Bulimba State School

Stage Number: MBSH.03.03.06

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Bulimba-Balmoral-Hawthorne-Morningside

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Street Address: 261 Oxford St, Bulimba

Latitude & Longitude: -27.45234722,153.06425556

Time Link: 1866

Map Link: 1865

Image Time Point: 1865

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Built 1935-38. A meeting in the Bulimba Ferry Hotel, in April 1866, resolved to fundraise for a rural school and teacher’s house. The £230 paid for a timber school that was completed in October. By 1900, two wings (16 classrooms) had been added and the it became two-storeyed. An Infants School was built in Oxford St. in 1915. By the Great Depression, pupil numbers had outgrown the buldings. As a Work Relief Scheme, a new brick school, tennis and basketball courts and retaining walls were built in 1935-38. The Infants School was improved in 1952, a pool added in 1955 and new classrooms built in 1957 and 1959. Like many inner-city schools, enrolments declined with the growth of the outer suburbs in the 1970s-1990s. As Bulima became trendier in the 2000s, the school has revived.


Department of Enviroment and Heritage Protection, Queensland Heritage Register citation No.600874

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Map References

QSA. QSA Series 1748 Moreton District, County of Stanley Maps – A1 Series. 20 chains to the inch. Plan of Portions 201 to 268, Parish of Bulimba, County of Stanley. 20 chains to the inch. Surveyor General’s Office, Brisbane. 620418