground floor of City Hall. At MoB we build on the foundations of the earlier Brisbane City Gallery. In 2010, when City Hall closed for restoration, the Museum relocated temporarily to nearby Ann Street. MoB reopened in April 2013 after a significant refurbishment of City Hall. Now located in a purpose-built gallery, Museum of Brisbane is on the top floor of the revitalised City Hall, offering views of two of the building’s heritage features, the Clock Tower and copper dome. Museum of Brisbane is Brisbane City Council’s leading history and art museum, where you can experience our city’s vibrant culture. Web site link https://www.museumofbrisbane.com.au/about-museum-of-brisbane/

Wolston

Wolston
Farmhouse

Cost: $95 per person

Time: 9:00 am to 2:15 pm

Wolston Farmhouse
Wolston Farmhouse Inside

Wolston Farmhouse, Brisbane’s oldest surviving residential farmhouse, is a nineteenth-century rural gem located a short drive Northwest of the CBD. The historic landmark, previously known as Wolston House, is situated in a rural setting dating back to 1852. It was the first property to be taken care of by the National Trust of Australia (Queensland). The beauty is evident in the oldest surviving residential farmhouse in the district, capturing the ambience of a traditional rural homestead and surrounded by stunning views which stretch down to the tree-lined riverbanks. The Heritage-listed homestead has spacious verandas overlooking the lush green property and gardens. It has six rooms; each room displays a nineteenth-century rural lifestyle with artefacts such as sausage stuffers in the kitchen, silverware in the dining room, a pianola in the parlour and horsehair mattresses in the bedrooms. Web site link https://nationaltrustqld.org.au/visitor-sites/Wolston-Farmhouse

Heritage

Brisbane
Heritage Trails

Cost: Free

Duration:

South Brisbane Hertiage

Brisbane Heritage Trails

Heritage Trails Link

Brisbane's historic built environment - from the grand buildings of the Brisbane Central Business District to shops, schools, churches, factories and dwellings in our suburban neighbourhoods - make up a rich cultural landscape and help define the character of our city. There are now 22 suburban heritage trails across Brisbane that celebrate the stories of our local suburbs, in addition to Aboriginal culture trails, the Reflections on the River Trail and the Kangaroo Point National History Project Trail.

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