Photograph of a large Victorian Italianate style villa house, 'Queenscliffe', which was the Darling Point home of businessman John Joseph (JJ) Rouse and his family in Sydney, New South Wales, between 1892-1902.
JJ Rouse was a co-founder of Baker & Rouse from the late 1880s, and after 1908 was a managing director of Kodak Australasia.
JJ Rouse and his wife Anna moved from Melbourne to Sydney in about 1892/1893 and lived at Queenscliffe until 1901/1902. All of their three children were born at Queenscliffe, which had ten rooms and a desirable harbour view. In 1901/1902 the family moved around the corner to 'Yaralla' in Yarranabbe Road until 1908, then they moved to Kardinia, the house they built in Darling Point.
Description of Content
Exterior of large house taken from across the street showing the road, street lamps, drains, trees, and neighbouring properties. The house has a slate roof, at least 3 chimneys, a large entry stairway with balustrades and a tower with balcony above the front door. The front fence is wrought iron.
Digital file. Digital copy of an original print. Original photograph was monochrome, portrait orientation with white border, and mounted in an album.
Place & Date Depicted
Digital Photograph, Monochrome
Type of item
[Link 1] Advertisements to let Queenscliff in Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday 30 May1891 and Wed 15 July 1891.