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Cressbrook Homestead, Cressbrook Caboonbah Rd, Toogoolawah, QLD, Australia

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List Register of the National Estate (Non-statutory archive)
Class Historic
Legal Status Registered (21/03/1978)
Place ID 8679
Place File No 4/01/084/0002
Statement of Significance
Established by D C Mcconnel, Cressbrook was the second homestead established in Queensland and the first property taken up in the Brisbane valley. After a long influential history the Mcconnel family still retains ownership. Historically very important. The homestead is comprised of architecturally significant elements, including structures from its establishment date.

(The Commission is in the process of developing and/or upgrading official statements for places listed prior to 1991. The above data was mainly provided by the nominator and has not yet been revised by the Commission.)
Official Values Not Available
Description
The Cressbrook complex comprises slab built elements, part of which date back to 1841, and variously dated additions, some 1850 and others 1870. A chapel designed by Robin Dods was added in 1902. The whole complex is of timber construction, with shingle and corrugated iron roofs, with the whole surrounded by fine gardens.
History Not Available
Condition and Integrity
Condition remarkable given age and methods of construction employed.
Location
About 4.2km north-east of Toogoolawah, off Cressbrook Caboonbah Road, on the Brisbane River.
Bibliography
MATTHEW FOX : "HISTORY OF QUEENSLAND" VOL.1. AUSTRALIAN COUNCIL OF
NATIONAL TRUSTS : "HISTORIC HOMESTEADS OF AUSTRALIA" VOL.1.P.164.
PROOFS OF NEG'S BY RE. STRINGER HELP BY N.T.Q.

Buchanan Architects, 1996: Cressbrook Homestead, A Conservation Study, Final Draft report NEGP

Report Produced  Wed Sep 17 11:02:34 2014