Historic Ascot residence used as top-secret decoding base hits the market

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21 Henry Avenue, Ascot, was used as a base for the US central bureau to do top-secret decoding throughout the Second World Battle.


A landmark historic residence, as soon as the headquarters of the US Central Bureau, has hit the market and, boy, does it have some tales to inform.

Nyrambla, a grand hillside property in-built 1885 at 21 Henry Avenue, Ascot, was owned by Brisbane socialite Andree Daws.

Q Weekend Magazine 17/07/2014  Painter Lawrence Daws and Wife Andre. picture : Russell Shakespeare

Brisbane socialite Andree Daws, who owned 21 Henry Avenue, along with her fifth husband, renonwed painter Lawrence Daws. Picture: Russell Shakespeare


Mrs Daws, who was married to acclaimed artist Lawrence Daws, remained within the historic property till her dying in August this 12 months.

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The heritage-listed residence was first purchased by Mrs Daws’s grandfather George Willoughby Whatmore within the Nineteen Twenties and was transformed into flats after he died in 1929.

The code-breaking was carried out within the residence’s storage the place particular machines have been arrange.


Through the Second World Battle it was requisitioned by the Allies and beneath Common Douglas MacArthur turned the central bureau for top-secret decoding of Japanese radio transmissions.

With what have been on the time the forerunners to right now’s computer systems arrange in Nyrambla’s storage, they have been used to crack enemy codes throughout the warfare, and in April 1943 intercepted and decoded a Japanese sign that result in the ambush and dying of Admiral Yamamoto, who

The historic residence was in-built 1881.


oversaw the assault on Pearl Harbour.

The bureau stayed in situ at Nyrambla till 1945.

When Mrs Daws married Lawrence, her fifth husband, in 2013 she turned a part of Nyrambla into an artwork studio for him and he’s nonetheless portray right now, aged 93. His works grasp in public collections world wide, together with on the Nationwide Gallery of Australia, Tate Gallery in

The home has been within the Whatmore household since 1929.


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London and Scottish Nationwide Gallery of Fashionable Artwork in Edinburgh, and a few of his work nonetheless adorn the partitions of Nyrambla.

Since Mrs Daws’s dying her son, Rick Roberts, has lived on the property, which is now being offered by expressions of curiosity, closing December 11 at 4pm, by Dwight Ferguson and Rachael Spinks of Ray White, Ascot.

The property had a number of inquiries simply hours after being listed.


After simply hours of hitting the market, Mr Dwight stated he had had various inquiries and had proven three teams by the landmark residence.

Whereas he didn’t need to specualate on what the home would promote for, he stated it was a really well-known, historic property and he anticipated it to draw loads of curiosity.

The home sits on an enormous block of greater than 2000 sqm


The home is filled with paitings and historic options.


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