Bankfoot House. Image credit: Barry Alsop.
Friends of Bankfoot House

Friends of Bankfoot House members work at the house one day each week – usually Wednesdays between 9.00 am and 4.00 pm. In line with the requirements of House Museums all objects, photos and documents must be properly catalogued and details logged into a museums database. Down the track this will make the job of locating items easier for researchers and students as well as better managing the overall collection.

The Friends also open the house to the public on the last Sunday of each month (excluding December) and for pre-arranged tours.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Friends of Bankfoot House contact (07) 5493 0197 (Wednesdays only) or

Postal Address:

The Secretary
Friends of Bankfoot House Inc.
PO Box 337
Glass House Mountains QLD 4518

Membership of the Friends of Bankfoot House is $2 per year or $10 for 10 years.


Friends of Bankfoot House Newsletter

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President Report 2017[14KB]
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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.

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.

Both booklets are available from Bankfoot House or by contacting the Friends.

Cost $10, or $15 posted.


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.