Canada Cycle & Motor Agency Ltd

Stage Number: MBNH.09.01.60

Group: Old Town & River

Local Study Area: Brisbane City (CBD)

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: 99 Creek St, Brisbane City

Latitude & Longitude: -27.46633333,153.02816667

Time Link: 1909

Map Link: 1911

Image Time Point: 1911

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Canada Cycle & Motor Agency Ltd was built in 1909, Architect: R. Gailey jnr. It was the the two-storey C.C. & M. A. Showroom,, with 3 storeys added in 1925. In 1934, it was bought by the Queensland Primary Producers Co-operative Association and became ‘Primac House’. In 1942, it was requisitioned by Allied forces, with the top floor housing the Brisbane ‘PX’ store for the U.S. army. On Thanksgiving Day (27 November 1942), it became the focus of riots between Military Police and Australians that became known as the ‘Batttle of Brisbane’. It is important as site of one of the most important events in wartime Brisbane.


Discover Queensland at war, Queensland World War II Historic Places website

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Map References

MLMS. 40 chain AG2 series 1887–1932—Moreton district. 40 chains to 1 inch. Moreton 40 Chain map AG2 series sheet 2 west. AG2