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In the 19th Century, all of Australia’s port cities were outfitted with customs houses. In 1884, a customs house was built in Brisbane. Situated on the Brisbane River, Charles McLay designed the building.

According to the Customs House Brisbane website: “The Brisbane Customs House is a fine example of Victorian Free Classical style, with its grand colonnades and portico, and a dome which still manages to be a major feature on the landscape, despite being overlooked by adjacent high rise office and apartment blocks.”

The customs house is open to the public and provides free guided tours; it can also play host to concerts and weddings.

In 2005, the customs house was added to the Queensland Heritage Register.

In 2005, the customs house was added to the Queensland Heritage Register.

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Written by Paulo Loreto

July 16, 2013 at 9:22 AM

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