Thursday, April 4, 2013

The history of Yvonne in Queanbeyan


Yvonne in Queanbeyan is a 5 bedroom house located at 75 Campbell Street and was built in 1908 for Mrs Johnston as a family home. Two years later she registered the building as a lying-in birthing hospital. It was not till several decades later that Canberra and Queanbeyan opened Maternity Wards. The following video is a very good production discussing the rich history of the building...


I would have thought this a rare thing. A little birdy tweeted me yesterday and told me that the historic property has been offered for sale. Seems to me a wonderful opportunity to own a grand residence in the bustling City of Queanbeyan.


For those interested Peter Blackshaw is the Agent


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Checking out a scarred tree on Isabella Drive

I know of probably 20 or so authentic Aboriginal scarred trees dotted around the landscape of suburban Canberra. I have posted a few time...