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    Given names Surname Sosa Birth Place Death Age Place Last change
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    Citation details: 11 January 2012

    Dear Cathryn,

    Yes, your memory was correct. Archbishop Duhig bought the original "Pink
    House" or "Kemendine" (spelling seems to vary) from the Deshon family in
    1927 and Loreto bought the property from him and established Loreto Convent

    The house was built in 1885 by Edward Deshon C.M.G., a British Officer of
    the 68yh Light Infantry. During service in India, his father, Colonel
    Deshon of the 17th Regiment, often visited Kemendine which was a place in
    the Indian Hills where army officers went while on leave, to escape the
    excessive heat of the plains. After service in the Crimean War, Edward
    Deshon was also stationed in India and he also spent much of his leave at
    Kimendine. His memories of Kemendine must have been happy as he gave this
    name to the home he built at Coorparoo. The Deshons lived here for nearly
    40 years before selling to Archbishop Duhig. Then the Deshon Estate was
    subdivided by Belgaum Avenue, which cut off the present area of Loreto from
    the rest of the Estate. This house was demolished in 1977 as it had become
    beyond repair.

    I have attached a couple of pictures of the old pink house which I guess you
    will know well.