A gracious character home in North Queensland figures in Townsville history, having been used as the temporary advanced headquarters for the 5th Australian Division during WW ll.

Built in the late 1920s, the home has been beautifully restored by the current owners of almost 20 years, keeping original features while delivering a very liveable home that is warm, inviting and full of yesteryear charm.

The property was flood-free during the 2019 weather event.

Featured recently on Channel 7 local news, the grand Queenslander and beautiful gardens on a large estate was passed in at auction on 20th August 2022 and is now listed for $1,280,000 negotiable. With well over 100 pouring into the stunning home through open inspections, there is significant interest in the property post-auction

The listing agent is Loretta Fabbro, RE/MAX Excellence– M. 0408 997 766








Key takeaways – property

  • 14 Mango Avenue, Mundingburra is a five-bedroom, three-bathroom Queenslander on 1,527m2.
  • The floorplan delivers 524sqm (approx.) of living and entertaining areas.
  • A separate 120m2 dwelling could be used for a granny flat, guest accommodation or teenagers’ retreat.
  • The inground pool has adjacent entertainment area.
  • Pimlico, Mundingburra and Cathedral Schools, public transport and major shopping centres are close by.
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Key takeaways – history

  • Major General Edward James Milford, commander of the 5th Australian Division, established temporary Advanced Headquarters at the property on 30 April 1942.
  • It was owned by the Nelson family.
  • The property was used as such for around three months.
  • The army camped in tents among the China Apple trees.
  • Locals needed a pass to get into Mango Avenue during that time.
  • The Captis family purchased from the Nelsons and extended the house after the war, adding a billiard room.
  • A veranda facing Mango Avenue was later added by the Watts family in 1989.

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