Location: Marburg, Queensland, Australia
Surnames/tags: Queensland Australia
Woodlands was designed by Ipswich Architect, George Brockwell Gill, and built in 1889 for Thomas Lorimer Smith and Mary Stuart, and their eleven children. The Mansion was added to the Heritage Building list in 1992.
Woodlands is an imposing Queenslander style, two storyed, ornate, rendered brick, building, built with bricks, made on the family saw-milling and sugar-cane property. The home has eight bedrooms, two servants' bedrooms, sitting and dining rooms with full height cedar wall panelling, large sandstone cellar, and eight fireplaces, surrounded by verandahs, with observation deck and tower.
Woodlands is allegedly haunted by Thomas and his wife Maria, several priests, a servant who fell down the staircase, and a boy who drowned in the pool.
- Reports of Mary Smith smelling of Lavender, floating about in the Master Bedroom.
- A former maid who died after being pushed down the Master Staircase.
- Billy who drowned in the pool, seen playing on the first floor.
- Priests who died while the house was a Seminary.