Asylum Ward Replica, North Stradbroke Island Museum on Minjerriba

The North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum was officially opened on 22 October 1988 by the Sixth Earl of Stradbroke and Countess Rosie at Point Lookout Hall. It is now housed in a combination of original and replica Benevolent Asylum buildings.The main Museum building: the front section was built by mineral sand mining company CRL using materials from a dismantled Benevolent Asylum ward and housed two flats for the company's employees. When the mining company no longer needed the building, the Museum committee, then in a cramped annex to the Point Lookout Public Hall, proposed it be moved to Point Lookout. When relocation proved impossible, the Museum moved itself from Point Lookout to the building instead. The back section, designed by architect Chris Hills, was built in 2005-06.The replica foul ward, housing photos and artefacts from the Benevolent Asylum, was built with the help of a Centenary of Federation Grant in 1998-99.

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