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Commissariat Store, Brisbane

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Commissariat Store, Brisbane is located at the birthplace of Brisbane and Queensland. This heritage listed building is one of only two surviving buildings from the convict period in Queensland, and is one of only four surviving commissariat buildings in Australia.

The Commissariat Store is the oldest occupied building in Queensland, currently occupied by Royal Historical Society of Queensland (RHSQ). The Commissariat Store was originally built by convict labour,it has been restored and renovated building housing the museum and library.

Among the many historical objects and exhibits in the Commissariat Store, Brisbane, the following are some highlights:

To help you better appreciate the Commissariat Store, Brisbane, the following guides will be helpful:

Essential Facts:

  • Name:                       Commissariat Store, Brisbane
  • Built:                         1829
  • Type:                         Local History
  • Location:                  115 William Street, Brisbane
  • City:                           Brisbane


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