22nd September 2018
SEPTEMBER’S meeting of the Society will feature Marisa Vecchio AM telling the story of Hanworth House, the grand residence dating from 1864 which stands at 109 Lytton Road,East Brisbane.
The house was built for retired naval officer Captain George Poynter Heath who had been appointed marine surveyor of Queensland in 1860, and port master two years later.
Marisa acquired the house around 2012 and devoted enormous energy restoring it only to have much of the restoration destroyed by fire weeks from its planned opening. Undaunted, she pressed on and the results are there for all to see.
No wonder the house has received accolades such as the 2014 Queensland Heritage Council Gold Award and the 2015 Premier’s Sustainability Award.
“I’ll be delighted to tell the story of Hanworth House,” said Marisa. “I promise to be entertaining.”
Come along to meet Marisa on Saturday 22 September, 2-4pm, at Merthyr Road Uniting Church Centre. Everyone is welcome, so arrive early.
Afternoon tea will be provided.