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Addresses

At 6 Young Street, Annerley, Queensland 4051

Type of place

House

Period

Postwar 1945-1960

Style

Old English

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

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

Cambrae

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Addresses

At 6 Young Street, Annerley, Queensland 4051

Type of place

House

Period

Postwar 1945-1960

Style

Old English

‘Cambrae’ was built between 1948 and 1952 by and for Angus Pretoria Cameron, a Commission Agent. The two-storey masonry house was constructed at a time of severe building material shortages due to the over-whelming demand for housing in the immediate post-war period throughout Australia. The housing shortage in Queensland reached its peak in 1947 with over 4218 families living in temporary accommodation. Building materials were scarce and post-war building regulations were introduced limiting the size of a house to approximately 120m². The construction of ‘Cambrae’ was a move away from the dominant housing form in this period. The two-storey masonry house with its basket weave brickwork, oriel window and Romanesque features such as the front door surround is an unusual and uncommon example of an immediate post-war period ‘Old English’ style house in the Annerley district.

Lot plan

L1_RP59082

Key dates

Local Heritage Place Since —

Date of Information —

Construction

Roof: Terracotta tile;
Walls: Masonry - Stucco

People/associations

Angus Cameron (Builder)

Criterion for listing

(B) Rarity; (E) Aesthetic

Interactive mapping

City Plan Interactive Mapping

Lot plan

L1_RP59082

Key dates

Local Heritage Place Since —

Date of Information —

Construction

Roof: Terracotta tile;
Walls: Masonry - Stucco

People/associations

Angus Cameron (Builder)

Criterion for listing

(B) Rarity; (E) Aesthetic

Interactive mapping

City Plan Interactive Mapping

Statement of significance

Relevant assessment criteria

This is a place of local heritage significance and meets one or more of the local heritage criteria under the Heritage planning scheme policy of the Brisbane City Plan 2014. It is significant because:



References

  1. Brisbane City Council Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board, Detail Plans

  2. Brisbane City Council, 1946 aerial photographs.

  3. Certificates of Title, Department of Environment and Resource Management

  4. Surveyor-General’s Office.  McKellar’s Official Map of Brisbane and Suburbs. Brisbane, 1895

  5. Queensland Post Office Directories

  6. Queensland Electoral Rolls

  7. Cock, John, A Question of Style: The life and work of Mervyn Hamilton Rylance, Architect, Queensland University of Technology, B.Arch. thesis, 1995


Information prepared by — Brisbane City Council (page revised September 2020)

Postwar 1945-1960
Old English
House
At 6 Young Street, Annerley, Queensland 4051
At 6 Young Street, Annerley, Queensland 4051 L1_RP59082
Rarity, Aesthetic