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StateLibQld 1 195067 Stables at Rakeevan, in Bell Terrace, Graceville, 1931

StateLibQld 1 195067 Stables at Rakeevan, in Bell Terrace, Graceville, 1931

 
 
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Stables at Rakeevan, in Bell Terrace, Graceville, 1931
Rakeevan is a two-storeyed rendered brick house with a weatherboard stables/coach-house, overlooking the Brisbane River. Originally called Verney, Beth-Eden was erected in 1888 for newspaper proprietor Charles Hardie Buzacott. The architect was Richard Gailey, who in 1884 had designed the Courier Building for Buzacott.

In 1895, John Ferguson MLA, a Rockhampton parliamentarian and a major shareholder in the Mt Morgan Mine company, purchased the property, which became the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Mr A H Chambers, who was the manager of the Union Bank and changed the name of the house to Rakeevan, after his family home in Ireland.

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1931
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The Queenslander
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