28 Moreton St, New Farm
I was intrigued when I first came upon this old photo of a New Farm house in the John Oxley Library, mainly because it is only about a kilometre from where I live. There is no special historical significance to the house or its inhabitants that I am aware of, save that it demonstrates how one family lived in Brisbane around the year 1904, when the image was made. Here is the excerpt from the records at the library: "Brick residence, 'Cohoes' at 28 Moreton Street in New Farm. The home had…
The home was commissioned to be built in 1890 by the Rankin family, wealthy Scots immigrants who were involved in the first collieries in the area. Dame Annabel Rankin became Queensland's first female senator and Australia's first female cabinet minister. A federal electorate in Brisbane is named after the pioneering woman politician. The Rankins kept a high profile in the area for about 70 years, moving out with the closing of the mines.
Narrow spiral staircase at Capt nCook Museum - was once a convent, Cooktown Queensland, Australia
Picture of Narrow spiral staircase at Capt nCook Museum - was once a convent, taken in Cooktown Queensland, Australia by traveler cowan.