Brisbane General Post Office

Stage Number: MBNH.09.01.107

Group: Old Town & River

Local Study Area: Brisbane City (CBD)

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Street Address: 261 Queen St, Brisbane City

Latitude & Longitude: -27.46780556,153.02805556

Time Link: 1879

Map Link: 1884

Image Time Point: 1884

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Brisbane General Post Office was built in 1871-79, Architect: F.D.G. Stanley (1877-79 section). The Brisbane G.P.O. was constructed in two sections. The northern wing was built 1871-72 by John Petrie. Five years later, the clock tower and southern wing was added. The first ANZAC Day parade, in 1916, had the G.P.O. as its saluting dias.


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. page 231; Brisbane City Council, Heritage Trail Brisbane City Centre,series No.1, 13th edition , (B.C.C, c1990s)

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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