Mary Grigor Centre Officially Opened

3 June, 2015
Author: Charles Hodgson

The official opening of Sunshine Coast Council’s new, purpose-built interpretive and archival building, the Mary Grigor Centre, was today (3 June 2015) marked with a commemorative re-enactment of the history of the Centre’s namesake.
Mary Grigor was a well-known mid-wife, and local women would often go to Bankfoot House to give birth with Mary in attendance. Men would also leave their wives with Mary Grigor when they went on to Gympie in the search for gold.
The Mary Grigor Centre provides archival storage for the paper and textile collections from the house and property, work space for the Friends of Bankfoot House who have been conserving the collection, and visitor and interpretive spaces for the general community