By Cathy Jones
‘Ingleburn’ 13-15 Kingsland Road was built in 1913. The house was designed by its owner architect Alfred Newman as his home residence. The house was approved for construction in August 1913 at an estimated value of £1600.
Many members of the Vickery and Newman families resided in Strathfield. Newman was the son of Methodist minister the Rev. Charles Newman, who married Elizabeth Vickery, the daughter of the Hon. Ebenezer Vickery in 1906, one of Australia’s wealthiest men. The Rev. C T Newman and his wife Elizabeth built the mansion ‘Tiptree’, Kingsland Road Strathfield. This was demolished in the 1950s and Tiptree Avenue stands in its place.
Alfred Newman also designed the Carrington Avenue Uniting [formerly Methodist] Church Strathfield. Newman died in 1921 at age 46 years. ‘Ingleburn’ was owned by the Newman family until at least the 1940’s.
Department of the Valuer General NSW – Valuation List – Valuation District of Strathfield
Sands Sydney and Suburban Directory
Strathfield Council Building Register
Wise’s Post Office Directory