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Addresses

At 74 Allpass Parade, Shorncliffe, Queensland 4017

Type of place

House

Period

Victorian 1860-1890

Style

Queenslander

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

Caversham

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Addresses

At 74 Allpass Parade, Shorncliffe, Queensland 4017

Type of place

House

Period

Victorian 1860-1890

Style

Queenslander

‘Caversham’ was built in 1882 for the Under Colonial Secretary, Robert John Gray. The house was constructed on a large block of land in the earliest settled part of the Sandgate-Shorncliffe area. In 1885 Gray sold the property to pastoralist Herbert Hunter, who used the property as a holiday residence. In the twentieth century the house attracted a variety of owners, including a spinster, a magistrate and his family, and a member of the Literature Board of Review. This substantial residence demonstrates the growing popularity of the Sandgate-Shorncliffe area in the late nineteenth century.

Lot plan

L2_RP4576; L1_RP4576; L28_RP4576

Key dates

Local Heritage Place Since —

Date of Information —

Construction

Roof: Corrugated iron;
Walls: Timber

People/associations

Robert John Gray (Occupant)

Criterion for listing

(A) Historical; (E) Aesthetic; (H) Historical association

Interactive mapping

City Plan Interactive Mapping

Lot plan

L2_RP4576; L1_RP4576; L28_RP4576

Key dates

Local Heritage Place Since —

Date of Information —

Construction

Roof: Corrugated iron;
Walls: Timber

People/associations

Robert John Gray (Occupant)

Criterion for listing

(A) Historical; (E) Aesthetic; (H) Historical association

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 Courier 6 September 1866 p3

  2. Brisbane Courier 26 September 1882 p8

  3. Brisbane City Council aerial photographs, 1946, 2012

  4. Brisbane City Council Properties on the Web

  5. Brisbane City Council, Detail Plan 1953

  6. Brisbane City Council Heritage Unit, Sandgate Character and Heritage Study, 1995

  7. Brisbane History Group, Shorncliffe/Sandgate Tour, 1990

  8. Commonwealth Electoral Rolls 1903-1970, via ancestry.com.au

  9. Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Entries on the Queensland Heritage Register, Ralahyne [600182], Stanley Hall [600183]

  10. Department of Natural Resources and Mines, Queensland Certificates of Title

  11. Queensland Post Office Directories

  12. National Library of Australia, Trove newspapers, Brisbane Courier, Courier Mail, Telegraph.


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

Victorian 1860-1890
Queenslander
House
At 74 Allpass Parade, Shorncliffe, Queensland 4017
At 74 Allpass Parade, Shorncliffe, Queensland 4017 L2_RP4576; L1_RP4576; L28_RP4576
Historical, Aesthetic, Historical association