Sunnyside (Dr Wrights House)

Stage Number: MBSH.03.02.18

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Kangaroo Point-East Brisbane

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: 255 Main Sr. Kangaroo Point

Latitude & Longitude: -27.46999444,153.03523333

Time Link: 1920

Map Link: 1920

Image Time Point: 1920

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Built c1895. Sydney merchant Joseph Thompson bought this site and the surrounding land, for investment purposes, in 1865. Thompson maintained a Brisbane branch-office in Queen Street and had neignbouring Silverwells built first. This house was constucted in the mid-1890s for lease. Descendant William Thompson sold-off the family’s Kangaroo Point holdings in 1920 and dentist Dr. Robert Wright bought this house on 7 August. He added front gates featuring a sunburst emblem and the house was named Sunnyside. Wright’s son was also a dentist so it was also known as Dr. Wright’s House. The son ran the Chilean consulate from Sunnyside,


Kangaroo Point Neighbourhood Watch, Kangaroo Point Heritage Walk from Riverlife to Citylife, (Brisbane: Brisbane City Council, 2010); Carol McMullen, Walk into History – A History of Kangaroo Point, (Brisbane: Queensland Women’s Historical Association, c1970s);

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QSA. QSA Series ID 2043 City of Brisbane and Suburbs Maps – A1A Series. 20 chains to the inch. Brisbane and suburbs street and road map showing railway lines and tramway routes, with radial lines at one mile intervals from the GPO. 20 chains to the inch.. 634570