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by Gillian Ching (subscribe)
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Published October 7th 2017
Compassion, Care and Christmas
In the back streets of Windsor sits an1850's original stone cottage which has a history of supporting the community during challenging times.

The grandness of Karuna


Designed by George Addison and built in 1850, Karuna (formerly known as Rosemount) is a magnificent example of period architecture built of stone. In its original state, the grand house contained a drawing room, dining room, four bedrooms and hall with marble chimney pieces, enriched cornices and centres, an ornate porch and grounds featuring a rose garden.

Lots of heritage features


The house was a private residence until then owner Alfred Jones and his three sons loaned the home to the Government during the first World War for use as a repatriation hospital.



Four years later, the site was acquired by the Queensland Government for a permanent hospital, providing geriatric and mental health services and was later added to the Queensland Heritage Register.

Today, it is known as Karuna, which means"compassion" and it provides in-home and in-community clinical, practical, emotional and spiritual care based on Buddhist practices to those facing life-limiting illnesses. Karuna's important work services families and homes in Brisbane's northern suburbs, Caboolture and Redcliffe.

Offering hospice services to the community


As a major fundraiser, Karuna holds an annual Christmas market in the lead up to the holiday season with festive food, jams, cakes, Christmas decorations, crafts and gifts. This year's market will be held on Friday 24 November 2017 from 2pm-7pm. Why not visit the market and check out the beautiful building while also supporting the important ongoing work of the centre.


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Why? Christmas market with a cause
When: 2pm-7pm
Phone: (07) 3632 8300
Where: Cartwright Street, Windsor
Cost: Free
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