‘Carniya’ 24 Abbotsford Road Homebush

By Cathy Jones

‘Carinya’, 24 Abbotsford Rd Homebush was built on Lot 2 of the Smith’s Estate subdivision.  Approval was granted on 25 November 1913 to build a house for its owner Benjamin Dale of Burwood Road, Concord.    The approved building was a brick cottage and slate roof of more than four rooms at an estimated cost of £700. The builder was A & E Bradley, Albert Road, Strathfield.  The owner Dale was listed as a railway employee. 

Dale (1875-1957) was the continuous owner and lived at ‘Carniya’ with his wife Laura (1879-1945) (formerly Beckhaus) until his death. The house was sold from Dale’s estate in 1959 to Stewart Booth, a clerk and his wife Gloria. 


Electoral Roll – Division of Reid, sub-division of Homebush, 1943

Strathfield Council Building Register Vol.1

Strathfield Council, Minutes of Council Meetings

Department of the Valuer General NSW – Valuation List – Valuation District of Strathfield 1924, 1933, 1945, 1951, 1960

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