Fairymead House Sugar Museum, Bundaberg

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Fairymead House is a heritage-listed homestead at Thornhill Street, Bundaberg North, Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. It was designed by John Shedden Adam and built in 1890. It was added to the Queensland Heritage Register on 22 February 2002.HistoryFairymead House, a grand plantation home, was built on land adjacent to the Fairymead Sugar Plantation, Bundaberg, in 1890, for Ernest and Margaret Young. Ernest Young and his father Henry and brothers Arthur, and Horace, established one of Bundaberg's earliest independent sugar plantations and processing mills, the Fairymead Sugar Plantation.The origin of Bundaberg's sugar industry dates back more than 100 years to the introduction of the Sugar and Coffee Regulations Act 1864. Faced with the high cost of importing sugar from overseas, the Colony wanted to find a way to encourage people to invest in sugarcane growing. The Sugar and Coffee Regulations Act 1864, was introduced into the Queensland Legislative Assembly by Charles Coxen, member for the Northern Downs. The proposed regulations of the Act permitted persons or companies to select land suitable for sugar in lots ranging from half a square mile to two square miles. The introduction of the Act brought about a renewed interest in sugar cane growing and people raced to accumulate land up and down the coast of Queensland.
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  • Lots of history to read about at the Sugar Museum. Learn about the early owners of this historic house. Take your time and do hot rush.  more »
  • This historic home is part of a trio of wonderful museum/historic dwellings that form part of the Bundaberg Botanic Gardens. The home is beautifully preserved with stained glass windows, tongue and gr...  more »
  • Take the opportunity to visit Fairymead House but be early as only open 1030-1200. Cedar tongue and groove planks grace this grand old lady of Queensland history. Admire lead light windows and the col...  more »
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  • Great visit. So much history in the place
  • Friendly knowledgeable staff. Always clean. Beautiful peice of BUNDABERG history.
  • Interesting house, but an excellent museum. Learned so much about the Sugar Business. Well worth a visit!
  • Amazingly gorgeous piece of history with awesome stories to tell
  • Very disappointed. There is only one tour a day. For everyone's information you must be there at 10.45am for an 11 am tour. Doors are closed again at 11am. It's a beautiful buildings and it's a shame that it's not open more often.

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