Customs House

Stage Number: MBNH.09.01.43

Group: Old Town & River

Local Study Area: Brisbane City (CBD)

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Street Address: 427 Queen St, Brisbane City

Latitude & Longitude: -27.46536111,153.03111111

Time Link: 1889

Map Link: 1890

Image Time Point: 1890

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Customs House was built in 1886-89, Architect: C.H. McLay. It was the headquarters of the Queensland colonial government’s Customs service. It was buit when Brisbane was a major river port, lined with wharves along both embankments. It is now a University of Queensland conference centre and art gallery.


Brisbane City Council, Heritage Register Summary; Brisbane City Council, Reflections on the River heritage experience guides, (B.C.C., c2011)

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QSA. QSA Series ID 2043 City of Brisbane and Suburbs Maps – A1A Series. 18 chains to the inch. Map of City of Brisbane and suburbs issued with Pugh’s Almanac. 18 chains to the inch. 634512