James Allen was cofounder of the Allen and Stark company, later taken over by Myers. He and his wife built the beautiful ‘Wairuna’ on Hampstead Road.
If you’re lucky, a search through Trove digitised newspapers can reveal much about a house’s history, especially in the period when houses were known by their names. Here's what I found out about our house.
The use of lamps posed a great risk in wooden houses, sometimes with tragic results.
This poem submitted by a reader of Queensland Figaro pokes fun at a friend’s unsuccessful love life.