Rockhampton Post Office is a heritage-listed former post office at 80 East Street, Rockhampton. Built in 1895, it is a good example of Classic Revival Architecture. This grand two-storeyed brick post office with sandstone facing was erected for the Queensland Post and Telegraph Department for £14,368. The interior has been modified to suit modern requirements and the two street frontages remain as originally constructed.
The building holds significance as it reflects the rise of Rockhampton as the major commercial centre of central Queensland during the late nineteenth century. In the 1880s, Rockhampton benefited economically from the mining of gold at Mount Morgan. The immense wealth generated from the gold mines created a period of buoyancy in Rockhampton which produced many prestigious buildings.
Key features of the building are the magnificent colonnades on both levels. There’s even a central clock tower that has watched over 100 years of history pass by it.
Rockhampton is full of magnificent locations, which remind visitors of the town’s history. Let the Rockhampton Post Office remind you of that history and take you back to the days of the gold rush.
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