Boggo Township

Stage Number: MBSH.02.02.05

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Fairfield-Annerley

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Street Address: 473 Ipswich Road

Latitude & Longitude: -27.51008889,153.03233889

Time Link: 1865

Map Link: 1865

Image Time Point: 1865

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Sometime in the late 1840s or early 1850s, “Boggo road” was formed, most probably upon an indigenous track, and linked the South Brisbane water reserve (One Mile Swamp) with a pathway up to the top of the Boggo (Annerley) ridge; connecting it with what soon became known as Ipswich road. In this era Ipswich road had been extended down the eastern side of Boggo ridge to link up with the start of the road to the Logan district, and Main Street, which meet both roads, was the entry to the small township of Kangaroo Point. This was not the original pathway of the convict built Limestone route which ran closer to the Norman Creek before it came up to (later named) Chardon’s Corner from Ekibin. Once Ipswich Road linked up with the Logan Road end of Woolloongabba, and Boggo Road led to the Clarence Corner end of the same township, the Boggo village had purpose at the junction of the two roadways. Marking the existence of a village, the Junction Hotel was licenced in 1866. There was also Boggo Wesleyan Church opened in 1865 and the Boggo Branch of the East Moreton Farmers’ Association. In 1871 there was an attempt to officially define the boundaries of the Boggo district, and it was said to have started north at the South Brisbane cemetery, followed Boggo and Ipswich roads, along the top of the ridge, and down to Rocky Waterholes Creek (Rocklea), and then across to the downstream course of the river. The township can be officially dated from the establishment of the Boggo Post Office in 1882.


Christopher Dawson. What’s in a name? The rise, fall and comeback of Boggo. Queensland History Journal, Vol. 21, No. 4, Feb 2011.p. 227; Erica Ferroff (Edited). A Century of Achievement. 1988. p. 23; John Kerr (Edited). The Annals of Annerley. Proceedings of the Annerley Conference. 17 July 1994. Royal Historical Society of Queensland. 1997. pp. 6, 24, 34;, sighted at 17 January 2013.

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Map References

QSA. QSA Series ID 2043 City of Brisbane and Suburbs Maps – A1A Series. 1 chain to the inch. Plan of subdivision of section 30 City of Brisbane. 1 chain to an inch. Surveyor General’s Office, Brisbane.(quarter-size). 634488