The builder who is building the walls under our house reckons that our house could be as old as 140 years, built around the 1870s. I had started to pursue the age of my house a bit more last week while looking around the Townsville City Council Web-Site.
As I stated in the previous article after looking at the City Council site a bit I started to think that maybe our house was a bit older than the original 1930s estimate that a previous builder had estimated. Our current builder based his estimates on the structure of the original joists and floor boards. Considering our luck with the previous builder, I would probably put a lot more weight on this new builders estimate.
This builder also thinks that the house was originally a Minors Cottage from Charters Towers that was moved to Townsville around the turn of the 20th century.