Brisbane Public Library

Brisbane Public Library

Name: Brisbane Public Library

Time: 1899 - 1988

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Category: Public Library

Institution Category: Informing

Institution Group: Public Community Education

Coordinates: -27.4728616666667, 153.023833333333

Street Address: Brisbane Public Library, William Street, Brisbane City

Suburb: Brisbane City (CBD)

Sector: Local Government

Local Study Area: Spring Hill-CBD-Fortitude Valley-New Farm (Inner City)

Study Stage: MBNH Stage 9 Local Study Areas

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The Brisbane Public Library was established by the government of the Colony of Queensland in 1896, and was renamed the Public Library of Queensland in 1898. The Brisbane Public Library moved into the William Street Building in 1899.

Geographic Description 1: Inside The Green Belt

Geographic Description 2: Brisbane River

Geographic Description 3: Flood Plains (Major); High River Banks (still floods); Ridgeline (Slopes off Wickham Tce)


Fitzgerald, Ross; Megarrity, Lyndon; Symons, David. Made in Queensland : a New History, Special Q150 commemorative edition, University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, Qld, 2009.

Image Citations

Queensland Museum in Brisbane, Ca. 1879, Collection reference: APU-49 Photographic Views of Queensland. State Library of Queensland