It’s not often in Australia that houses over 100 years old are still standing, but that’s the case for Quigley House, an elegant, Victorian estate built by the Catholic Church in 1897 as a Convent. Currently for sale with Marquette Turner Luxury Homes in Stockton, Australia, it was unique enough to be featured in the New York Times‘ Great Homes & Destinations.
It’s even more unusual to find photographic imagery from the days when it was built.
That’s what makes this photo from circa 1900 all the more special. Taken from the upstairs verandah at the front of the property you can see tall-ships galore in Newcastle Harbour, which themselves would now more likely to be found in a maritime museum.
Congratulations Tracey for uncovering such a wonderful and historic image.