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Published April 24th 2016
A Stunning House Full of History
I am a "history tragic" and as I travel around I seek out interesting historical places, and was pleased to find this place at Nanango. It is one of Nanango's oldest surviving restored Queenslanders
Ringsfield House was designed by noted architect Robin Dods and established in 1908 as a family home, however in later years it became a maternity hospital, and then a Lifeline family shelter centre. It was 1993 when the Shire Council acquired the property and the house is now a museum and historical property.
In 2006, the original Nanango School building was transported to the grounds, and in 2008, the local Presbyterian Church was moved to the site. There is also a coach house and a shepherd's hut in the grounds.
The house itself is a magic place with rooms beautifully restored and decorated. Within the house is an air-conditioned café, or you can enjoy your Devonshire tea on the verandah. The buildings are surrounded by very well cared for gardens, and there's space for the children to play undercover.
There really is so much to see – such a glorious splendour. It is a popular spot for weddings, and other special events. Check their website here for more details of the facilities available for meetings and functions.