Old Brandon Church

Galleries, Museums and Collections

The Old Brandon Church is the place to go if you love historic buildings. Formerly Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church, the building is listed on the Registers of both the National Estate and the National Trust of Queensland.

This excellent example of a ‘carpenter Gothic’ church has stood on two sites in Brandon. After severe damage from cyclone Aivu in 1989, it was purchased by the Burdekin Shire Council, and in 1991 moved to its present site. It has been loving restored and is an excellent subject for structural photography.

On Mondays, combine your visit to see this beautiful building with a visit to the Burdekin Machinery Preservationist’s shed right next door. The Old Brandon Church is an hour’s drive south of Townsville, and five minutes north of Ayr.

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Front of Burdekin Theatre lit up in lights on show night

Burdekin Theatre

Ayr, Burdekin

Brightly coloured, The Painting of Life (1983), by renowned artist Mirka Mora, portrays in her unique style, some of the history and stories of the Burdekin area.

The Painting of Life by Mirka Mora

Ayr, Burdekin

The Gudjuda Reference Group commissioned the large carpet snake sculpture Gubulla Munda Dreaming (2004), which was painted by aboriginal artists and stands on a sacred site, along with several plaques and a memorial stone, in Plantation Park, Ayr, North Queensland.

Gubulla Munda

Ayr, Burdekin

Ayr’s Anzac Park has a variety of playground equipment, is fully fenced and is a fantastic place to take the family. The all abilities playground allows children in wheelchairs to be included in the fun.

Anzac Park, Ayr

Ayr, Burdekin

This 1910 Marshall C Class Tractor was restored by the Burdekin Machine Preservationists and is on display at the Brandon Heritage Precinct, North Queensland.

Brandon Heritage Precinct

Brandon, Burdekin

Formerly St Patrick's Catholic Church, the Old Brandon Church is listed on the Registers of both the National Estate and the National Trust of Queensland, and is now open as a gallery space by the Burdekin Artisans.

Old Brandon Church

Brandon, Burdekin

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