Newstead House is Brisbane’s oldest surviving residence and is located on the Breakfast Creek bank of the Brisbane River, in the northern Brisbane suburb of Newstead, in Queensland, Australia. Built as a small cottage in the Colonial-Georgian style in 1846, the cottage was extended and today is painted and furnished in a late Victorian style.
Newstead House is the oldest house in Brisbane, but not the oldest surviving building. In 1847 Patrick Leslie (married to Catherine McArthur) sold Newstead House to his brother-in-law (married to Anna McArthur), the Police Magistrate and Government Resident. Newstead House took its name from Newstead Abbey, Nottinghamshire, England, a former Augustinian priory which became the Byron family home.