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Mrs J J Kingsbury Plaque
Mrs J J Kingsbury Plaque

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A plaque commemorates the first President of Queen Alexandra Home.

In 1911 Hatherton became Queen Alexandra Children`s Home. With gas for cooking and lighting and space to sleep 50 children, it was close to public transport and beside the Coorparoo State School . With acreage for growing food and keeping cows it was considered an excellent venture by the Methodist Church. Mrs Kingsbury was the first President. 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.


Address:Old Cleveland Road , Alexandra House, Coorparoo, 4151
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.493611
Long: 153.061111
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 22nd October, 1919
Front Inscription

To The Glory Of God
And In Loving Memory Of
First President Of This Home,
This Stone Was Laid By 
The Right Honourable W.M.Hughes P.C. K.C, 
Prime Minister Of Australia 
October 22. 1919 The Year of Peace

Source: MA
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