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Frank Corley Project
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The identification of Box 9842 is now complete. Many thanks to all those who have worked on this. To see the full list of houses found use this alphabetical index TARRAGINDI STREET AND HOUSE INDEX.
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Morooka Corley Report view
Thanks to Val Laird and the State Library of Queensland - Here is a report from one of our friends about a family home found on Corley Explorer - 6169-3460-0012 - 35 Cosker Street
This home at 35 Cosker Street was owned by my Grandparents, George Henry & Alice Hockaday (nee Wicks). In 1940 George died and the plan was that my parents would look after Alice when they married later that year. Just two days before the wedding, Alice died and my parents, Howard Edward George and Dorothy Emily Hockaday (nee Hinds) married on 23 November 1940 and moved into the family home. They took over the mortgage and paid it off after a few years.
The home had a few additions during my childhood, the latest of which was enclosing the front verandah. The home was built on a steep block, going down into an untamed gully. The pride and joy were the huge and prolific mulberry trees on the edge of the gully. The 'chook' pen was down the back with Rhode Island Red hens, White Australorps and later bantam hens which we bred ourselves.
Cosker Street was a two-way divided road, such was the steep incline of the street. My family lived in the home until 1975. After my father's death in 1972, my mother found the steep grounds too difficult to maintain and sold the home to the grand-daughter of our neighbour at No 33, and moved to Bribie Island.