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Hamilton

Both the reach of the Brisbane River and the suburb of Hamilton take their name from Gustavus Hamilton, first innkeeper of the adjoining and historic Breakfast Creek Hotel.

This was a part of the colony where there was regular contact between early white settlers and the black guardians of the land. Even as convicts were hewing a carriageway from solid rock on the northern bank of the river, on a line now followed by the major arterial road of Kingsford Smith Drive, Aborigines were still gathering on the Hamilton flats for their corroborrees.

Historic Toorak House was built on what is now Anne Street by one-time Premier Sir James Dickson.Breakfast Creek Road hosts one of Brisbane"s oldest, surviving private homes, Newstead House, which was built for pioneering Darling Downs pastoralist Patrick Leslie in 1846.

Used for some years in the mid-19th century as an official government residence, Newstead House is now in the guardianship of the Royal Historical Society.

The City Cat terminal alongside Cameron Rocks Reserve provides a scenic ferry link with the centre of Brisbane. Just a gentle stroll from the Brekky Creek hotel complex, the reserve is a popular spot for picnickers and wedding parties.

Hamilton: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Oxford Street Bulimba


Embracing Brisbane's sun-filled outdoor lifestyle, Bulimba is a sprawling precinct home to quiet leafy streets and green spaces perfect for picnicking. At the heart of this laid back precinct is Oxford Street, which leads you past a vibrant assortment of shops, cafes, homeware and fashion stores down to a tranquil riverside setting, where CityCats and ferries come and go.

Take a stroll along Oxford Street to discover bustling breakfast bars, boutiques brimming with treasures and local institutions like the Balmoral Cineplex cinemas, where you can still see a movie for less than $10.




Oxford Street
Bulimba, QLD, 4171

Located 1.5K from Hamilton

Palma Rosa


The elaborate Palma Rosa rose up among the slab huts and shanties of a fast growing city of new and freed settlers in 1887. Originally built as a grand private home by notable Italian architect, Andrea Stombuco, Palma Rosa has seen many interesting inhabitants during its 120 years. It now serves as the Headquarters to Queensland Branch of The English Speaking Union who welcomes the public for tours, hosts events and provides travellers' accommodation.




9 Queens Road
Hamilton, QLD, 4007

Located 1.5K from Hamilton

Bulimba Memorial Park


Take a close look at the sprawling weeping figs on trendy Bulimba's Oxford Street: they are what's left of a living tribute to serviceman killed in action in WWI. The trees, planted between 1919 and 1923, flanked three sides of the memorial park, dedicated in November 1919. Name plaques were once attached.

A wrought iron arch bearing the words 'Memorial Park' presents a formal gateway to the park and a lectern-like concrete pillar bears a brass memorial plaque to the soldiers, sailors and nurses of Bulimba who enlisted.

Local fundraising also enabled the park's two-storeyed grandstand to be built, in 1923, as a further memorial. Its architect is thought to have been GMH Addison who designed the ferry terminal building at the end of Oxford Street. The 4.6ha park is a popular place for family outings, picnickers and sport year-round.




129 Oxford Street
Bulimba, QLD, 4171

Located 1.6K from Hamilton

Newstead Park Memorials


Newstead Park, on Brisbane River, conceals many stories-including its part in WWI. A memorial trophy cannon unveiled near the rotunda in 1922 caused controversy: an alderman suggested it was an 'emblem of evil' and that the money would be better spent supporting returned servicemen. The cannon was removed in the 1950s, donated to the 9th Battalion-and made way for the Australian American Memorial, one of only two such memorials in Australia, attesting to Brisbane's importance in the Allied victory in the South-West Pacific.

The grounds of Newstead House, Brisbane's oldest surviving residence, also hosted fundraising efforts during WWI. A dolls' carnival in 1917 was a special drawcard, raising money to send 'comforts' to the troops in the trenches, specifically the 25th Battalion.

Newstead House was occupied by the US Army from 1942 through to the end of WWII. The grounds reflect the American occupation and hold memorials to the Australian Navy Corvettes, submariners and Vietnam veterans.




199 Breakfast Creek Road
Newstead, QLD, 4006

Located 1.9K from Hamilton

Telstra Museum Brisbane


Visitors are guided through the Telstra Museum Brisbane by ex PMG employees who worked with the equipment during their telecommunication career. Several exhibits are 'hands on' with working manual and automatic phone exchanges, Morse code sets and working pairs of teleprinters (TELEX machines).

Follow the telecommunications evolution from morse code to today's advanced telephone systems. Historic photographs are also on display.




3 Oriel Road,
Corner Sandgate Road
Clayfield, QLD, 4011

Located 1.9K from Hamilton

Hamilton: Events

Stradbroke Day


Somewhere amongst the taste of world-class food, the sight of spectacular outfits, and the rolling thunder of hooves in the Stradbroke Handicap, lays the heart and soul of Queensland's biggest race day.

As one of the most prestigious days of racing in Australia, AAMI Stradbroke Day is the grand finale of the Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival. Offering prize money of AUD4.4 million across a programme that includes three Group 1 and three Group 2 races, it is a day of excessive emotion, age-old traditions, and elite racing.


Event Dates
2016
      4th Jun


230 Lancaster Road,
230 Lancaster Road
Ascot, QLD, 4007

Located 0.9K from Hamilton

Ladies' Oaks Day


Stunning dresses, gorgeous shoes and extravagant fascinators take centre stage on Ladies' Day at the Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival.

On the track, Australia and New Zealand's best staying fillies will compete in the AUD500,000 Queensland Oaks, while feminine and floral styles will meet class and sophistication as competition heats up in the Indooroopilly Shopping Centre Fashions on the Field.


Event Dates
2016
      28th May


230 Lancaster Road,
230 Lancaster Road
Ascot, QLD, 4007

Located 1.2K from Hamilton

Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival


The Carnival is more than just four days at the races .. it's something that can't be described and must be experienced.

The Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival features five thrilling days of racing including BTC Cup Day, Doomben Cup Day, Doomben 10000 Day, Ladies' Oaks Day and Stradbroke Day.

Brisbane's who's who descend on Doomben racecourse and Eagle Farm racecourses for the winter season of racing action.

Below are the dates for the 2016 Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival:

BTC Cup Day - Saturday 14 May 2016
Doomben Cup Day - Saturday 21 May 2016
Doomben 10,000 Day - Saturday 28 May 2016
Ladies' Oaks Day - Saturday 4 June 2016
Stradbroke Day - Saturday 11 June 2016



Event Dates
2016
      14th May
      21st May
      28th May
      4th Jun
      11th Jun


75 Hampden Street
Ascot, QLD, 4007

Located 1.5K from Hamilton

James Boag's Premium Doomben 10,000 Day


The Doomben 10,000 is one of Australia's best and most thrilling weight-for-age races. Racing enthusiasts will revel in an unmissable day of racing with the AUD750,000 Group 1 Doomben 10,000, supported by a full black type programme.

Off the track the action will continue after the last race, with live entertainment set to keep the party racing into the evening.


Event Dates
2016
      21st May


Doomben Racecourse,
Hampden Street
Ascot, QLD, 4007

Located 1.6K from Hamilton

BTC Cup Day


The exhilarating opening to the Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival. The social day of the Carnival, BTC Cup Day, is the day to see and be seen - creating the ultimate opportunity for friends to gather together and enjoy a day at the races.

With Australasia's best sprinters and stayers converging to compete in the AUD500,000 BTC Cup and the AUD650,000 Doomben Cup, BTC Cup Day is the day for colour and excitement where Queensland racing shines.


Event Dates
2016
      7th May


Doomben Racecourse,
Hampden Street
Ascot, QLD, 4007

Located 1.6K from Hamilton

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