Brisbane’s oldest surviving residence dates from 1846 when it was constructed for Patrick Leslie who had first settled on the Darling Downs in 1840. Over the years, Newstead has evolved from a simple Colonial Georgian cottage into a sprawling homestead with intricate balustrade, spacious verandahs and a vista that incorporates the Brisbane River, undulating parkland, elements of the Breakfast Creek Heritage Precinct and the changing suburbs of Hamilton, Bowen Hills, Bulimba and Newstead.
Newstead House has a large garden extending along the Brisbane River. The building was occupied by American troops during World War II. There is an Australian-American War Memorial in the grounds in memory of this. To find out more about Newstead House - CLICK HERE
To see more of the beautiful Newstead Garden, visit Diane's blog - HERE