Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Customs House Brisbane

Built in 1889 -  Brisbane was declared a port city in 1846. In 1908, seven years after federation, the building was acquired by the federal government.  The building became redundant when port facilities moved to the Port of Brisbane at the mouth of the Brisbane River, resulting in its closure in April 1988.  It  is now leased by the University of Queensland and was refurbished between 1991 and 1994, at a cost of A$7.5 million.

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