Feedback from Clients


Kerry, "Willowbrook", North Maclean

Thank you Marianne for completing the House History for our family’s property. I was beyond impressed with the calibre of your research and the effort that went into the final product. The way the house history was presented makes a valuable keepsake for our future generations. We appreciate, not just the property insights but the reflections on life at the time and associated local history that made the whole story come together.  Your trips to librarys and museums, and your efforts to get in touch with past owners were all very much appreciated and in true detective style you were able to find some facinating facts, documents and photographs that we would have never found. You’ve created a real treasure of information for us to keep. The books were very special at Christmas. 

Jo, Morningside

I was incredibly happy with the results of the research The House Detective undertook on our house. I cried when I read some of the stories that had been collected. It was lovely to know that the same family that built the house lived in it and loved it for over half a century. It was interesting as well to reflect on how few people owned the house for the first 80 or so years, and then how many had owned the house in the last 20 - perhaps an indicator of how we now view houses as investments rather than homes for life. The House Detective is a lovely person and is very knowledgeable. She went above and beyond with the research on our home and we are very happy to recommend her to you!

Russ & Anne, Corinda

Marianne recently researched the history of our Queenslander in Corinda. We are extremely impressed by the depth of the information she uncovered about the area as well as our home which included numerous maps and archival photos. The information was beautifully presented to us in a hardcover book with digital copy. We are very happy to recommend Marianne for her thoroughness and professional expertise.  

Brenna, Holland Park

Thank you again - we often sit and read snippets to the kids about our beloved home. Very surreal reading about her former life and thinking one day we will be another page in her story. She’s a real gem and we can’t thank you enough.


Holly, Newmarket

Awesome thank you Marianne. I am so delighted with the research. The scandalous couple article is amazing! You have left no stone unturned even tracking down the pressed metal catalogue! Impressive research! Can't wait to see if the mystery Enoggera Historical Society pic is mine. The photos you unearthed in the report are amazing! Well done and thanks again.

Tracey, Wellington Point

Thanks Marianne for the recent research of our house Coogee, it was an exciting journey traveling back in time with you. 

We had been given some publications with conflicting information and it is lovely to have the story laid out properly and in the beautiful book you presented us with. 

Thank you again for your wonderful service it was a pleasure working with you and I can highly recommend your services to anyone wishing that their walls could talk!  

Kaye and Mike, Stafford

Thank you SO much Marianne that is absolutely fantastic!!!!!! That is brill and definitely additional information to what we had or knew, especially seeing the aerials etc!! Thank you so much, exactly what we were looking for, how fascinating! It's filled in gaps and given us more to go fwd with perhaps down the track with a local historical society etc - I think I need to read and process again your fabulous research !!

Jacqi, Salisbury

Mum was so excited to hear everything that you had found out! Of course I am interested in the history for myself, and the kids will be interested when they are old enough, but it is Mum's passion :-) You did such a lovely job of putting it together, along with the photographs of people who had lived here, which I didn't expect, so it is very special. Thankyou so much for all the time and effort you put in to it.

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