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Archive for May, 2006

Bancroft sea baths

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

bancroft sea baths

bancroft sea baths

These unusual features are located on the foreshore at Deception Bay.
They were made for Dr Joseph Bancroft and his family. Joseph Bancroft
was a leading Queensland medical practitioner and researcher during the
19th century who has a property at Deception Bay. The baths were cut out
of a sandstone outcrop on the foreshore.

One of the baths was possibly intially constructed for Joseph’s wife,
Ann. Ann had an illness and sea bathing was recommended as a cure. The
larger bath has timber steps for easy access.

 

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Ideraway Bridge

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

The most unusual bridge in Queensland. This bridge is located on the
Maryborough to Gayndah railway line, not far from Gayndah.
It is technicaaly called a deck-type pin-jointed fishbelly truss main
span bridge. The truss was used as falsework in the construction of Macrossan
Bridge across the Burdekin River near Charters Towers. A case of waste
not, want not.

Bundaberg Lutheran Church

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

A church with a difference. Designed by Karl Langer, this Lutheran Church erected in the late 1950s is a prominent landmark in Bundaberg. The building is distinquished by two verses on the front wall, John 3:16 and 1 John 4:11-12.