If the walls of our offices (in the 102-year-old Carson Winchcombe Woolstore) could talk, they would probably highlight the 1920 visit of Edward, the Prince of Wales, or possibly point out where the store’s very own railway siding delivered thousands upon thousands of wool bales for sale and storage, or even reel off the names of prominent squatters and graziers who came to collect fat cheques for their valuable wool clip. Why not join us for a morning to appreciate why Teneriffe was once Queensland’s foremost wool precinct!

Beginning at Bright HQ with an overview of the area and the Woolstores, we will head out for a local walking tour, stopping at places of interest to hear about some of the unusual events that took place in our streets.

Points of interest will include:

  • The Teneriffe Wharves
  • The railway line and sidings along Macquarie Street
  • The Woolstores – those still standing and those long gone
  • The Submariners’ heritage trail
  • The Newstead Gasworks

Who knows, if you are lucky you will also get the chance to take a picture with our friend Gloria!

The tour will finish back at Bright HQ for refreshments and a question-and-answer session with your tour guide. Do not miss this opportunity to learn more about Brisbane’s past!

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