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Picture relating to Mena Creek - titled 'Buildings at Paronella Park, Mena Creek, Queensland, ca.1939'

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Buildings at Paronella Park, Mena Creek, Queensland, ca.1939

contributed by QldPics, taken in 1939
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Buildings at Paronella Park, near Mena Creek, Queensland, in 1937. The buildings are situated on rock cliff face.The buildings were designed and built by Spanish immigrant Jose Paronella in the 1920s and '30s. They exhibit a Spanish influence, being made of concrete and stuccoed with mortar and clay. The Cafe has two staircases, a terrace, and turret-like features, and sits in front of a backdrop of overgrown trees. The main house at Paronella Park was in the style of a Spanish castle. (Information taken from: D. Leighton, The Spanish dreamer, 1997). Caption: 'Paronella Park near Innisfail, N.Q.'

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