Bankfoot House. Image credit: Barry Alsop.
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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.

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

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

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.