Bancroft sea baths

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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