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Edward Deshon – Public Servant

Edward Deshon, 1836 - 1924 was an important Queensland Public Servant who bought and sold land around Coorparoo. His family home Kemandine was built around 1885 and was later acquired by Archbishop Duhig and opened as Loreto College. Deshon Street at East Brisbane is named after him.


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