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18-April-2015
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A museum commemorates the pioneer women of Queensland.

Location

Address:Jordon Terrace, Miegunyah, Bowen Hills, 4006
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.445175
Long: 153.041518
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Settlement

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 20th May, 2012
Front Inscription

Miegunyah

Queensland Women`s Historical Association Folk Museum

A memorial to the pioneer women of Queensland

Plaque :

Miegunyah

Meaning my home, was built in 1886 by Brisbane businessman William Perry for his son Herbert and bride Leila `nee Markwell.  The house was a family home until WWII when the Australian army used it as a safe house for members of clandestine operations, particularly Operation Jaywick.  About 1946 the house was divided into three flats.

In 1966 at the instigation of President Martha Young, the QWHA purchased the propoerty and established the house as House Museum and a memorial to Queensland Pioneer Women.

Dedicated 20th May 2012

Source: MA
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