The Queensland Women's Historical Association Inc

'Miegunyah' (1886) is a colonial home built when the local tradition was at its most ornate and opulent. It functions as a House Museum and headquarters of the Queensland Women's Historical Association. It is set in a tranquil leafy garden in historic Bowen Hills. The Association's comprehensive collection of personal and household items not only interprets this lifestyle but also enables regular changing exhibitions on wide ranging subjects. The building itself encapsules the late 19th century middle class Brisbane lifestyle. Within its collection it holds major items of memorabilia from Sir George and Lady Bowen, Sir Samuel and Lady Griffith, and the Gilbert Elliott family, among other innumerable items. As an historical association it provides a monthly lecture programme, seminars and workshops using "Miegunyah' as the venue, while maintaining a regular research and publication programme. Its comprehensive historical files are readily accessible to researchers.


Material on local history, early Queensland families, historical building and numerous other subjects. Photograph collection covering Queensland 1860-1980. Historic costume collection (male & female), textiles covering 1860-1945. Furniture and portraits of historic significance.