If the streets of Bulimba could talk, what would they say? For such a young country, Australia is impossibly rich in its cultural heritage. There are layers upon layers of history which cover every street and pavement, and the pretty suburb of Bulimba is no different in this respect.
It’s why anyone with a piece of Bulimba real estate owes it to themselves to explore this history first-hand, by walking the Bulimba heritage trail on trendy Oxford Street. More than just a place of fancy eateries and stores, there are hidden layers to this thoroughfare.
A brisk 45 minute stroll will take you through such historic sites as the Bulimba ferry terminal, Reservoir House, Bulimba Memorial Park and Crouch’s Cottage, Bulimba’s oldest surviving house. Also stop by Yellowley’s Newsagency, a news business which had begun during the First World War and now stands as a restaurant.
Each landmark tells a part of the story of the now 170-year old settlement of Bulimba and how it developed through some of the most formative events of the 20th century, such as the two World Wars.
It’s a perfect place for a day out with the kids, to teach them about their own roots, as well as the women, men and deeds which have built the ground on which they stand.