Glenairlie – 65 Toallo Street


The Glenairlie home at 61-65 Toalla Street Pambula in 1997, image courtesy of and copyright Pat Raymond.

Built in the mid 1880’s the landmark Glenairlie was the home of Pambula Voice newspaper founder and editor William Daniel Pfeiffer and his family. The first edition of the Pambula Voice hit the stands on 27 August 1892, with William commenting: “Pambula and Eden have a great future and if The Voice can do anything towards hastening along that desirable end, it shall not be in vain.” Discussing his choice of a name, William noted that “At a public meeting held in Pambula to discuss the newspaper, one gentleman said that Pambula had never been fairly represented to outsiders because it had no voice of its own.” And from that remark came the name of the Pambula Voice. Its full title could perhaps go down as the longest in the district – The Pambula Voice and Eden, Wyndham, Rocky Hall, Towamba and Merimbula Advocate.