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Then & Now: McWhirters In “The Valley”

Then & Now: McWhirters In “The Valley”

McWhirter’s Building Fortitude Valley Thomas Beirne owned a thriving drapery business on Brunswick Street, where he employed James McWhirter, who eventually became Thomas Beirne’s right-hand-man due to his strong work ethic. when Beirne travelled to England in 1896, he left his then manager of two years, James McWhirter, in charge. In 1898 upon Beirnes return […]

History Of Paddington Brisbane

History Of Paddington Brisbane

Check out the length of those posts/stilts on these Paddington homes? Paddington was originally settled by white people in the 1860s and was firstly called “Ti Tree Flats”. Prior to the white invasion, Paddington was home to the Turrbal Aborigines who were forced into camps on a site that is now Armstrong Terrace, near the […]