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Addresses

At 10 Preston Road, Manly west, Queensland 4179

Type of place

House, Care facility

Period

Federation 1890-1914

Style

Queen Anne

This is an image of the local heritage place known as Residence `Burwells'

Burwells

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Addresses

At 10 Preston Road, Manly west, Queensland 4179

Type of place

House, Care facility

Period

Federation 1890-1914

Style

Queen Anne

‘Burwells’ was built in the early twentieth century for the Roles family. Herbert William Roles, founder and manager of the Engineering Supply Company of Australia, purchased eight acres of land at Manly in 1905. Manly West at the time was a predominantly agricultural area, and Roles’ large timber residence was one of the first houses in the district. Roles’ wife Pamela and their daughter lived in the house until Roles’ death in 1953. Pamela then donated the house to the Queensland Society for Crippled Children, also known as ‘Montrose’. Some renovations were undertaken and the home, rechristened the ‘Pamela Roles Convalescent Home for Crippled Children’, opened in 1954. Montrose retained title until the 1980s, when multiple dwellings were added to the site around ‘Burwells’.

Lot plan

Common property_GTP1481

Geolocation

-27.459256 153.175996

Key dates

Local Heritage Place Since —

Date of Information —

Construction

Roof: Corrugated iron;
Walls: Timber

Interactive mapping

City Plan Interactive Mapping

Lot plan

Common property_GTP1481

Geolocation

-27.459256 153.175996

Key dates

Local Heritage Place Since —

Date of Information —

Construction

Roof: Corrugated iron;
Walls: Timber

Interactive mapping

City Plan Interactive Mapping

References

  1. Brisbane City Council Department of Works Detail Plan W54

  2. Brisbane City Council Properties on the Web

  3. Brisbane City Council aerial photographs, 1946, 2001, 2009

  4. Department of Environment and Resource Management, Queensland Certificates of Title.

  5. Queensland Post Office Directories

  6. Queensland Places: Manly and Manly West (website)

  7. The Brisbane Courier, The Courier Mail.


Information prepared by — Brisbane City Council (page revised December 2019)

Federation 1890-1914
Queen Anne
House
Care facility
At 10 Preston Road, Manly west, Queensland 4179
At 10 Preston Road, Manly west, Queensland 4179 Common property_GTP1481