Wyvernleigh House

Wyvernleigh House

Stage Number: MBSH.04.02.28

Group: Eastern & Bay

Local Study Area: Wynnum-Wynnum West-Manly-Lota-Manly West

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Street Address: 15 Oceana Terrace, Manly

Latitude & Longitude: -27.45761111,153.18463889

Time Link: 1859

Map Link: TBA

Image Time Point: TBA

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Wyvernleigh was a homestead built sometime before 1862 by Joseph Lewthwaite, onthe 200-acre Wyvernleigh estate he had purchased in 1859. A sugar plantation was also established on the estate. It was one of the first houses in the district. The estate was subdivided in 1892 and renamed Manly. It was purchased by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane in 1926 for church purposes, and the original house was demolished during the following year to make way for a Parish Hall, which was then consecrated as a Church. The site is now occupied by the Catholic church and the St John Vianney’s primary school, built in 1941.


Beryl Roberts, ‘Naming Brisbane’, Brisbane, B. Roberts, 2013, p. 61.

Image Citations

Wyvernleigh, 1890. Brisbane City Council. Brisbane Images. BCC-MAN-261.

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