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We’re attempting to correct an imbalance thusfar on this site against Newcastle, a fantastic city that is home to some of Australia’s most interesting terrace housing, with this row of four that caught the eye of our own Michael Gardner. Named Strathearn and erected in the inner suburb of Cooks Hill in 1889 it displays some of the regional variations that make Newcastle terraces so interesting.
Built in 1858 by Matthew Goggs, this row of five single storey brick terraces with attic level is one of the few built in a Queensland provincial city. The photo was taken just prior to its demolition in 1936, however even then the row was showing its age. In the 1860s Ipswich, a booming mining town, rivaled penal Brisbane in terms of importance and many grand homes and terraces anticipated its further growth. However history shows that Brisbane became the colony’s capital, quickly outgrew and absorbed Ipswich in its rapidly expanding western suburbs.
This interesting row of double storey terraces in rural New South Wales was not originally a terrace house. Originally a brewery built in 1882 out of sandstone it was converted into two wide double fronted houses of the typical Australian terrace style in 1915.
The most interesting aspect of this terrace was inherited from its days as a brewery, the arched entryway which would have allowed horse and cart to carry beer barrels to the rear stables. A long corrugated iron gable roof in the style of many Queensland terraces creates room at the front for the cast iron lacework decorated verandah.
Not sure if the terraces at 82-102 Victoria Street in Potts Point have a name but the row of 13 would almost certainly have to be the longest row of three storey terraces in Australia in one of the most beautiful and interesting streets you will find in this country.