The History of The Denison Hotel



Built in 1886, The Denison Hotel, originally known as the ‘Railway Administration Office’ was designed and constructed as a representation of Rockampton’s importance to the Central Western railway line. designed by a casual draftsman of the Central and Northern Division of the Chief Engineer for Railways’ Office, FWC Kerr worked on the plan for a substantial brick administration building 2 years prior to construction.

ex railway building

For many reasons surrounding the the significance of the Railway history and illustrating the importance of Rockhampton’s major role in railway administration for the Central and North Coast railways in the late 19th and early 20th century, the building was declared a heritage-listed building by the Queensland Heritage Register in 2005.

In 2010, The Denison Hotel was introduced and has kept the history of this building alive through the elegant designs and fabrications. While keeping up with modern times, The Denison Hotel is complimented by its guests for the historic and aromatic feel on their visit.


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