Ashgrove State School

Stage Number: MBNH.07.04.03

Group: Western

Local Study Area: Ashgrove

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Street Address: 31 Glory St, Ashgrove

Latitude & Longitude: -27.44761111,152.97733333

Time Link: 1876

Map Link: 1884

Image Time Point: 1884

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The Ashgrove State School opened in November 1876. Postal services were based at the school from 1877 to 1907. James Brunton Stephens (1835–1902) served as the first headmaster and postmaster, leaving Ashgrove at the end of 1882. By this time, Stephens was already establishing his reputation as a remarkable poet, having published ‘The Godolphin Arabian’ and ‘The Black Gin and Other Poems’ in 1873. Stephens was also one of the founders of the Brisbane’s Johnsonian Club in 1878.


Cohen, Kay. with Val Donovan, Ruth Kerr, Margaret Kowald, Lyndsay Smith, and Jean Stewart. Lost Brisbane and Surrounding Areas 1860-1960. Volume 1. RHSQ. 2014. page 152; Brisbane City Council, Heritage Register Summary,

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QSA. QSA Series ID 2043 City of Brisbane and Suburbs Maps – A1A Series. 5 chains to the inch. City of Brisbane. 5 chains to the inch. Government Engraving, and Lithographic Office, Brisbane. 634496