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Abraham Memorial Gates
Abraham Memorial Gates

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

Gates commemorate Mrs T. C. Abraham, President of Queen Alexandra Home from 1913 to 1936.

In 1911 Hatherton ,which was owned by the Nicklin family, became the Queen Alexandra Children's Home. With gas for cooking and lighting, space to sleep 50 children, was close to public transport, beside the Coorparoo State school and acreage for growing food and keeping cows it was considered an excellent venture by the Methodist Church.

Growth in the number of children needing care resulted in the adding of another wing in 1919. This two-storey wing, stepped back a little from the original home also features lace balustrading and was named after the first President Mrs J.J. Kingsbury.

 

Location

Address:Old Cleveland Road , Alexandra House, Coorparoo, 4151
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.493611
Long: 153.061111
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Gates
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Community
Approx. Event Start Date:1913
Approx. Event End Date:1936

Dedication

Front Inscription

THE ENTRANCE GATES TO THIS HOME WERE ERECTED AS A MEMORIAL TO  MRS T.C.ABRAHAM

BELOVED PRESIDENT 

1913-1936

Source: MA
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