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Glasshouse History Group Inc

Glasshouse History Group Inc, formerly known as the Friends of Bankfoot House, has expanded their objects to promote interest in the history of Glasshouse Mountains district from early settlement to the present.

Email glasshouse.history@gmail.com or Facebook.

Friends of Bankfoot House Newsletter

View issues of the Bugle, the Friends of Bankfoot House newsletter.

Publications

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The Friends of Bankfoot House have compiled a booklet entitled ‘Bankfoot House - a journey through time'. The booklet contains many photos from the Bankfoot House Collection and traces the history of the Grigor, Burgess and Ferris families through their 135 year association with the heritage-listed house.

Cost $10, or $15 posted. Available by contacting the Friends.


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Jack Ferris - "I was born with a bull whip in one hand and an axe in the other"

The Friends of Bankfoot House Inc. have launched their second book, a biography on Jack Ferris. Jack, a bullocky from the age of 14, was the last resident of Bankfoot House in the Glasshouse Mountains. He died at the age 101 in 2002 and although awarded a Centenary of Federation Medal he sadly did not live to receive it.

Cost $10, or $15 posted. Available by contacting the Friends.

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The third book compiled by the Friends of Bankfoot House was officially launched by the Governor of Queensland, the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC on October 14, 2018 during the Sesquicentenary celebrations at Bankfoot House. This book traces the history of the Gympie Road and its relationship to Bankfoot House.

Cost $20 plus postage and handling. Available by contacting the Friends.

 

Bankfoot House Significance Assessment 

The Bankfoot House Significance Assessment was prepared by Timeline Heritage for the Sunshine Coast Council to assess the significance of the Bankfoot House precinct collections. The work was combined with a Preservation Needs Assessment of the Bankfoot House precinct collections.