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Tara House (Queensland Irish Association) – History in Pictures

Early view of Elizabeth Street, Brisbane, 1884. The building later known as Tara House can be seen with the sign 'Unimack Produce Merchant'. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image API-004-0001-0015

In 1919, businessman, architect and politician James Cowlishaw financed the Queensland Irish Association’s (QIA) purchase of a building (later known as Tara House) on Elizabeth Street in Brisbane’s CBD by a mortgage of £8,000 (purchase price was £11,000 – $815,000 today). Sadly the QIA fell upon hard times and in October 2015 went into liquidation. Subsequently Tara House was … Read more