Bald Hills State School

Stage Number: MBNH.12.02.02

Group: Eastern & Bay

Local Study Area: Bald Hills

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Street Address: 2156 Gympie Rd, Bald Hills

Latitude & Longitude: -27.32052778,153.00658333

Time Link: 1866

Map Link: 1891

Image Time Point: 1891

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Bald Hills State School started admitting students on 30 April 1866 from the Bald Hills, South and North Pine, Cabbage Creek and Sandgate areas. A new school house officially opened on 24 September 1866. The aggregate attendance for the first year was 44 pupils and the first head teacher was John Young Walker. The original school building was transferred from the Gympie Road site about 1913 when a new school was built. The original wooden structure was then converted to a School of Arts but later pulled down. Bald Hills School was closed for remodelling in 1933 and then reopened in 1934. Further extensions were made in 1936.


Chermside & Districts Historical Society; Queensland State Archives Agency ID159, Bald Hills State School

Image Citations

Head Teacher’s Residence, Bald Hills State School, April 1951. Queensland State Archives, Digital Image ID 1632

Map References

QSA Series 1748 Moreton District, County of Stanley Maps – A1 Series. 1 mile to the inch. Queensland Census Districts. Oxley. 1 mile to the inch. Government Engraving Office, Brisbane.. 620651