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Preece House

Preece House was built in 1948 and served as a family home for more than 50 years.

Its original owners were William and Ada (Granny) Preece, who with their son Bill ran a telegraph pole supply business to the Gold Coast and Hinterland from the 1950s through to the 1990s.

Preece House remains a fine example of a timber Queenslander constructed post-war which features the original kitchen, windows and ceiling trims and is a symbolic representation of the past in the present. The restoration was undertaken by members of the Nerang Community Association.

It is located near Ceramic House and the Maid of Sker, a restored 19th-century paddle steamer that once carried cargo between Brisbane, Southport and Nerang. It now serves as a heritage photographic gallery which currently houses an exhibition of Aboriginal portraiture dating from the 1860s to the 1940s.

Volunteers will be busy in the kitchen, serving up dozens of Devonshire teas to Preece House visitors from 10am.

Bischof Pioneer Park, 52 Nerang Street, Nerang

9am - 4pm


Self-guided and guided tours as required.

Building type: House
Architect: Unknown
Built: 1948
Website: visitnerang.com