Narrabethong School for Visually Handicapped Children

Stage Number: MBSH.03.01.63

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: West End-South Brisbane-North Woolloongabba

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Street Address: 49 Maynard St, Woolloongabba

Latitude & Longitude: -27.49492778,153.04401111

Time Link: 1894

Map Link: 1892

Image Time Point: 1892

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Built 1894. Manufacturer James Duthie had his home in the same Buranda street as his Duthie Brothers jam factory. It was named ‘Radford House’. Duthie died in 1899 but his family lived here until 1956. The Queensland Sub-Normal Childrens’ Welfare Association bought it in 1961. In 1963, the blind students were sent from the old (1883) Woolloongabba Blind and Deaf School to this site renamed ‘Narbethong School’. Narbethong is reputedly an Aboriginal word for happy place. In 1982, Q.S.N.C.W.A. was renamed the Endeavour Foundation.


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MLMS. 40 chain AG2 series 1887–1932—Moreton district. 40 chains to 1 inch. Moreton 40 Chain map AG2 series sheet 3 north. AG2