One of Brisbane’s oldest shires, Windsor has unfortunately suffered the ravages of progress more than most, with quarrying, major road and tunnel works slicing through its hills and fragmenting it into little islands of preserved heritage.
Yet a walk around its still charming hilly streets reveals a fascinating history of gorgeous […]
One of the busiest centres of military preparations in the metropolitan area is the remount depot at Wilston, where all the horses,bought and given, are received and examined by the military authorities. Colonel H. V. King lately was
The imposing Victorian villa Boothville began life as a stroke of luck for a lucky office manager of the Queensland National Bank who had a loan to build a house given to him by his employers in lieu of the standard rental lease. When built in 1887 it was named […]
While the inner city Brisbane suburb of Windsor is now, like many other areas, becoming progressively more crowded with units and small dwellings, it’s still a locale that is distinguished by a number of beautiful houses.
In fact, many of those houses have survived from the early days of Windsor, when […]
A highly aesthetic sandstone and slate villa dating from 1864, Oakwal, one time home to distinguished Queenslanders of note still holds a commanding position in centre of the cul de sac that was once its surrounding estate.
Built by the ubiquitous John Petrie, its architect was James Cowlishaw who was part […]
Windsor, an inner suburb of Brisbane, is five km north-east of the city centre.
The first land sales in the Windsor area were in 1855, with further installments until the end of the decade. The Enoggera/Breakfast Creek separated the area from Brisbane, crossed only at the Breakfast Creek bridge near Albion. […]