Topic: 40A Queen Street (circa early 1880s)

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40A Queen Street 2018

2018 View: By Hamish Crimp

Whilst the exact construction date for this historic cottage is unknown, it was likely built in the early 1880s - possibly by/for Charles Waller Junior.

Section 11 of Block 90 Raleigh West was purchased by Charles Waller Jnr at an auction of Waitara Crown Lands in 1873 - he paid £32 for the section.

In October 1877 the lease of Allotment 11 Block 90 Raleigh West with 'large store, two dwelling houses, and butchers shop' was advertised for sale - at this stage the present cottage is yet to be constructed, and is not present in a photograph of central Waitara taken in June 1878; although the buildings mentioned in the 1877 advertisement are. 

However, by the time a circa 1880s photograph was taken the cottage had been constructed, and it is also clearly present in an 1895 photograph. 

In November 1883, Mr C. Waller Junior's centrally located section and cottage was advertised for sale - this may refer to 40A Queen Street, and it is possible that section 11 had been subdivided by this point, with the cottage now on a much smaller section. See SO7754 for subdivision of section.

In February 1886, there was mention of a rates refund for R. Rundle on Section 11, Block 90 - this may refer to 40A Queen Street, or the other part of Section 11. 

The cottage is currently occupied by Queen Street Takeaways - not many takeway shops can say they operate from a 130+ year old building!

The property title for ths section is required to confirm its history. 

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40A Queen Street (circa early 1880s)


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