Brisbane State High School

Stage Number: MBSH.03.01.09

Group: Southern

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

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Street Address: 152 Vulture St. South Brisbane

Latitude & Longitude: -27.48166667,153.01842778

Time Link: 1864

Map Link: 1865

Image Time Point: 1865

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Built 1923-24. Foundation stone was laid by Public Works Minister William Forgan Smith and Education Minister John Huxham on 22 September 1923. It comprised a two-storey brick building with basement. It had separate (east) boys and (west) girls wings and entrances. The cost was £34,600. High School was opened on 27 January 1925. It incorporated the 1864 South Brisbane Primary School in Merivale St, into its campus. The left-side of this 1924 building was extended by 11 bays in 1932.


General News – South Brisbane State High School in The Brisbane Courier, 21 September 1923, p.4; “General News – South Brisbane State High School” in The Brisbane Courier, 22 January 1925, p.6; “State High School in South Brisbane opened by Minister” in The Telegraph, 28 January 1925. p.5; “State High School – Fine Modern Building Musgrave Park Site” in The Telegraph, 19 June, p.2

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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