1890 Toorak House

Toorak House - 1890

Toorak House

Toorak House was built for Sir James Dickson on 20 acres overlooking the Brisbane River at Hamilton in 1864. It was named after another house in Melbourne which had been built by cousins. Dickson was Queensland Premier for several months in 1898, and in 1900 he travelled to London in a delegation led by Alfred Deakin to negotiate terms with the British Government, on the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Bill. Toorak served as his residence for almost forty years and was the venue where he entertained distinguished guests. It also was a family home where he lived with his (first) wife, Annie and their six sons and seven daughters.

Source: SLQ

1922 Toorak Estate, Hamilton, Brisbane

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1922 Toorak Estate - Hamilton, Brisbane

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