The verandah railings at Glengallan Homestead, in south-east Queensland, Australia, are very typical of 19th century Australian architectural details. This type of verandah railing is called 'iron lace' and is made of cast iron. It would most likely have been produced in Britain and shipped out to Australia, as Glengallan was built a few years before there were many Australian foundaries producing this sort of decorative work. Nowadays it is too low to meet current health and safety regulations, and since the building is open to the public, an additional higher cable has had to be installed, as discreetly as possible, since it is a listed building.
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