Cobb & Co: Celebrating 150 years of Bankfoot House
  • Tuesday 14 August 2018
Bankfoot House

Visit Bankfoot House on Sunday, August 26 as we continue to celebrate the 150th anniversary of this historic, state heritage-listed property -  the oldest surviving building in the Glass House Mountains.

This free event will commemorate when Bankfoot House was established as the lunch stop and staging post for Cobb & Co coaches on the Brisbane to Gympie goldfields route.

Heritage Portfolio Councillor Rick Baberowski said a special program of events was being held throughout the year to mark the 150-year anniversary of the founding of Bankfoot House by pioneers William and Mary Grigor.

“Join in for a morning of discovery on August 26, enjoy a free morning tea and hear from guest speakers including Jeff Powell, Curator of Cobb & Co Museum and Steve Ralph from The Australian Teamsters Hall of Fame,” Cr Baberowski said.

The Friends of Bankfoot House will run tours of the house from 10am to 3pm.

Bankfoot House 150th anniversary celebration: Cobb & Co

Sunday, August 26, 10am – 3pm

Guest speakers, 10am – 12pm

Bankfoot House tours, 10am – 3pm

Discover more by visiting council’s Heritage website - heritage.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

The major celebration event for the Bankfoot House sesquicentenary will be held on Sunday, October 14.

The preservation and promotion of Bankfoot House is proudly funded through council’s Cultural Heritage Levy – Our heritage, Our stories.

Bankfoot House is located at 1998 Old Gympie Road, Glasshouse Mountains.

Major celebration event: Sesquicentenary

Sunday, October 14, 10am – 3pm

This special event will feature a traditional Welcome to Country, food stalls, live music, guest speakers, guided tours of the house and activities for all the family including a Cobb & Co display, whip cracking, heritage games and film screenings. There will also be novelty competitions and games including best beard, best hat, best apron, skipping, marbles and quoits thanks to volunteer members of the Friends of Bankfoot House.