Brisbane General Hospital

Stage Number: MBNH.07.03.08

Group: Western

Local Study Area: Bardon-Red Hill-Milton-Kelvin Grove

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Street Address: Bowen Bridge Road, Herston

Latitude & Longitude: -27.44841667,153.02763889

Time Link: 1867

Map Link: 1884

Image Time Point: 1884

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The Brisbane General Hospital opened in 1867. Its early beginning was not as expected. A small timber built initially as a fever hospital, but not used as such, was the Lock Hospital for women detained as, “victims of misfortune and vice”. A new two storey medical hospital was constructed, however, originally with four wards.


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. pages 146-147; Department of Enviroment & Heritage Protection, Qld Heritage Register citation No.601903

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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