Have you ever wondered about the people who lived in your house before you? Where they came from, what they did for a living, how many children they had?
Lucky for Brisbane folk and history buffs, there is a wonderful blogger named Magnus, writing the blog A House in Auchenflower, who is telling the stories behind some beautiful, old Brisbane homes.
I was really happy to receive an email from him last month, asking if I would be interested in taking some interior photographs of an old home in Ashgrove that he had been researching. Of course, I jumped at the chance and was really excited to participate and help document a small piece of Brisbane history.
Brisbane home history – Ashgrove home on ‘A House in Auchenflower’ blog
Ashgrove is a lovely suburb that is full of character and varying styles of homes, and this grand old lady is quite different to this one I photographed earlier in the year.
As Magnus states in his blog, the house is quite literally, a time capsule. Over the 90 years that it has been standing, much of the interior features have not changed, right down to the paint on the VJ walls and the stain on the timber fretwork. You can read all about the home and it’s history of the area dating back to the 1800’s here.
If you live in an old Brisbane home, be it a workers cottage or a sprawling homestead and want to know more about it’s history, you should contact Magnus via his blog. The information he can uncover is really quite fascinating!
I’m sure the owners will be interested to read about the people who have been here before them and add the story of their family to the history books. It was great of them to allow a trio of bloggers (Anita from Fun and VJ’s came too) into their home armed with cameras and questions!
Here’s a sneak peak of some of the photos focussing on the interior details…
View the full article here on A House in Auchenflower. Thanks Magnus, looking forward to seeing what other home histories you uncover in Brisbane!