Boundary Hotel

Stage Number: MBSH.03.01.37

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: West End-South Brisbane-North Woolloongabba

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Street Address: 137 Boundary St. West End

Latitude & Longitude: -27.47903056,153.01222778

Time Link: 1884

Map Link: 1884

Image Time Point: 1884

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Built 1884, the architect was John Hall and Son. The first Boundary Hotel was built for Scotsman Donald Wilson, on this site in 1864. His grandson John had this hotel built as a replacement in 1884. He retained ownership but transferred the licence to various proprietors until 1922. Then the pub was sold to Thomas Corrigan and the Coorigans retained ownership into the 21st Century. In 1922, Corrigan leased the hotel to the Castlemaine Brewery, at a time when that company was acquiring exclusive access to many Brisbane hotels. Castlemaine XXXX required renovations in the 1930s. The cantilevered open verandahs, rear kitchen and corner doorway were removed so as to modernise its appearance. A Jane Street bedroom wing plus two rear wings were added to increase offered accommodation. The hotel celebrated its sesquicentenary in 2014.


Jack Ford, A Brief History of the Boundary Hotel at West End: report for the Hotel’s manager Adam Hill, (Brisbane: J. Ford History Consultancy, 2014)

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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