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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  • What a special house to visit to appreciate our early pioneers in the sugar industry in Australia. So much hard work long ago by Italian migrants who gave so much to this country. Must see!  more »
  • Lovely welcome. Fascinating history! Amazing that the house actually was relocated here! Photo’s show it in pieces and how the move was made.  more »
  • 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 »
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  • Great place to visit but the opening times are advertised wrong. We turned up on Sunday at 12.30 to find it closed. But on the site it says it's open until 5pm
  • 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

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