Animal Pound

Animal Pound

Stage Number: MBSH.02.01.04

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Dutton Park-South Woolloongabba-Buranda

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Street Address: 230 Annerley Road, Dutton Park

Latitude & Longitude: -27.49933333,153.02852778

Time Link: 1887

Map Link: 1887

Image Time Point: 1887

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This land here was surveyed by H.C. Rawnsley in 1863. A pound for confining stray animals such as cattle, horses and sheep was established there in 1887. Stray livestock were a genuine problem for travellers on the streets of suburban Brisbane around this time. This facility was under the charge of a police-appointed pound keeper. It was closed in the 1920s following the formation of the Greater Brisbane City Council, and its former presence is marked today in the name of Pound Street.


Brisbane Courier, 24 June 1887; Queensland Post Office Directory, 1887, p. 17; Christopher Dawson, Brisbane Beginnings: Dutton Park, BRGHS, Brisbane, 2009, p. 14.

Image Citations

Notice regarding impounded animal, Woolloongabba. The Telegraph, 3 September 1892.

Map References

QSA. QSA Series ID 2043 City of Brisbane and Suburbs Maps – A1A Series. 40 chains to 1 inch. Brisbane area including the Brisbane River and tributaries, Pine River, and creeks showing entrances to Moreton Bay, adjacent islands, land subdivisions with names of owners and lessees, railways, roads. 40 chains to the inch. Brisbane, Survey Office.. 634763