Brisbane East State School

Stage Number: MBSH.03.02.07

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Kangaroo Point-East Brisbane

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Street Address: 90 Wellington Rd. East Brisbane

Latitude & Longitude: -27.48633889,153.03943611

Time Link: 1899

Map Link: 1904

Image Time Point: 1904

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Built 1899, the architect was Barton Brady. In the nineteenth century, no school site had been deemed necessary for Mowbraytown or Wooloongabba. The tramline reaching East Brisbane in 1897 caused a local population explosion. The colonial government’s Department of Public Instruction had a new-style, large brick school built on Wellington Road in 1899. Such was the population pressure that it had to be extended in 1901. It acquired a playshed in 1908, a separate infants school in 1910 and major wing extensions during 1937-39. The school has a distinctive turreted bell tower and in 1910 it was gifted the S.S. Melbourne ship’s bell by the Australasian United Stean Navigation Company. Postwar expansion of Brisbane’s outer suburb’s led to a decline in enrolments but immigration increased muticultural enrolments. Its name changed to East Brisbane State School in 1994.


Department of Enviroment and Heritage Protection, Queensland Heritage Register citation No.601176

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QSA. QSA Series ID 2043 City of Brisbane and Suburbs Maps – A1A Series. 4 chains to the inch. Brisbane and suburbs. Sheet 1. 4 chains to the inch. Brisbane, Survey Office.. 634532